BBC Radio Gloucestershire

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BBC Radio Gloucestershire
BBC Radio Gloucestershire 2022.svg
Broadcast areaGloucestershire
Frequency95.0 FM (Stroud)
95.8 FM (Cirencester)
104.7 FM (Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury)
1413 KHz AM (Forest of Dean & Stroud district)
Freeview: 735
FormatLocal news, talk and music
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC West
First air date
3 October 1988
Former frequencies
1413 KHz AM in north Cotswolds
WebsiteBBC Radio Gloucestershire

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is the BBC's local radio station serving the county of Gloucestershire.

It broadcasts on FM, DAB, AM, digital TV and via BBC Sounds from studios at Portland Court in Gloucester.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 88,000 listeners and a 8.6% share as of September 2021.[1]


The main FM transmitter is at Churchdown Hill near to jct 11 on the M5 which broadcasts on 104.7 FM to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. The FM output is relayed from the Stroud transmitter on 95 FM and from the Cirencester transmitter on 95.8 FM.

The DAB transmitters are located at Churchdown Hill (for the Severn Vale, including the Cheltenham/Gloucester conurbation), Stockend Wood (for south of Gloucester, parts of Stroud Valleys and shores of River Severn), Icomb Hill, near Bourton-on-the-Water (for the north Cotswolds) and Cirencester (for the south Cotswolds). The station commenced broadcasting on DAB digital radio on 18 October 2013 as part of the Gloucestershire local multiplex.[2]

The AM transmitter is at Berkeley Heath and broadcasts on 1413 KHz to the Forest of Dean, Dursley and Stroud valleys. AM transmissions from Stow-on-the-Wold to the north Cotswolds ceased on 7 June 2021.

Radio Gloucestershire is also available on Freeview TV channel 735.[3] Viewers in Gloucestershire who see BBC Points West, BBC Midlands Today or BBC South Today (Oxford) at 1830 (Mon-Fri) receive the station on channel 735.

Radio Gloucestershire can be heard worldwide on UK audio feeds via BBC Sounds and smart speaker devices. Some football commentaries cannot be heard online due to sports rights restrictions. FA Cup football games and European Champions Cup games can only be heard online in the UK. Smart speakers in the UK may not relay UK only commentaries as these devices source audio from non UK based servers.


Local programming is produced and broadcast from the BBC's Gloucester studios from 6am - 10pm on Sundays - Fridays and from 6am - 6pm on Saturdays.

The weekday late show, airing from 10pm-1am, originates from BBC Radio Gloucestershire and goes out to the BBC West region. Sunday afternoon programming is shared between BBC Radio Gloucestershire and BBC Radio Wiltshire. At weekends, the late show originates from BBC Radio Devon in Plymouth. BBC Introducing in the West is presented from BBC Radio Wiltshire's Swindon studios.

During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Gloucestershire simulcasts overnight programming from BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio London.


  1. ^ "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Gloucestershire".
  3. ^ "BBC local radio services". Freeview. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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