BBC Radio Guernsey

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BBC Radio Guernsey
BBC Radio Guernsey logo
CityGuernsey
Broadcast areaBailiwick of Guernsey
SloganThe Voice of the Islands
Frequency93.2 FM, 1116 AM and 99 FM in Alderney
First air date16 March 1982
FormatLocal news, talk and music
Language(s)English
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
WebsiteBBC Radio Guernsey

BBC Radio Guernsey is the BBC Local Radio service for the Channel Island of Guernsey and the other islands in the Bailiwick - Alderney, Sark and Herm. It broadcasts from its studios at Broadcasting House (part of Television House in Bulwer Avenue in St Sampson's, a building shared with ITV Channel Television) on 93.2 MHz FM-VHF and 1116 kHz AM-MW in Guernsey and 99 MHz FM-VHF in Alderney.

BBC Radio Guernsey has grown from a small limited hours radio operation in the early 1980s into a full tri-media broadcaster, providing locally produced radio, online and TV services. Each week the station broadcasts 74 hours of local programmes ranging from news and current affairs to music and conversation. As well as broadcasting on FM and AM, BBC Radio Guernsey is also available via internet at BBC Radio Guernsey Online.

Like other BBC enterprises in Guernsey, funding comes primarily from television licence fees collected in Guernsey itself.[1]

Programming[edit]

Publicity sticker: Learn Dgèrnésiais with the BBC - Guernsey BBC - Your voice in the Islands

The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from St Sampson's, Guernsey. During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Guernsey also carries regional programming for the South West and West regions, produced from sister stations BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio Bristol.

BBC Guernsey also simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight. The station's local presenters include Oscar Pearson (weekday breakfast), Jenny Kendall-Tobias (weekday mornings) and John Randall (weekday afternoons). And now...what local radio has been waiting for... from 7pm until 9pm each week night...as in during the week... Tim "The Hawk" Hunter and Sydney "The Firefly" Henley-Roussel take the radio by the reins "Yee Ha". "It's like watching TV without the screen" Tim "Specs" Hunter. "I like it when they play music and talk and maybe have fun" Sydney "Henley-Roussel" Henley-Roussel

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ "TV licences". Guernsey Post. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-02.

Coordinates: 49°28′44″N 2°31′03″W / 49.4789°N 2.5175°W / 49.4789; -2.5175