- BBC Radio Cornwall
Infobox Radio Station
name = BBC Radio Cornwall
airdate = January 17, 1983
frequency = 95.2 FM, 96.0 FM, 103.9 FM, DAB
share = 18.8%
share as of = March 2008
share source = [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
format = Local news, talk and music
BBC Local Radio, BBC South West
website = [http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall/local_radio/ BBC Radio Cornwall]
BBC Radio Cornwall is the
BBC Local Radioservice for the Cornwall, in the United Kingdom, also covering the Isles of Scilly. It broadcasts from its studios in Truroon 95.2, 96.0 and 103.9 FM, as well as on DAB.
Prior to its launch on 17 January 1983, BBC regional radio broadcasting for Cornwall amounted to the breakfast show 'Morning Sou'West' on the AM frequencies of Radio 4 in
Devonand Cornwall. Initially, Radio Cornwall shared an afternoon programme with BBC Radio Devon, but now sustains a full daytime service. The station also broadcasts a short weekly news bulletin in the Cornish language.
Notable weekday programming includes Pam Spriggs on early mornings (including 'Farming Today'), James Churchfield & Pam Spriggs on mornings, David White on mid-days, Laurence Reed at lunchtime, Donna Birrell on afternoons, Martin Bailie with in-depth news round-up on evenings, the Duncan Warren followed by John Govier, both of whom are simulcast with BBC Radio stations in Devon, Guernsey & Jersey.
Radio 5 Live's Up All Night is simulcast overnight after closedown.
In 2002, Eric Moore and Chris Blount did a tour of the entire Cycle Ways from Lands End to Bude, this included interviews with people of interest. They also visited gardens and Kings Harry Ferry. This went on for well over 2 years, but was only broadcast 3 times a weeks on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday Afternoon.
The station hosts an annual singing competition at the
Royal Cornwall Show, where Cornish singers compete in different categories to find the champion each year. Various guest judges have been on the panel in different years, including Nikki Frenchand Naomi Lay.
List of topics related to Cornwall
NOW Cornwall Multiplex
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/radiocornwall/ BBC Radio Cornwall]
* [http://www.mediauk.com/radio/302 Media UK - BBC Radio Cornwall]
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