BBC Radio Devon


BBC Radio Devon

Infobox Radio Station
name = BBC Radio Devon


city = Plymouth
area = Devon
branding =
slogan =
airdate = January 17, 1983
frequency = 103.4 FM, 94.8 FM, 95.7 FM, 96.0 FM, 104.3FM, 801 MW, 990 MW, 855 MW, 1458 MW, DAB (East Devon)
share = 15.9%
share as of = March 2008
share source = [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
format = Local news, talk and music
power =
erp =
class =
callsign_meaning =
owner = BBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
website = [http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/local_radio/ BBC Radio Devon]

BBC Radio Devon is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Devon. It began transmissions on 17 January 1983, replacing a previous breakfast show ("Morning Sou'West") for Devon and Cornwall broadcast on the local frequencies of Radio 4.

Programming

The breakfast show is presented by Matt Woodley, who had previously moved to a managerial role at the station, but is now back as part of the presentation team. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2008/06/19/matt_woodley_breakfast_feature.shtml] Matt's back for second helpings - bbc.co.uk]

Since 2004 the weekend opt-out programmes for Plymouth have been joined by a weekday breakfast show for the city - in common with a number of other BBC local stations which have also introduced sub-regional opt-outs.

Philip Hunt's "Sounds of Brass", broadcast every Sunday at 7pm, comes from the Plymouth studios. After 7pm each weekday, local radio in the "Spotlight" TV news area joins up until 1am. At the weekends, most local BBC radio stations in the South West and West regions have the same programming from 6pm onwards.

Frequencies

Radio Devon is broadcast on the following frequencies from BBC Broadcasting House in Plymouth and St. David's Hill in Exeter (transmitter location in brackets):

*FM:
**103.4MHz countywide (North Hessary Tor)
**94.8MHz in North Devon (Huntshaw Cross)
**95.7MHz in Plymouth
**95.8MHz in Exeter (St. Thomas)
**96.0MHz in West Devon (Okehampton)
**104.3MHz in Torbay and the South Hams (Beacon Hill)
*AM (MW):
**801 kHz in North Devon (Barnstaple)
**990 kHz in Exeter
**855 kHz in Plymouth (this frequency is currently being used for a trial of broadcasting by DRM and is not available in analogue)
**1458 kHz in Torbay
*DAB - available in Exeter, Honiton and Torbay.

Note: AM radio broadcasts often opt-out of the main Radio Devon programming to broadcast coverage of local sports events; for example, Gordon Sparks provides coverage of every Plymouth Argyle league game on the 855kHz (Plymouth) frequency.

BBC Radio Devon can also be heard [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/devon.shtml online] using the RealPlayer media player.

Presenters

Current presenters

*Geoff Barker (2003 - present)
*Tony Beard
*Alec Benford
*Ian Brass (1983 - present)
*Matt Bown (2006 - present)
*Michael Chequer (2001 - present)
*Graham Danton (1988 - present)
*Belinda Dixon
*David Fitzgerald (2007 - present)
*Tony Gillham
*John Govier (1992 - present)
*Richard Green
*Morwenna Hortop (2006 - present)
*Phillip Hunt
*Kev Hutchings (2006 - present)
*Howard James (1995 - present)
*Danny Lawrence
*David Lowe (1990 - present)
*Vic Morgan
*Douglas Mounce (1983 - present)
*Kirstin Neilson-Hunter (2001 - present)
*Pippa Quelch
*Gordon Sparks
*Judi Spiers
*James Vickery
*Robert Wallace
*Duncan Warren (2004 - present)
*James Watts (2006 - present)
*Matt Woodley (1991 - present)

Former presenters

*Dominic Busby
*Hamish Marshall
*John Ayres
*John Adderley
*Mike Allen
*Justin Leigh
*Janet Kipling
*John Reynolds
*Ian Phillips
*David Bassett

References

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/radiodevon BBC Radio Devon]
* [http://www.mediauk.com/radio/301 Media UK - BBC Radio Devon]
* [http://www.geocities.com/thehotw/aircheck_UKDevon.htm History of local radio in Devon.]
* [http://www.4barsrest.com/general/radio_sob.asp Sounds of Brass.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/barnstaple-mf.php Barnstaple mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/beaconhill/index.php Beacon Hill mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/pearces-hill.php Exeter Pearce's Hill mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/exeter-st-thomas.php Exeter St Thomas mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/huntshawcross/index.php Huntshaw Cross mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/northhessarytor/index.php North Hessary Tor mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/okehampton.php Okehampton mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/plumer-barracks.php Plumer Barracks Plymouth mast.]
* [http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/torbay.php Torbay/Occombe mast.]


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