BBC Radio Jersey

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BBC Radio Jersey
BBC Radio Jersey logo.png
City of license Saint Helier
Broadcast area Jersey
Slogan Loving where we live
Frequency 88.8 FM, 1026 AM
First air date 15 March 1982
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English, some multilingual programming
Audience share 17.7% (September 2014, [1])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
Website BBC Radio Jersey

BBC Radio Jersey (Jèrriais:BBC Radio Jèrri) is the BBC Local Radio service for Jersey, Channel Islands. It broadcasts from Saint Helier on 88.8 FM, 1026 AM and online.[2]

Like other BBC enterprises in Jersey, funding comes primarily from television licence fees collected in Jersey.[3]


Entrance to BBC Radio Jersey in Parade Road, Saint Helier

The station first aired on 15 March 1982, when it was opened by George Howard, the then chairman of the BBC. It launched from Broadcasting House, just off Rouge Bouillon in St Helier, and moved to its present premises in Parade Road in March 1994.

Roger Bara, a long-standing breakfast show presenter, retired in 2012.[4]

As well as broadcasting on FM and AM, BBC Radio Jersey is also available via internet at BBC Radio Jersey Online.


The radio station shares premises at 18-21 Parade Road in St Helier with BBC Channel Islands television news, and BBC Jersey's online services.


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

As with all BBC Local Radio stations, it also airs the networked weekday evening shows, originating from BBC Radio Leeds and produced independently by Wire Free Productions.

BBC Radio Jersey also simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight and on Saturday evenings for Sports Report. It also airs on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons on medium wave.

On Sunday afternoons, the station airs a weekly tri-lingual news review programme, Voices, in the Jèrriais, Portuguese and Polish languages.

Frémont Point transmitting station

See also


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