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BBC Radio Jersey

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BBC Radio Jersey
BBC Radio Jersey logo 2020.svg
CitySaint Helier
Broadcast areaJersey
Frequency88.8 FM, 1026 AM
SloganThe sound of Jersey, and all the music you love
Language(s)English, some multilingual programming
FormatLocal news, talk and music
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
First air date
15 March 1982
WebsiteBBC 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.[1]

Like other BBC enterprises in Jersey, funding comes primarily from television licence fees collected in Jersey.[2]

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 24,000 listeners and a 17% share as of December 2018.[3]


Entrance to BBC Radio Jersey in Parade Road, Saint Helier
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. The first voice to be hear was that of Peter Gore who was one of the four-person start up team headed by Mike Warr. 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.

BBC Radio Jersey also simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight. 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


  1. ^ "". 1 January 1970. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  2. ^ "T.V. Licences". Jersey Citizens Advice Bureau. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  3. ^ "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ [1]

External links

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