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BBC Radio Sheffield is the BBC Local Radio
BBC Local Radio
BBC Local Radio is the BBC's regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, consisting of 40 stations. They cover a variety of areas with some serving a city and surrounding areas, for example BBC Radio Manchester; a county, for example BBC Radio Norfolk; an administrative region for...

 service for English
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

 metropolitan county of South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. It has a population of 1.29 million. It consists of four metropolitan boroughs: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and City of Sheffield...

 and North Derbyshire. This includes the city of Sheffield, plus Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield and surrounding areas. It was thesecond BBC local radio station, beginning on 15 November 1967. It broadcasts from its studios at 54 Shoreham Street in Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

 on 88.6 (Crosspool, Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield
Chesterfield
Chesterfield is a market town and a borough of Derbyshire, England. It lies north of Derby, on a confluence of the rivers Rother and Hipper. Its population is 70,260 , making it Derbyshire's largest town...

), 104.1 FM
FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting is a broadcasting technology pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong which uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. The term "FM band" describes the "frequency band in which FM is used for broadcasting"...

, 1035 AM and DAB
Digital audio broadcasting
Digital Audio Broadcasting is a digital radio technology for broadcasting radio stations, used in several countries, particularly in Europe. As of 2006, approximately 1,000 stations worldwide broadcast in the DAB format....

. It is also available through live streaming on the internet.

In November 2010 BBC Radio Sheffield was named Station of the Year at the BBC local radio station Gillard awards.

Transmitters


The strongest 104.1FM signal is broadcast at 2,500 ft from the Holme Moss transmitter
Holme Moss
Holme Moss is a moor in the south Pennines of England, on the border between the High Peak District of Derbyshire and the West Yorkshire district of Kirklees. It is just inside the boundary of the Peak District National Park....

 (actually in West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of 2.2 million. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972....

, on the border with Derbyshire), enabling the signal to be clearly heard over much of Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The northern part of Derbyshire overlaps with the Pennines, a famous chain of hills and mountains. The county contains within its boundary of approx...

 and north Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west...

 in the Worksop
Worksop
Worksop is the largest town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. It is about east-south-east of the City of Sheffield and its population is estimated to be 39,800...

 area.
The Crosspool transmitter on Tapton Hill also has Hallam FM
Hallam FM
Hallam FM is an independent local radio station serving South Yorkshire and the North Midlands from studios in Sheffield. The station is owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of Bauer's Place Network of stations.-History:...

 on 97.4FM, Capital Yorkshire on 105.6FM and Real Radio
Real Radio (Yorkshire)
Real Radio Yorkshire is an independent local radio station that broadcasts across South and West Yorkshire. It is the third regional radio station within the Real Radio brand...

 on 107.7FM. The Chesterfield transmitter
Chesterfield Transmitter
The Chesterfield transmitting station is a television and radio transmitter which serves the town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire and surrounding areas. The transmitter is an analogue television relay of the large Emley Moor mast in West Yorkshire, although digital TV services are line fed from...

 also has Peak FM on 107.4FM. The Chesterfield signal can be heard as far south on the M1
M1 motorway
The M1 is a north–south motorway in England primarily connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1 near Aberford. While the M1 is considered to be the first inter-urban motorway to be completed in the United Kingdom, the first road to be built to motorway standard in the country was the...

 as Copt Oak
Copt Oak
Copt Oak is a place in Leicestershire in England. It is in the North West Leicestershire district, near Bawdon Lodge, Charley and Ulverscroft.In its name, "cop" is an old English word for "head", i.e...

. The Broadfield Road transmitter in Sheffield is between the A621 and the A61 behind Heeley
Heeley
Heeley is a former cluster of villages now a suburb in the south of the City of Sheffield, England. The village has existed at least since 1343, its name deriving from Heah Leah, High Lea then Hely, meaning a high, woodland clearing...

 swimming pool. DAB radio signals have come from the Bauer South Yorkshire
Bauer South Yorkshire
Bauer South Yorkshire is a local commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, which serves South Yorkshire, north Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire.-History:...

 11C multiplex from the transmitters at Clifton (next to the M18 east of Rotherham
Rotherham
Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England. It lies on the River Don, at its confluence with the River Rother, between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham, at from Sheffield City Centre, is surrounded by several smaller settlements, which together form the wider Metropolitan Borough of...

) and Tapton Hill (Sheffield) since November 2000. Bauer own Hallam FM.

Weekdays

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live is the BBC's national radio service that specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries...

: Up All Night
Up All Night (radio show)
Up All Night is a programme broadcast on the national radio station BBC Radio 5 Live in the United Kingdom, and is on air between the hours of 1 am and 5 am every night...

London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

0500 - 0700 Howard Pressman
Howard Pressman
Howard Pressman is a Radio presenter based in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.Pressman presented Drivetime on Hallam FM for many years before moving to AM sister station Magic AM. He now presents on three BBC stations in Yorkshire, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Humberside & BBC Radio...

Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

0700 - 1000 Toby Foster
Toby Foster
Toby Foster British comedian, actor, radio presenter, promoter and festival producer.He went to the Barnburgh Junior School, followed by Lacewood Primary School, Dearneside Comprehensive and Wath Comprehensive in Rotherham...

 at Breakfast
1000 - 1300 Rony Robinson
Rony Robinson
Rony Robinson is a writer, educationalist and iconic, Sony Award-winning BBC Radio Sheffield daytime presenter. His novels include: The Ted Carp Tradition , The Beano...

1300 - 1600 Paulette Edwards
1600 - 1900 Dean Pepall
1900 - 2200 Various (see below)
2200 - 0100 Georgey Spanswick Leeds
Leeds
Leeds is a city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. In 2001 Leeds' main urban subdivision had a population of 443,247, while the entire city has a population of 798,800 , making it the 30th-most populous city in the European Union.Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial...


Weekday variations

Day Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
Monday 1900 - 2200 Gerry Kersey Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

Tuesday Steve White
Wednesday Northern Soul & Motown: Steve White
Thursday BBC Introducing: Christian Carlisle
Friday Phil Butler
2200 - 0100 Shawkat Hashmi


Saturday

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live is the BBC's national radio service that specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries...

: Up All Night
Up All Night (radio show)
Up All Night is a programme broadcast on the national radio station BBC Radio 5 Live in the United Kingdom, and is on air between the hours of 1 am and 5 am every night...

London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

0500 - 0600 BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live is the BBC's national radio service that specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries...

: Morning Reports
0600 - 0900 Steve White Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

0900 - 1200 Paulette Edwards
1200 - 1500 Howard Pressman
Howard Pressman
Howard Pressman is a Radio presenter based in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England.Pressman presented Drivetime on Hallam FM for many years before moving to AM sister station Magic AM. He now presents on three BBC stations in Yorkshire, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Humberside & BBC Radio...

1500 - 1800 Saturday Sport
1800 - 1900 Best of Toby Foster
Toby Foster
Toby Foster British comedian, actor, radio presenter, promoter and festival producer.He went to the Barnburgh Junior School, followed by Lacewood Primary School, Dearneside Comprehensive and Wath Comprehensive in Rotherham...

 at Breakfast
1900 - 2100 Steve White
2100 - 0100 Diana Luke
Diana Luke
Diana Luke is a Canadian-born radio presenter and hynotherapist who grew up in Toronto, Ontario and works in the UK.-Radio:Luke has worked for many radio stations across the country. Her radio career started on Viking Radio in Kingston-upon-Hull in 1987, where she was their first female presenter....


Sunday

Time Main presenter(s)/programme Location
0100 – 0500 BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live is the BBC's national radio service that specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries...

: Up All Night
Up All Night (radio show)
Up All Night is a programme broadcast on the national radio station BBC Radio 5 Live in the United Kingdom, and is on air between the hours of 1 am and 5 am every night...

London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

0500 - 0600 BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live is the BBC's national radio service that specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries...

: Morning Reports
0600 - 0800 Sarah Major Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

0800 - 0900 Rony's Panel
0900 - 1000 In The Garden: Neil Grant & Rony Robinson
Rony Robinson
Rony Robinson is a writer, educationalist and iconic, Sony Award-winning BBC Radio Sheffield daytime presenter. His novels include: The Ted Carp Tradition , The Beano...

1000 - 1100 Rony Robinson
Rony Robinson
Rony Robinson is a writer, educationalist and iconic, Sony Award-winning BBC Radio Sheffield daytime presenter. His novels include: The Ted Carp Tradition , The Beano...

1100 - 1400 Jimmy Carol
1400 - 1600 Sunday Rewind: Steve White
1600 - 1900 Your Country: Allan Watkiss
1900 - 2100 Eastern Air: Waheed Akhtar
2100 - 0000 Aaz Ki Siyaset
0000 - 0100 Diana Luke
Diana Luke
Diana Luke is a Canadian-born radio presenter and hynotherapist who grew up in Toronto, Ontario and works in the UK.-Radio:Luke has worked for many radio stations across the country. Her radio career started on Viking Radio in Kingston-upon-Hull in 1987, where she was their first female presenter....


News and Sport staff


News Editor

Gina Bolton

Broadcast Journalists

Everard Davy

Katie Galbraith

Kate Linderholm

Dan Johnson

Wendy Middleton

Natalie Clifford

Dan Green

Specialist Reporters

Mick Lunney (Barnsley)

Alice Griffin (Doncaster)

Andy Kershaw (Chesterfield and Rotherham)

James Vincent (Political reporter)

Sports Reporters

Rob Staton

Seth Bennett

Andy Giddings

Nick Wilson


Past/seasonal presenters



  • John McPherson
  • Gareth Evans (Weekday mornings, Saturday breakfast)
  • Shamir Masri
  • Mustaq Tufail
  • Bob Hazlewood
  • Chris Straw
  • Emlyn Hughes
    Emlyn Hughes
    Emlyn Walter Hughes, OBE was an English footballer who captained both the England national team and the much-decorated Liverpool F.C. team of the 1970s.- From Blackpool to Liverpool :...

  • Ian MacMillan
  • Jenny Day
  • Jack Shaw

  • Lee Hutchinson (Now working for BBC News in London, via Look North Leeds & Newcastle)
  • Martyn Wiley
  • Robert Jackson (Sports presenter and creator of sports phone-in Praise or Grumble)
  • Simon Clark
    Simon Clark (broadcaster)
    Simon Clark is a television sports presenter and correspondent primarily on the television programme, Look North....

     (Sports presenter)
  • Gareth Hampshire (Sports presenter)
  • Tony Capstick
    Tony Capstick
    Joseph Anthony 'Tony' Capstick was an English comedian, actor, musician and broadcaster.-Life and career:...

  • Tim Dower
  • Peter Crabtree
  • Michael Cooke
  • Simon Groom
    Simon Groom
    Simon Groom is a British Producer & Director, best known as a former presenter of Blue Peter.Groom was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and was brought up on a farm in Dethick, which he often visited for Blue Peter reports...



See also

  • BBC Local Radio
    BBC Local Radio
    BBC Local Radio is the BBC's regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, consisting of 40 stations. They cover a variety of areas with some serving a city and surrounding areas, for example BBC Radio Manchester; a county, for example BBC Radio Norfolk; an administrative region for...

  • BBC Night Network
    BBC Night Network
    The BBC Night Network was a radio network which linked up the North East England, Yorkshire and the Humber, and North West England regions of BBC Local Radio. Each station would share the same programming from 7:00 p.m...

  • BBC Radio Leeds
    BBC Radio Leeds
    BBC Radio Leeds is the BBC Local Radio service for the English metropolitan county of West Yorkshire.- Frequencies :It broadcasts from its studios at St...

  • BBC Radio York
    BBC Radio York
    BBC York is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of North Yorkshire.- Early history :The station was launched at 6:30am on 4 July 1983 - a launch featured on the cover of the Radio Times...

  • Hallam FM
    Hallam FM
    Hallam FM is an independent local radio station serving South Yorkshire and the North Midlands from studios in Sheffield. The station is owned and operated by Bauer Radio and forms part of Bauer's Place Network of stations.-History:...

    , the commercial rival

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