BBC Radio Bristol

BBC Radio Bristol

BBC Radio Bristol is the BBC’s local radio station serving Bristol, Bath and North & North East Somerset.

It broadcasts on FM, DAB, digital TV and via BBC Sounds from studios at Broadcasting House in Bristol.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 112,000 listeners and a 4.1% share as of September 2021.

BBC Radio Bristol broadcasts on FM frequencies 94.9 MHz (Dundry), 104.6 MHz (Bath), 103.6 MHz (Weston-super-Mare), and on DAB. The AM transmitter at Mangotsfield on 1548 kHz was closed in February 2016.

The Mendip transmitter, near Wells, used to broadcast BBC Radio Bristol on 95.5 MHz over a very large area but, from 3 December 2007, this was transferred to the new BBC Somerset service. Since the BBC relaunched BBC Somerset on FM, BBC Radio Bristol has been left free to concentrate editorially on Bristol, Bath and the rest of the former Avon area. On 11 December 2014, BBC Radio Bristol launched on Freeview channel 719, on the PSB 1 multiplex from the Mendip transmitter and its TV relays.[2]

Radio Bristol’s main commercial competitors in its broadcast area are Heart West on 96.3 and 103 FM, Sam FM on 106.5 FM and Greatest Hits Radio on 107.2, 107.7 and 107.9 MHz.