BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Cornwall

BBC Radio Cornwall is the BBC’s local radio station serving the county of Cornwall.

It broadcasts on FM, DAB, digital TV and via BBC Sounds from studios at Phoenix Wharf in Truro.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 120,000 listeners and a 16% share as of September 2021.


Prior to its launch on 17 January 1983, BBC local radio services for Cornwall amounted to the regional breakfast show Morning Sou’West on the AM frequencies of Radio 4 in Devon and Cornwall. Initially, Radio Cornwall shared an afternoon programme with BBC Radio Devon, but now sustains up to 16 hours a day of local programming.

BBC Radio Cornwall can be heard on 95.2 MHz in the east, 96.0 MHz on the Isles of Scilly and 103.9 MHz in the west, as well as on DAB. It also broadcast on 630 kHz and 657 kHz AM until 2 March 2020, when those transmitters were closed for cost savings.

In addition, BBC Radio Cornwall also broadcasts on Freeview TV channel 721 in the BBC South West region and streams online via BBC Sounds.