BBC Radio Merseyside

BBC Radio Merseyside

BBC Radio Merseyside is the BBC’s local radio station serving Merseyside.

It broadcasts on FM, DAB, digital TV and via BBC Sounds from studios on Hanover Street in Liverpool.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 253,000 listeners and a 7.7% share as of December 2021.

BBC Radio Merseyside was the third Local BBC Radio station to start broadcasting, launching on 22 November 1967, broadcasting from the sixth floor of council-owned offices in Commerce House, Liverpool. In late 1981 BBC Radio Merseyside moved to a new purpose built studios on Paradise Street, Liverpool. Broadcasts began from the new studios on 7 December 1981. On 15 July 2006, BBC Radio Merseyside moved from its former home to a new purpose-built studio building on the corner of Hanover Street and College Lane in Liverpool. This building has two ground-floor studios next to a public performance space. An open learning centre is on the first floor and the main office is on the second floor. It’s the third building BBC Radio Merseyside has occupied since it was launched.