BBC Radio Norfolk

BBC Radio Norfolk

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

It broadcasts on FM, AM, DAB, digital TV and via BBC Sounds from studios at The Forum in Norwich.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 152,000 listeners and a 5.9% share as of September 2021.

BBC Radio Norfolk launched at 5:55 pm on 11 September 1980.[2] It was the first BBC local station in East Anglia and the first after a gap of several years in the corporation’s local radio development, due to the Government’s review of local radio (both BBC and independent services) in the late 1970s. Due to the policy of launching only one local radio service at a time in a particular area, when it came to choosing whether Norfolk or Devon would receive a BBC or commercial station first, there was contention between the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) as to who would get which area. This was settled by the toss of a coin, the BBC winning and choosing Norfolk. The IBA got Devon and appointed DevonAir Radio.[3]