BBC Radio Northampton

BBC Radio Northampton

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

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

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 96,000 listeners and a 7.3% share as of September 2021.


The station was launched at 6:45am on 16 June 1982 on 1107 AM and 96.6 FM, with Jon Beynon’s programme Start the Day, the first piece of music being John Williams’s Superman theme, followed by Work That Body by Diana Ross.

The first outside broadcast followed on 17 June 1982, and the official opening was performed by the Duke of Gloucester.

The station was renamed BBC Northampton in 1990, but then reverted to BBC Radio Northampton on 3 April 2000.