BBC Radio Nottingham

BBC Radio Nottingham

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

It broadcasts on FM, DAB, digital TV and via BBC Sounds from studios on London Road in Nottingham city centre.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 193,000 listeners and a 7.7% share as of September 2021.


Radio Nottingham is broadcast on three FM frequencies:

  • 103.8 to Nottingham and south Nottinghamshire, from Mapperley Ridge in north Nottingham
  • 95.5 to Mansfield from Fishponds Hill
  • 95.1 to Newark from Beacon Hill (since January 2004)

The Mansfield signal is strong enough to be heard as far north as Scunthorpe, far outside Nottinghamshire. The Nottingham signal may be heard as far south as Leicester.

Since 30 April 2004, the station has been available on DAB from the NDEM (NOW Digital East Midlands) Nottingham 12C multiplex from Waltham (main signal and in Leicestershire), Mapperley Ridge and Fishponds Hill (since July 2006).

In addition, BBC Radio Nottingham also broadcasts on Freeview TV channel 720 in the BBC East Midlands region and streams online via BBC Sounds.

The station used to broadcast AM signals on 1584 kHz Medium Wave, from Clipstone, near Mansfield, until 25 January 2018 when the transmitter was turned off. This followed a trial, to determine if listeners would miss or complain about the loss of services on medium wave, from 17 August to 24 September 2012 when BBC Radio Nottingham stopped broadcasting its normal programmes on medium wave, instead directing listeners to FM or DAB.[2]

North Nottinghamshire, covering the district of Bassetlaw including the towns of Retford and Worksop, is officially covered by the signals carrying BBC Radio Sheffield, although editorially, news for this area is covered by BBC Radio Nottingham, and FM reception (and to a lesser extent DAB and Freeview) is possible in these areas.