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BBC Radio Sheffield is the BBCs local radio station serving South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire. It broadcasts on FM, DAB, digital television and via BBC Sounds from studios on Shoreham Street in Sheffield. According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 216,000 listeners and a 6.4% share as of September 2021.   BBC Radio Sheffield was the second BBC local radio station, launching on 15 November 1967 and broadcasting from a large Victorian house in Westbourne Road in the Broomhill area of the city. Until the mid-1980s the station was generally on air from the morning until the early evening, with any programming after 6 pm devoted to specialist music and magazines aimed at specialist interests and at ethnic minority communities. These programmes did not broadcast all year round. In August 1986, evening programmes began on a permanent basis when the station joined with the other three BBC stations in Yorkshire to provide an early evening service of specialist music programmes on weeknights from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, extending a year later to six days a week (Wednesday to Monday) between 7 pm and 9 pm with Tuesdays reserved for local sports coverage. May 1989 saw the launch of BBC Night Network which saw the BBC Local Radio stations in the North of England broadcasting networked programming every evening from 6:05 pm (6 pm at the weekend) and midnight, extending to 12:30 am in the early 1990s, and to 1 am by the end of that decade. Spring 1989 also saw BBC Radio Sheffield launch a weekend evening service of programmes for the countys ethnic minority communities called Ten-35. Radio Sheffield had provided programmes for the Asian and black communities for many years but the new service saw the launch of programmes for many other communities. The service was broadcast on MW on Saturday and Sunday evenings between 6 pm and midnight although the Sunday programming was brought forward to 2.45 pm to 8.30 pm in around 1991 and was called Ten-35 Sunday. Over time the service was dismantled and eventually programming for minority communities was again focussed on the black and Asian communities.

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Address 54 Shoreham Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4RS.
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