BBC Radio Stoke

BBC Radio Stoke

BBC Radio Stoke is the BBC’s local radio station serving Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

It broadcasts on FM, DAB, Freeview and via BBC Sounds from studios in the Hanley area of Stoke-on-Trent.

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 138,000 listeners and a 8.3% share as of September 2021.


The station began broadcasting programmes on 14 March 1968 as BBC Radio Stoke-on-Trent.

Both of the English counties the station covers have no BBC local radio station for their whole area. In Staffordshire, the south is covered by BBC WM, east by BBC Radio Derby and the west by BBC Radio Shropshire. In Cheshire, north-western areas are served by BBC Radio Merseyside and the north-east by BBC Radio Manchester.

The station broadcasts from its studios on Cheapside in Hanley, the biggest of the six towns that make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent. There are also studios and offices in Crewe, Leek and Stafford. The station uses the frequencies of 94.6 MHz and 104.1 MHz FM, and is also available on the Stoke & Stafford DAB digital radio multiplex, Freeview TV channel 726 and via BBC Sounds.