BBC Radio Cornwall
|Frequency||95.2 FM (east Cornwall)|
96.0 FM (Isles of Scilly)
103.9 FM (west Cornwall)
|Format||Local news, talk and music|
|Owner||BBC Local Radio,|
BBC South West
First air date
|17 January 1983|
|Website||BBC Radio Cornwall|
Prior to its launch on 17 January 1983, BBC local radio services for Cornwall amounted to the regional breakfast show Morning Sou'West on the AM frequencies of Radio 4 in Devon and Cornwall. Initially, Radio Cornwall shared an afternoon programme with BBC Radio Devon, but now sustains up to 16 hours a day of local programming.
BBC Radio Cornwall can be heard on 95.2 MHz in the east, 96.0 MHz on the Isles of Scilly and 103.9 MHz in the west, as well as on DAB. It also broadcast on 630 kHz and 657 kHz AM until 2 March 2020, when those transmitters were closed for cost savings.
Local programming is produced and broadcast from the BBC's Truro studios from 6am - 10pm on weekdays and from 6am - 6pm at weekends.
Off-peak programming, including the late show from 10pm - 1am, originates from BBC Radio Devon in Plymouth.
Cornish language outputEdit
When Radio Cornwall was first set up Cornish language content was limited to around 2 minutes per week. In 1987, a new weekly 15-minute-long bilingual show, Kroeder Kroghan, detailing Celtic cultural events taking place in Cornwall, was introduced.
Notable past presentersEdit
- "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- "BBC Blog - Further changes to some BBC local radio medium wave services". BBC. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
- Diarmuid O'Néill, Rebuilding the Celtic Languages: reversing language shift in the Celtic countries, 2005
- John T. Koch, Celtic Culture: a historical encyclopedia, 2006
- Martin John Ball, James Fife, The Celtic Languages, 1993