BBC Radio Tees

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BBC Radio Tees (formerly BBC Tees) is the BBC Local Radio service for the English areas of Teesside, County Durham and some of North Yorkshire. It broadcasts from its studios in Middlesbrough on 95.0 (Bilsdale West Moor) and 95.8 (Whitby) FM.

BBC Radio Tees
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Broadcast areaTeesside, County Durham, North Yorkshire
FrequencyFM: 95.0, 95.8, MHz
DAB: 11B
SloganThe sound of where we live, and all the music you love
FormatMainly local news and talk
OwnerBBC Local Radio,
BBC North East and Cumbria
First air date
31 December 1970
Former names
Radio Teesside (1970-74)

Radio Cleveland (1974-2007)

BBC Tees (2007-20)
Former frequencies
FM: 96.6 MHz (swapped for 95 MHz with TFM Radio)

According to RAJAR, the station has a weekly audience of 102,000 listeners and a 4% share as of December 2018.[1]


BBC Radio TeessideEdit

The station was originally launched as Radio Teesside at 6 pm on 31 December 1970 with a local news programme entitled Teesside Tonight, presented by George Lambelle, who later won five major programming awards.

BBC Radio ClevelandEdit

BBC Radio Cleveland - Middlesbrough

On 1 April 1974 the station became known as Radio Cleveland, when the county of Cleveland was formed. The station moved to new offices in 1983. On 1 April 1996, the county of Cleveland split into Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, and Redcar and Cleveland. These four boroughs along with nearby Darlington now form the governmental sub-region of Tees Valley. Also included in the main coverage area is the Army's main garrison at Catterick Garrison, which is also included in the transmission area of Radio York on 104.3 FM.

BBC TeesEdit

  On Saturday 11 August 2007 the station rebranded itself as BBC Tees, due to its broadcasting area no longer being associated with the name Cleveland. The BBC Tees brand was already associated with its 'Where I Live' website and 'BBC Bus', which have both since been discontinued.

BBC Radio TeesEdit

On 27 January 2020 the station was rebranded as BBC Radio Tees, the addition of radio in all of BBC’s local radio stations was to avoid confusion with its similarly named TV news regions.


The signal on 95 FM is relatively strong and comes from the 900-foot Bilsdale transmitter on the North York Moors, which transmits the main television signals for Teesside and North Yorkshire, and national radio frequencies, as well as the commercial stations TFM, 100-102 Real Radio and Capital FM on 106.4 FM. A relay transmitter covering the town of Whitby broadcasts on 95.8 FM. The DAB signals come from the Bauer 11B multiplex at Eston Nab (near the A174 road) and Brusselton (near Shildon between the A68 and A6072).

The station did transmit on medium wave for a while but this was closed down in 1992.

BBC Radio Tees is also available on DAB in Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire and online via the station's website.


Most of BBC Radio Tees' programming is produced and broadcast from its Middlesbrough studios.

During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Tees also carries regional programming for the North East and Cumbria, produced from sister stations BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC Radio Cumbria. During the station's overnight downtime, BBC Radio Tees simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live.

Notable past presentersEdit


  1. ^ "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 54°34′33.7″N 1°14′29.5″W / 54.576028°N 1.241528°W / 54.576028; -1.241528