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BBC Radio Devon

BBC Radio Devon
City of license Plymouth
Broadcast area Devon

103.4 FM, 94.8 FM, 95.7 FM, 96.0 FM, 104.3FM, 801 MW, 990 MW, 855 MW, 1458 MW, DAB Freeview channel 720 (Devon only)

First air date 17 January 1983
Format Local news, talk and music
Language(s) English
Audience share 11.8% (March 2011, [2])
Owner BBC Local Radio,
BBC South West
Website BBC Radio Devon

BBC Radio Devon is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Devon. It began transmissions on 17 January 1983, replacing a previous breakfast show (Morning Sou'West) for Devon and Cornwall broadcast on the local frequencies of Radio 4.


Radio Devon is broadcast on the following frequencies from BBC Broadcasting House in Plymouth and St. David's Hill in Exeter (transmitter location in brackets):

FM, DAB and AM frequencies opt-out every Saturday and most Tuesday nights to broadcast live sports coverage to specific areas of the county, i.e. Plymouth, Exeter and Torbay. BBC Radio Devon can also be heard online through the BBC iPlayer.


The majority of the station's programming is produced and broadcast from Plymouth. During off-peak hours, BBC Radio Devon also produces regional programming for the South West and West regions. As with all BBC Local Radio stations, it also airs the networked weekday evening shows, originating from BBC Radio Leeds and produced independently by Wire Free Productions. During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Devon simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live overnight.

The station's local presenters include Simon Bates, Bill Buckley and Gordon Sparks.

External links

  • BBC Radio Devon
  • Media UK - BBC Radio Devon
  • History of local radio in Devon.
  • Sounds of Brass.
  • Barnstaple mast.
  • Beacon Hill mast.
  • Exeter Pearce's Hill mast.
  • Exeter St Thomas mast.
  • Huntshaw Cross mast.
  • North Hessary Tor mast.
  • Okehampton mast.
  • Plumer Barracks Plymouth mast.
  • Torbay/Occombe mast.

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