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Local Radio


BBC Local Radio stations broadcast to a range of urban and rural communities areas across the UK and are based locally across the country in a range of sizes. They broadcast a variety of programming but focus on news, information and debate.

To find out more about the remit for BBC local radio stations, please visit the BBC website.

Commissioning Round Updates

To find out about commissioning for BBC local radio stations please look at their website where you can find contact details for the station.  

Commissioning Process

Most BBC local radio stations do not budget for contracting independent production companies and therefore do not look to buy programmes from them. However, some of the larger local radio stations are open for ideas and are happy to be approached.

It is best to approach the station and see if they would be interested in working with an independent production company to find out if they would like to work with you.

Want to find out more about BBC Local Radio?

If you would like to know more about BBC Local Radio programmes, content and schedules, please visit the BBC Local Radio station websites.

The BBC Radio business, legal and rights requirements
How BBC Radio commissions programmes
Contact Information and Archives for programme research

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