About Radio York
What is BBC Radio York?
BBC Radio York is the BBC's local radio station covering North Yorkshire. It broadcasts a mix of news, sport, community information, conversation, music and entertainment, reflecting life in England’s largest county.
What is the remit of BBC Radio York?
The station offers a range of local news, sport and information about North Yorkshire along with national and international coverage. Our programmes range from a three hour interactive weekday breakfast show, live sporting commentaries, specialist themed hours on gardening, agriculture and the arts, those portraying a lighter side of life with a mix of celebrities, entertainers who celebrate local people and local places of interest.
Radio York aims to appeal to all listeners who are interested in North Yorkshire life and its people and this could range from farming to horseracing but we do attract the majority of our audience from the over 50’s.
History of BBC Radio York
BBC Radio York was launched at 6.30am on 4 July 1983 – a launch featured on the cover of the Radio Times. A year prior to its launch a temporary AM service was broadcast for the coverage of the visit of Pope John Paul II. Broadcasts originally lasted between 6.30am and 1pm and 4pm and 6pm during the week with weekends restricted to 8am till 2pm. We are still the only countywide station in North Yorkshire. Notable former presenters include Jon Champion, Rob Hawthorne, Will Hanrahan, Victor Lewis Smith, Richard Whiteley and Richard Hammond.
How to listen
103.7fm Vale of York, 95.5fm, Scarborough & Filey, 104.3fm Harrogate & the Dales, 666 and 1260mw countywide & DAB Digital Radio.
Listen online too via bbc.co.uk/radioyork.
Breaking news, story ideas or general enquiries:
Main switchboard: 01904 641351
News desk: 01904 622033
To contact the team on-air, please telephone:
Studio: 0800 111 4849
Travel desk: 0800 111 4849
Text: 81333 and start the message with "York". You will be charged at your standard message rate.
To contact BBC Radio York by post:
BBC Radio York
20 Bootham Row