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About Radio Derby

What is BBC Radio Derby?

BBC Radio Derby is the BBC's local radio station covering Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. It broadcasts a mix of local news, information, conversation, music and entertainment which reflects life in the area.

What is the remit of BBC Radio Derby?

The station offers a range of news and information about the editorial area along with national and international news. The programmes range from the speech-based breakfast show to an afternoon mix of celebrities, local people and places of interest.

BBC Radio Derby reflects local sport with football commentaries on every Derby County and Burton Albion game plus reports on a range of other sporting activities. If it's happening in Derbyshire and East Staffordshire, you’ll hear about it on one of our programmes.

The station aims to appeal to anyone who is interested in the area. There is more information about the remit of local radio here.If you wish to comment further on the remit of BBC local radio, you can contact BBC Feedback or BBC Complaints.

History of BBC Radio Derby

BBC Radio Derby was launched on 29 April 1971 and was one of the first BBC local radio stations. It didn’t take long for the station to develop the loyal following it still enjoys. There have been many changes over the years but a close connection with the audience remains at the heart of all we do.

How to Listen

We’re on DAB Digital Radio, 104.5FM, 95.3FM, 96FM & 1116AM.

You can also listen online via


Breaking news, story ideas or general enquiries:

Main switchboard: 0800 145 6161

News desk: 01332 375001




To contact the team on-air, please telephone:

Studio: 0800 145 61 61

Travel desk: 0800 145 61 61

Text: 81333 and start the message with "Derby". You will be charged at your standard message rate.

WhatsApp: You can message us on 08000 321 333 starting your message with “Derby".

To contact BBC Radio Derby by post:

BBC Radio Derby

56 St Helen's Street