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About Radio Merseyside

What is BBC Radio Merseyside?

BBC Radio Merseyside is the BBC's local radio station covering Merseyside, North and West Cheshire and West Lancashire. It broadcasts a mix of local news, information, conversation, music and entertainment, reflecting life in the area.

What is the remit of BBC Radio Merseyside?

The station offers a range of news and information about the editorial area along with national and international news. The programmes range from a speech-based breakfast programme on weekdays, mid-morning of topical discussion and humour, two hour lunchtime phone in, music and chat through the afternoon with a drivetime round-up of the day’s news. The day ends with a lively interactive late show.

BBC Radio Merseyside reflects local sport with an hour long sports programme each weekday evening, football commentaries on Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere plus reports on Chester and Southport. We are also the station for Rugby League with coverage of Warrington Wolves, St Helens and Widnes Vikings .

Although most listeners are over 50, the station aims to appeal to anyone who is interested in the editorial 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 Merseyside

BBC Radio Merseyside was launched on November 22nd 1967 and was one of the first BBC local radio stations. It wasn’t long before the station developed a large and loyal following which it still enjoys. The style and sound of the station has changed over the years, but news and local information remains at the heart of all we do.

How to Listen

95.8 FM; 1485 AM & DAB digital.

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Breaking news, story ideas or general enquiries:

Main switchboard: 0151 708 5500

News desk: 0151 708 6161 (out of hours answerphone)



Twitter: @bbcmersey To submit a "what's-on" to be read out on-air, email:

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