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About Radio Lancashire

What is BBC Radio Lancashire?

BBC Radio Lancashire is the BBC's local radio station serving Lancashire (its editorial area). It broadcasts a wide mix of local news, sport, information, conversation, music and entertainment, reflecting life in the Red Rose county.

What is the remit of BBC Radio Lancashire?

The station offers a range of news and information about the editorial area along with national and international news.

We like getting out and about to broadcast from locations around the county every day. Our programmes range from a three hour weekday breakfast show through to an eclectic music programme together with celebrities and the culture of Lancashire.

BBC Radio Lancashire covers a thriving sporting patch with football commentaries plus reports on a range of other sporting activities. We follow Lancashire County Cricket plus the range of other sports that feature Lancastrians, from boxing to squash; cycling to hockey.

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

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 Lancashire

BBC Radio Lancashire launched on 4 July, 1981 but was previously known as BBC Radio Blackburn. The station began broadcasting on 26 January, 1971 but expanded to cover the whole of the county in the 1980s.

The style and sound of the station has changed over the years, but community and companionship remains at the heart of all we do.

How to listen

95.5.FM (East Lancashire), 103.9 FM (Central and West Lancashire) and 104.5FM (Morecambe Bay). Also DAB digital (Central Lancashire) and Freeview Channel 720.

Listen online too via

Today's online schedule can be found here.


Breaking news, story ideas or general enquiries:

Main switchboard: 01254 262411.

News desk: 01254 841011 (out of hours answerphone)



Twitter: @BBCLancashire

To submit a "what's-on" to be read out on-air, email: - please give us as much notice as possible and include a contact number.

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

To contact the team on-air, please telephone:

Studio: 0800 78 33 583

Travel desk: as above

Lancashire Action Team: 0345 305 9000

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

To contact BBC Radio Lancashire by post:

BBC Radio Lancashire

Darwen Street