BBC Radio Ulster

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BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Ulster logo
City of licenseBelfast
Broadcast areaNorthern Ireland
FrequencyFM: 92-95 MHz
MW: 1341 kHz
DAB
Freeview: 719 (NI only)
Freesat: 716
Sky (UK only): 0118
Virgin Media: 932
UPC Ireland: 906
Online: [1]
First air date1 January 1975
FormatNews, Music, Sport, Comedy
Audience share21.4% (December 2012, [2])
OwnerBBC,
BBC Northern Ireland
WebcastWMA
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/radioulster
 
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BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Ulster logo
City of licenseBelfast
Broadcast areaNorthern Ireland
FrequencyFM: 92-95 MHz
MW: 1341 kHz
DAB
Freeview: 719 (NI only)
Freesat: 716
Sky (UK only): 0118
Virgin Media: 932
UPC Ireland: 906
Online: [1]
First air date1 January 1975
FormatNews, Music, Sport, Comedy
Audience share21.4% (December 2012, [2])
OwnerBBC,
BBC Northern Ireland
WebcastWMA
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/radioulster

BBC Radio Ulster (Irish: BBC Raidió Uladh) is one of two Northern Irish BBC radio stations, the other being BBC Radio Foyle located in the city of Londonderry. BBC Radio Ulster is located at Broadcasting House in the Ormeau Avenue area of Belfast city centre. It is a division of BBC Northern Ireland.

It is the most popular radio station in Northern Ireland and has a range of programmes including news, talk, features, music and sport. News bulletins are broadcast usually on the hour seven days a week from 6:30 am until midnight.

BBC Radio Ulster was founded in January 1975, replacing what had been an opt-out of BBC Radio 4 (previously the BBC Northern Ireland Home Service).

An opt-out of the station exists in Derry BBC Radio Foyle, carrying alternate programming and news for much of the time between 7:30am and 5:00pm weekdays and a few hours at the weekend. The station is also broadcast on DAB Digital Radio, digital television and on the internet.

Funding[edit]

The total budget for 2009 allocated to the station is £18.4m.[citation needed]

Programmes[edit]

Presenters[edit]

Newsreaders[edit]

  • Keith Burnside

Tina Campbell

  • Jacqui Godfray
  • Sabrina Sweeney
  • Linda Wray
  • Anne Marie Foster
  • Kevin Sharkey

Weather Presenters[edit]

  • Barra Best

Angie Phillips

  • Cecilia Daly
  • Geoff Maskell

Travel news[edit]

  • Aileen Moynagh
  • Ann Jordan
  • Michael Bedwell

Programmes[edit]

Sounds Classical is BBC Radio Ulster’s flagship programme for classical music, presented by Marie-Louise Muir. It is broadcast from 8pm to 10pm on Sunday evenings. Features include concerts by the Ulster Orchestra and a weekly run-down of the official UK classical chart.

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