BBC Radio Bristol was launched on September 4th 1970. The first broadcasters included reporting ace Kate Adie, BBC television newsreader Michael Buerk, and the well-known Bristol actor Tony Robinson. Based in Broadcasting House in Bristol it transmits on 94.9, 103.6 and 104.6 MHz FM as well as on DAB. The AM transmitter at Mangotsfield on 1548 kHz was closed in February 2016.
Radio Somerset and Radio Bristol share many programmes, mainly during off-peak hours. Since the BBC relaunched BBC Somerset on FM, BBC Radio Bristol has been left free to concentrate editorially on Bristol, Bath and the rest of the former Avon area. On 11 December 2014, BBC Radio Bristol launched on Freeview channel 719, on the PSB 1 multiplex from the Mendip transmitter and its TV relays.
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