BBC Radio Jersey

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Richard Johnson, one of the early BBC Radio Jersey presenters
Radio Jersey newsroom in 1982

BBC Radio Jersey has provided the BBC Local Radio service for Jersey since 15 March 1982.

The station, which now broadcasts from studios at 18-21 Parade Road in Saint Helier on 88.8 FM and 1026 AM, was opened by George Howard, then chairman of the BBC. It launched from Broadcasting House, just off Rouge Bouillon in St Helier, and moved to its present premises in March 1994. The radio station shares premises with BBC Channel Islands television news and the BBC Jersey Local website and is part of the South West region.

BBC Radio Jersey broadcasts from 6 am with Jersey Today and runs through until 6 pm when regional evening programming takes over. It also broadcasts live coverage of the States of Jersey every other week on its Medium Wave frequency.

Funding comes primarily from television licence fees collected in Jersey. The current managing editor of BBC Radio Jersey is Jon Gripton.

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