BBC Radio Ulster

BBC Radio Ulster
City Belfast
Broadcast area Northern Ireland
Frequency FM: 92–95 MHz
MW: 1341 kHz and 873 KHz
Freeview: 719 (NI only)
Freesat: 716
Sky (UK only): 0118
Virgin Media: 932
Virgin Media Ireland: 906
First air date 1 January 1975
Format News, Music, Sport, Comedy
Audience share 21.4% (December 2012, )
Owner BBC,
BBC Northern Ireland
Webcast WMA

BBC Radio Ulster (Irish: BBC Raidió Uladh) is one of two Northern Ireland BBC radio stations, the other being BBC Radio Foyle located in the city of Derry. 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 alternative 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. During the station's downtime, BBC Radio Ulster simulcasts BBC Radio 5 Live programming (weekdays from 12:00am-6:30am, Saturdays from 12:00am-6:45am and Sundays from 12:00am-7:00am).


The total budget for 2009 allocated to the station is £18.4m.



Conor Bradford


Weather presenters

  • Barra Best

Angie Phillips

  • Cecilia Daly

  • Geoff Maskell

Travel news

  • Elaine Sutherland

Anne Jordan

External links

Coordinates: 54°35′38″N 5°55′48″W / 54.594°N 5.930°W / 54.594; -5.930

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