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BBC Somerset - Taunton, Somerset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 00.838 W 003° 06.410
30U E 492505 N 5651383
Quick Description: The building looks like an ordinary house until you see the BBC logo on its front.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/15/2011 6:17:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMBQXM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member WannerClan
Views: 1

Long Description:
The offices have the appearance of a converted house. The only indication, that it is something other than that, are the words "BBC Somerset" and its broadcast frequencies of 95.5FM and 1566AM.

During severe storms in 1978 an emergency broadcasting centre was set up at County Hall in Taunton. Listeners decided they wanted their own radio station for the Somerset area. Eventually, 10 years later, BBC Somerset Sound was born. The radio station hit the airwaves for the first time on 11 April 1988. At that time, its main studios were based in Taunton with a smaller studio in Yeovil.
Station Category: Public Broadcaster

Genre or specialty of the station submitted: Multicultural radio

Station web-page: [Web Link]

How is the signal transmitted: By "Transmission Tower"

Favourite program or on air person/announcer:
Somerset's "drive time" show at 1600hrs with Elise Rayner that contains news, sport, travel, weather and entertainment.


Internet web-casting link if available.: Not listed

"SIRIUS Satellite Radio" channel number: Not listed

"XM Satellite Radio" channel number: Not listed

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