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"BBC Radio Cumbria. The sountrack to your life" - Carlisle, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 53.745 W 002° 56.491
30U E 503750 N 6083192
Quick Description: The BBC's regional office overlooks Carlisle castle (webcam). Main output is regional radio broadcast. Recently won Regional Radio award for providing vital support on air during the city wide floods. Also has small TV studio. Covers all of Cumbria.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/25/2007 3:36:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM1K8P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 145

Long Description:
BBC Radio Cumbria main office is here at Carlisle. Satellite studios in Barrow, Kendal and Whitehaven that serve the main population centres of Cumbria outside Carlisle, with additional small studios in Keswick and at Brockhole near Ambleside. Apart from national radio, this is worth listening to for local news and accurate weather forecasting. Frequencies 95.6FM, 96.1FM and 104.1FM The breakfast time radio broadcast is a great way to start the day, with information on local road conditions, and the 'weather docket' is a ribald exchange with the Met. office over in Newcastle. Listen out for Met. man Mooney or Trai Anfield saying '100m or less in hill fog'.

As Cumbria is a sheep farming county, Radio Cumbria broadcast a list of lambs (lamb bank) for adoption by other farmers. Listeners know all about texel cross lambs for 2 months.

There is also an outreach bus, packed with technology bringing radio broadcasting and the internet to the community. link

Also the county coordinator for Video Nation, a national collection of 3 minute videos, shot by the public with equipment loaned by the BBC.

Studio web cam

Address:
BBC Cumbria,
Annetwell Street,
Carlisle,
CA3 8BB

Your car radio will retune many times whilst travelling through the county and on the M6 because of the hills.

Station Category: Public Broadcaster

Genre or specialty of the station submitted: Other

Station web-page: [Web Link]

Internet web-casting link if available.: [Web Link]

How is the signal transmitted: By "Transmission Tower"

Favourite program or on air person/announcer:
Richard Nankivell has a wry take on life, not at all serious. County wide information.


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"XM Satellite Radio" channel number: Not listed

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