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BBC Radio Foyle
City of license Derry
Broadcast area North West of
Northern Ireland
Frequency FM: 93.1 MHz
MW: 792 kHz
Freeview: 730 (NI only)
Online: [1]
First air date January 1975
Format News, Music, Sport
Owner BBC,
BBC Northern Ireland
Website www.bbc.co.uk/radiofoyle/

BBC Radio Foyle (Irish: BBC Raidió Feabhail ) is a BBC Northern Ireland local radio station, serving the North West of Northern Ireland. It is named after the River Foyle which flows through the city where the station is based. The station broadcasts from BBC's Northland Road studios on 93.1 FM and 792 MW in Derry, County Londonderry. There is also a small television studio based there used for interviews with the interviewee sitting in front of a CSO screen which normally has a live view of Derry City.

It is an opt out from BBC Radio's main Northern Ireland service, BBC Radio Ulster. BBC Radio Foyle's weekday schedule begins at 7:30am and continues until 5:00pm.

Contents

Programmes

  • Caschlár
  • Gerry Anderson
  • Stephen McCauley (Electric Mainline)
  • Mark Patterson
  • Morning Programme
  • News and Sport
  • Rejoice
  • Eamon Friel
  • Hugo Duncan
  • McLean's Country
  • My Music
  • Sarah Brett
  • Sean Coyle
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Weekday opt-out programming

From 0800 until 1600, BBC Radio Foyle broadcasts hourly news summaries.

  • 0700–0735 News Summary (during BBC Radio Ulster's Good Morning Ulster)
  • 0800–0900 The Morning Programme with Paul McFadden
  • 0900–1030 Sarah Brett
  • 1300–1330 News at One
  • 1330–1500 Sean Coyle
  • 1500–1700 The Mark Patterson Show

The Gerry Anderson Show on weekday mornings is broadcast on both Radio Foyle and Radio Ulster from Radio Foyle's studios.

Weekday evening opt-out programmes

  • Electric Mainline with Stephen McCauley (Tuesday, 1930–2000 and Thursday, 1900–1930)
  • Eamon Friel (Thursday, 2200–0000)
  • McLean's Country (Friday, 2000–2200)

Between 0630 and 0100, all other programming are broadcast from Radio Ulster. Between 0100 and 0630, Radio 5 Live programming is simulcast.

Saturday opt-out programmes

Local news summaries are broadcast every hour between 1000 and 1300, plus at 1500 and 1600.

  • 1310–1600 Saturday Sport with Dessie McCallion
  • 1800–1930 Caschlár (Irish Gaelic)

Between 0655 and 0100, all other programmes are broadcast from Radio Ulster. Between 0100 and 0655, Radio 5 Live programming is simulcast.

Sunday opt-out programmes

Local news summaries are broadcast at 1100 and 1200, then every hour between 1400 and 1700.

  • 1400–1500 Rejoice with James McClelland
  • 1500–1700 Hugo Duncan

Between 0655 and 0100, all other programmes are broadcast from Radio Ulster. Between 0100 and 0630, Radio 5 Live programming is simulcast.

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