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New schedules announcement for MediaCity’s BBC Radio Manchester

Local BBC radio stations in the North West including BBC Radio Manchester based in MediaCity are launching changes to their schedules from Monday 27 November.

Last year the BBC shared plans to put local information at the heart of the online experience with greater news provision for 43 areas across England. This means more original journalism and in-depth investigations with 130 additional journalists including a team of 70 investigative journalists across the country.

With additional investment into local online journalism, more frequent updating of stories and greater prominence on the BBC News app we are reaching more people with the local news that matters to them. Online traffic to BBC Local news stories in England is up by 21% over the last three months compared to the same period last year – which means on average 14.8 million unique browsers accessed our stories – up 2.6 million on the same period last year.

We said there would be schedule changes to afternoon, evening and weekend schedules for all 39 stations including  BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Lancashire, and BBC Radio Merseyside.

Most of the voices in the new schedules will be familiar to listeners with some taking on new shows and, or areas. Breakfast, mid-morning and sports programmes remain largely the same and local to each radio station.

Kate Squire, Senior Head of Production for BBC North said: “These new schedules are just a part of the exciting local offering we have in store for listeners. With a stacked line-up of presenters who are passionate about the areas they live in, new programming that better reflects audiences across the UK, and a brand-new investigative journalism team coming soon – we’ll be giving audiences a top-notch range of broadcast and online content that’s more local than ever.”

Here is an overview of how schedules will sound on BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Manchester, and BBC Radio Merseyside:

BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Cumbria Schedules 

On BBC Radio Lancashire Graham Liver continues with Breakfast and Sharron Hartley continues on daytimes.

On BBC Radio Cumbria Mike Zeller continues with Breakfast and Steph Finnon continues on the already launched daytime show.

Weekday afternoons 2-6pm

BBC Radio Cumbria and Lancashire – Nishma Hindocha will present the afternoon programme.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6 – 7 (Cumbria

BBC Cumbria launches an additional Sport programme on a Monday (this launched on Monday 23 Oct)

Weekday 6-7 (Lancashire)

Sport will continue as it currently is.

Weekday Evenings from 7pm or 6pm when no sport (Cumbria) and from 7pm (Lancashire)

Monday  Raees Khan (broadcast from Salford – Lancashire). 

Monday  Emma Millen (broadcast from the NE – Cumbria). 

Tuesday – Jade Burns (broadcast across the North West). 

Wednesday  Joel Mitchell (broadcast across the North West). 

Thursday – 7pm – 8pm Upload David Scott or Carl Learmond, 8pm – 10pm BBC Music Introducing presented by William Wolstenholme (BBC Cumbria and Lancashire) 

Friday – Rachel Teate – (broadcast from the NE – Cumbria and Lancashire).

Night time Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 1am 

Late Night Becky with Becky Want.

Saturday

6am-10am – Paul Beesley (broadcast across Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria).

10am- 2pm – Hayley Kay (broadcast across Cumbria and Lancashire).

Saturday Evenings 6-10pm 

6-8pm – BBC Upload in the North West (across the North West).

8pm-10pm – BBC Music Introducing presented by William Wolstenholme (BBC Cumbria and Lancashire) 

Night time Friday & Saturday 10pm to 1am 

Late Night Jo with Jo Good 

Sunday

6am-10am – Joe Wilson (broadcast across Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria).

10am- 2pm – Hayley Kay (broadcast across Cumbria and Lancashire)

2pm-6pm – Billy Hui (broadcast across Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria).

6pm-10pm – Dotun Adebayo

BBC Radio Manchester Schedules

On BBC Radio Manchester Anna Jameson continues with Breakfast and Mike Sweeney on day times Monday to Thursday, with Joe McGrath presenting daytimes on Friday. 

Weekday afternoons 2-6pm

BBC Radio Manchester will be shared with Michelle Dignan presenting Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays and Simone Riley presenting the afternoon programme on a Thursday & Friday.

Each Weekday

BBC Radio Manchester will provide Total Sport from 6pm – 7pm with Emily Brobyn & Gaz Drinkwater cover all of Greater Manchester’s sport. 

Weekday Evenings from 7pm when there is no live sport 

Monday  Raees Khan (broadcast from Salford, also taken by Merseyside & Lancashire)

Tuesday – Jade Burns (broadcast across the North West). 

Wednesday  Joel Mitchell (broadcast from Salford across the North West). 

Thursday – 7-9pm BBC Music Introducing presented by DJ Roesh, 9-10pm BBC Upload with either David Scott or Carl Learmond.

Friday – Ngunan Adamu (Also broadcast on Merseyside). 

Night time Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 1am 

Late Night Becky with Becky Want. 

Saturday

6am-10am – Phil Trow  

10am- 2pm – Simone Riley

2pm-6pm – Total Sport 

6pm-8pm – BBC Upload with David Scott or Carl Learmond (Alternate Weeks)

8pm-10pm – BBC Introducing presented by DJ Roesh

Night time Friday & Saturday 10pm to 1am 

Late Night Jo with Jo Good 

Sunday

6am-10am – Phil Trow  

10am- 2pm – Simone Riley

2pm-6pm – Stacey Copeland 

6pm-10pm – Dotun Adebayo 

BBC Radio Merseyside Schedules

Weekday Breakfast (6am – 10am):

Phil Munns (Monday to Thursday) & Lisa Marrey (Friday) 

Weekday Daytime (10am – 12pm):

Tony Snell

Weekday Afternoons (2pm-6pm):

Helen Jones

Weekday Evenings (6pm – 8pm)

Total Sport Merseyside – Paul Salt (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) and Giulia Bould (Wednesday)

Weekday Evenings (8pm – 10pm)

Monday (8-9) – Raees Khan (broadcast from Salford across Merseyside and Lancashire).

Monday (9-10) – Orient Express

Tuesday (8-10) – Jade Burns (broadcast across the North West).

Wednesday (8-10) – Joel Mitchell (broadcast from Salford across the North West).

Thursday (8-10) – BBC Introducing with Dave Monks

Friday (8-10) – UK Black with Ngunan Adamu (also broadcast on Manchester)

Night time Sunday to Thursday 10pm to 1am 

Late Night Becky with Becky Want.

Saturday:

Breakfast (6am -10am) – Paul Beesley (broadcast across Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria).

Daytime (10am – 2pm) – Sean Styles

Afternoons (2pm – 6pm) – Total Sport Merseyside

Evening (6pm – 8pm) – Upload with Carl Learmond and David Scott (rotates every week)

Evening (8pm – 10pm) – BBC Introducing with Dave Monks (replay from Thursday)

Night time Friday & Saturday 10pm to 1am 

Late Night Jo with Jo Good 

Sunday:

Breakfast (6am – 10am) – Joe Thomas

Daytime (10am – 2pm) – Sean Styles

Afternoon (2pm – 6pm) – Billy Hui

Evening (6pm -10pm) – Dotun Adebayo