|Broadcast area||South Yorkshire, north-east Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire|
|Frequency||FM: 88.6 MHz, 94.7 MHz, 104.1 MHz|
MW: 1035 kHz
|Slogan||The sound of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire|
|Format||Local news, talk and music|
|Owner||BBC Local Radio,|
BBC North West,
BBC East Midlands
First air date
|15 November 1967|
|Website||BBC Radio Sheffield|
BBC Radio Sheffield was the second BBC local radio station, beginning on 15 November 1967 broadcasting from a large Victorian house in Westbourne Road in the Broomhill area of the city.
Until the mid 1980s the station was generally on air from breakfast until teatime, with any programming after 6 pm devoted to specialist music and magazines aimed at specialist interests and at ethnic minority communities. These programmes did not broadcast all year round. In August 1986, evening programmes began on a permanent basis when the station joined with the other three BBC stations in Yorkshire to provide an early evening service of specialist music programmes on weeknights from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, extending a year later to six days a week (Wednesday to Monday) between 7 pm and 9 pm with Tuesdays reserved for local sports coverage. May 1989 saw the launch of BBC Night Network which saw the BBC Local Radio stations in the North of England broadcasting networked programming every evening from 6:05 pm (6 pm at the weekend) and midnight, extending to 12:30 am in the early 1990s, and to 1 am by the end of that decade.
Spring 1989 also saw BBC Radio Sheffield launch a weekend evening service of programmes for the county's ethnic minority communities called Ten-35. Radio Sheffield had provided programmes for the Asian and black communities for many years  but the new service saw the launch of programmes for many other communities. The service was broadcast on MW on Saturday and Sunday evenings between 6 pm and midnight although the Sunday programming was brought forward to 2.45 pm to 8.30 pm in around 1991 and was called Ten-35 Sunday. Over time the service was dismantled and eventually programming for minority communities was again focussed on the black and Asian communities.
In March 1982, archiving began of the station's early material, by cataloging and adding it to audio cassette. The first items archived were news reports of the steel strike of 1980. The cassettes and listings, which include news stories and local music, are held at Sheffield City Archives in Sheffield. This archiving followed a scheme by Radio Carlisle which covered the October 1957 Windscale nuclear accident.
The 104.1FM signal is broadcast at 2,500 ft from the Holme Moss transmitter in West Yorkshire, near the border with Derbyshire, enabling the signal to be clearly heard in Barnsley, North Rotherham, Doncaster and parts of Nottinghamshire.
The 88.6 FM signal is broadcast from the Crosspool transmitter on Tapton Hill to serve Sheffield and parts of Rotherham. It also broadcasts DAB on 11C multiplex for Sheffield and surrounding areas and it broadcasts DTR for South Yorkshire and surrounding areas for freeview TV channel 734 on UHF 27-522 MHz the BBCA multiplex.
The 94.7FM signal is broadcast from the Chesterfield transmitter and serves Derbyshire, parts of Nottinghamshire and the East of South Yorkshire. The Chesterfield signal can be heard as far south on the M1 as Copt Oak. It broadcasts DAB on 11C multiplex (same as Crosspool transmitter) for the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire area. It also broadcasts DTR for Chesterfield for freeview TV channel 734 on UHF 26-514 MHz on the BBCA multiplex.
The 1035AM signal is broadcast from the Broadfield Road transmitter in Sheffield (behind Heeley swimming baths) and serves South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire and West Yorkshire.
A DAB signal is broadcast from the Clifton transmitter (next to the M18 east of Rotherham) to serve Rotherham, Doncaster, Worksop and surrounding areas. Another DAB signal is broadcast from Ardsley transmitter East of Barnsley to serve Barnsley, Dearne Valley and parts of West Yorkshire. Plus, its DAB signals are also broadcast from the Clarborough transmitter near Retford to cover parts of North Nottinghamshire and strengthen signals from the Clifton transmitter. The three transmitters use the Bauer South Yorkshire 11C multiplex (Same as Crosspool and Chesterfield transmitters).
The Emley Moor transmitter broadcasts DTR for Freeview TV channel 734 for Yorkshire, Derbyshire and parts of Lincolnshire on UHF 47-682 MHz the BBCA multiplex. Other local TV transmitters such as Crosspool relay their signal from Emley Moor.
While the FM, DAB and Freeview transmissions of BBC Radio Sheffield officially cover North Nottinghamshire, including the district of Bassetlaw which includes the towns of Retford and Worksop, editorially, news output is covered by BBC Radio Nottingham via its radio and Internet news and social media channels, despite the area being officially outside the coverage area of BBC Radio Nottingham's FM, DAB and Freeview signals.
Local programming is produced and broadcast from the BBC's Sheffield studios from 6am - 10pm each day.
Off-peak programming, including the regional late show (10pm - 1am), originates from BBC Radio Leeds.
Notable past presenters
- "RAJAR". RAJAR. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Radio Sheffield's 40th Birthday. BBC South Yorkshire.
- "BBC Radio Sheffield - 22 June 1974". BBC Genome. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Holme Moss (North Yorkshire, England) analogue radio transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Sheffield (Sheffield, England) DAB transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Sheffield (Sheffield, England) Full Freeview transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) analogue radio transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) DAB transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Sheffield MF (Sheffield, England) analogue radio transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Clifton (Rotherham, England) DAB transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Ardsley (Barnsley, England) DAB transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- "Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) Full Freeview transmitter". UK Free TV. Retrieved 14 December 2020.