BBC Radio Cambridgeshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Cambridgeshire. It originally broadcast from studios on Hills Road (A1307) close to the railway station in Cambridge - which have now moved (with the local BBC Look East opt-out) to a new multimillion-pound centre at the Cambridge Business Park on Cowley Road - and a studio on Priestgate in Peterborough. It broadcasts on 96 (Madingley, close to the A428-A1303 junction five miles west of Cambridge) and 95.7 (Morborne, south-west of Peterborough, two miles west of the A1 near Norman Cross) FM, 1026MW (Chesterton Fen, close to the A14 and Fen Ditton north-east of Cambridge), DAB, and via its web page. It started broadcasting on 1 May 1982 and was originally known as Radio Cambridge.
Links To Peel
Peel used to travel regularly to Cambridge once a week for his BBC Radio Cambridgeshire shows between 1988 and 1990, his shows broadcast on Sundays were also transmitted to neighbouring BBC local radio stations as well. He also mentioned on his 18 October 1989 show that he interviewed indie band The Charlottes on his BBC Radio Cambridgeshire show. In 1990, Peel decided to stop doing shows for the station after admitting on Suffolk Comfort that he felt he was like an absentee father, not seeing enough of his children, because of other radio commitments and the worry that he was over working.