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The Plug In Radio Show Emma Scott looks through some new music and some classics from the rock and indie vault.

The Sound Of The City, Sheffield & South Yorkshire's Fastest Growing Local Commercial Radio Station

Welcome to Sheffield and South Yorkshire's brand new local, commercial radio station. 

We are Radio Essentials, broadcasting live from The Quadrant on the Parkway in Sheffield on DAB+ Digital Radio.

Broadcasting your Essential Music Mix and Essential Local News and Information 7 days a week.

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Radio Essentials : Local Sheffield News Feed

Essentials provides local news for Sheffield & South Yorkshire 7 days a week.  If you have a news story, email news@radioessentials.co.uk 

Our news ticker below keeps you up to date on the news that matters to the people of Sheffield & South Yorkshire.

Still To Come On Essentials Today

  • The Airplay 40

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Spencer James counts down the biggest songs a week. Who will be number 1?

  • The Plug In Radio Show

    8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Emma Scott looks through some new music and some classics from the rock and indie vault.

  • Sunday Late & Live

    10:00pm - Midnight

    Les Gunn and the team entertain you with music and chat.

  • Essential Synthwave

    Midnight - 1:00am

    Travel back to the days of synths, arpegs and drum loops.

Sheffield Hospitals Charity

Sheffield Hospitals Charity are Radio Essentials Charity Of 2024.  Details of upcoming events are detailed below:

 

For more events, visit the Radio Essentials : Community Event Guide by clicking here.

Take Us With You

Download our apps for your phone or tablet. You can hear the station, see our schedule and send us a message straight to the studio.

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Get In Touch

  • Studio : 0114 329 0039
  • WhatsApp : 0114 329 0039
  • Text : 82228 - start your message with "Sheffield"
  • Reception and Sales : 0114 213 8307

 

Sheffield's Weather

Here's a brief outlook of the weather for Sheffield & South Yorkshire.

  • Sheffield

    Thunder storm

    High: 17°C | Low: 9°C

Radio Essentials : Sheffield & South Yorkshire's Local News

We provide local news for Sheffield & South Yorkshire seven days a week.  You will find the latest news update from Radio Essentials for Sheffield & South Yorkshire, just below.

If you have a news story, email news@radioessentials.co.uk

The latest news is also available by clicking here.

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