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Radio 2

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Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom.[1] Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is adult contemporary or AOR, although the station also broadcasts other specialist musical genres. Radio 2 broadcasts throughout the UK on FM between 88.1 and 90.2 MHz from studios in Wogan House, adjacent to Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in central London. Programmes are relayed on digital radio via DAB, Sky, Cable TV, IPTV, Freeview, Freesat
Freesat
and the Internet.

Contents

1 History

1.1 1967–1986 1.2 Frances Line: 1986–1996 1.3 James Moir "The Nation's Favourite" – 1996 onwards

2 Current position 3 Notable presenters

3.1 Notable stand-in presenters 3.2 Notable guest presenters 3.3 Notable additional staff

4 Notable former presenters 5 Notable programmes or features 6 Controllers 7 Controversies 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Further information: Timeline of BBC
BBC
Radio 2 1967–1986[edit] The station was launched at 5:30 am[2] on 30 September 1967, and evolved from the Light Programme, with some of the Light Programme's music shows transferring to the newly launched BBC
BBC
Radio 1. The first show had started at 5:30 am (on the Light Programme) but continued with Breakfast Special
Special
from Paul Hollingdale
Paul Hollingdale
as Radio 1 split. In early years, much programming and music was common to both stations, particularly on the shared FM frequency. Radio 1 was targeted at the audience of pirate radio stations whereas Radio 2 settled down as a middle-of-the-road station playing laid-back pop/rock, folk and country, jazz and big-band music, easy listening, light classics, and oldies, with significant amounts of comedy and sport. Notable broadcasters on Radio 2 in the 70s and 80s were Ray Moore on early breakfast, Terry Wogan
Terry Wogan
on breakfast, replaced by Ken Bruce and later Derek Jameson; Jimmy Young and his lunchtime news and current affairs show; 'Diddy' David Hamilton on mid-afternoons, John Dunn at what became known as drivetime. On Monday 6 January 1975, the broadcasting hours for BBC
BBC
Radio 2 were reduced due to budget cuts at the BBC. The former 5 am – 2 am schedule was reduced to a 6 am start up Mondays to Saturdays with a 6:55 am start up on Sundays. The station closed down at around 12:33 am each day. However from Monday 29 September 1975 the closedown hours were scaled back even more, with BBC
BBC
Radio 2 concluding their day at around 12:10 am Mondays to Fridays, and at 12:33 am on Saturdays and Sundays. There were exceptions to the rule, especially over Christmas and New Year periods when hours would be temporarily extended. Broadcasting hours would be extended to the 5 am – 2 am schedule on Saturday 1 April 1978.[3][4] BBC
BBC
Radio 2 became the first national 24-hour radio station in the UK in 1979. Frances Line: 1986–1996[edit] The station's policy remained stable with only minor changes until April 1986 when Frances Line, head of music, repositioned the station. She would become Controller in 1991. An ageing Radio 1 audience which had grown up with the station was sticking with it into their 40s and beyond; Line repositioned Radio 2 to appeal exclusively to the over-fifties and introduced older presenters and based the playlist around nostalgia, easy listening and light music. As a result, David Hamilton quit the station at the end of 1986, claiming the music policy had become "geriatric"; Terry Wogan's replacement Derek Jameson also appealed to an older, down-market demographic. Although popular with its target audience, the policy alienated many younger listeners who had listened to both Radio 1 and Radio 2 and the station's audience fell. It took another hit in 1990 when it lost its medium wave frequencies to a new network, BBC
BBC
Radio 5 and BBC
BBC
radio's sports coverage moved from Radio 2 to the new station at the same time. Further blows were struck by the rise of album-rock commercial stations (particularly Virgin Radio) and 'gold' spinoffs from Independent Local Radio stations playing classic pop and rock. With the station's audience in decline a change of emphasis was needed. James Moir "The Nation's Favourite" – 1996 onwards[edit] Line was replaced by James Moir in 1996. Moir repositioned Radio 2 with a largely AOR/contemporary playlist by day, aimed at a more mature audience than Radio 1 (which, post-Britpop, was again starting to focus on a young audience) but still embracing new music, and more specialist broadcasting by recognised genre experts in the evenings. Unlike the early-1990s repositioning of Radio 1 in which the BBC
BBC
lost many well-known names, many former Radio 1 presenters stayed with the BBC
BBC
and moved across to Radio 2. Radio 2 is now termed "the nation's favourite", a title the BBC formerly used for BBC
BBC
Radio 1. It is the most listened-to station in the UK, its schedule filled with broadcasters such as: Steve Wright, Chris Evans, Simon Mayo, Tony Blackburn, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Mark Radcliffe, Jo Whiley, Paul Gambaccini, Johnnie Walker and Bob Harris. As well as having most listeners nationally, it ranks first in many regions above local radio stations. BBC
BBC
Radio 2 played to 27% of the available audience in 2006.[5] In February 2007, Radio 2 recruited Jeff Smith, director of UK and International programming at Napster and a former head of music at Radio 1, as its new head of music. Smith joined the network on 26 March.[6] The licence fee funding of Radio 2, alongside Radio 1, is often criticised by the commercial sector. In the first quarter of 2011, Radio 2 was part of an efficiency review conducted by John Myers.[7] His role, according to Andrew Harrison, the chief executive of RadioCentre, was "to identify both areas of best practice and possible savings."[7] On 29 July 2013, Radio 2 changed its "sonic logo" for the first time in 15 years, replacing the "heritage" logo composed by US jingle company Groove Worx with a new seven note melody composed by British composer and producer Jem Godfrey.[8] This coincided with the launch of a new jingle package produced by Godfrey in association with Wise Buddah Productions, marking Radio 2's second new package in as many years. Radio 2 has recently been running several "pop-up" DAB services to cover special events, the first being BBC
BBC
Radio 2 Eurovision, providing coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[9] The station returned in 2015 for coverage of that year's contest. Others include BBC
BBC
Radio 2 Country covering the C2C: Country to Country festival and BBC
BBC
Radio 2 50s, a service dedicated to music programmes covering the 1950s. Current position[edit] The station's audience is now mainly adults over the age of 35 (82% of listeners)[10] although in recent years it has attracted more younger listeners. Its daytime playlist features music from the 1960s to various current chart hits, album and indie music. The station's appeal is broad and deep, with accessible daytime programmes and specialist programmes of particular types or eras of music. In 2009, Radio 2 again won the Music Week Award for National Radio Station of the Year, an award it won for several consecutive years.[11] Weekday evenings feature specialist music, including jazz, folk music, blues, country and western, reggae, classic rock, showtunes and biographies and documentaries on musical artists and genres. This specialist programming typically runs from 7 pm to 10 pm, and from 10 pm to midnight. Radio 2 hosts both the BBC
BBC
Concert Orchestra and the BBC
BBC
Big Band. "Sounds of the Sixties" remains a regular fixture on the Saturday schedule, as does Johnnie Walker's "Sounds of the Seventies" on a Sunday. On 5 October 2013, these two shows were joined by "Sounds of the Eighties", which is hosted by Sara Cox
Sara Cox
and broadcast on Friday between 10 pm and midnight.[12] On Sundays, the schedule reverts closer to its old style, with a focus on easy listening, Jazz
Jazz
and show music, with presenters like Clare Teal and Don Black and long-standing programmes like The Sunday Hour. Radio 2 does not broadcast complete works of classical music (the domain of Radio 3) or offer in-depth discussion or drama and although some book readings, comedy and arts coverage still remains on the station this is the remit of Radio 4. Jeremy Vine's weekday lunchtime show covers current and consumer affairs informally, a style pioneered by Jimmy Young. Until the launch of Radio 5 in August 1990, Radio 2's medium wave frequencies carried the BBC's sports coverage. Like all BBC
BBC
radio stations broadcasting to UK audiences, Radio 2 is funded by the television licence fee, and does not broadcast adverts. BBC
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Radio 2's last closedown was at 2:02 am on 27 January 1979. Sarah Kennedy (who later became a daily early-morning presenter from 1993 until her departure in August 2010) was at the Newsdesk after Brian Matthew finished "Round Midnight". From 2 am to 5 am the following night, listeners heard "You and the Night and the Music". Radio 2 has the longest period of continuous broadcasting of any national radio station in the UK. The BBC
BBC
Pips are broadcast at 7 am and 8 am on weekdays, then again at 5 pm and 7 pm. BBC
BBC
Radio 2 moved its studios from Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
to the adjacent Wogan House
Wogan House
in 2006.[13] Although the majority of programming comes from London, some shows are broadcast from other cities around the UK, including Birmingham
Birmingham
and Manchester. For many years, the network's overnight presenters, such as Janice Long and Alex Lester, were based in Birmingham, but made the move to London in April 2008. Notable presenters[edit]

Michael Ball Zoë Ball Don Black Tony Blackburn Kate Bottley Ken Bruce Craig Charles Sara Cox Jamie Cullum Russell Davies Chris Evans Vanessa Feltz Paul Gambaccini Leo Green Bob Harris Jools Holland Paul Jones Ana Matronic Simon Mayo Jason Mohammad Huey Morgan Trevor Nelson Graham Norton Nigel Ogden Paul O'Grady Dermot O'Leary Elaine Paige Mark Radcliffe Frank Renton Anneka Rice David Rodigan Moira Stuart Liza Tarbuck Clare Teal Jeremy Vine Johnnie Walker Jo Whiley Claudia Winkleman Steve Wright

Notable stand-in presenters[edit]

Richard Bacon (stands-in for Simon Mayo
Simon Mayo
Drivetime) Christopher Biggins O. J. Borg Fern Britton
Fern Britton
(stands-in for Good Morning Sunday) Melanie C
Melanie C
(stands-in for Saturday Breakfast with Dermot and The Zoe Ball Show) Nicki Chapman
Nicki Chapman
(stands-in for Vanessa Feltz) Fearne Cotton
Fearne Cotton
(Stands-in for Ken Bruce) Gary Davies (Stands in for Steve Wright in the Afternoon) Mark Goodier
Mark Goodier
(Stands in for Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Simon Mayo Drivetime, Pick of the Pops ) Len Goodman
Len Goodman
(stands-in for Paul O'Grady
Paul O'Grady
on the Wireless) Janey Lee Grace (stands-in for Sunday Love Songs and also regular contributor on Steve Wright in the Afternoon) Angie Greaves (stands-in for Good Morning Sunday) Patrick Kielty (stands-in for Steve Wright in the Afternoon
Steve Wright in the Afternoon
and Simon Mayo Drivetime) Richard Madeley
Richard Madeley
(Stands in for The Michael Ball Show) Maria McErlane (also regular contributor on Graham Norton's show) Al Murray
Al Murray
(Stands in for Steve Wright in the Afternoon) Paddy O'Connell
Paddy O'Connell
(stands-in for The Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine
Show) Ore Oduba (Stands in for Claudia on Sunday and Steve Wright in the Afternoon) Suzi Perry
Suzi Perry
(stands-in for Vanessa Feltz, Anneka Rice
Anneka Rice
and Claudia on Sunday) Mary Portas
Mary Portas
(stands-in for Jo Whiley
Jo Whiley
and Simon Mayo
Simon Mayo
Drivetime) Jodie Prenger
Jodie Prenger
(stands-in for Paul O'Grady
Paul O'Grady
on the Wireless and also provides voiceovers for the show) Katie Puckrik
Katie Puckrik
(Stands in for Huey Morgan) Amol Rajan (stands-in for The Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine
Show and Simon Mayo Drivetime) Anita Rani (Stands in for Liza Tarbuck) Olly Smith (stands-in for Good Morning Sunday) Penny Smith (stands-in for Vanessa Feltz
Vanessa Feltz
and Simon Mayo
Simon Mayo
Drivetime) Tim Smith (also regular contributor on Steve Wright in the Afternoon) Kate Thornton
Kate Thornton
(stands-in for Saturday Breakfast with Dermot and The Zoë Ball
Zoë Ball
Show) Shane Richie
Shane Richie
(Stands in for Liza Tarbuck)

Notable guest presenters[edit] In addition to its regular and stand-in presenters, Radio 2 is often joined by guest presenters that host one-off documentaries or short series. Such guests have included David Mitchell, Kristian Bush, Suzi Quatro, Don Henley, Cerys Matthews, Carla Bruni, Bryan Adams, Sir Tim Rice, David Quantick, Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
and Michael Grade. Notable additional staff[edit] Many of Radio 2's additional on-air staff (particularly newsreaders) are shared with sister station BBC
BBC
Radio 6 Music.

Newsreaders and Reporters

Vassos Alexander (sport, Breakfast) Sally Boazman (travel, weekend) Matt Everitt (music news) Dr Sarah Jarvis (medical expert, The Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine
Show) Martin Lewis (financial expert, The Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine
Show) Bobbie Pryor (travel, weekday afternoons) Moira Stuart (News, Breakfast) Matt Williams (sport, Drivetime)

Pause for Thought

Kate Bottley Richard Coles Brian D'Arcy Julia Neuberger John Sentamu

Notable former presenters[edit]

Paul Hollingdale
Paul Hollingdale
(1967–1970) Barry Alldis
Barry Alldis
(1967–1973) Simon Bates (1973–1976) David Gell (1967–1977) Sam Costa
Sam Costa
(1967–1981) Alberto Semprini
Alberto Semprini
(1967–1982) Pete Murray (1967–1983) Tony Brandon (1970–1985) Steve Jones (1972–1985) David Hamilton (1975–1986) Ray Moore (1967–1988) Stuart Hall (1982–1988) Simon Dee
Simon Dee
(1988–1989) Teddy Johnson
Teddy Johnson
(1967–1992) Keith Fordyce (1969–1992) Judith Chalmers (1990–1992) Graham Knight Weekend Breakfast (1988–1992) Bill Rennells (1978–1993) Anne Robinson (1988–1993, stand-in for Jimmy Young in 1996) Adrian Love (1987–1994) Alan Dell (1967–1995) Gloria Hunniford (1981–1995) Katie Boyle
Katie Boyle
(1968–1996) Wally Whyton (1969–1996) Chris Stuart (1985–1996) Derek Jameson
Derek Jameson
(1985–1997) Angela Rippon
Angela Rippon
(1985–1997, stand-in presenter) Debbie Thrower
Debbie Thrower
(1995–1997) John Dunn (1967–1998) Benny Green (1967–1998) Bob Holness
Bob Holness
(1968–1974, 1985–1998) Pam Ayres (1996–1999) Des Lynam
Des Lynam
(1970–1980, 1998–1999) Barbara Sturgeon, Early Weekend Breakfast (1989–1990s) Jackie Bird (1998–2000) Alan Freeman
Alan Freeman
(1997–2000) Cliff Adams (1967–2001) Jack Docherty (2000–2001) Katrina Leskanich
Katrina Leskanich
(1998–2000) Sheila Tracy (1977–2000) Jimmy Young (1973–2002) Andy Peebles (1998–2002) Alan Keith (1970–2003) Sybil Ruscoe (2003–2004) Lynn Parsons (1998–2014) Colin Berry (1973–2006) Don Maclean (1990–2006) Ed Stewart
Ed Stewart
(1980–1983, 1991–2006) Brian Hayes (1991–2006) Richard Baker (1986–2007) Nick Barraclough (1992–2007) Canon Roger Royle (1991–2007) Russell Brand
Russell Brand
(2006–2008) Humphrey Lyttelton
Humphrey Lyttelton
(1967–2008) Matthew Wright (2006–2008) Michael Aspel (1968–1974, 1986–1999, 2009) Jon Briggs
Jon Briggs
(newsreader and continuity) (1996–2009) Mo Dutta (1994–2009) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2007–2009) Malcolm Laycock (1995–2009) Pete Mitchell (2006–2009) Emma Forbes (2009–2010) Sarah Kennedy (1976–2010) Mark Lamarr (1998–2010) Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro
(2008–2010) Dale Winton (2000–2010) Michael Parkinson (1996–2007, 2011) Alan Titchmarsh
Alan Titchmarsh
(1988, 2006–2011) Brian D'Arcy (2007–2012) Mike Harding
Mike Harding
(1997–2012) Aled Jones
Aled Jones
(2006–2012) David Jacobs (1967–2013) Steve Lamacq
Steve Lamacq
(2007–2013) Stuart Maconie
Stuart Maconie
(1998–2013) Fran Godfrey (newsreader) (1990–2014) Dave Pearce
Dave Pearce
(2011–2014) Alan Dedicoat (newsreader) (1986–2015) Rebecca Pike (business news reporter) (2006–2015) Terry Wogan
Terry Wogan
(1972–1984, 1993–2015) Desmond Carrington
Desmond Carrington
(1981–2016) Janice Long (1999–2017) Alex Lester (1987–2017) Brian Matthew (1967–2017) Diane-Louise Jordan
Diane-Louise Jordan
(2012–2017) Alan Carr
Alan Carr
(2009–2012, 2017) Melanie Sykes (2010–2012, 2017) Clare Balding
Clare Balding
(2013–2017) Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
(1999–2010, 2014–2018) Lynn Bowles (travel, weekday mornings) (2000–2018)

Notable programmes or features[edit]

BBC
BBC
New Comedy Awards BBC
BBC
Radio 2 Folk Awards Big Band Special The Chris Evans Breakfast Show The Day the Music Died Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige
on Sunday Friday Night Is Music Night It's Been a Bad Week Jammin' The Organist Entertains Paul O'Grady
Paul O'Grady
on the Wireless PopMaster Pick of the Pops Simon Mayo
Simon Mayo
Drivetime Sounds of the 60s Steve Wright in the Afternoon The Sunday Hour Sunday Night at 10 Weekend Wogan

Controllers[edit]

Years served Controller

1967–1968 Robin Scott

1968–1976 Douglas Muggeridge

1976–1978 Derek Chinnery

1978–1980 Charles McLelland

1980–1984 David Hatch

1996–2004 James Moir

2004–2008 Lesley Douglas

2009–present Bob Shennan

2016–present Lewis Carnie

Controversies[edit] The presenter Sarah Kennedy has sometimes attracted controversy. In May 1999, she gave a bizarre performance while standing in for Terry Wogan, blaming the incident on a lack of sleep the previous night.[14] Her slurred speech throughout her show on 13 August 2007 also made the headlines. She blamed a sore throat and later took a month-long break.[15] It was later reported that Kennedy was recovering from pneumonia,[16] and she returned to work on 10 September. In October 2007, she was reprimanded after joking that she had almost run over a black pedestrian because she could not see him in the dark. The BBC later apologised for the comment.[17] She was also "spoken to" by BBC bosses after praising Enoch Powell
Enoch Powell
during a show in July 2009, describing him as "the best prime minister this country never had".[18] Main article: The Russell Brand
Russell Brand
Show prank telephone calls row On 16 October 2008, an episode of the Russell Brand
Russell Brand
Show, co-hosted by fellow Radio 2 presenter Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
was recorded for transmission at a later date. The show included Brand and Ross leaving four prank messages on actor Andrew Sachs' answerphone including offensive remarks about his granddaughter and use of foul language. The programme was subsequently broadcast on Saturday 18 October, partially censored, having passed the various pre-transmission checks from the programme's editors. Initially, the programme only received a negligible number of complaints regarding Jonathan Ross' bad language; however, the incident was reported a week later by the Mail on Sunday and a public outcry soon ensued. The case was referred to both Ofcom and the BBC
BBC
Trust, and in the interim, Ross and Brand were both suspended for 12 weeks from all BBC
BBC
programmes pending investigation. Soon after these announcements, Russell Brand
Russell Brand
announced his resignation from the BBC
BBC
shortly followed by the controller at the time, Lesley Douglas. Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
was suspended from the BBC
BBC
without pay for 12 weeks.[19][20] In July 2009, longtime presenter Malcolm Laycock announced his resignation live on air following a long running dispute over the content of his show, Sunday Night at 10, and issues regarding his salary.[21] He later criticised Radio 2 management for abandoning its older listeners and claimed to have been constructively dismissed by the station, although Radio 2 denied this was the case.[22] References[edit]

^ " BBC
BBC
Radio 1 loses listeners". BBC. 31 July 2003. Retrieved 25 December 2008. There was good news for BBC
BBC
Radio 2 in the Radio Joint Audience Research Limited (Rajar), which showed it attracted a "record" share of the listening public over the three-month period.  ^ "Radio Rewind - BBC
BBC
Radio 2 History - The 1960's".  ^ http://www.radiorewind.co.uk/radio2/radio2_history_page_70s.htm ^ http://www.frequencyfinder.org.uk/Classic_Radio1_Schedules.pdf ^ "RAJAR".  ^ "Radio 2 appoints Napster exec as head of music".  ^ a b Andrews, Amanda (28 November 2010). " BBC
BBC
enlists commercial sector help to shake up radio". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 12 March 2011.  ^ "Wise Buddah: BBC
BBC
Radio 2 Jingle Package 2013". Retrieved 30 July 2013.  ^ " BBC
BBC
– Radio 2 launches 'Radio 2 Eurovision' pop-up DAB radio station – Media centre". Retrieved 29 April 2014.  ^ Plunkett, John (15 February 2010). "Radio 2 must do more to appeal to older listeners, says BBC
BBC
Trust". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 24 April 2013.  ^ "sectioncode=1&storycode=1037465". Musicweek.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017.  ^ Radio Today: Sara Cox
Sara Cox
Makes Radio 2's Sounds of the 80s ^ "Western house – the new studios". Retrieved 13 November 2008.  ^ "'Stressed' Sarah takes a week off". BBC
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News. 24 May 1999. Retrieved 25 May 2009.  ^ " BBC
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NEWS - Entertainment - Slurring presenter blames illness".  ^ Donovan, Paul. "Foot in mouth". The Times. London. Retrieved 31 May 2009.  ^ " BBC
BBC
apologises for 'racial slur'". BBC
BBC
News. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2009.  ^ "Kennedy rapped for Powell comment". BBC
BBC
News. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2009.  ^ "The ups and downs of Ross' career". BBC
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News. 30 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2 November 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2008.  ^ "Ross suspended for three months". BBC
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News. 30 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2 November 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2008.  ^ Gammell, Caroline (4 August 2009). "Radio 2 listeners 'appalled' at presenter's sudden departure". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 17 August 2009.  ^ Tapper, James. " BBC
BBC
slammed by Radio 2 DJ Malcolm Laycock". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 

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CBS Action CBS Drama CBS Reality Challenge Channel 4

+1 HD +1 HD

Channel 5

+1 HD

Chart Show TV CITV Clubland TV Create and Craft Dave

ja vu

Drama E4

+1

Film4

+1

Food Network FreeSports Gems TV Home Horror Channel Ideal World ITV

+1 HD

ITV2

+1

ITV3

+1

ITV4

+1

ITVBe

+1

The Jewellery Channel More4 Movies4Men PBS America Pick

+1

POP

+1

Pop Max Quest

+1

Quest Red QVC QVC Beauty QVC Style Really Rocks & Co RT/RT UK RTÉ One RTÉ2 S4C Sky News Sony Crime Channel Sony Movie Channel

+1

Talking Pictures TV TG4 TBN UK The Store Travel Channel Tiny Pop

+1

Together True Entertainment True Movies TruTV

+1

The Vault Vintage TV Yesterday YourTV

Radio stations

Absolute Radio BBC
BBC
Asian Network BBC
BBC
Radio 1 BBC
BBC
Radio 1Xtra BBC
BBC
Radio 2 BBC
BBC
Radio 3 BBC
BBC
Radio 4 BBC
BBC
Radio 4 Extra BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BBC
BBC
Radio 6 Music BBC
BBC
Radio Cymru BBC
BBC
Radio Foyle BBC
BBC
Radio nan Gàidheal BBC
BBC
Radio Scotland BBC
BBC
Radio Ulster BBC
BBC
Radio Wales BBC
BBC
World Service Capital London Classic FM Heart London Heat Radio The Hits Radio Insight Radio Kerrang Radio Kiss KissFresh Kisstory LBC Magic 105.4 FM Premier Christian Radio RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Smooth Radio Talksport U105

Local channels

Bay TV Liverpool Big Centre TV Estuary TV Latest TV London Live Made in Bristol Made in Cardiff Made in Leeds Made in Tyne & Wear Mustard TV Notts TV NVTV Sheffield Live TV STV2 That's Manchester That's Oxfordshire That's Solent

TV platforms

Analogue Analogue terrestrial Cable Digital Digital terrestrial High-definition IPTV Satellite

Miscellaneous

History of Freeview UK

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Radio stations in Greater London

List of radio stations in the United Kingdom

LW AM stations

198 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 4)

MW AM stations

558 (Love Sport Radio) 720 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 4) 909 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live) 963 (Buzz Asia) 972 (Buzz Asia) 1035 (Kismat Radio) 1089 (Talksport) 1152 ( LBC
LBC
London News) 1215 (Absolute Radio) 1305 (Premier Christian Radio) 1332 (Premier Christian Radio) 1413 (Premier Christian Radio) 1458 (Sunrise Radio) 1548 (Gold) 1584 (London Turkish Radio)

FM stations

88.8 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 2) 89.1 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 2) 89.6 (Westside 89.6) 91.0 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 3) 91.3 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 3) 91.8 (Hayes FM) 93.2 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 4) 93.5 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 4) 94.0 (Voice of Africa Radio) 94.9 ( BBC
BBC
Radio London) 95.8 (Capital London) 96.9 (Capital Xtra) 97.3 (LBC) 98.0 (Phoenix FM) 98.5 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 1) 98.8 ( BBC
BBC
Radio 1) 100.0 (Kiss 100) 100.6 (Classic FM) 100.9 (Classic FM) 102.2 (Smooth London) 103.3 (London Greek Radio) 104.4 (Resonance FM) 104.9 (Radio X) 105.4 (Magic 105.4) 105.8 (Absolute Radio) 106.2 (Heart London) 106.8 (Rinse FM) 107.1 (Capital Xtra) 107.3 (Reprezent) 107.8 (Radio Jackie)

DAB multiplexes

Greater London I (CE London) Greater London II (Switch London) Greater London III (DRG London)

Defunct stations

648 MW ( BBC
BBC
World Service)

Internet stations

Anglo-Polish Radio Blast Radio Imperial College Radio French Radio London Monocle 24 NTS Radio Point Blank FM Soho Radio Sub.FM Wandsworth Radio

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