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Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967.[1] The station controller is Gwyneth Williams, and the station is part of BBC
BBC
Radio and the BBC
BBC
Radio department. The station is broadcast from the BBC's headquarters at Broadcasting House, London. It is the second most popular domestic radio station in the UK, broadcast throughout the UK, the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and the Channel Islands on FM, LW and DAB, and can be received in eastern and south eastern counties of Ireland, the north of France
France
and Northern Europe. It is also available through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media
Virgin Media
and on the Internet. Its sister station, BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 4 Extra
(formerly BBC
BBC
Radio 7), complements the main channel by broadcasting repeats from the Radio 4 archive, extended versions of Radio 4 programmes and supplements to series such as The Archers
The Archers
and Desert Island Discs. It is notable for its news bulletins and programmes such as Today and The World at One, heralded on air by the Greenwich Time Signal
Greenwich Time Signal
"pips" or the chimes of Big Ben. Radio 4's Shipping Forecast
Shipping Forecast
reached 150 years on the air in August 2017.[2] The pips are only accurate on FM, LW & MW as there is a delay on DAB and digital radio of approximately 3 to 5 seconds, even longer online (up to 23 seconds).

Contents

1 Outline 2 History 3 Programmes and schedules

3.1 Daily schedule 3.2 Production 3.3 Programmes

4 Notable continuity announcers and newsreaders

4.1 BBC 4.2 Freelance 4.3 Former staff

5 Frequencies and other means of reception 6 Criticisms 7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

Outline[edit] BBC
BBC
Radio 4 is the second most popular British domestic radio station by total hours,[3] after Radio 2 – and the most popular in London
London
and the South of England.[citation needed] It recorded its highest audience, of 11 million listeners, in May 2011[4] and was "UK Radio Station of the Year" at the 2003, 2004 and 2008 Sony Radio Academy Awards.[5][6] It also won a Peabody Award
Peabody Award
in 2002 for File
File
On 4: Export Controls.[7] Costing £71.4 million (2005/6),[8] it is the BBC's most expensive national radio network and is considered by many to be its flagship. There is no comparable British commercial network: Channel 4
Channel 4
abandoned plans to launch its own speech-based digital radio station in October 2008 as part of a £100m cost cutting review.[9] In 2010 Gwyneth Williams[10] replaced Mark Damazer as Radio 4 controller. Damazer became Master of St Peter's College, Oxford.[11] Music and sport are the only fields that largely fall outside the station's remit. It broadcasts occasional concerts, and documentaries related to various forms of both popular and classical music, and the long-running music-based Desert Island Discs. Prior to the creation of BBC
BBC
Radio 5 it broadcast sports-based features, notably Sport on Four, and since the creation of BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live has become the home of ball-by-ball commentaries of most Test cricket
Test cricket
matches played by England, broadcast on long wave. As a result, for around 70 days a year listeners have to rely on FM broadcasts or increasingly DAB for mainstream Radio 4 broadcasts – the number relying solely on long wave is now a small minority. The cricket broadcasts take precedence over on-the-hour news bulletins, but not the Shipping Forecast, carried since its move to long wave in 1978 because that can be received clearly at sea.[12] The station is the UK's national broadcaster in times of national emergency such as war, due to the wide coverage of the Droitwich signal: if all other radio stations were forced to close, it would carry on broadcasting.[9] It has been claimed that the commanders of nuclear-armed submarines believing that Britain had suffered nuclear attack were required to check if they could still receive Radio 4 on 198 long wave, and if they could not they would open sealed orders that might authorise a retaliatory strike.[13][14] As well as news and drama, the station has a strong reputation for comedy, including experimental and alternative comedy, many successful comedians and comedy shows first appearing on the station. Following the six o'clock news from Monday to Friday, the station normally broadcasts a thirty-minute comedy programme. The station is available on FM in most of Great Britain, parts of Ireland
Ireland
and the north of France; LW throughout the UK and in parts of Northern Europe, and the Atlantic north of the Azores
Azores
to about 20 degrees west; MW in some areas; DAB; Digital TV including Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media, and on the Internet. Freesat, Sky and Virgin have a separate channel which broadcasts the Radio 4 LW output in mono, in addition to the FM output. History[edit]

Logo of Radio 4 until 2007

See also: BBC
BBC
Home Service Further information: Timeline of BBC
BBC
Radio 4 The BBC Home Service was the predecessor of Radio 4 and broadcast between 1939 and 1967. It had regional variations and was broadcast on medium wave with a network of VHF
VHF
FM transmitters being added from 1955. Radio 4 replaced it on 30 September 1967, when the BBC
BBC
renamed many of its domestic radio stations,[1] in response to the challenge of offshore radio. It moved to long wave in November 1978, taking over the 200 kHz frequency (1500 meters) previously held by Radio 2, and later moved to 198 kHz as a result of international agreements aimed at avoiding interference (all UK AM/MW/LW frequencies are divisible by 9) and to mark the station becoming a fully national service for the first time the station officially became known as Radio 4 UK, a title that remained until mid 1984. For a time during the 1970s Radio 4 carried regional news bulletins Monday to Saturday. These were broadcast twice at breakfast, at lunchtime and an evening bulletin was aired at 5.55pm. There were also programme variations for the parts of England not served by BBC
BBC
Local Radio stations. These included Roundabout East Anglia, a VHF
VHF
opt-out of the Today programme broadcast from BBC
BBC
East's studios in Norwich each weekday from 6.45 am to 8.45 am.[15] Roundabout East Anglia came to an end in mid-1980, when local radio services were introduced to East Anglia
East Anglia
with the launch of BBC
BBC
Radio Norfolk.[15] All regional news bulletins broadcast from BBC
BBC
regional news bases around England ended in August 1980, apart from in the south west. Until January 1983 there was no BBC
BBC
Local Radio in the south west so these news bulletins and its weekday morning regional programme, Morning Sou'West, continued to be broadcast from the BBC
BBC
studios in Plymouth
Plymouth
on VHF
VHF
and on the Radio 4 medium wave Plymouth
Plymouth
relay until 31 December 1982. The launch of Radio 5 on 27 August 1990 saw the removal of Open University, schools programming and the Study on 4/Options adult education slot to the new station resulting in the full Radio 4 schedule being available on FM for the first time. Between 17 January 1991 and 2 March 1991 FM broadcasts were replaced by a continuous news service devoted to the Gulf War, Radio 4 News FM, with the main Radio 4 service being exclusively on long wave. In September 1991 it was decided that the main Radio 4 service would be on FM as FM coverage had now extended to cover almost all of the UK - Radio 4 didn't become available on FM in much of Scotland and Wales until the early 1990s. Opt-outs were transferred to long wave: currently Test Match Special, extra shipping forecasts, The Daily Service and Yesterday in Parliament. Long wave very occasionally opts out at other times, such as to broadcast special services, the most recent being when Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI
visited Britain in 2010. The longwave signal is part of the Royal Navy's system of Last Resort Letters. In the event of a suspected catastrophic attack on Britain, submarine captains, in addition to other checks, check for a broadcast signal from Radio 4 on 198 long wave to verify the annihilation of organised society in Great Britain.[16] Programmes and schedules[edit] Daily schedule[edit] The simulcast from the BBC
BBC
World Service begins at 01:00 and ends at 05:20 with a brief introduction from the early shift continuity announcer. The five-minute Radio 4 UK Theme
Radio 4 UK Theme
composed by Fritz Spiegl followed this for 28 years until April 2006. It was replaced by an extension to the early news bulletin,[17][18] despite public opposition[19] and a campaign to save it.[20] After a continuity link and programme trail there are a shipping forecast, weather reports from coastal stations for 04:00 GMT and the inshore waters forecasts, followed at 05:30 by News Briefing, comprising a news bulletin, weather, sport, a review of British and international newspapers, and a business report. On weekdays at 05:45, Farming Today, which deals with news of relevance to the agricultural sector, is followed by Tweet of the Day, a 2-minute feature looking at different species of birds through their songs and calls. The morning news and current affairs sequence Today then runs for three hours from 06:00 to 09:00 on weekdays (for two hours from 07:00 on Saturdays). The remainder of the day's schedule is determined by the day of the week, with the following 'fixtures' on weekdays: Book of the Week at 09:45 (the Daily Service on LW), Woman's Hour
Woman's Hour
at 10:02 (including a 15 Minute Drama at 10:45), You and Yours at 12:15, The World at One
The World at One
and a repeat of the previous day's The Archers
The Archers
at 14:02, the Afternoon Drama at 14:15. At 17:00 another current affairs programme, PM, is broadcast. At 18:30 there is a regular comedy 'slot', The Archers
The Archers
at 19:02, Front Row at 19:15 and a repeat of the 15 Minute Drama at 19:45. The World Tonight airs at 22:00, followed by Book at Bedtime at 22:45. At weekends the schedule is different, with other fixed features at various times. News is broadcast at the top of each hour: a two-minute summary, a longer bulletin as part of a current affairs programme, or a 30-minute programme on weekdays at 18:00 and midnight. At 12:00, FM carries a four-minute bulletin while long wave has the headlines followed by a shipping forecast; on weekdays, long wave also leaves PM for a three-minute shipping forecast at 17:54. There is a news programme or bulletin (depending on the day) at 22:00. A report on the day's proceedings in the Westminster Parliament is broadcast (as Today in Parliament) at 23:30 and repeated (as Yesterday in Parliament), on LW only, at 08:31 the following morning. The midnight news is followed on weekdays by a repeat of Book of the Week. The tune Sailing By
Sailing By
is played until 00:48, when the late shipping forecast is broadcast. As the timing of the forecast is critical, the Sailing By
Sailing By
theme must be started at a set time and faded in as the last programme ends. Radio 4 finishes with God Save the Queen, and the World Service takes over from 01:00 until 05:20. Timing is sacrosanct on the channel. Running over the hour except in special circumstances or the occasional scheduled instance is unheard of, and interrupting the Greenwich Time Signal[21] on the hour (known as 'crashing the pips') is frowned upon. An online schedule page lists the running order of programmes.[22] Production[edit] Many programmes are pre-recorded. Programmes transmitted live include Today, magazine programme Woman's Hour, consumer affairs programme You and Yours, and (often) the music, film, books, arts and culture programme Front Row. Continuity is managed from Broadcasting House with news bulletins, including the hourly summaries and longer programmes such as the Six O'Clock News and Midnight News, and news programmes such as Today, The World at One
The World at One
and PM, which by early 2013 had returned to Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
after 15 years at BBC
BBC
Television Centre in White City.[23] The news returning to Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
has also meant that newsreaders can provide cover for continuity, which regularly occurs at 23:00 each night and 16:00 on a Sunday. This has reduced the total number of continuity announcers required each day down from four to three. The Time Signal, known as 'the pips', is broadcast every hour to herald the news bulletin, except at midnight and 18:00, where the chimes of Big Ben
Big Ben
are played. There is no Greenwich Time Signal
Greenwich Time Signal
during the Saturday Afternoon Drama at 15:00 on Radio 4 on Saturdays either. Only pips broadcast on FM/AM/MW/LW are accurate. On all digital platforms they are in delay by between 3 and 5 seconds and even longer online (up to 23 seconds). Programmes[edit] Main article: List of BBC
BBC
Radio 4 programmes Radio 4 programmes cover a wide variety of genre including news and current affairs, history, culture, science, religion, arts, drama and light entertainment. A number of the programmes on Radio 4 take the form of a "magazine" show, featuring numerous small contributions over the course of the programme—Woman's Hour, From Our Own Correspondent, You and Yours. The rise of these magazine shows is primarily due to the work of Tony Whitby, controller of Radio 4 from 1970 to 1975.[24] The station hosts a number of long-running programmes, many of which have been broadcast for over 40 years. Most programmes are available for four weeks after broadcast as streaming audio from Radio 4's listen again page[25] and via BBC iPlayer. A selection of programmes is also available as podcasts or downloadable audio files.[26] Many comedy and drama programmes from the Radio 4 archives are rebroadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 4 Extra
(formerly BBC
BBC
Radio 7). Due to the capacity limitations of DAB and increasing sport broadcasts on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC
BBC
Radio 4 DAB has to reduce its bit rate most evenings, such that after 7pm its DAB output is usually in mono, even though many of its programmes are made in stereo (including its flagship drama "The Archers"), these can be heard in stereo only on FM, Digital TV on Freeview & Freesat
Freesat
(Ch. 704), Sky, Virgin and on line via BBC
BBC
iPlayer radio. BBC
BBC
World Service, which uses BBC
BBC
Radio 4 FM & DAB frequencies between 01:00am and 05:20am, is in stereo, but only on Radio 4 FM & DAB and not on its own dedicated DAB channel. BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 4 Extra
broadcasts in mono on DAB, but has always been in stereo on Digital TV (Freeview / Freesat Ch 708), Sky, Virgin and online. Notable continuity announcers and newsreaders[edit] Announcers carry out the following duties from Broadcasting House:

Provide links (or junctions) between programmes Read trails for programmes Provide reassurance to listeners during a programme breakdown Read the Shipping Forecast
Shipping Forecast
(except the 05:20 broadcast, which is covered by BBC
BBC
Weather) Read the BBC
BBC
Radio 3 news summaries at 13:00, 17:00 and 18:00 on weekdays

Newsreaders read hourly summaries and longer bulletins from New Broadcasting House.[27][28] In 2012 the BBC
BBC
announced that it would be reducing its main presentation team from 12 to ten.[29] BBC[edit]

Chris Aldridge (Senior Announcer) Corrie Corfield Caroline Nicholls

Tom Sandars Neil Sleat Alan Smith Zeb Soanes

Freelance[edit]

Kathy Clugston Jim Lee David Miles Neil Nunes

Andrew Peach Susan Rae Vaughan Savidge

Former staff[edit]

Alice Arnold (1994-2012) Carolyn Brown (left 2015) Harriet Cass (left 2013) Peter Donaldson (1973-2012) Charlotte Green (1988-2013) Peter Jefferson (left 2009) Astley Jones (left 2006) Laurie Macmillan (died 2001) Rory Morrison
Rory Morrison
(died 2013) Jamie Owen Brian Perkins Iain Purdon (retired from BBC
BBC
World Service in 2016) Moira Stuart (left 1981 to TV; now with BBC
BBC
Radio 2)

Frequencies and other means of reception[edit] Radio 4 is broadcast on:[30]

92–95 MHz FM in England, and from some transmitters in Wales

94.6–96.1 and 103.5–104.9 MHz in Scotland[31] 93.2–96.0 and 103.5–104.6 MHz in Northern Ireland 103.0–104.5 MHz from other transmitters in Wales

198 kHz longwave (Droitwich, Burghead, and Westerglen) Medium wave
Medium wave
in some areas:

603 kHz in Newcastle upon Tyne 720 kHz in London, Derry
Derry
and Belfast 756 kHz in Redruth 774 kHz in Plymouth
Plymouth
and Enniskillen 1449 kHz in Aberdeen 1485 kHz in Carlisle

DAB

Standard FM content Subsidiary LW content, where applicable

Freeview channel 704 (FM only)[32] The Internet

iPlayer live streaming

Digital satellite:

Radio 4 FM:

Freesat
Freesat
channel 704 Sky channel 0104[33]

Radio 4 LW:

Freesat
Freesat
channel 710 Sky channel 0143[33]

Virgin Media
Virgin Media
channel 904 (FM), channel 911 (LW) Selected other cable television providers (Also on various frequencies on analogue cable networks)

Virgin Media
Virgin Media
Ireland
Ireland
channel 910 in Republic of Ireland

TalkTalk TV
TalkTalk TV
channel 604

Criticisms[edit] There have been criticisms voiced by centre-right newspapers in recent years over a perceived left political bias across a range of issues, such as the EU and the Iraq War,[34][35][36] as well as sycophancy in interviews, particularly on the popular morning news magazine Today[37] as part of a reported perception of a general "malaise" at the BBC. Conversely, the journalist Mehdi Hasan
Mehdi Hasan
has criticised the station for an overtly "socially and culturally conservative" approach.[38] There has been frequent criticism of Radio 4—and Today in particular—for a lack of female broadcasters.[39] In September 1972, Radio 4 employed the first female continuity announcers—Hylda Bamber and Barbara Edwards (an event which caused the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
to proclaim that Radio 4 had "fallen" to women's liberation). For quite some time, the introduction of female newsreaders led to complaints from listeners; women discussing topics of feminist interest led to similar complaints.[40] This led the satirical magazine Private Eye
Private Eye
to lampoon Woman's Hour
Woman's Hour
as "Women's Whinge", and the network as FemFM.[citation needed] Radio 4 has also been frequently criticised for being too middle class and being of little interest to non-white listeners.[41][42][43] See also[edit]

ABC Radio National CBC Radio One
CBC Radio One
- A Canadian talk radio station from CBC List of BBC
BBC
newsreaders and reporters National Public Radio Radio New Zealand National RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Radio 1
- An Irish talk and music radio station from RTÉ Sveriges Radio P1

References[edit]

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Shipping Forecast
reaches 150 years old". BBC. BBC. Retrieved 24 August 2017.  ^ "Listening Figures – Quarterly Listening – All Individuals 15+ for period ending March 2012" (PDF). RAJAR. April 2012. Archived from the original on 1 June 2012.  ^ Guardian 12 May 2011 Retrieved 16 May 2011] ^ The Sony Radio Academy Awards: Winners 2004 Archived 6 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Sony Radio Academy Awards — Winners 2008". Radioawards.org. Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ 62nd Annual Peabody Awards, May 2003. ^ " BBC
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Annual Report and Accounts 2005/2006, page 106" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ a b John Plunkett (10 October 2008). " Channel 4
Channel 4
has abandoned its entire radio project, as it seeks to make £100m in savings". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ " Gwyneth Williams
Gwyneth Williams
appointed BBC
BBC
Radio 4 controller" The Guardian
The Guardian
15 July 2010 Retrieved 15 July 2010 ^ " BBC
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News — Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer leaves the BBC". 12 April 2010. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010.  ^ "Met Office Shipping Forecast
Shipping Forecast
key". Metoffice.gov.uk. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.  ^ "Radio silence puts subs on nuclear alert" 28 November 2003 Manchester Evening News Retrieved 11 February 2018 ^ BBC
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Press Office. "The Today Programme". BBC. Archived from the original on 25 May 2006.  ^ a b " BBC
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News. 23 January 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ "Today: The UK Theme". BBC. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ "savetheradio4theme.co.uk". savetheradio4theme.co.uk. 28 March 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ "Pip pip". London: BBC. 6 February 2004. Retrieved 5 January 2010.  ^ "Radio 4 Daily Schedule page". BBC. 8 February 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ "New era for Broadcasting House". London: BBC
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News. 31 October 2000. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ Hendy, David (2007). Life on Air: A History of Radio Four. Oxford University Press. pp. 78–79. ISBN 9780199248810.  ^ "Radio 4: Listen Again". BBC. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ "Radio 4 – Downloading and Podcasting". BBC. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ "''Being a newsreader'' by Harriet Cass". BBC. 30 April 2008. Archived from the original on 28 June 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  ^ "List of BBC
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Further reading[edit]

d'Arcy, Kevin (2007). The voice of the brain of Britain: a portrait of Radio Four. Rajah Books. ISBN 978-0-9556706-0-2.  Elmes, Simon (2007). And Now on Radio 4. Random House. ISBN 978-0-09-950537-2.  Hendy, David (2007). Life on Air: A History of Radio Four. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-924881-0.  Mullen, L (29 September 2007). "20 things you didn't know about Radio 4". The Times. TV & Radio. London. Retrieved 2 October 2007.  (subscription required)

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London
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Sky UK
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Talk
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BBC
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Authority

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United Kingdom
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HD

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BBC
One

HD

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BBC
Two

HD

BBC
BBC
Four

HD

BBC
BBC
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BBC
News Channel BBC
BBC
Parliament Blaze CBBC

HD

CBeebies

HD

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

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Film4

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Food Network FreeSports Gems TV Home Horror Channel Ideal World ITV

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ITV2

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ITV3

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ITV4

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ITVBe

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The Jewellery Channel More4 Movies4Men PBS America Pick

+1

POP

+1

Pop Max Quest

+1

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+1

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

+1

Together True Entertainment True Movies TruTV

+1

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BBC
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BBC
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BBC
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BBC
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BBC
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BBC
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BBC
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BBC
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BBC
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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
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

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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
London
News) 1215 (Absolute Radio) 1305 (Premier Christian Radio) 1332 (Premier Christian Radio) 1413 (Premier Christian Radio) 1458 (Sunrise Radio) 1548 (Gold) 1584 ( London
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
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
London
I (CE London) Greater London
London
II (Switch London) Greater London
London
III (DRG London)

Defunct stations

648 MW ( BBC
BBC
World Service)

Internet
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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Former Presenters

Audrey Carville Komla Dumor Paddy Feeny Russell Fuller Charlie Gillett Edward Greenfield Bob Holness Robin Lustig Seva Novgorodsev John Tidmarsh Dave Lee Travis Jamilah Tangaza

Announcers and newsreaders

Kathy Clugston Zoe Diamond Jim Lee Neil Nunes Iain Purdon Tom Sandars

Programmes

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Caribbean Voices Culture Shock Europe Today A History of the World in 100 Objects Pop Club The Strand The Word World Briefing World Have Your Say The World Today Westway

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BBC
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