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Radio
Radio
enjoys a large number of listeners in the United Kingdom. There are around 600 licensed radio stations in the country. For a more comprehensive list see List of radio stations in the United Kingdom.

Contents

1 BBC
BBC
Radio 2 Commercial radio 3 Community radio 4 See also 5 References

BBC
BBC
Radio[edit] Main article: BBC
BBC
Radio The most prominent stations are the national networks operated by the BBC.

BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
1 broadcasts mostly current pop music output on FM and digital radio, with live music throughout the year BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
2 is the United Kingdom's most listened-to radio station, featuring presenters such as Chris Evans and Steve Wright, and playing popular music from the last five decades as well as special interest programmes in the evening BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
3 is a classical music station, broadcasting high-quality concerts and performances. At night, it transmits a wide range of jazz and world music BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
4 is a current affairs and speech station, with news, debate and radio drama. It broadcasts the daily radio soap The Archers, as well as flagship news programme Today BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
5 Live broadcasts live news and sports commentary with phone-in debates and studio guests

The introduction of digital radio technology led to the launch of several new BBC
BBC
stations:

BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
1Xtra broadcasts rap, RnB
RnB
and drum'n'bass BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
4 Extra broadcasts comedy, drama and shows which extend or supplement popular programmes on its sister station, Radio
Radio
4, including The Archers
The Archers
spin off Ambridge Extra and archived episodes of Desert Island Discs BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
6 Music transmits predominantly alternative music, with many live sessions BBC
BBC
Radio
Radio
5 Live Sports Extra is a companion to Five Live for additional events coverage BBC
BBC
Asian Network is aimed at the large South Asian community in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(also available on AM in some areas)

The BBC
BBC
also provide 40 local radio services, mainly broadcasting a mix of local news and music aimed at an older audience. Commercial radio[edit] Also available nationally are three national commercial channels, namely Absolute Radio, Classic FM and talkSPORT. As with the BBC, digital radio has brought about many changes, including the roll-out of local stations such as Xfm, Kiss 100 and Kerrang Radio
Radio
to other areas of the United Kingdom. Commercial radio licences are awarded by Ofcom, a government body which advertises a licence for an area and holds a so-called beauty contest to determine which station will be granted permission to broadcast in that area. Stations submit detailed application documents containing their proposed format and the outcome of research to determine the demand for their particular style of broadcast. Original 106 (Aberdeen) was the last radio station to be granted a licence by Ofcom. Most local commercial stations in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
broadcast to a city or group of towns within a radius of 20–50 miles, with a second tier of regional stations covering larger areas such as North West England. The predominant format is pop music, but many other tastes are also catered for, particularly in London and the larger cities, and on digital radio. Rather than operating as independent entities, many local radio stations are owned by large radio groups which broadcast a similar format to many areas. The largest operator of radio is Global Radio which bought the former media group, Gcap Media. It owns Classic FM and London's most popular commercial station, 95.8 Capital FM. Other owners are Bauer Radio
Radio
and Wireless Group, which mainly own stations that broadcast in highly populated city areas. Many of these stations, including all the BBC
BBC
stations, are also available via digital television services. Community radio[edit] Community radio
Community radio
stations broadcast to a small area, normally within a 3-mile (5 km) radius, and are required by the Act to be not-for-profit organisations, owned by local people, on which the broadcasters are mostly volunteers. They are recognised under the Communications Act 2003
Communications Act 2003
as a distinct third tier of radio in the United Kingdom. The community radio movement in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
was founded in the mid-1970s, broadcasting through Restricted Service Licences, the internet and cable television. An Access Radio
Radio
pilot scheme gave fifteen stations, including Resonance FM
Resonance FM
and ALL FM, five-year licences, and this has blossomed into a lively sector, overseen unofficially by the Community Media Association. The broadcasters predominantly serve an easily defined racial community such as Asian Star FM in Slough, or a geographically defined community such as Speysound Radio
Radio
& The Bay Radio.[citation needed] They can also serve religious groups, such as Christian radio station Branch FM
Branch FM
in Yorkshire. As well as this, they can also be linked with universities and student unions who run the stations under a community licence, for example Demon FM
Demon FM
in Leicester, Scratch Radio in Birmingham
Birmingham
and Spark FM
Spark FM
in Sunderland. See also[edit]

Digital radio in the United Kingdom Pirate radio in the United Kingdom Radio
Radio
Academy

References[edit] [1]

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Media in the United Kingdom

UK national newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals

Newspapers (History)

Berliner

The Guardian The Observer

Broadsheet

Financial Times The Daily Telegraph The Sunday Telegraph The Sunday Times

Compact

i The Times

Middle-market

Daily Express Daily Mail The Mail on Sunday

Tabloid

Daily Mirror Sunday Mirror Morning Star The Sunday People Daily Star Daily Star Sunday The Sun Sunday Sport

Magazines & other periodicals

List of magazines by circulation

Radio
Radio
in the UK

National stations

BBC

Analogue / digital Radio
Radio
1 Radio
Radio
2 Radio
Radio
3 Radio
Radio
4 5 Live Digital only Radio
Radio
1Xtra Radio
Radio
4 Extra 5 Live Sports Extra 6 Music Asian Network World Service BBC
BBC
National DAB (multiplex)

Independent / commercial

Analogue / digital Absolute Radio Classic FM Heart Kiss Talksport Digital only Absolute 80s Absolute 90s BFBS Radio Capital Xtra Digital One (multiplex) Heart 80s Heart Extra heat The Hits Jazz
Jazz
FM Kerrang! Kiss Fresh Kisstory LBC Magic Planet Rock Premier Christian Radio Radio
Radio
X RNIB Connect Radio Sound Digital (multiplex) Smooth Extra Talkradio UCB UK Virgin Radio
Radio
UK

Regional & local stations

BBC

List of BBC
BBC
Local Radio
Radio
stations List of BBC
BBC
Regional Radio
Radio
stations

Independent / commercial

List of community radio stations List of local commercial radio stations List of semi-national / regional analogue and digital radio stations

Other stations

List of hospital radio stations Pirate radio Restricted Service Licence (RSL)

List of RSL stations

List of satellite radio stations List of student and schools radio

Other

Broadcasting House FM broadcasting The Studios, MediaCityUK Radio
Radio
Academy

Radio
Radio
Academy Awards

Radio
Radio
Independents Group RAJAR Most listened to programmes

Television in the UK

Principal channels (List)

BBC

BBC
BBC
One BBC
BBC
Two BBC
BBC
Four BBC
BBC
News BBC
BBC
Parliament CBBC CBeebies

ITV

ITV ITV2 ITV3 ITV4 CITV ITV Encore ITVBe ITV Box Office

Ch 4

Channel 4 E4 Film4 More4 4seven

Ch 5

Channel 5 5Prime 5Spike 5Star 5USA

Sky

Challenge Pick Real Lives Sky One Sky Two Sky Arts Sky Atlantic Sky Cinema Sky Living Sky News Sky Sports Sky Sports
Sky Sports
F1 Sky Sports
Sky Sports
News

UKTV

Alibi Dave Drama Eden Gold Good Food Home Really W Yesterday

Sony Pictures Television

Chart Show TV Chart Show Hits Movies4Men Pop Pop Max Starz TV Sony Channel Sony Movie Channel Scuzz Tiny Pop True Crime True Entertainment True Movies truTV The Vault

Services & platforms

All 4

Film4oD

analogue

analogue terrestrial (defunct)

BBC
BBC
iPlayer

BBC
BBC
Three

BBC
BBC
Store TalkTalk TV
TalkTalk TV
Store BT TV cable digital

digital terrestrial List of channels

Freesat

Freesat+

Freeview high-definition

List of channels

ITV

ITV Hub, STV Player

local television My5 Now TV (Sky plc) Real Digital Restricted Service Licence satellite

List of channels

Sky

Freesat
Freesat
from Sky On Demand Sky+ Sky+
Sky+
HD

Talk Talk
Talk
TV Top Up TV TVPlayer Virgin Media

FilmFlex TiVo V+

YouView Zattoo

Studios

Current

BBC
BBC
Elstree Centre BBC
BBC
Pacific Quay The Bottle Yard Studios Broadcasting House Broadcasting House, Belfast Broadcasting House, Bristol Broadcasting House, Cardiff Elstree Studios (Shenley Road) Gas Street Studios The Leeds Studios The London Studios The Maidstone Studios Mailbox Birmingham MediaCityUK Osterley Television Centre Roath Lock Television Centre, London

Defunct

British and Dominions Imperial Studios Fountain Studios Gate Studios Granada Studios MGM-British Studios Pebble Mill Studios Teddington Studios Television Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne Television Centre, Southampton Upper Boat Studios

Other

Defunct channels Edinburgh International Television Festival History

List of years

List of channels Student television Viewing statistics

Most-watched broadcasts

Companies and organisations

Companies

Major companies

Archant Ascential Bauer Radio BBC Bloomsbury Publishing BT Group Channel Four Television Corporation Daily Mail
Daily Mail
and General Trust Dentsu Aegis Network Economist Group EMI Music Publishing Endemol Shine UK Global Group Guardian Media Group Haymarket Media Group Informa ITN ITV plc Johnston Press Mecom Group News UK Newsquest Northern & Shell Now TV (Sky plc) Pearson plc Press Holdings RELX Group Reuters Sky UK
Sky UK
Limited Sky plc STV Group Syco Talk Talk
Talk
Group Time Inc. UK Trinity Mirror UBM plc Virgin Media Wireless Group

Other resources

Arqiva List of largest UK book publishers

Government & regulatory bodies

Advertising Standards Authority BBC
BBC
Trust British Board of Film Classification British Film Institute Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Independent Press Standards Organisation Ofcom Press Recognition Panel S4C Authority

Industry & trades bodies

British Academy of Film and Television Arts British Phonographic Industry Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union Clearcast Digital TV Group Digital UK Equity Federation Against Copyright Theft National Union of Journalists The Publishers Association Royal Television Society United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Independent Broadcasting

Other

BBC
BBC
Academy National Film and Television School National Science and Media Museum

Regional and student media

Regional media

Media in England

Birmingham London Manchester

Media in Scotland

Aberdeen Dundee Glasgow

Media in Wales

Cardiff

Student media

Student television

Category

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Radio
Radio
in Europe

Sovereign states

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Italy Kazakhstan Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom

States with limited recognition

Abkhazia Artsakh Northern Cyprus South Ossetia Transnistria

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Telecommunications

History

Beacon Broadcasting Cable protection system Cable TV Communications satellite Computer network Drums Electrical telegraph Fax Heliographs Hydraulic telegraph Internet Mass media Mobile phone Optical telecommunication Optical telegraphy Pager Photophone Prepay mobile phone Radio Radiotelephone Satellite communications Semaphore Smartphone Smoke signals Telecommunications history Telautograph Telegraphy Teleprinter
Teleprinter
(teletype) Telephone The Telephone Cases Television Timeline of communication technology Undersea telegraph line Videoconferencing Videophone Videotelephony Whistled language

Pioneers

Edwin Howard Armstrong John Logie Baird Paul Baran Alexander Graham Bell Tim Berners-Lee Jagadish Chandra Bose Vint Cerf Claude Chappe Donald Davies Lee de Forest Philo Farnsworth Reginald Fessenden Elisha Gray Erna Schneider Hoover Charles K. Kao Hedy Lamarr Innocenzo Manzetti Guglielmo Marconi Antonio Meucci Radia Perlman Alexander Stepanovich Popov Johann Philipp Reis Nikola Tesla Camille Tissot Alfred Vail Charles Wheatstone Vladimir K. Zworykin

Transmission media

Coaxial cable Fiber-optic communication

Optical fiber

Free-space optical communication Molecular communication Radio
Radio
waves Transmission line

Network topology and switching

Links Nodes Terminal node Network switching (circuit packet) Telephone exchange

Multiplexing

Space-division Frequency-division Time-division Polarization-division Orbital angular-momentum Code-division

Networks

ARPANET BITNET Cellular network Computer CYCLADES Ethernet FidoNet Internet ISDN LAN Mobile NGN NPL network Public Switched Telephone Radio Telecommunications equipment Television Telex WAN Wireless World Wide Web

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