BBC radio

Ollie Habib and Gemma

The nation radio

•BBC radio is described as the nations radio because it caters for a wide audience with so many stations.

Audiences
• • • • • • • • • • • BBC Radio 1: youth oriented, mostly contemporary pop and rock music (including Top 40 singles), plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries. BBC Radio 2: adult oriented entertainment, wide range of music—specially adult contemporary and middle of the road, also talk, comedy, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries. BBC Radio 3: arts and high culture, special-interest music (classical, jazz, world music), plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries. BBC Radio 4: news, current affairs, arts, history, original in-house drama, original inhouse first-run comedy, science, books and religion. BBC Radio 5 Live: news, sports, talk. The new digital-only (Internet Streaming/Sky/freesat/Freeview/DAB) radio stations are: BBC 1Xtra: new urban music, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries. BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra: a companion to Radio 5 Live for additional sports events coverage. BBC 6 Music: rock, funk, punk and reggae, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries. BBC Radio 7: classic comedy, drama, books, science fiction, fantasy and children's programmes. BBC Asian Network: aimed at the large South Asian community in the UK (primarily a digital radio station, but available in parts of the Midlands on mediumwave).

Why is radio so popular
• Since the 1970’s the number of radio stations have increased dramatically and now stands at several hundred. Commercial radios share of advertising revenues has grown considerably. Once known as the 2% medium, because its percentage share of the advertising market seemed stuck at that amount, radio’s share now stands at 6% and is forecast to rise further. Radio has also benefited from convergence with an increasing amount of radio listening now taking place through television, eg the BBc’s digital television freeview service, also the internet and mobile phones.

History of bbc radio
• The BBC radio services began in 1922. Which was licensed under pressure to provide a radio service for the British public. It was licensed by the British Government through its [General Post Office] which had original control of the airwaves because they had been interpreted under law as an extension of the Post Office services. Today radio broadcasting still makes up a large part of the corporation's output and this is still reflected in the title of the BBC's listings magazine called '[Radio Times]'.

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00:00–02:00 Radio 1's Rock Show 17/03/2009 7 days left to listen Rock, metal, thrash... new music. Loud. 02:00–04:00 Radio 1's Punk Show 17/03/2009 7 days left to listen The best in underground punk, hardcore and ska with Mike Davies. 04:00–06:30 Greg James 17/03/2009 7 days left to listen What will he get up to next? 06:30–10:00 The Chris Moyles Show 17/03/2009 7 days left to listen Enjoy the perfect blend of talking with music in between. 10:00–12:45 Jo Whiley 17/03/2009 The home of Radio 1's Live Lounge. 12:45–13:00


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Newsbeat 17/03/2009
All the news you need to know from the Radio 1 news team. 13:00–16:00 Edith Bowman 17/03/2009 New music and chat. 16:00–17:45 Scott Mills 17/03/2009 Scott entertains the nation. 17:45–18:00 Newsbeat 17/03/2009 All the news you need to know from the Radio 1 news team. 18:00–19:00 Scott Mills 17/03/2009 Scott entertains the nation. 19:00–21:00 Zane Lowe 17/03/2009 Two hours of the best new and cutting-edge music. 21:00–22:00

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00:00–00:30 6 Music Plays It Again You'll Never Be Sixteen Again, I'm Into Something Good Part 1 7 days left to listen 5/14. John Peel deals with the era of Merseybeat, mods and rockers and Swinging London. 00:30–01:30 The Music Week 15/03/2009 7 days left to listen Julie Cullen and Matt Everitt look back at the week in music. 01:30–07:00 Chris Hawkins 17/03/2009 7 days left to listen Featuring Chris' A to Z of Rock and Roll, plus The Elvis Presley Story. 07:00–10:00 Shaun Keaveny 17/03/2009 7 days left to listen Shaun presents the breakfast show, featuring ExBand Factor and the latest music news. 10:00–13:00 George Lamb 17/03/2009 Sony Award-winning mayhem with George. 13:00–16:00 Nemone 17/03/2009 Nemone celebrates St Patrick's Day with Dublin girl Hannah Mulholland. 16:00–19:00

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Steve Lamacq 17/03/2009 Steve plays new music and classic tracks. 19:00–21:00 Marc Riley 17/03/2009 Marc plays classic tracks and cutting-edge music, featuring tracks from Ex-Lovers. 21:00–00:00 Gideon Coe 17/03/2009 Gideon presents tracks from Sonic Youth, The Psychedelic Furs and Tunic. 00:00–00:30 6 Music Plays It Again You'll Never Be Sixteen Again, I'm Into Something Good Part 2 6/14. John Peel continues to deal with Merseybeat, mods and rockers and Swinging London. 00:30–07:00 Chris Hawkins 18/03/2009 Featuring Chris' A to

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