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  BBC Radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927.
BBC Radio 1 was launched as a part-time pop music station September 30, 1967.
BBC Radio 5 was launched on 27 August 1990 as a home for sport and children's programming, and was it later renamed BBC Radio Five Live when it became a dedicated news and sport network.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BBC_Radio   (1342 words)

 BBC Radio 4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.
Radio 4 is the second most popular British domestic radio station after Radio 2, and was awarded "UK Radio Station of the Year" at the 2004 Sony Radio Academy Awards for the second year running.
The BBC Home Service was the original name for Radio 4 and was on the air from 1939 until 30 September 1967 it had regional variations and was broadcast on medium wave with a network of VHF FM transmitters being added from 1955.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BBC_Radio_4   (1013 words)

 BBC Radio 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station, specialising in popular music aimed at the 16-24 age bracket.
Radio 1 initially broadcast on 1214 kHz mediumwave (or 247 metres as it was referred to at the time) and moved to 1053/1089 kHz (275/285 metres) in 1978 (it was the only BBC National station without a dedicated FM frequency).
In the 1970s and early 1980s it was allowed to take over Radio 2's FM transmitters for a few hours per week, most notably for the Top 40 Singles Chart on Sunday afternoons and for some evening programmes including John Peel's show.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BBC_Radio_1   (1447 words)

 BBC Radio 1: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Radio 2 is one of the bbcs national radio stations....
Jo whiley is a british radio disc jockey on bbc radio 1 born in northampton, england on the 4 july 1965....
Bbc five live sports extra is an additional radio service provided by the british broadcasting corporation via digital radio and the digital satellite and digital...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bb/bbc_radio_12.htm   (2663 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies
Peel, whose radio career spanned 40 years, was on a working holiday in the city of Cuzco with his wife Sheila when he suffered a heart attack.
BBC director general Mark Thompson said: "We are all very shocked and saddened by the news of John's death.
Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, who presented coverage of the Glastonbury Festival with Peel, paid tribute to her colleague and close friend.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3955289.stm   (785 words)

 BBC Radio 1 - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station, specialising in popular music aimed at a young audience (children, teenagers and young adults).
Radio 1 was launched at 7am on September 30, 1967 as a direct response to the popularity of illegal pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline.
Radio 1 initially broadcast on mediumwave only (it was the only station without an FM frequency).
education.music.us /B/BBC-Radio-1.htm   (1007 words)

 Save the BBC World Service in North America and the Pacific!
Proving that their cluelessness with regard to their American audience is not limited to World Service radio, BBC America television has sparked off a protest by moving the venerable Eastenders program from the Sunday airing it's had since BBC America started to a time on Friday when most of its audience is still at work.
Radio Netherlands' Media Newsdesk page notes that the BBC claims an increased number of listeners in North America, up from 2.3 million to 2.9 million, then goes on to point out shortcomings in the BBC's record of research.
The BBC appears to be more interested in counting listeners than listenership; someone who stumbles across The World on their local public radio outlet counts just as much as someone who deliberately seeks out the BBC and listens for hours to their news, arts, and cultural programs.
www.savebbc.org   (1691 words)

 Digital age pulls plug on BBC shortwave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
From Tuscany to Tibet to Texas, huddling around a shortwave radio to listen to the BBC is for millions a tradition that dates back to the days when the sun never set on the British Empire.
BBC officials say the Internet and digital satellite radio, where the World Service will still be available, are making shortwave obsolete in developed markets like the United States.
As the BBC expands into new media and updates its shortwave transmitters in developing countries, the cancellation of shortwave in some regions was a tough but necessary business decision, says Jerry Timmins, head of the World Service's Americas region.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2001-06-22-bbc-shortwave.htm   (913 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Scotland is the BBC's national radio network for Scotland, broadcasting since 1978 on 92-95 FM and 810 medium wave.
In common with many other BBC radio stations, the overwhelming majority of programmes are now available on demand through the listen again feature http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscotland/view/show.shtml?listen_again.
It replaced the old "Radio 4 Scotland" (previously the Scottish Home Service) when Radio 4 became a fully national network and moved from medium wave to long wave.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/BBC_Radio_Scotland   (138 words)

 UK BBC Radio
BBC Radio 1 - Features and listings for the national pop music service.
BBC Radio 2 - Programme news and features for the light music and comedy network.
BBC Radio 5 Live - Information and Webcasts from the news and sport network.
www.ability.org.uk /uk_bbc_radio.html   (142 words)

 BBC Radio Farce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
On March 18, BBC Radio 4's 'Today' show produced a session on a topic central to HonestReporting's campaign for fair media description of Palestinian terrorism: 'What's the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter?'
Yet in the face of well-documented anti-Israel media bias, BBC Radio chooses to expose itself to the likes of Greg Philo, leaving the listener thinking that, if anything, BBC has been remiss and needs to be more sympathetic to Palestinians in its coverage.
After all, BBC's own new 'Mideast policeman' acknowledges that his role is to question if the BBC is 'systemically biased.' The BBC's latest charade makes the answer to that question painfully clear.
www.honestreporting.com /articles/45884734/critiques/BBC_Radio_Farce.asp   (678 words)

 UK Radio History 1, Marconi, 2LO, BBC and Radio Normandy By Mike Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
While the BBC was no longer an independent commercial company, the aim of the charter was that it would remain independent of central government interference as the corporation would, from there on, be overseen by an appointed Board of Governors, John Reith being the first Director General (DG).
Radio Normandie could be heard across Southern England and beyond and proved to be such a success with the audience that programmes were expanded in 1932 and ran from 6pm to 3am.
Radio was still being expanded and the BBC moved the 5XX longwave station from Daventry to its new home at Droitwich in October 1934.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/pipexdsl/r/arar93/mds975/Content/ukradio.html   (3646 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Radio: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC Radio classics: 1922-46 - BBC site with historic recordings from the first daily radio service in 1922 until the end of World War 2.
The history of the UK radio licence - In the United Kingdom you were required - from 1922 until 1971 - to pay for a radio licence in order to legally listen to the wireless.
Radio Service Bulletins (1921-1927) - These monthly Radio Service Bulletins were published by the US Bureau of Navigation, Department of Commerce in the 1920s and early 1930s.
dmoz.org /Arts/Radio/History   (1157 words)

 Podcasting Primed, BBC Radio MP3 download success - Digital-Lifestyles.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC Radio has for the last month been making some of its radio show available for MP3 download.
The weekly BBC Radio 4 show was available to download for seven days after broadcast.
Simon Nelson, Controller of BBC Radio & Music Interactive is clearly excited about it: "We've been surprised and delighted by the demand for downloads of what is one of our most challenging programmes; it demonstrates the public's appetite for new ways of listening.
www.digital-lifestyles.info /display_page.asp?section=cm&id=1831   (581 words)

 Radio Plays,Radio Drama,BBC radio comedy,recordings,archive,DIVERSITY WEBSITE
Authors such as Henry Cecil, Giles Cooper, R.D.Wingfield became well-known for their radio work in the 60s and 70s, and the tradition has been continued, with David Pownall, Neville Teller, Martyn Wade, to name just three, providing really excellent entertainment on a regular basis.
There are enthusiasts all over the world who listen to BBC comedies, dramas and features, and some of them have interesting collections of recordings.
If you are interested in particular aspects of radio broadcasting, click on the following...note that some of these articles load up in pairs, two on a page, for convenience...
web.ukonline.co.uk /suttonelms/RADIO1.HTML   (453 words)

 U B U W E B :: Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner
This is a long poem, subtitled "A Poem for Three Voices," and originally written for radio broadcast.
Matt Thompson - a radio producer; Maxine Grisley - a business woman; Jim Crumley - a nature writer; Tom McGrath - a playwright.
Her first novel, Trumpet, won the Author's Club first novel award and the Guardian Fiction Prize and was dramatised for radio by the author.
www.ubu.com /sound/scanner.html   (470 words)

 BetaNews | BBC's Radio One Comes to Sirius
June 21, 2005, 12:35 PM Satellite radio service Sirius announced Tuesday that it had finalized a deal to simulcast the popular BBC music channel Radio One to American listeners through an agreement with BBC Radio International.
BBC Radio 1 has documentaries which independent radio does not do much/at all.
Hopefully the BBC are being paid for the content by SIRIUS and it isn't coming out of the UK television licence fee which is how the BBC currently gets most of it's funding.
www.betanews.com /article/BBCs_Radio_One_Comes_to_Sirius/1119371702   (601 words)

 CNN.com - BBC strike hits TV, radio output - May 23, 2005
The British state-funded broadcaster's flagship Today radio program was the most high-profile victim of the industrial action and was replaced by recorded items on Monday.
But some stars of BBC radio, such as Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Moyles and Radio 2's Terry Wogan, broke the picket line at Broadcasting House in central London and worked as normal.
The BBC said it regretted the industrial action -- the biggest to hit the corporation for more than a decade -- and would do everything it could to produce the best possible service.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/05/23/britain.bbc   (451 words)

 Usable BBC listen again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The BBC allows listening to radio programmes online from their website.
I have written a quick and dirty Python script that can modify a BBC web page and add direct links to the RealAudio streams for programmes that are only available through the "player" interface.
It can also extract the links into a simple HTML list, as shown here for radio 4 (extracted from the original BBC listen again page; note it is not updated in real time so may get out of date).
www.nenie.org /misc/bbcradio   (492 words)

 Radio Times | 350 channels, 14 days
BBC Radio 4 FM The first National Short Story Prize has just been awarded for the best story chosen from more than 1,400 submissions.
Find out all you need to know about digital TV and radio ahead of the analogue switch-off, due to begin in 2008.
www.radiotimes.com   (444 words)

 BBC Radio
A revolution at BBC Radio One throws out the old and rings in the new - in public and painfully
Radio Two tries to find an identity after two decades under the shadow of its younger
The recent history of Radio 2, and its change from "Radio Grim Reaper" to being the most popular station on the dial.
www.transdiffusion.org /rmc/bbc/index.asp   (110 words)

 Radio Rewind - Unofficial History of BBC Radio 1- home page
Radio Rewind - Unofficial History of BBC Radio 1- home page
In line with all BBC channels, it cannot broadcast commercials and is financed through a licence fee.
Established 1967 by request of the Government following the banning of the 'pirates', Radio 1 met a need in the UK for a legal pop music station.
www.radiorewind.co.uk   (219 words)

 Radio 4 Home
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Op Radio 4 op 17/11 om 11.00, live op BBC Radio 3.
Op Radio 4 op 14/10 om 20.15, live op BBC Radio 3.
portal.omroep.nl /radio?nav=uaseDsHdDoBdDqEzGaiuWjiuW   (237 words)

 Old Radio Broadcasting Equipment & Memories - Menu
On these pages are pictures of old BBC radio equipment and memories from the people who used it.
Gerald Daly was Engineer in Charge of West Region during the war years and here, in a letter written in 1974, he describes the CRR installation and how it came to be built.
Some pre-Corporation broadcasting dates (revised February 6th); the running order of the TV programmes that launched the BBC's regular high definition TV service in 1936; a look at variations in the BBC's coat of arms and a memory of the day that Radio Caroline began broadcasting.
www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk /bh/menu.htm   (1107 words)

 BBC Radio - Dashboard - Radio & Podcasts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Play any of the BBC’s national, regional (English-language only) and local radio stations live, thanks to the wonders of the internet!
55 stations to choose from - from Radio 1, to Radio Scotland, to Radio Derby!
Any questions, complaints or claims regarding the applications must be directed to the appropriate software vendor.
www.apple.com /downloads/dashboard/radio_podcasts/bbcradio.html   (131 words)

 Sites and Soundbytes: BBC Radio
BBC - Radio offers a couple ways to listen to BBC radio programs online.
You can listen live to the specific stations or listen to specific programs of interest and podcasts.
If you are someone who listens to Internet radio, this is definitely a site to check out.
www.greenlakelibrary.org /blog/archives/005928.html   (115 words)

 SIRIUS Satellite Radio - BBC Radio 1– Listen to Top Music from the UK on Sirius Satellite Radio
Playing an irresistible mix of today's best pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop, Radio 1 also features interviews with a distinctive British flair, extensive coverage of music events from around the world and exclusive live performances by some of the hottest artists on the international music scene.
The Radio 1 schedule is time-shifted by 5 hours for American audiences, so you can enjoy the lineup as it's heard in the UK - including The Chris Moyles Show in the morning, Scott Mills in the afternoon, and kicking off the weekend with Pete Tong’s Friday night Essential Selection.
Visit the BBC Radio 1 website for the full broadcast schedule, music news, special features and more.
www.sirius.com /servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Sirius/CachedPage&c=Channel&cid=1121444083985   (237 words)

 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2005
How could you enhance a one-to-many national radio station by building in the many-to-many-style interactions of Flickr or the weblog community?
BBC R&Mi are using this as a basis for exploring social software models of interactivity: the potential of Flickr/del.icio.us-style tagging for radio; the possibilities of combining buddy lists with media players; new applications for SMS; and concepts like "100 Composers"--DABJava applications on PDAs that can have data trickled to them over broadcast radio.
The session presents work from BBC Radio & Music Interactive's Technical Architecture and R&D teams, including demonstrations of existing software and working prototypes of new projects.
conferences.oreillynet.com /cs/et2005/view/e_sess/5981   (229 words)

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