BBC National Radio

BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927).
The service provides national radio stations covering the majority of musical genres, as well as local radio stations covering local news, affairs and interests. It also oversees online audio content.

Of the national radio stations, BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Live are all available through analogue radio (5 Live on AM only) as well as on DAB Digital Radio and online including BBC iPlayer.
The remaining stations, BBC Radio 1Xtra, 4 Extra, 5 Live Sports Extra and 6 Music, all broadcast on digital platforms only.

All of the BBC’s national radio stations (with the exception of 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra which broadcast from MediaCityUK in Salford) broadcast from bases in London, usually in or near to Broadcasting House in Marylebone. However, the BBC’s network production units located in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester also make radio programmes.

Listen to live BBC Radio around the world for free, national, regional and local stations.

BBC Radio
BBC Radio 1 BBC Radio 1 Xtra BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 1 is one of the BBC’s two flagship radio stations (the other being BBC Radio 2), specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres at night, including electronica, dance, hip hop and indie. BBC Radio 1Xtra is a digital urban contemporary and Black music radio station in the United Kingdom that is owned and operated by the BBC. The station is broadcast from the 8th floor of New Broadcasting House, shared with Radio 1 and the Asian Network. BBC Radio 2 is the most popular station from the BBC and in the UK with over 15 million weekly listeners. Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is adult contemporary or AOR, although the station also broadcasts other specialist musical genres.
BBC Radio 3 BBC Radio 4 BBC 4 Extra
BBC Radio 3 is a radio station operated by the BBC. Its output centres on classical music and opera, though jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts also feature. The station describes itself as ‘the world’s most significant commissioner of new music’. BBC Radio 4, part of BBC Radio. It broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history from the BBC’s headquarters at Broadcasting House, London. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967. BBC Radio 4 Extra is a radio station broadcasting archive repeats of comedy, drama and documentary programmes. It is the principal broadcaster of the BBC’s spoken-word archive.
It broadcasts extended and companion programmes for BBC Radio 4.
BBC 5 Live BBC 5 Live Sports Extra BBC 6 Music
BBC Radio 5 Live is a radio service that broadcasts mainly news, sport, discussion, interviews and phone-ins. It is the principal radio station covering sport in the UK, broadcasting virtually all major sports events staged in the UK or involving British competitors. BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra is a radio station specialising only in extended additional sports coverage. It is a sister station to BBC Radio 5. If a news story breaks during the live sports broadcasts on 5 Live, the sports coverage is redirected and continued on the station. BBC Radio 6 Music is a radio station specialising primarily in alternative music.  It is available only on digital media: DAB radio, the Internet, digital television, and satellite. BBC 6 Music has been described as a “dedicated alternative music station”.
BBC World Service BBC Asian Network BBC Radio Scotland
The BBC World Service is an international broadcaster, owned and operated by the BBC.
It is the world’s largest of any kind. It broadcasts radio news, speech and discussions in more than 40 languages to many parts of the world.
BBC Asian Network is a radio station whose target audience is 15-35 of South Asian descent, and/or those with an interest in South Asian affairs. The music and news come from the main urban areas where there are significant communities with these backgrounds. BBC Radio Scotland is BBC Scotland’s national English-language radio network. It broadcasts a wide variety of programmes.
The station broadcasts a wide range of programming, including news, debate, music, drama, comedy and sports.
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal BBC Radio Wales BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal is a Scottish radio station, broadcasting in Scottish Gaelic. The news is broadcast in three-minute bulletins five times a day during the week and three times a day on a Saturday. Radio nan Gàidheal broadcasts for over 90 hours every week BBC Radio Wales is BBC Cymru Wales’s national English language radio station. BBC Radio Wales broadcasts each weekday from 5.30 am – 1 am and from 5 am – 1 am at weekends. The station simulcasts overnight programming from the BBC World Service. BBC Radio Cymru is BBC Cymru Wales’ Welsh-language radio network. It broadcasts two stations in Wales from studios in Cardiff, Bangor, Aberystwyth and Carmarthen. The station was the first broadcasting outlet dedicated wholly to programmes in Welsh.
BBC Radio Cymru 2 BBC Radio Ulster BBC Radio Foyle
BBC Radio Cymru 2 airs for two hours every morning, as a music and entertainment alternative to the main network, which airs the breakfast news, Post Cyntaf. It airs as an opt-out service from 6.30 am – 8.30 am weekdays, 7-9 am Saturdays and 8-10 am Sundays. BBC Radio Ulster is the main Northern Ireland BBC radio stations. It is the most widely listened to station in Northern Ireland, programmes include news, talk, features, music and sport. News bulletins are broadcast usually on the hour seven days a week. BBC Radio Foyle is a local radio station, serving Derry in Northern Ireland.
It is an opt-out from BBC Radio’s main Northern Ireland service, BBC Radio Ulster. BBC Radio Foyle’s weekday schedule begins at 7:00 am and continues until 5:00 pm.

BBC Radio 1 Test (AAC) BBC Radio 3HD Test
BBC Radio 1 is one of the BBC’s two flagship radio stations, specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres at night, including electronica, dance, hip hop and indie. This is a BBC Radio 3HD Test. It is playing an unusual Stream. Not classical music or a simulcast of Radio 3. On VLC Player the stream is identified as Radio 3HD. Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a), Type: Audio, Channels: Stereo, Sample rate: 48000 Hz, Bits per sample: 32

 

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