BBC Radio

Cartoon time

5 January 2017

Some gentle broadcasting humour from the 1930 BBC Yearbook

Announcing from the inside

12 December 2016

BBC announcer John Snagge tries to define what makes a BBC announcer

The Voice of Liberty

28 November 2016

What the BBC meant to the people of occupied France

Long live regional broadcasting

7 November 2016

Novelist L.A.G. Strong explains why regional broadcasting is so important in 1945

Northern exposure

24 October 2016

A new BBC transmitter is being built near Slaithwaite in 1931

New Broadcasting House

20 October 2016

Construction is well underway of the BBC’s new Broadcasting House in 1931

The birth of ITMA

10 October 2016

Ted Kavanagh explains where wartime hit ‘ITMA’ came from

Announcing the changes

6 October 2016

How the job of announcing on the BBC changed when war broke out

Going local

12 September 2016

The BBC Handbook for 1968 explains how BBC local radio is spreading

Heard around the world

18 August 2016

The BBC Year-book of 1931 explains how a King’s speech was heard around the world

The Cesspit Beneath

27 January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day: the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby describes entering the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945

Faces of war

5 November 2015

The BBC decides to reveal all when war breaks out

dot dot dot dash

16 July 2015

V for Victory

Merseyside, Merseyside, Merseyside all the way through

22 November 2014

Welcome to Radio Merseyside

Rolling news, radio style

17 November 2014

The Guardian in 1992 reports on a new BBC 24-hour news radio station

The Swinging New Radio Service

30 September 2014

Radio 1 swings on to the air

The Copenhagen Plan

4 August 2014

March 1950, and it’s time to retune your radio

A Day In The Life… Sort Of

16 January 2011

Radio 1’s oldest listener looks back on a life tuning in to the wireless.

Humph – A Tribute

22 June 2008

Nigel Stapley remembers

Broadcasting the Bards

9 March 2008

Welsh poetry on the air

Listen up!

16 December 2007

BBC Listen Again goes upmarket – briefly

Revolution at the BBC

3 October 2007

The birth of Radios 1-4

One, Two, Three, Four…

3 October 2007

The coming of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4

Radio’s tidal waves

3 October 2007

Robin Carmody looks back on his Moment

Radio 1 memories

3 October 2007

Roddy Buxton remembers

Past Radio 1

3 October 2007

Recalling Radio 1

40 years of Radios 1-4

3 October 2007

Mike Brown’s memories

Radio One at 40: an appraisal

3 October 2007

Jonathan Bufton takes stock

Life with Radio 2

3 October 2007

More than Sunday Lunch

Radio 1 – love it or loathe it

3 October 2007

A love/hate relationship

Inform, educate, entertain

3 October 2007

Radio 4: a personal history

A Musical Learning Curve

3 October 2007

Radio One at 40

Radio Two: A personal memoir

3 October 2007

Kirk Northrop surprises himself

Radio recall

3 October 2007

Growing up with Radios 1 & 2

Stop The Week

1 June 2007

Anatomy of a popular radio series

The Many Lives of BBC Radio Sport

9 April 2007

Glenn Aylett looks at sports coverage since 1945

Launch Dates: BBC Local Radio

13 December 2006

On and off with BBC LR

Just for you

1 January 2005

The recent history of Radio 2, and its change from “Radio Grim Reaper” to being the most popular station on the dial.

Turbulent 1

1 January 2004

Another revolution at Radio One

The cull of Radio 1

1 December 2003

A revolution at BBC Radio One throws out the old and rings in the new – in public and painfully

No ads please – we’re British

30 November 2003

Advertising guru Charles Higham warns against commercial radio… in 1933

Out of the Light 1

29 November 2003

The changeover between the Light Programme and Radios 1 and 2 wasn’t easy

Out of the Light 2

28 November 2003

Radio Two tries to find an identity after two decades under the shadow of its younger sibling

Asian Sound

15 August 2001

From Leicester to national: a success story

Once upon a time…

15 August 2001

A prehistory of British broadcasting

A member of the Transdiffusion Broadcasting System
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