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Future broadcasters announced at BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have unveiled the 10 academics who will be turning their research into radio and television programmes on the BBC.

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Dr Helen Castor hosts BBC Radio 4 commission

Independent production company Made in Manchester has recruited historian Helen Castor to present a 5-part series about the History of the Midlands.

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BBC Radio Cymru to trial pop-up DAB station

BBC Radio Cymru is to trial an extra pop-up radio station during the autumn on DAB.

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BBC Essex launches county cricket radio show

BBC Essex has launched a dedicated county cricket show to broadcast each Saturday afternoon.

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BBC to support future DAB switchover plans

The Government’s White Paper on the future of the BBC has been issued and says it will provide the BBC long term stability and a strong foundation for it to continue to inform, educate and entertain the entire British public.

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BBC stations join UKRD’s Local Radio Day

BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex have added their names to those already celebrating Local Radio Day on May 27th.

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Jazz FM celebrates BBC Radio Awards win

The team at Jazz FM are celebrating their most recent award win, at the internal BBC Radio Awards this week.

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Radio indies speak out about restructured BBC

The Radio Independents Group has written to BBC DG Lord Hall to ask that senior radio expertise is retained within his new commissioning structure.

It is believed Lord Hall will shortly be announcing changes to BBC commissioning, removing some of the current distinctions between TV, radio and online content as the BBC moves towards a more genre-based approach.

The two-page letter, signed by the whole RIG Board, states that whilst RIG’s own members’ work is diversifying beyond radio; ‘to ensure that Licence-Fee payers continue to have the radio content they have come to expect, the BBC must retain, and at a high level, expertise in understanding content that works first and foremost on an audio-first platform’.

It also emphasises communication with indies outside London: ‘This commissioning resource must also be accessible to audio producers all around the UK, to create a level playing field in commissioning where the best ideas will be broadcast regardless of source and geographic location’.

Managing Director Will Jackson said: “UK audio production companies fully realise the world is changing but new technology is actually allowing people to listen to radio in a greater variety of ways. We appreciate Lord Hall’s comment that he wishes to maintain what he calls ‘great channels’. Having senior radio-commissioning expertise present in the new structure will be crucial to ensure the BBC does not let down its many loyal listeners, regardless of the device on which they are listening”.

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Pete Waterman joins two BBC local radio stations

BBC WM 95.6 and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire 94.8 have hired Pete Waterman to host a weekend show during the summer.

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“Everyone” wins Gold at the BBC Radio Awards

The annual BBC Radio Awards took place at the Radio Theatre last night in London, hosted by Asian Network presenter Tommy Sandhu.

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BBC Radio 3 brings back the Birdsong

BBC Radio 3 is to air birdsong-inspired programming as part of its exploration of ‘slow radio’, offering listeners a chance to pause, reflect and take time out from their busy lives.

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BBC increases audience around the world

The BBC reaches a record weekly audience of 348 million people worldwide, a 13 per cent increase on last year, according to new figures released today.

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BBC Radio 2 commissions new sitcom Barbara Nice

BBC Radio 2 has commissioned of a new Comedy sitcom series, Barbara Nice, which is to be recorded in Birmingham and Salford this summer.

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Alan Clifford back on-air at BBC Radio Nottingham

There are changes at BBC Radio Nottingham as new programmes are introduced on weekday afternoons.

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A.Dot takes over breakfast on BBC Radio 1Xtra

Schedule changes at 1Xtra mean Twin B and Yasmin Evans are off breakfast and Amplify Dot is in.

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New Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4

James Runcie has been appointed as the Commissioning Editor for Arts on BBC Radio 4, replacing Tony Phillips.

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BBC Radio Derby renames building as Bloomfield House

A permanent tribute to Colin Bloomfield has been unveiled at BBC Radio Derby today, one year since his death.

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BBC Radio 5 live searches for Young Commentator

A nationwide search is on by 5 live to discover a young radio commentary star.

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BBC Sussex hosts 24 hour show on local life

BBC Sussex is currently broadcasting continuously for a special programme called “24 Hours” till 8am Friday.

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BBC local radio to feature music festivals

Every BBC local and regional station will adopt one of 42 music festivals this summer, under the BBC Music umbrella.

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