5 live shows go to Glasgow for 2014 Games
BBC Radio 5 live will be broadcasting a number of programmes from Glasgow everyday throughout the Commonwealth Games next year.
Programmes including Breakfast and late nights which will move from their base in Salford for a temporary studio in Scotland.
The station will also launch its weekly programme ‘Get set Glasgow’ with Eleanor Oldroyd and Fred MacAulay co-presenting the first show and broadcasting live from Glasgow from 730-9pm on Thursday 12 December.
Other radio coverage highlights include Radio 2’s mid-morning Ken Bruce Show looking at cultural aspects of the Games in the run-up, and a one-hour documentary presented by Lulu which will explore a musical map of Glasgow. Along with this, there will be a special Friday Night is Music Night with the 70-piece BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, joined by guests from the world of sport and music, to perform orchestral music inspired by sport. This concert will feature music from film scores, TV themes and the classics – everything from John Williams’ ‘Olympic Fanfare’ to Vangelis’s score of ‘Chariots of Fire’.
Radio 3 will be at BBC@TheQuay with World on 3 Live, and they will also have a 26-part series with unique new recordings of roots music from 26 Commonwealth countries, made by BBC Scotland.
Radio 4 will also have live programmes from Glasgow during the Games, including Tina C’s Commonwealth of Nations: The Empire Strikes Back – written and performed by Christopher Green to a live audience in Glasgow.
4Xtra’s The 4 O’Clock Show will record a series of programmes for families at BBC@TheQuay and The Asian Network will be live in Glasgow for the duration of the games, culminating in a live Bollywood style musical evening at BBC@TheQuay.
Elsewhere, Nations and English regions radio services, including Radio Wales and Radio Ulster, will be broadcasting from a hub within the SECC precinct, covering stories relevant to their areas.
And BBC Radio Scotland will embrace Glasgow 2014 with live coverage of the Opening and Closing ceremonies and the whole schedule responsive to the action as and when events happen. Every medal that is won for Scotland will feature on the network with all the big moments covered for the listeners. Also, in a partnership with 5 live, the Radio Scotland afternoon schedule will change to host a daily co-production with Fred MacAulay and Eleanor Oldroyd.