We’re quite fortunate in that we’ve a lot of radio stations to here in the UK.
In a average week likely around 55% of UKs listening time is actually to BBC radio stations. There is a slow decline in that percent over time, however due to competition from other stations and of course the internet. Although it is perfectly possible to access the stations online too, the majority of the BBC radio stations are available anywhere in the world – you can even listen on your iPad, try this.
The most popular by far is BBC RADIO 2. As the station’s first name implies, it mostly creates a wide selection light music of middle of the road, appropriate to get a mature audience. It’s had several long jogging presenters including Jimmy Young, Terry Wogan and Diddy David Hamilton.
It had been established as a fresh station to counteract the vast amount of pirate stations which were beginning to air overseas from boats. Tony Blackburn who’d come from pirate radio presented the initial show.
Radio 4 plays quite little music and is largely an address station for news, artwork and topical occasions. It really is the BBC’s main station and is truly designated to tune in to in case of a national crisis. It’s lots of long running programs like Girl’s Hour, The Archers and Desert Island Discs. There really are numerous advice and factual programs like the Transport Outlook which warns boats around our coasts of the climate. Initially it was known as the Home Service.
BBC 5 Live brings an extensive combination of news, sports and phone ins to the airwaves. It’s a live comment on all the major sporting events with a lot of soccer matches. Emphasis over time has shifted into a sports channel from more. The very first voice heard was that who went to sort, with Peter Allen, a multi award winning mix.
The least and specialist listened to is Radio 3 which was a rename of the Third Programme. It airs mainly classical and operatic music.