Radio

Propaganda

5 June 2017

Why didn’t the government take over the running of the BBC in 1940?

The new look in radio

13 March 2017

Frank Gillard in 1964 on the launch of the BBC Music Programme and the realignment of the BBC’s three radio networks

Heartbreak on the line

30 January 2017

Radio Guide in May 1976 takes a look at late night ILR phone-ins

The old BBC: early progress and expansion

20 January 2017

Part four of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

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

The birth of ITMA

10 October 2016

Ted Kavanagh explains where wartime hit ‘ITMA’ came from

Going local

12 September 2016

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

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

Testing, testing, 3, 5, 5

17 September 2015

Swinging Radio England and Britain Radio – two ‘forgotten’ pop pirates.

Kenny the kidder

3 September 2015

Probably the greatest maker of radio Britain ever created… especially when the devil got into him

Start here

20 April 2015

A beginner’s guide to broadcasting history

194 Radio City – new for ’82!

1 December 2014

Liverpool’s Radio City celebrates being #1 in 1982

ILR in 1977

24 November 2014

A look back at the first wave of ILR stations and where they are now

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

Small world, big circles

15 September 2014

Radio speaks peace until war comes

The Copenhagen Plan

4 August 2014

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

From a distance

30 November 2012

Nigel Stapley twirls the FM dial in the days when that meant silence or hiss

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.

Former home of the Shock Jocks

27 November 2008

A past more interesting than the present

On the Run

1 August 2008

The story of London’s clandestine radio stations (1973)

Humph – A Tribute

22 June 2008

Nigel Stapley remembers

Tested to Destruction

22 June 2008

Survey slaves are killing radio’s originality

Is DAB Dead?

8 April 2008

What is really going on?

Broadcasting the Bards

9 March 2008

Welsh poetry on the air

Dead And Buried?

9 March 2008

Is DAB on the way out?

Bureaucracy Killed the Radio Star

11 February 2008

A life in student radio

Microsoft Strikes Again

10 January 2008

Why can’t I listen to MyClassicFM?

Hitler’s Radio

7 January 2008

The story of the Volksempfänger

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