Radio

The new look in radio

13 Mar 2017

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

The old BBC: the press, the Crawford Committee and the end

10 Feb 2017

Part seven of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

The old BBC: entering the last year

3 Feb 2017

Part six of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

Heartbreak on the line

30 Jan 2017

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

The old BBC: material changes and programme developments

27 Jan 2017

Part five of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

The old BBC: early progress and expansion

20 Jan 2017

Part four of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

The old BBC: early difficulties and the Sykes Committee

13 Jan 2017

Part three of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

The old BBC: the beginning

6 Jan 2017

Part two of our series remembering the British Broadcasting Company

The old BBC: Remembering the British Broadcasting Company

1 Jan 2017

The first part of our special series remembering the British Broadcasting Company, 90 years after it became today’s BBC

Announcing from the inside

12 Dec 2016

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

The Voice of Liberty

28 Nov 2016

What the BBC meant to the people of occupied France

Long live regional broadcasting

7 Nov 2016

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

Northern exposure

24 Oct 2016

A new BBC transmitter is being built near Slaithwaite in 1931

The birth of ITMA

10 Oct 2016

Ted Kavanagh explains where wartime hit ‘ITMA’ came from

Going local

12 Sep 2016

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

The Cesspit Beneath

27 Jan 2016

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

Faces of war

5 Nov 2015

The BBC decides to reveal all when war breaks out

Testing, testing, 3, 5, 5

17 Sep 2015

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

Kenny the kidder

3 Sep 2015

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

Start here

20 Apr 2015

A beginner’s guide to broadcasting history

194 Radio City – new for ’82!

1 Dec 2014

Liverpool’s Radio City celebrates being #1 in 1982

ILR in 1977

24 Nov 2014

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

Merseyside, Merseyside, Merseyside all the way through

22 Nov 2014

Welcome to Radio Merseyside

Rolling news, radio style

17 Nov 2014

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

The Swinging New Radio Service

30 Sep 2014

Radio 1 swings on to the air

Small world, big circles

15 Sep 2014

Radio speaks peace until war comes

The Copenhagen Plan

4 Aug 2014

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

From a distance

30 Nov 2012

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

A Day In The Life… Sort Of

16 Jan 2011

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

Former home of the Shock Jocks

27 Nov 2008

A past more interesting than the present

On the Run

1 Aug 2008

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

Humph – A Tribute

22 Jun 2008

Nigel Stapley remembers

Tested to Destruction

22 Jun 2008

Survey slaves are killing radio’s originality

Is DAB Dead?

8 Apr 2008

What is really going on?

Broadcasting the Bards

9 Mar 2008

Welsh poetry on the air

Dead And Buried?

9 Mar 2008

Is DAB on the way out?

Bureaucracy Killed the Radio Star

11 Feb 2008

A life in student radio

Microsoft Strikes Again

10 Jan 2008

Why can’t I listen to MyClassicFM?

Hitler’s Radio

7 Jan 2008

The story of the Volksempfänger

Listen up!

16 Dec 2007

BBC Listen Again goes upmarket – briefly

Revolution at the BBC

3 Oct 2007

The birth of Radios 1-4

One, Two, Three, Four…

3 Oct 2007

The coming of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4

Radio’s tidal waves

3 Oct 2007

Robin Carmody looks back on his Moment

Radio 1 memories

3 Oct 2007

Roddy Buxton remembers

Past Radio 1

3 Oct 2007

Recalling Radio 1