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Broadcasting in the West

Published 8 October 2018

It’s 1949 and regional radio from the BBC Home Service is at its height. Our new special site reprints a BBC West of England booklet going behind the scenes of radio in the west and south west

Tonight’s BBC Home Service… in 1939

Published 12 September 2018

A look at what was on the BBC on Tuesday 12 September 1939

► Goodbye to the Home Service

Published 29 September 2017

The final closedown, 29 September 1967

The new look in radio

Published 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

Announcing from the inside

Published 12 December 2016

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

Long live regional broadcasting

Published 7 November 2016

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

Announcing the changes

Published 6 October 2016

How the job of announcing on the BBC changed when war broke out

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1939

Published 14 September 2016

A look at what was on the Home Service on Thursday 14 September 1939

One, Two, Three, Four…

Published 3 October 2007

The coming of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4

A new lease of life

Published 15 August 2001

The Second World War had forced a change in priority for the BBC.