Experience baroque music in a new light with Radio 3 and National Trust

A series of six live concerts and a live drama will be aired on BBC Radio 3 next month, placing baroque performance in its historical context. The programmes are being presented with the National Trust, whose properties will play host to the performances. The events are part of Radio 3’s Baroque Spring, which features music, … Read more

What if you listen to this?

A series of new programmes will invite listeners to present their own vision of the future on the World Service. From 28th January to 31st March the ‘What If?’ shows will look into the future and how the world might look, how technology will advance and innovations in health and science. Beginning with ‘What if … Read more

Jameela Jamil is new chart show host

Former T4 presenter Jameela Jamil has presented her first chart show on BBC Radio 1. Jameela is the first solo female presenter of the show since it began as Pick of the Pops in the 1960’s. The Radio 1 Official Chart show counts down the top 40 songs every Sunday from 4pm. The last hour … Read more

A Smooth Starlight Supper this March

An annual charity event organised by Smooth Radio will return this March, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. On Saturday, 9th March the station is inviting listeners to attend or host dinner parties from 8pm. Money is raised for charity with donations from attendees of the parties. A special show will broadcast on Smooth Radio … Read more

Range of specialist music for Radio 2

Plans have been unveiled for specialist music programmes on Radio 2 this year, beginning with a focus on folk music. The new Folk Show began earlier this month, and will feature live folk acts in the run up to the Folk Awards on 30th January. Future shows will feature¬†Richard Thompson, Heidi Talbot and Jefferson Hamer. … Read more

Reggae DJ David Rodigan to join Radio 1Xtra

The reggae DJ David Rodigan is to join BBC Radio 1 Xtra for a new Sunday evening show from February. David Rodigan first presented on radio over 30 years ago on BBC Radio London and has since been inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame. I am absolutely delighted to be joining BBC Radio … Read more

New weekend line-up at Xfm

Following a new breakfast show for the indie music station, new shows and presenters have been announced for the weekend line-up. Comedian Josh Widdicombe will join the station from 19th January presenting a show every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Former BBC Radio 6 Music weekend breakfast presenter Jo Good will be joined by musicians, … Read more

Actress Heather Bell to return to The Archers

Actress Heather Bell will reprise the part of Clarrie Grundy next month – over 30 years after she created the role in the 1970’s. Heather Bell will take over the role of wife of rogue Eddie and mother of Will and Ed in February, taking over from Rosalind Adams, who has been with the radio … Read more

Third of new cars sold with digital radio as standard

One third (33.3%) of new cars sold in the last three months of 2012 included DAB digital radio as standard. This means there was a 76% increase in the number of cars sold with digital radio fitted compared to the previous year, according to Digital Radio UK. The industry body says eight of the ten … Read more

Anna Foster announced as new co-host on 5 live drive

The BBC has announced that Anna Foster will be the new permanent co-presenter alongside Peter Allan on Radio 5 live’s drive programme. Anna Foster and Louise Minchin have alternated presenting duties alongside Peter Allan since Aasmah Mir left the station last November. Anna Foster has been with the BBC station since 2005 and co-hosted the … Read more