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Adult contemporary music (AC) is a North American term used to describe a form of radio-played popular music, ranging from 1960s vocal and 1970s soft rock music to predominantly ballad-heavy music of the present day, with varying degrees of easy listening, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, quiet storm, and rock influence.
Alistair Cooke (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British-American journalist, television personality and broadcaster.
AM broadcasting is a radio broadcasting technology, which employs amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions.
Any Questions? is a topical debate radio programme in the United Kingdom that has been broadcast since 1948.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Aubrey Edward Singer CBE (21 January 1927 – 26 May 2007) was a British broadcasting executive who spent most of his career at the BBC.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Asian Network is a British radio station whose target audience are people aged 15-35 of South Asian descent (Bangladeshi/Indian/Pakistani), and/or those with an interest in South Asian affairs.
BBC Cymru Wales is a division of the BBC, and the national broadcaster for Wales.
The BBC Home Service was a British national radio station that broadcast from 1939 until 1967, when it became the current BBC Radio 4.
BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC.
The Light Programme was a BBC radio station which broadcast chiefly mainstream light entertainment and music from 1945 until 1967, when it was rebranded as BBC Radio 2.
BBC Local Radio is the BBC's local and regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, consisting of forty (40) stations.
BBC Northern Ireland (BBC Thuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: BBC Norlin Airlan) is a division of the BBC and the main public broadcaster in Northern Ireland.
BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service.
BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern and current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7pm, including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, indie or interviews. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 1529 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.
BBC Radio 1Xtra (also known simply as 1Xtra) is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom from the BBC specialising in urban music.
BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom with over 15 million weekly listeners. Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is adult contemporary or AOR, although the station also broadcasts other specialist musical genres. Radio 2 broadcasts throughout the UK on FM between 88.1 and 90.2MHz from studios in Wogan House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. Programmes are relayed on digital radio via DAB, Sky, Cable TV, IPTV, Freeview, Freesat and the Internet.
BBC Radio 3 is a British radio station operated by the BBC.
BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.
BBC Radio 4 Extra is a British digital radio station broadcasting archive repeats of comedy, drama and documentary programmes nationally, 24 hours a day.
BBC Radio 5, a BBC radio network, carried sport, children's and educational programmes from 1990 to 1994.
BBC Radio 5 Live (also known as just 5 Live) is the BBC's national radio service that specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, interviews and sports commentaries.
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (also known as just 5 Live Sports Extra or 5 Live Extra) is a national digital radio station in the United Kingdom, operated by the BBC, and specialising only in extended additional sports coverage.
BBC Radio 6 Music (also still known as BBC 6 Music or BBC 6) is one of the BBC's digital radio stations.
BBC Radio Cymru is BBC Cymru Wales' Welsh-language national radio network.
BBC Radio Foyle (BBC Raidió Feabhail) is a BBC Northern Ireland local radio station, serving County Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal is a Scottish radio station, broadcasting in Scottish Gaelic.
BBC Radio Orkney is a local opt-out of BBC Radio Scotland for the Orkney Islands, which is based in Castle Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, in Scotland.
BBC Radio Scotland is BBC Scotland's national English-language radio network.
BBC Radio Shetland is an opt-out service of BBC Radio Scotland, covering the Shetland Islands, Scotland.
BBC Radio Ulster (BBC Raidió Uladh) is one of two Northern Ireland BBC radio stations, the other being BBC Radio Foyle located in the city of Derry.
BBC Radio Wales is BBC Cymru Wales's national English language radio station.
BBC Scotland is a division of the BBC and the main public broadcaster in Scotland.
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company.
BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The BBC Third Programme was a national radio service produced and broadcast by the BBC between 1946 and 1970.
The BBC World Service, the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasts radio and television news, speech and discussions in over 30 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, DAB, FM and MW relays.
Belfast (is the capital city of Northern Ireland, located on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast of Ireland.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Robert Duncan James Shennan (born 18 March 1962, Wirral, Cheshire, better known as Bob Shennan) is a British radio executive who was appointed as Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music in January 2009.
Brian Matthew (17 September 1928 – 8 April 2017) was an English broadcaster who worked for the BBC for 63 years from 1954 until 2017.
Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.
British Asians (also referred as South Asians in the United Kingdom, Asian British people or Asian Britons) are persons of South Asian descent who reside in the United Kingdom.
The British Broadcasting Company Ltd (BBC) was a British commercial company formed on 18 October 1922 by British and American electrical companies doing business in the United Kingdom (and anxious to build sales of their products by ensuring that there were radio broadcasts to which their radio-buying customers could listen) and licensed by the British General Post Office.
Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London.
Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom.
CBC Radio is the English-language radio operations of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Century Radio was the brand name of a group of independent local radio stations in England.
The Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche; French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are an archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy.
Children's Hour, initially The Children's Hour, was the BBC's principal recreational service for children (as distinct from "Broadcasts to Schools") which began during the period when radio was the only medium of broadcasting.
The City of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, named after its largest settlement, Salford, but extending west to include the towns of Eccles, Worsley, Swinton, Walkden and Irlam.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
The counties of England are areas used for the purposes of administrative, geographical, cultural or political demarcation.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.
Sir David Hatch, (7 May 1939 – 13 June 2007), "Just a Minute" site was involved in production and management at BBC Radio, where he held many executive positions, including Head of Light Entertainment (Radio), Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 and later managing director of BBC Radio.
Desert Island Discs is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) is a digital radio standard for broadcasting digital audio radio services, used in many countries across Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.
In the United Kingdom, the roll-out of digital radio is proceeding since engineering test transmissions were started by the BBC in 1990 followed by a public launch in September 1995.
A division of a business, sometimes called a business sector or business unit (segment), is one of the parts into which a business, organization or company is divided.
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.
FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology.
Francis George Gillard CBE (1 December 1909 – 20 October 1998) was a BBC executive, reporter and radio innovator.
Freesat is a free-to-air digital satellite television service in the United Kingdom, provided by joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc.
Freeview is the United Kingdom's digital terrestrial television platform.
Friday Night is Music Night is a long-running live BBC radio concert programme featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, broadcast most Fridays on BBC Radio 2 at 8pm.
Gardeners' Question Time is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme in which amateur gardeners can put questions to a panel of experts.
The General Post Office (GPO) was officially established in England in 1660 by Charles II and it eventually grew to combine the functions of state postal system and telecommunications carrier.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
Hancock's Half Hour was a BBC radio comedy, and later television comedy series, broadcast from 1954 to 1961 and written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Helen Boaden (born 1 March 1956) is a former British broadcasting executive who spent more than 30 years working for the BBC, (resigned 29th Sept. 2016).
High culture encompasses the cultural products of aesthetic value, which a society collectively esteem as exemplary art.
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is a BBC radio comedy panel game.
Sir James Ian Raley Trethowan (20 October 1922 – 12 December 1990) was a British journalist, radio and television broadcaster and administrator who eventually became director-general of the BBC from 1 October 1977 to 31 July 1982, having previously been managing director of BBC network radio from 1970 to 1976.
An innuendo is a hint, insinuation or intimation about a person or thing, especially of a denigrating or a derogatory nature.
It's That Man Again (or, commonly, ITMA) was a BBC radio comedy programme which ran from 1939 to 1949.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Dame Jennifer Gita Abramsky, DBE (born 7 October 1946) is chairman of the UK's National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
A jingle is a short song or tune used in advertising, podcasts and for other commercial uses.
John Myers is a former British radio executive, consultant and presenter.
John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist.
John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, (20 July 1889 – 16 June 1971) was a Scottish broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
Journey Into Space is a BBC Radio science fiction programme written by BBC producer Charles Chilton.
Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy and television panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons.
Maurice James Christopher Cole (25 December 1944 – 4 April 1995), known professionally as Kenny Everett, was a British comedian, radio DJ, and television entertainer.
Captain Leonard Frank Plugge (21 September 1889 – 19 February 1981) was a British businessman and Conservative Party politician.
Letter from America was a weekly 15-minute radio series broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and its predecessor, the Home Service and to the world through the BBC World Service.
LGBT slang, LGBT speak or gay slang is a set of slang lexicon used predominantly among LGBT people.
Many BBC radio comedy programmes have been successful enough for the writers and performers to adapt them into television programmes.
Dame Elizabeth Anne Lucy Forgan, DBE (born 31 August 1944) is an English journalist, and radio and television executive.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
In radio, longwave, long wave or long-wave, and commonly abbreviated LW, refers to parts of the radio spectrum with wavelengths longer than what was originally called the medium-wave broadcasting band.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
The Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967 c.41, shortened to Marine Broadcasting Offences Act or "Marine offences Act", became law in the United Kingdom at midnight on Monday 14 August 1967.
Marylebone (or, both appropriate for the Parish Church of St. Marylebone,,, or) is an affluent inner-city area of central London, England, located within the City of Westminster and part of the West End.
The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.
Richard Matthew Bannister (born 16 March 1957) is a British media executive and broadcaster.
MediaCityUK is a mixed-use property development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.
Medium wave (MW) is the part of the medium frequency (MF) radio band used mainly for AM radio broadcasting.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Middle of the road (MOR) loosely describes any type of music that falls between popular music and art music, and includes the work of serious composers who write in a lighter style than normal.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.
Percy Howard Newby CBE (25 June 1918 – 6 September 1997) was an English novelist and broadcasting administrator.
PAMS (an acronym for Production, Advertising, Merchandising Service), based in Dallas, Texas, was one of the most famous jingle production companies in American broadcasting.
A panel show or panel game is a radio or television game show in which a panel of celebrities participates.
Pirate radio or a pirate radio station is a radio station that broadcasts without a valid license.
UK pirate radio, unlicensed illegal broadcasting, was popular in the 1960s and experienced another surge of interest in the 1980s.
A podcast, or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to.
Polari (or alternatively Parlare, Parlary, Palare, Palarie, Palari) is a form of cant slang used in Britain by some actors, circus and fairground showmen, professional wrestlers, merchant navy sailors, criminals, prostitutes, and the gay subculture.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
In the United Kingdom, the term "public service broadcasting" refers to broadcasting intended for public benefit rather than to serve purely commercial interests.
Radio Caroline is a British radio station founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly to circumvent the record companies' control of popular music broadcasting in the United Kingdom and the BBC's radio broadcasting monopoly.
The Radio Drama Company is a company of actors formed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1939, at the beginning of the Second World War.
Radio Luxembourg was a multilingual commercial broadcaster in Luxembourg.
Radio Times is a British weekly television and radio programme listings magazine.
Real Radio was a network of five regional radio stations broadcasting to Northern England, Scotland, Wales and Yorkshire.
The Reith Lectures is a series of annual radio lectures given by leading figures of the day, commissioned by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.
Richard Francis (dates unknown) was an English cricketer who played for Hampshire in the last quarter of the 18th century when its matches were organised by the Hambledon Club.
Round the Horne is a BBC Radio comedy programme that was transmitted in four series of weekly episodes from 1965 until 1968.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.
Shetland (Old Norse: Hjaltland), also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies northeast of Great Britain.
Sky UK (formerly British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom.
Sports Report is one of the longest-running programmes on British radio, and is the world's longest-running sports radio programme.
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.
Test Match Special (also known as TMS) is a British sports radio programme, originally, as its name implies, dealing exclusively with Test cricket matches, but currently covering any professional cricket.
The Archers is the world's longest-running radio soap opera.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Goon Show was a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy radio series written by Douglas Adams (with some material in the first series provided by John Lloyd).
The Midlands is a cultural and geographic area roughly spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.
The News Quiz is a British topical panel game broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
The World at One, or WATO ("what-oh") for short, is BBC Radio 4's long-running lunchtime news and current affairs programme, which is currently broadcast from 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm from Monday to Friday.
Timothy Douglas Davie (born 25 April 1967) is the Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios (formerly known as BBC Worldwide) who served as acting Director-General of the BBC following George Entwistle's resignation in November 2012 until Lord Hall took over the role permanently in April 2013.
This is a timeline of the history of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Today, or The Today Programme, is BBC Radio 4's long-running early morning news and current affairs programme, broadcast on Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 7:00 am to 9:00 am on Saturday.
Antony Kenneth "Tony" Blackburn (born 29 January 1943) is an English disc jockey.
Top Gear was a radio show known for its specially recorded sessions in addition to playing records.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
Urban contemporary is a music radio format.
Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.
Woman's Hour is a radio magazine programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom.
Radio London, also known as Big L and Wonderful Radio London, was a top 40 (in London's case, the "Fab 40") offshore commercial station that operated from 23 December 1964 to 14 August 1967, from a ship anchored in the North Sea, three and a half miles off Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, England.
Workers' Playtime was a British radio variety programme transmitted by the BBC between 1941 and 1964.
World music (also called global music or international music) is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the globe, which includes many genres including some forms of Western music represented by folk music, as well as selected forms of ethnic music, indigenous music, neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition, such as ethnic music and Western popular music, intermingle.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.