271 relations: Adil Ray, Adrian Love, Adult contemporary music, Advertising, Al Murray, Alan Carr, Alan Dedicoat, Alan Dell, Alan Freeman, Alan Keith, Alan Titchmarsh, Alberto Semprini, Album-oriented rock, Aled Jones, Alex Lester, Amol Rajan, Ana Matronic, Andrew Sachs, Andy Peebles, Angela Rippon, Angela Scanlon, Angie Greaves, Anita Rani, Anne Robinson, Anneka Rice, Barbara Sturgeon, Barry Alldis, BBC, BBC Big Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Light Programme, BBC New Comedy Award, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 50s, BBC Radio 2 Country, BBC Radio 2 Eurovision, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 (former), BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Trust, Benny Green (saxophonist), Big Band Special, Bill Rennells, Birmingham, Blues, Bob Dylan, Bob Harris (radio), Bob Holness, ..., Bob Shennan, Brian D'Arcy, Brian Hayes (broadcaster), Brian Matthew, Britpop, Broadcasting House, Bryan Adams, C2C: Country to Country, Cable television, Carla Bruni, Cerys Matthews, Charles McLelland, Chris Evans (presenter), Chris Stuart, Christopher Biggins, Clare Balding, Clare Teal, Classic rock, Classical music, Claudia Winkleman, Cliff Adams Singers, Colin Berry, Constructive dismissal, Country music, Craig Charles, Dale Winton, Dave Pearce, David Gell, David Hamilton (broadcaster), David Hatch, David Jacobs (broadcaster), David Mitchell (comedian), David Quantick, Debbie Thrower, Derek Chinnery, Derek Jameson, Dermot O'Leary, Des Lynam, Desmond Carrington, Diane-Louise Jordan, Digital audio broadcasting, Digital radio in the United Kingdom, Don Black (lyricist), Don Henley, Don Maclean, Douglas Muggeridge, Easy listening, Ed Miliband, Ed Stewart, Elaine Paige, Elaine Paige on Sunday, Emma Forbes, Enoch Powell, Eurovision Song Contest 2014, Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Fearne Cotton, Fern Britton, FM broadcasting, Folk music, Fran Godfrey, Frances Line, Frank Renton, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Friday Night Is Music Night, Gary Davies, Geoff Lloyd, Gloria Hunniford, Graham Knight (broadcaster), Graham Norton, Greenwich Time Signal, Groove Worx, Hertz, Huey Morgan, Hugh Laurie, Humphrey Lyttelton, Independent Local Radio, Independent music, Infotainment, IPTV, It's Been a Bad Week, Jack Docherty, Jackie Bird, James Moir, Jamie Cullum, Jammin' (radio programme), Janey Lee Grace, Janice Long, Jason Mohammad, Jazz, Jem Godfrey, Jeremy Vine, Jimmy Young (broadcaster), Jo Whiley, Jodie Prenger, John Churchill Dunn, John Myers (radio executive), John Sentamu, Johnnie Walker (DJ), Jon Briggs, Jonathan Ross, Jools Holland, Judith Chalmers, Julia Neuberger, Kate Bottley, Kate Thornton, Katie Boyle, Katie Puckrik, Katrina Leskanich, Keith Fordyce, Ken Bruce, Kristian Bush, Kylie Minogue, Len Goodman, Lesley Douglas, Light music, List of most-listened-to radio programs, Liza Tarbuck, Lynn Bowles, Lynn Parsons, Malcolm Laycock, Manchester, Maria McErlane, Mark Goodier, Mark Lamarr, Mark Radcliffe, Martin Lewis (financial journalist), Mary Portas, Matt Everitt, Matt Williams (radio presenter), Matthew Wright (television presenter), Medium wave, Melanie C, Melanie Sykes, Michael Aspel, Michael Ball (singer), Michael Grade, Michael Parkinson, Middle of the road (music), Mike Harding, Mo Dutta, Moira Stuart, Morgan Freeman, Nick Barraclough, Nicki Chapman, Nigel Ogden, O. J. Borg, Ofcom, Ore Oduba, Paddy O'Connell, Pam Ayres, Patrick Kielty, Paul Gambaccini, Paul Hollingdale, Paul Jones (singer), Paul O'Grady, Paul O'Grady on the Wireless, Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson, Penny Smith, Pete Mitchell (broadcaster), Pete Murray (DJ), Pick of the Pops, Pirate radio in the United Kingdom, Playlist, PopMaster, Radio broadcasting, Ray Moore (broadcaster), Rebecca Pike, Reggae, Richard Bacon (broadcaster), Richard Baker (broadcaster), Richard Coles, Richard Madeley, Robin Scott (BBC controller), Roger Royle, Russell Brand, Sally Boazman, Sam Costa, Sara Cox, Sarah Jarvis, Sarah Kennedy, Shane Richie, Sheila Tracy, Showtunes, Simon Bates, Simon Dee, Simon Mayo, Simon Mayo Drivetime, Sky UK, Sounds of the 60s, Steve Jones (game show presenter), Steve Lamacq, Steve Wright (DJ), Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Stuart Hall (presenter), Stuart Maconie, Sunday Night at 10, Suzi Perry, Suzi Quatro, Sybil Ruscoe, Television licence, Terry Wogan, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, The Day the Music Died (radio), The Mail on Sunday, The Organist Entertains, The Radio 2 Breakfast Show, The Russell Brand Show (radio show), The Sunday Hour, Tim Rice, Tim Smith (DJ), Tony Blackburn, Tony Brandon, Trevor Nelson, Vanessa Feltz, Vassos Alexander, Virgin Radio, Wally Whyton, Weekend Wogan, Wogan House, Zoë Ball. Expand index (221 more) » « Shrink index
Adil Ray, (born 26 April 1974) is a British actor, comedian and radio and television presenter.
Adrian Love (born 3 August 1944 in York – 10 March 1999) was a British radio presenter, remembered for his Love In The Afternoon show on Radio Two.
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.
Advertising is an audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.
Alastair James Hay Murray (born 10 May 1968), is an English comedian and TV personality.
Alan Graham Carr (born 14 June 1976) is an English comedian and television personality.
Alan Dedicoat (born 1 December 1954) is an English announcer for programmes on BBC One and BBC Radio 2; he is probably best known as the "Voice of the Balls" on the National Lottery programmes on BBC One.
Alan Dell, born Alan Creighton Mandell (20 March 1924 – 18 August 1995), was a BBC radio broadcaster, associated with dance band music of the 1920s, 1930s and early 1940s.
Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, MBE (6 July 1927 – 27 November 2006) was an Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality in the United Kingdom for 40 years, best known for presenting Pick of the Pops from 1961 to 2000.
Alan Keith OBE (born Alexander Kossoff; 19 October 1908 – 17 March 2003) was a British actor, disc jockey and radio presenter, noted for being the longest serving and oldest presenter on British radio by the time of his death aged 94.
Alan Fred Titchmarsh,, HonFSE (born 2 May 1949) is an English gardener, presenter, poet, and novelist.
Alberto Fernando Riccardo Semprini (27 March 1908 – 19 January 1990) known by his stage name Alberto Semprini, or Semprini, was an English pianist, composer and conductor, known for his appearances on the BBC, mainly on radio.
Album-oriented rock (abbreviated AOR) is an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists.
Aled Jones MBE (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and radio and television presenter.
Alexander Norman Charles "Alex" Lester (born 11 May 1956 in Walsall, Staffordshire) is a British broadcaster.
Amol Rajan (born 4 July 1983) is the BBC's Media Editor, having taken up the role in December 2016.
Ana Lynch (born August 14, 1974), known by her stage name Ana Matronic, is an American singer, best known as the female co-lead vocalist for Scissor Sisters.
Andreas Siegfried "Andrew" Sachs (7 April 1930 – 23 November 2016) was a British actor.
Andy Peebles (born 13 December 1948 in Hampstead, London) is a radio DJ, presenter, and Cricket commentator.
Angela May Rippon CBE (born 12 October 1944)"Angela Rippon," Contemporary Authors Online, Detroit: Gale, (2008) Gale Biography In Context is an English television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter.
Angela Marie Scanlon (born 29 December 1983) is an Irish television presenter, broadcaster and former journalist for RTÉ and the BBC.
Angie Greaves (born London) is a British radio presenter on London-based radio station Magic 105.4 FM.
Anita Rani Nazran (born 25 October 1977), better known as Anita Rani, is a British radio and television presenter.
Anne Josephine Robinson (born 26 September 1944) is an English television presenter and journalist, known for her acerbic style of presenting.
Anne Lucinda Hartley Rice (born 4 October 1958), known professionally as Anneka Rice, is a Welsh actress and broadcaster.
Barbara Sturgeon is a British radio presenter and winner of two Sony Radio Awards for a show she presented on BBC Radio Kent during the 1980s.
Barry Alldis (1930–82) was an Australian presenter on British radio, most notably on the English service of Radio Luxembourg.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
The BBC Big Band, originally known as the BBC Radio Big Band is a British big band run under the auspices of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The BBC Concert Orchestra is a British orchestra based in London, one of the British Broadcasting Corporation's five radio orchestras.
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.
The BBC New Comedy Award first appeared in 1995 and were considered to be one of the top UK comedy newcomer awards until they were axed in 2006.
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 2 50s was a pop-up DAB service from the BBC that broadcast from 2pm on Thursday 14 April 2016 until Sunday 17 April 2016.
BBC Radio 2 Country is a pop-up DAB service from the BBC which launched at 12 Noon on Thursday 5 March 2015.
BBC Radio 2 Eurovision was a pop-up DAB service from the BBC which launched at 12 Noon on Thursday 8 May 2014.
The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards celebrate outstanding achievement during the previous year within the field of folk music, with the aim of raising the profile of folk and acoustic music.
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 5, a BBC radio network, carried sport, children's and educational programmes from 1990 to 1994.
BBC Radio 6 Music (also still known as BBC 6 Music or BBC 6) is one of the BBC's digital radio stations.
The BBC Trust was the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) between 2007 and 2017.
Benny Green (born Bernard Green; 9 December 1927, Leeds, Yorkshire – 22 June 1998) was a British jazz saxophonist who was also known for his radio shows and books.
Big Band Special was a BBC Radio 2 series which launched in September 1979 as a showcase for the BBC Big Band in session and in concert.
Bill Rennells (born 1931 in Canterbury) is a British broadcaster and former journalist, who currently presents Harmony Nights on BBC Radio Oxford.
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.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Robert Brinley Joseph Harris, OBE (born 11 April 1946), known as "'Whispering Bob Harris", is an English music presenter known for being a host of the BBC2 music programme The Old Grey Whistle Test, and as a co-founder of the listings magazine Time Out.
Robert Wentworth John Holness (12 November 1928 – 6 January 2012) was an English radio and television presenter and occasional actor.
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 D'Arcy C.P (born 1 June 1945) is a Passionist priest based in Crossgar, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Brian Hayes (born 17 December 1937, Perth, Western Australia) is a radio presenter who is known in the United Kingdom for his phone-in shows.
Brian Matthew (17 September 1928 – 8 April 2017) was an English broadcaster who worked for the BBC for 63 years from 1954 until 2017.
Britpop is a UK based music and culture movement in the mid 1990s which emphasised "Britishness", and produced brighter, catchier alternative rock, partly in reaction to the popularity of the darker lyrical themes of the US-led grunge music, an alternative rock genre, and to the UK's own shoegazing music scene.
Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London.
Bryan Guy Adams, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
C2C: Country to Country is a country music festival which takes place at The O2 Arena in London every year.
Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables.
Carla Bruni Sarkozy – Le Figaro, 9 July 2008 (born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi;; 23 December 1967), is an Italian-French singer-songwriter and supermodel.
Cerys Elizabeth Matthews (born 11 April 1969) is a Welsh singer, songwriter, author, and broadcaster.
Charles McLelland (19 November 1930 – 2 December 2004) was the controller of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 from 1976 to 1978, and the controller solely of BBC Radio 2 from 1978 to 1980, when the two stations' management teams were separated.
Christopher James Evans (born 1 April 1966) is an English presenter, businessman, and producer for radio and television.
Chris Stuart (born 1949) is a British journalist, songwriter and radio and television presenter and producer.
Christopher Kenneth Biggins (born 16 December 1948) is an English actor and television presenter.
Clare Victoria Balding (born 29 January 1971) is a broadcaster, journalist and author.
Clare Teal (born 14 May 1973, Kildwick, Yorkshire) is an English singer and broadcaster who has become famous not only for her singing, but also for having signed the biggest recording contract by a British jazz singer.
Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock (AOR) format in the early 1980s.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
Claudia Anne Winkleman (born 15 January 1972) is an English television presenter, model, film critic, radio personality, and journalist, known for her work with the BBC.
The Cliff Adams Singers was a British male/female vocal group, known for ballads and novelty songs, and especially their regular performances on BBC Radio from the 1950s onwards.
Colin Berry is a British radio disc jockey/presenter and newsreader, best known for his many years at BBC Radio 2.
In employment law, constructive dismissal, also called constructive discharge or constructive termination, occurs when an employee resigns as a result of the employer creating a hostile work environment.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
Craig Joseph Charles (born 11 July 1964) is a British actor, comedian, author, poet, television presenter and DJ.
Dale Jonathan Winton (22 May 1955 – 18 April 2018) was an English radio DJ and television presenter.
David "Dave" Alistair Pearce (born 14 June 1963 in Surrey) is a British dance DJ, record producer and broadcaster, who has performed across the United Kingdom and the world.
David Gell (born 23 August 1929) is a Canadian DJ and television presenter.
David Hamilton (born David Pilditch on 10 September 1938) is a British radio presenter.
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.
David Lewis Jacobs, CBE (19 May 1926 – 2 September 2013) was a British broadcaster perhaps best known as presenter of the BBC Television 1960s peak-time show Juke Box Jury, and as chairman of the long-running BBC Radio 4 topical forum Any Questions? Earlier radio work included small acting parts: over the years he played himself or presenter characters in film, television and radio productions.
David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.
David Quantick (born 14 May 1961, Wortley, South Yorkshire, England) is an English freelance journalist, radio/screen writer and critic who specialises in music and comedy.
Debbie Thrower (born 17 November 1957 in Nairobi, Kenya) is an English journalist and broadcaster who presented ITV Meridian's flagship news programme Meridian Tonight (southern edition) from its inception in 1993 to 2009.
Charles Derek Chinnery (27 April 1925 – 22 March 2015) was the controller of BBC Radio 1 from 1978 to 1985.
Derek Jameson (29 November 1929 – 12 September 2012) was an English tabloid journalist and broadcaster.
Sean Dermot Fintan O'Leary Jr. (born 24 May 1973), better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a British-Irish television presenter for ITV and a radio presenter for BBC Radio 2.
Desmond Michael Lynam, (born 17 September 1942) is an Irish-born British television and radio presenter based in the UK.
Desmond Herbert Carrington (23 May 1926 – 1 February 2017) was a British actor and broadcaster, best known for his weekly evening show, The Music Goes Round, on BBC Radio 2.
Diane Johnson (born 28 June 1960), better known by her stage name Diane Louise Jordan, is a British television presenter.
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.
Don Black, (born 21 June 1938) is an English lyricist.
Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and founding member of the Eagles.
Don Maclean MBE KSS is an English actor and comedian, who appeared on the BBC television series Crackerjack with Michael Aspel, Peter Glaze and Jan Hunt in the 1970s.
Douglas Muggeridge (1928 – 26 February 1985)BBC annual report and handbook 1986, 1985,, p. 160-1 was the controller of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 from February 1969 until 1976.
Easy listening (sometimes known as mood music) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s.
Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British politician who was Leader of the Labour Party as well as Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015.
Edward Stewart Mainwaring (23 April 1941 – 9 January 2016), known as Ed "Stewpot" Stewart, was an English broadcaster.
Elaine Paige (born Elaine Jill Bickerstaff, 5 March 1948) is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre.
Elaine Paige on Sunday (often referred to on air as EPOS) is a British radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2, that is hosted by the actress and singer Elaine Paige.
Emma Katy Forbes (born 14 May 1965 in Hammersmith, London) is an English radio and television presenter.
John Enoch Powell (16 June 19128 February 1998) was a British politician, classical scholar, author, linguist, soldier, philologist and poet.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was the 59th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
Fearne Wood (born 3 September 1981), known professionally by her maiden name Cotton, is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
Fern Britton (born 17 July 1957) is an English television presenter, best known for her television work with ITV and the BBC.
FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
Frances Helen Godfrey (born 29 June 1953) was a BBC Radio 2 newsreader, most famous for her appearances on Wake Up to Wogan, a long-running breakfast show in the United Kingdom.
Frances Mary Line OBE (born 22 February 1940), whose married name is Frances Lloyd, is a retired broadcasting executive.
Frank Renton is a British musician, conductor and broadcaster, and former host of Listen to the Band on BBC Radio 2.
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.
Gary Davies (born 13 December 1957, Manchester, England) is an English broadcaster.
Geoff Lloyd (born 20 April 1973) is a British radio presenter, television host, podcast host and writer, best known for his talk radio and music shows.
Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford, OBE (born 10 April 1940), is a Northern Ireland television and radio presenter and singer on programmes on the BBC and ITV, such as Rip Off Britain with Julia Somerville and Angela Rippon, and her regular appearances as a panellist on Loose Women.
Graham Lawrence Knight (17 February 1949 – 3 September 2009) was a British broadcaster, journalist and author.
Graham William Walker (born 4 April 1963), known professionally as Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, and writer based in the United Kingdom.
The Greenwich Time Signal (GTS), popularly known as the pips, is a series of six short tones broadcast at one-second intervals by many BBC Radio stations.
GrooveWorx (formerly known as Groove Addicts) is a custom music house that produces music for various categories of media.
The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second.
Huey Morgan is an American musician best known as the frontman of rock/hip hop band Fun Lovin' Criminals.
James Hugh Calum Laurie, (born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, musician, comedian, and author.
Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton (23 May 1921 – 25 April 2008), also known as Humph, was an English jazz musician and broadcaster from the aristocratic Lyttelton family.
Independent Local Radio is the collective name given to commercial radio stations in the United Kingdom.
Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.
Infotainment (a portmanteau of information and entertainment), also called soft news, is a type of media, usually television, that provides a combination of information and entertainment.
Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
It’s Been a Bad Week is a British radio comedy on BBC Radio 2, that first broadcast on 11 February 1999.
Jack Docherty (born John Docherty, 1962 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish writer, actor, presenter and producer.
Jackie Bird (née Macpherson, born 31 July 1962 in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish journalist and newsreader, currently anchor of BBC Scotland's news programme Reporting Scotland.
James Moir (usually known as Jim Moir) was a senior BBC executive for many years until his retirement in 2003.
Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English jazz-pop singer-songwriter.
Jammin was a musical comedy show on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom.
Janey Lee Grace (born 4 March 1960) is an English singer, author, television (VH-1 and ITV) presenter and radio disc jockey, firstly with Virgin Radio as a travel reporter and then graduating to her own late night show for the station.
Janice Long (née Chegwin; born 5 April 1955) is an English radio broadcaster best known for her work with BBC Radio.
Jason Mohammad is a Welsh radio and television presenter currently working for the BBC.
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.
Jeremy "Jem" Godfrey (born 6 October 1971) is a British music producer, keyboardist and songwriter.
Jeremy Guy Vine (born 17 May 1965) is a British presenter, broadcaster and journalist.
Sir Leslie Ronald Young CBE (21 September 1921 – 7 November 2016), known as Jimmy Young, was an English singer, disc jockey and radio personality.
Johanne Whiley (born 4 July 1965) is an English radio DJ and television presenter.
Jodie Prenger (born 12 June 1979) is an English actress and singer, best known as the winner of BBC television series I'd Do Anything on 31 May 2008 and the second series of The Biggest Loser in 2006.
John Churchill Dunn (4 March 1934 – 27 November 2004), professionally known simply as "John Dunn", was a disc jockey and radio presenter who worked for many years on BBC Radio.
John Myers is a former British radio executive, consultant and presenter.
John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu (born 10 June 1949) is an Anglican bishop, serving as the 97th Archbishop of York, Metropolitan of York, and Primate of England.
Johnnie Walker, MBE (born Peter Waters Dingley 30 March 1945 in Birmingham) is a popular English veteran radio disc jockey and broadcaster.
Jon Briggs (born 24 January 1965) is an English television and radio presenter.
Jonathan Stephen Ross (born 17 November 1960) is an English television and radio presenter, film critic, actor and comedian best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s.
Julian Miles "Jools" Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958) is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter.
Judith Rosemary Locke Chalmers OBE (born 10 October 1935) is an English television presenter who is best known for presenting the travel programme Wish You Were Here...? from 1974 to 2003.
Julia Babette Sarah Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger, DBE (née Schwab; born 27 February 1950) is a member of the British House of Lords.
Kate Bottley (born 19 February 1975) is an English journalist, media presenter, reality television star and Church of England priest in North Nottinghamshire.
Kate Thornton is an English journalist and television presenter, best known as the first presenter of The X Factor (2004–2006) and for presenting daytime shows including Loose Women (2009–2011) and This Morning (2009–2012).
Caterina Irene Elena Maria Boyle, Lady Saunders (née Imperiali dei Principi di Francavilla; 29 May 1926 – 20 March 2018), usually known as Katie Boyle and also credited as Catherine Boyle and Catherine Boyl, was a British actress, writer, radio announcer, television personality, game-show panellist and animal rights activist.
Katie Puckrik (born July 12, 1962) is an American broadcaster and newspaper columnist.
Katrina Elizabeth Leskanich (born April 10, 1960) is an American musician, author and former lead singer of British pop rock band Katrina and the Waves whose song "Walking on Sunshine" was an international hit in 1985 and who in 1997 won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom with the song "Love Shine a Light".
Keith Fordyce (15 October 1928 – 15 March 2011) was an English disc jockey and presenter on British radio and television.
Kenneth Robertson "Ken" Bruce (born 2 February 1951) is a Scottish broadcaster who hosts The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2.
Kristian Merrill Bush (born March 14, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Leonard Gordon Goodman (born 25 April 1944) is an English professional ballroom dancer, dance judge, and coach.
Lesley Douglas (born 7 June 1963) is a former British radio executive.
Light music is a generic term applied to "light" orchestral music, which originated in the 18th and 19th centuries and continues until the present day.
In the United States, radio listenership is gauged by Nielsen and others for both commercial radio and public radio.
Liza Tarbuck (born 21 November 1964) is an English actress and television and radio presenter.
Lynn Bowles is a British broadcaster and a former traffic reporter for BBC Radio.
Lynn Parsons is a British disc jockey.
Malcolm Richard Laycock (1 November 1938 – 8 November 2009Peter Vacher The Guardian, 10 November 2009) was a schoolteacher until moving into broadcasting, initially on Radio London.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Maria McErlane (born 9 December 1957, in Buckinghamshire, England) is a British actress and presenter specialising in comedy.
Mark Goodier (born 9 June 1961) is a British radio disc jockey who appeared on BBC Radio 1 between 1987 and 2002.
Mark Lamarr (born Mark Jones; 7 January 1967) is an English comedian, radio DJ, and television presenter.
Mark Radcliffe (born 29 June 1958) is an English broadcaster, musician and writer.
Martin Steven Lewis OBE (born 9 May 1972 in Manchester, England) is an English journalist and television presenter.
Mary Portas (née Newton; born 28 May 1960) is an English retail consultant and broadcaster, known for her retail- and business-related television shows, founding her creative agency and her appointment by David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, to lead a review into the future of Britain's high streets.
Matt Everitt (born September 13, 1972 in Sutton Coldfield) is a British radio presenter, producer and writer.
Matthew "Matt" Williams (born 1971) is a British sports presenter and reporter on BBC Radio 2.
Alexander Matthew Wright (born 8 July 1965 in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey) is an English television presenter and former tabloid journalist.
Medium wave (MW) is the part of the medium frequency (MF) radio band used mainly for AM radio broadcasting.
Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974), better known as Mel C or Melanie C, is an English singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress and television personality.
Melanie Ann Sykes (born 7 August 1970) is an English television and radio presenter, and model.
Michael Terence Aspel, OBE (born 12 January 1933) is an English television presenter on programmes such as Crackerjack, Aspel & Company, This is Your Life, Strange but True? and Antiques Roadshow.
Michael Ashley Ball, OBE (born 27 June 1962) is an English actor, singer and broadcaster, who is known for his work in musical theatre.
Michael Ian Grade, Baron Grade of Yarmouth, (born 8 March 1943) is an English television executive and businessman.
Sir Michael Parkinson (born 28 March 1935) is an English broadcaster, journalist and author.
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.
Mike Harding (born 23 October 1944) is an English singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet, broadcaster and multi-instrumentalist.
Mohit "Mo" Dutta (born 1971), is a television and radio presenter known for his dry sense of humour, who presented Saturday and Sunday morning shows on BBC Radio 2 between 1994 and May 2009.
Moira Clare Ruby Stuart OBE (born 2 September 1949) is a British presenter, who was the first African-Caribbean female newsreader to appear on British television, having worked on BBC News since 1981.
Morgan Freeman, The New Yorker, July 3, 1978.
Nick Barraclough (born 1951 in Cambridge) is a British radio producer, presenter, musician and writer, who is best known for hosting shows related to specialist American music.
Nicki Chapman (born 14 January 1967, Herne Bay, Kent, England) is an English television presenter who also works in the British pop music industry.
Nigel Ogden is an English theatre organist, known for presenting and performing on the BBC Radio 2 programme The Organist Entertains from 1980 to 2018.
Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi, known as OJ Borg (born 4 April 1979) is a British radio and television presenter, currently employed by the BBC.
The Office of Communications (Y Swyddfa Gyfathrebiadau), commonly known as Ofcom, is the UK government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.
Ore Oduba (born 17 November 1985) is a British television news and sports presenter, currently working for BBC Sport.
Paddy O'Connell (born Guy Patrick O'Connell, 11 March 1966 in Guildford, Surrey) is a British television and radio presenter, working mainly for the BBC.
Pam Ayres MBE (born 14 March 1947) is a British poet, comedian, songwriter and presenter of radio and television programmes.
Patrick Kielty (born 31 January 1971) is a comedian and television personality from Northern Ireland.
Paul Matthew Gambaccini (born April 2, 1949) is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom.
Paul Hollingdale (born Paul Wynn; 30 March 1938 – 5 July 2017) was a British radio presenter who presented the first programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Breakfast Special, from 5.30am on Saturday 30 September 1967.
Paul Jones (born Paul Pond, 24 February 1942) is an English singer, actor, harmonica player, radio personality and television presenter.
Paul James O'Grady, MBE (born 14 June 1955) is an English comedian, television presenter, actor, writer and radio disc jockey.
Paul O'Grady On The Wireless is a radio programme on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Paul O'Grady.
Pearl Lavinia Carr (born 2 November 1923) and Edward Victor "Teddy" Johnson (4 September 1919 – 6 June 2018) were an English husband-and-wife team of entertainers, popular during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Penelope Jane Smith (born 21 September 1958) is an English television presenter, newsreader and radio presenter.
Pete Mitchell was born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England.
Peter Murray, OBE (born 19 September 1925) is a British radio and television presenter and a stage and screen actor.
Pick of the Pops is a BBC Radio programme, originally based on the Top 20 UK Singles Chart and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1955.
UK pirate radio, unlicensed illegal broadcasting, was popular in the 1960s and experienced another surge of interest in the 1980s.
A playlist is a list of video or audio files that can be played back on a media player either sequentially or in a shuffled order.
PopMaster is a popular music quiz on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2.
Radio broadcasting is transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience.
Raymond (Ray) Moore (2 January 1942 – 11 January 1989) was a British broadcaster who was best known for his long running early morning show on BBC Radio 2.
Rebecca Pike is a British journalist currently Head of Digital Media at Liberty Global.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
Richard Paul Bacon (born 30 November 1975) is an English television and radio presenter.
Richard Baker OBE RD (born 15 June 1925) is an English broadcaster, best known as a newsreader for BBC News from 1954 to 1982.
Richard Coles (born 26 March 1962) is an English musician, journalist and Church of England priest.
Richard Holt Madeley (born 13 May 1956) is a British television presenter, journalist, columnist and novelist.
Robin Hugh Scutt (24 October 1920 – 7 February 2000), better known as Robin Scott, was a British broadcasting executive.
Roger Michael Royle (born 30 January 1939 in Cardiff) is an Anglican priest and broadcaster.
Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.
Sally Boazman, known to many of her listeners as "Sally Traffic", is a British radio traffic reporter, best known for her work in the afternoons on the national BBC Radio 2, with more than eight million listeners.
Samuel Gabriel 'Sam' Costa (17 June 1910 – 23 September 1981) was a popular singer of the British dance band era and a voice actor on the show ''Much Binding in the Marsh''.
Sarah Joanne Cyzer (née Cox; born 13 December 1974), more commonly known by her radio name Sara Cox, is an English broadcaster and model.
Dr Sarah Caroline Jarvis, MBE (born 3 December 1962) is a general practitioner working in Shepherd's Bush, London, England, and she also works in the mass media to promote health.
Sarah Mary Kennedy MBE (born 8 July 1950 in East Grinstead, Sussex is a British TV and radio broadcaster. She presented her own daily early morning radio show, The Dawn Patrol, on BBC Radio 2 from 1993, before announcing her decision to leave the show on 3 September 2010. In the Queen's Birthday Honours 2005 Kennedy was appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to broadcasting.
Shane Patrick Roche (born 11 March 1964), known as Shane Richie, is an English actor, comedian, television presenter and singer.
Sheila Tracy (née Lugg; 10 January 1934 – 30 September 2014) was a British broadcaster, writer, musician, and singer.
Showtunes is the result of collaboration between Stephin Merritt with Chen Shi-zheng on three pieces of musical theatre; Orphan of Zhao (2003), Peach Blossom Fan (2004), and My Life as a Fairy Tale (2005).
Simon Philip Bates (born 17 December 1946 in Birmingham) is an English disc jockey and radio presenter.
Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd (28 July 1935 – 29 August 2009), better known by his stage name Simon Dee, was a British television interviewer and radio disc jockey who hosted a twice-weekly BBC TV chat show, Dee Time, in the late 1960s.
Simon Andrew Hicks Mayo (born 21 September 1958) is an English radio presenter who has worked for BBC Radio since 1981. Mayo was the presenter of Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2 between 2010 and 2018 and with Mark Kermode, presenter of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. Mayo currently presents a revamped drive time show on Radio 2 with Jo Whiley which began on 14 May 2018. In 2008, Mayo was recognised as the "Radio Broadcaster of the Year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, receiving the latter for his "ability to paint colourful pictures of location and event and his ability to bring the very best out of his guests, encouraging conversation and interaction between them while skilfully nudging and controlling them" and for being "a master of light and shade, handling serious and lighter issues with aplomb." Mayo is the author of several books, including the acclaimed Itch trilogy of thrillers for younger readers. He is one of the highest paid BBC radio presenters.
Simon Mayo Drivetime was the incarnation of the drivetime show on BBC Radio 2 between 11 January 2010 and 4 May 2018.
Sky UK (formerly British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom.
Sounds of the '60s is a long-running Saturday morning programme on BBC Radio 2 that features recordings of popular music made in the 1960s.
David "Steve" Jones (born 7 June 1945) is an English disc jockey, television presenter, Voiceover artist and former musician.
Stephen Paul Lamacq (born 16 October 1964), sometimes known by his nickname Lammo (given to him by John Peel), is an English disc jockey, currently working with the BBC radio station BBC Radio 6 Music.
Stephen Richard "Steve" Wright (born 26 August 1954 in Greenwich, London) is an English broadcaster, widely credited for creating the zoo format, with its zany, multi-personality approach.
Steve Wright in the Afternoon is the name of the current afternoon show on BBC Radio 2, hosted by Steve Wright.
James Stuart Hall, Jr. (born 25 December 1929) is an English former radio and television presenter.
Stuart Maconie (born 13 August 1960) is a British radio DJ and television presenter, writer, journalist, and critic working in the field of pop music and popular culture.
Sunday Night At 10, also known as The Age of Swing, was a weekly hour long programme on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom.
Suzi Perry (born 3 May 1970) is an English television presenter, currently covering Motorcycle speedway and MotoGP for BT Sport.
Susan Kay Quatro (born 3 June 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress.
Sybil Ruscoe (born 8 August 1960) is an English radio and television presenter.
A television licence or broadcast receiving licence is a payment required in many countries for the reception of television broadcasts, or the possession of a television set where some broadcasts are funded in full or in part by the licence fee paid.
Sir Michael Terence Wogan (3 August 1938 – 31 January 2016), better known as Terry Wogan, was an Irish radio and television broadcaster who worked for the BBC in the UK for most of his career.
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show is the current incarnation of the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
The Day the Music Died is a British topical music show radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
The Mail on Sunday is a British conservative newspaper, published in a tabloid format.
The Organist Entertains was a long-running music programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2 presented by Nigel Ogden.
The Radio 2 Breakfast Show refers to a range of programming on weekday mornings on BBC Radio 2 from 1967, and predating Wake Up To Wogan which started in 1993.
The Russell Brand Show is a radio show first broadcast in 2006 on BBC Radio 6 Music.
The Sunday Hour (formerly Sunday Half Hour from 1940 to 2013) was a long-standing show broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom, broadcast for 78 years between 14 July 1940 and 28 January 2018.
Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English author and Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist.
Tim Smith (born 16 February 1961 in Swindon) is an English broadcaster and radio personality in the UK.
Antony Kenneth "Tony" Blackburn (born 29 January 1943) is an English disc jockey.
Tony Brandon (born 12 December 1933, in Portland, Dorset) is an English radio presenter and comedian.
Trevor Ricardo Nelson, MBE (born 7 January 1964) is a British DJ and presenter.
Vanessa Jane Loretta Feltz (born 21 February 1962) is an English television personality, freelance broadcaster and journalist.
Vassos Alexander is a British sports reporter, presenter and author.
Virgin Radio is a brand owned by the Virgin Group.
Wallace Victor "Wally" Whyton (23 September 1929 – 23 January 1997) was a British musician, songwriter and radio and TV personality.
Weekend Wogan was a Sunday morning radio programme on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom, which was presented by Sir Terry Wogan.
BBC Wogan House (commonly referred to as Wogan House and originally known as Western House) is a building in central London owned by Aberdeen Asset Management and currently on long-term lease to the BBC.
Zoë Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970) is an English television and radio personality, best known as the first female host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show, as well as for presenting the 1990s children's show Live & Kicking.
Animal Alphabet (Radio Show), Animal Alphabet (radio series), BBC R2, BBC Radio Two, BBC radio 2, BBC/Radio 2, Bbc radio 2, Fenella Fudge, Fenella Hadingham, Good Morning Sunday, List of BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenters, Radio 2 Arts Programme, The Radio 2 Arts Programme.