Latest BBC Radio Stories

2008-10-12 03:00:14

By Liddle, Rod One of the first things to go to hell when the Soviet Union collapsed was elitist early evening television.

2008-10-10 12:00:19

Text of press release from BBC on 10 October Following Channel 4's decision to withdraw from the 4DG consortium today, Tim Davie, the BBC's Director of Audio and Music, said: "Today's announcement by Channel 4 is disappointing news for UK radio as plurality of services is very much in the interest of all listeners.

2008-09-08 12:00:24

By ANNIE COLLINGE Cover story Autumn is the busiest, and most exciting, time of year in the arts calendar. But which new stars are set to shine as the nights draw in? On the following pages, we train our telescope on this season's brightest young things. Prepare to be dazzled...

2008-09-05 07:00:00

Radio presenters, including BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles, right, widely encourage drinking, according to a Government-funded study. Research into 1,200 hours of radio output uncovered 703 extracts containing references to alcohol.

2008-09-04 06:00:14

By Stephen McGinty BBC Scotland revealed its licence to make the nation laugh yesterday, unveiling three new comedy pilots as part of its autumn schedules.

2008-08-27 03:00:38

By Donnelly, Alison Commercial radio has clawed back market share from the BBC in the second quarter of 2008, according to the latest Rajar figures. The results show the commercial radio industry has bounced back from poor results in the first quarter of 2008.

2008-07-29 03:01:03

By Donnelly, Alison The commercial radio sector is pursuing innovative revenue models as part of efforts to stem the growing local and national dominance of the BBC, writes Alison Donnelly The latest Rajar figures, for the first quarter of 2008, were worrying for the commercial radio sector.

2008-07-26 18:00:23

TERRYWOGAN'S listener numbers have dropped but his breakfast show remains the most popular in the country, figures out yesterday revealed. The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 has 7.21 million listeners - down from 7.26 million last year and a record 7.72 million last quarter.

2008-07-22 00:00:28

By MARTIN FREEMAN A plymouth singer-songwriter is tuning up for one of his biggest audiences yet. Sam Ho will reach listeners throughout the South West when he guests on BBC radio next month.

2008-07-08 15:00:34

A year of scandals did not stop the British Broadcasting Corp. from awarding senior executives hefty pay raises, observers said.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.