Radio

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Prominent black and Asian Britons warn against BBC local radio cuts plan
David Harewood, Doreen Lawrence and others express concern at potential impact on shows aimed at BAME audiences

Jim Waterson Media editor

01, Dec, 2022 @4:54 PM

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‘I believe literature is in peril’: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie comes out fighting for freedom of speech
As the BBC prepares to air her hard-hitting Reith Lecture, the celebrated author of Half of a Yellow Sun talks about truth, trans rights and our ‘misogyny-drenched’ planet. Plus: read an extract

Zoe Williams

28, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Radio talks to people, but TV talks at you’: Greg James on silly stories, childhood sickness and his listener ‘stars’
More people wake up with Greg James than anyone else. But how can he be so relentlessly chipper at 7am? Rhik Samadder meets the Radio 1 Breakfast host

Rhik Samadder

27, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Former Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young to return as Christmas guest
Long-time presenter will share her thoughts on the Queen’s funeral in BBC festive schedule highlight

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Nov, 2022 @6:01 PM

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The week in audio: Football Ramble; Unboxed; The Diary of a CEO; Generation Gap
Kate Mason goes pitchside in Doha; Jordan Schwarzenberger meets fellow YouTube hotshots; Labrinth tells all to Steven Bartlett. Plus, the demise of the perm

Miranda Sawyer

26, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Rab Noakes obituary
Singer and guitarist at the heart of the Scottish music scene who was a founding member of Stealers Wheel and wrote songs for Lindisfarne

Robin Denselow

21, Nov, 2022 @5:57 PM

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The week in audio: Bugzy Malone’s Grandest Game; Origin Story; Operation Morning Light; The Feud – review
There’s lots to learn on this week’s best podcasts, from the meaning of Grand Theft Auto and Ayn Rand to the trouble with Christ Church College, Oxford

Miranda Sawyer

19, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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How a BBC local radio station kept us going through floods | Letters
Letters: Ruth Cartlidge on being provided reassurance and advice by a radio DJ after being stranded for several frightening hours, and Toby Wood on giving the community a voice

Letters

15, Nov, 2022 @5:58 PM

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‘Completely chancy’: the first BBC radio broadcast outside London, 100 years ago
Percy Edgar’s story ‘shows just how important local broadcasting was in the early years of the BBC’, says grandson David, a playwright

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

15, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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BBC local radio is a lifeline for millions of listeners – we can’t afford to cut it | Nick Coffer
As a former local broadcaster, I’ve seen how vital radio is to our communities. It should be the jewel in the BBC’s crown, says former BBC presenter Nick Coffer

Nick Coffer

14, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘I’m not getting better’: Jackie O steps away from radio show to recover from long Covid
Kyle & Jackie O Show radio host reveals on air she is ‘struggling with this fatigue’ and has received medical advice to stop working

Sian Cain

14, Nov, 2022 @1:01 AM

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The week in audio: Unlicensed; The Name Is DeSantis; Today; Room 5; Away From Home
A US crime drama takes a weird-noir turn, James Naughtie analyses Ron DeSantis, and the Ukrainian football team with pluck on their side

Miranda Sawyer

12, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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