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Radio roadshow: the Beeb's big move away from London
The BBC is right to diversify outside the capital – but its radical relocation plan is being badly managed

Miranda Sawyer

28, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The week in audio: Times Radio; Newsbeat: 100 Days of Lockdown – review
The Times takes to the airwaves, but a lack of listeners prevents it from reaching Newsbeat levels of richness

Miranda Sawyer

04, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Here's my mum with the news! Radio DJs on the switch to home-broadcasting
What can we expect as the coronavirus forces presenters to broadcast from their living rooms? Sirens, pancakes, family interruptions – and big happy bangers

Kieran Yates

30, Mar, 2020 @5:00 AM

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BBC Asian Network head cleared over naming sexual abuse victim
Arif Ansari was editor of a radio programme when a reporter read out the full name of a victim in a live broadcast

Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent

18, Jan, 2019 @5:30 PM

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Bobby Friction's best of BBC Asian Network:
Ahead of the station’s live event, DJ Bobby Friction picks political pioneers, radical rap stars, EDM overlords and artists a step away from becoming international superstars

Interview by Harriet Gibsone

21, Feb, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Bobby Friction's playlist: Kanika Kapoor, Raxstar, Jaz Dhami, Divine and Badshah
Ahead of the first BBC Asian Network Live event, the DJ selects his favourite current tracks, including Bollywood bangers and the best of British Asian rap

Bobby Friction

27, Apr, 2016 @11:50 AM

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BBC Asian Network staff to strike
National Union of Journalists members to hold one-day industrial action over proposed cuts to staff numbers and will follow silent protests this week

Kevin Rawlinson

12, Aug, 2015 @5:09 PM

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BBC plans to triple the number of radio shows made by indies
Proposal means 27,000 hours of programming on stations such as Radio 1, Radio 4 and5 Live will be opened up to competition in the next six years

Jasper Jackson

25, Jun, 2015 @6:30 PM

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BBC plans 73-mile musical relay with ‘Hadrian’s Wall of Sound’
Radio 2, 6 Music and Radio 3 among stations which will broadcast 14-hour musical marathon along Roman fortification featuring hundreds of musicians

John Plunkett

13, Apr, 2015 @11:38 AM

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BBC DJ criticises ‘all white’ Radio 1 and ‘all black’ 1Xtra ‘silos’
Nihal, a member of Tony Hall’s group working to improve diversity’, says ‘nothing has changed’ since a former DG called corporation ‘hideously white’ in 2001

John Plunkett

04, Mar, 2015 @1:09 PM

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BBC Radio to cut 65 more posts
Cost-savings drive aims to cut 15% of total staff, with stations moved into two ‘hubs’: pop music and classical and speech. By Jason Deans

Jason Deans

10, Jun, 2014 @1:03 PM

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BBC's Bob Shennan: 'Prince is 55 – do we not cater for his age group?'

John Plunkett: Newly appointed director of music on Top of the Pops, Radio 2's male-dominated line-up and his latest pay rise

John Plunkett

25, May, 2014 @5:08 PM

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