Radio

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BBC planning deep cuts to Northern Ireland coverage
Radio Foyle to be reduced to skeleton service in move that could centralise regional coverage in Belfast

Jim Waterson Media editor

29, Nov, 2022 @5:27 PM

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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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Rishi Sunak to stop ministers’ daily TV and radio interviews – reports
Ministers will only appear on shows like BBC Radio 4’s Today and ITV’s GMB three times a week under PM’s plans

Harry Taylor

19, Nov, 2022 @12:54 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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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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LBC draws level with 5 Live as BBC loses ground to commercial rivals
As commercial radio stations have invested and poached stars such as Andrew Marr, audiences have grown

Jim Waterson Media editor

26, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Michael Gove lined up to become presenter on News UK’s Times Radio
Exclusive: MP and former minister may also write articles for the Times newspaper, according to sources

Jim Waterson Media editor

13, Oct, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Sinn Féin having ‘chilling’ effect on Ireland’s democracy, says taoiseach
Micheál Martin claims RTÉ pulled interview with Mary Lou McDonald biographer for fear of being sued

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

12, Oct, 2022 @3:35 PM

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‘It’s quite scary to achieve your dream’: Nick Grimshaw on life after Radio 1
Ever since he can remember, Nick Grimshaw wanted to present Radio 1’s breakfast show – and that’s what he did. But what’s next? Here, he talks about parties, anxiety, love – and, finally, being happy to be himself

Eva Wiseman

09, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Kyle Sandilands apologises for on-air slurs as KIIS FM advertisers raise concerns
After referring to colleagues as ‘losers’, ‘flops’ and ‘spazzes’ last week, Sandilands says he is ‘never going to change’ for the woke world

Amanda Meade

07, Oct, 2022 @5:53 AM

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Critics lament cuts to BBC radio drama – seedbed of UK talent
Stoppard, Pinter and Orton are among playwrights to have cut their teeth on a service that’s being cut back because of budget restraints

Vanessa Thorpe

02, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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