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BBC Radio Scotland’s Ricky Ross wins Country Music Association award

Ricky Ross has received an award for championing country music on his Another Country show on BBC Radio Scotland.

Publication date: 11.03.2024

Elizabeth Clark to lead BBC production hub for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Elizabeth Clark has been appointed to lead the new BBC network radio production hub for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Publication date: 19.02.2024

BBC Radio Cymru 2 to broadcast more original hours

BBC Radio Cymru 2 is to broadcast for extended hours from Monday 4th March.

Publication date: 15.02.2024

Tony Blackburn’s networked local BBC radio show to end

BBC presenter Tony Blackburn has announced he’s ending his Sunday afternoon show on BBC local radio. The syndicated programme, which is broadcast on BBC Radio Berkshire, Oxford and Solent, will finish on March 24th 2024.

Publication date: 08.02.2024

BBC local radio Make a Difference Awards to recognise animals

BBC local radio’s Make A Difference Awards will recognise animals as well as humans this year. For the first time Local radio listeners and members of the public can nominate and vote for animals that have made an outstanding contribution in their communities.

Publication date: 05.02.2024

BBC Radio Solent pulls last episode of Stereo Underground without explanation

BBC Radio Solent failed to broadcast its final episode of Stereo Underground this week without explanation. The station dropped the long-running show recently saying it didn’t fit in with a new schedule, even though it survived programming and personnel cuts around the BBC local radio network.

Publication date: 01.02.2024

BBC local radio specialist music show Stereo Underground to leave the BBC

Stereo Underground, BBC Radio Solent’s weekly indie and alternative music show, is coming to an end on the BBC and going independent. The programme, presented by Richard Latto, was recently recommissioned amidst the local radio changes, but is now heading in a new direction.

Publication date: 15.01.2024

New Drivetime presenter line-up for BBC Radio Scotland

Martin Geissler is to host Drivetime on BBC Radio Scotland for three days a week following the departure of John Beattie. Fiona Stalker will continue to present the show on Thursdays and Fridays, with Martin taking on Monday to Wednesday.

Publication date: 10.01.2024

Tony Blackburn decides to leave BBC Radio London

Tony Blackburn has taken the decision to step down from his show on BBC Radio London.

Publication date: 13.12.2023

Online news service launched for Wolverhampton by BBC Local

A dedicated local news page for Wolverhampton has launched on the BBC website. The BBC says content and stories from the area will now be much easier to find, while bigger stories will have greater prominence on the BBC News app, homepage and live pages.

Publication date: 07.12.2023