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Scotland and Northern Ireland to create more BBC network radio content

The BBC is moving more Radio 3, Radio 4 and World Service radio shows out of London with new network hubs in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Publication date: 06.12.2023

Kylie Minogue forms part of the Christmas schedule across local BBC radio stations

All BBC local radio stations will broadcast a specially commissioned programme with Kylie Minogue this Christmas thanking BBC Make a Difference Award winners for their acts of bravery and selflessness.

Publication date: 01.12.2023

Andrew Peach announces departure from BBC Radio Berkshire after 31 years

BBC Radio Berkshire breakfast presenter Andrew Peach is leaving the station after 31 years. Andrew started his radio life at WM in 89 after winning a listener competition, and went on to join BBC Radio Oxford in 91.

Publication date: 01.12.2023

BBC Radio Newcastle’s Matt Bailey takes on 10 hour challenge for Children In Need

BBC Newcastle breakfast presenter Matt Bailey is taking part in The Great North Pudalo Challenge for BBC Children In Need.

Publication date: 15.11.2023

BBC journalists vote to accept BBC offer over local content

BBC journalists have voted to accept an offer to end the union dispute over changes to BBC local radio content.

Publication date: 14.11.2023

Carol Vorderman fired from BBC Radio Wales for breaching social media guidelines

BBC Radio Wales presenter Carol Vorderman has announced she’s been axed from the station for breaching the BBC’s social media guidelines. In a statement, Carol said she was not prepared to adhere to the new guidelines because she does not want to lose her voice on social media.

Publication date: 08.11.2023

Conditional offer made by the BBC to end local radio strikes and industrial action

A conditional offer has been made by the BBC in a bid to end industrial action by NUJ members working at BBC local radio stations. The NUJ is balloting members across BBC Local on acceptance or rejection of a new offer brokered through Acas.

Publication date: 02.11.2023

Jason Rosam to depart the BBC after 15 years as local radio early breakfast ends

Jason Rosam is leaving the BBC as the corporation ends its BBC Radio London and shared early breakfast show. Jason tweeted today to say he’s off after three years on the programme and 15 years at the BBC.

Publication date: 31.10.2023

Adam Dowling to host afternoons on BBC local radio in the South East

The new schedules for BBC Local Radio stations in the South East have been announced and include Adam Dowling on afternoons across the region. Adam will host 2pm till 6pm weekdays on BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Surrey, and BBC Radio Sussex.

Publication date: 25.10.2023

Chris Burns to discuss the future of local radio at community radio event

BBC England’s head of audio and digital Chris Burns is set to take part in a panel discussion on the future of local radio. She’ll be joined at the Community Media Festival in Leicester by Alfred owner Keri Jones and Miriam James from Devonstream, with CMA Chair Dom Chambers hosting.

Publication date: 21.10.2023