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Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 3 live, which is the second most listened to especially classical music broadcaster radio station in the UK. The listeners choose it for its conservative perspective in entertainment. BBC Radio 3 offers a mild mixture of speech related programmes and classical music. The orchestra-concert lovers can find their interest in the schedule, because the "Radio 3 in Concert" takes place from 7:30pm to 10pm on each weekday, with live concert broadcasts. Every summer, the famous "BBC Proms" concerts are broadcasted live in the evening hours on the weekends. Besides the classical music, shifts to full time dramas and talks about arts and culture diversify the schedule.
The station's morning programme gives the starting keynotes on every day of the week. On weekdays from 6:30am to 9am with Petroc Trelawny, on Saturday between 7am and 9am with Elizabeth Alker, and on Sunday from 7am to 9am with Martin Handley.

BBC Radio 3 slogan: "Classical, jazz, world music, drama, documentaries, features… and light in the darkness."

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BBC Radio 3 frequencies

Aberdare area - 91.4 FMAberdeenshire - 90.9 FMAberfeldy - 91.4 FMAbergavenny - 90.9 FMAbersychan - 90.7 FMAlexandria - 90.5 FMAmbleside - 90.5 FMAnglesey - 92.0 FMAngus - 90.5 FMAxminster - 91.7 FMAyrshire - 90.5 FMBakewell - 92.0 FMBallachulish - 90.3 FMBallycastle - 91.0 FMBarnoldswick area - 91.9 FMBasingstoke - 91.9 FMBath - 91.2 FMBeds - 90.8 FMBerks - 91.7 FMBerwick-upon-Tweed - 90.8 FMBexhill - 92.2 FMBlaenavon - 90.7 FMBlairgowrie - 90.7 FMBodmin area - 91.0 FMBorder coast - 91.9 FMBorder Region - 90.6 FMBradford - 90.7 FMBrighton - 92.3 FMBristol - 91.5 FMBristol area - 92.1 FMBucks - 91.7 FMBurnley - 92.6 FMBuxton - 92.2 FMCalne - 90.4 FMCambridge area - 91.1 FMCambs - 92.3 FMCampbeltown - 90.6 FMCarmarthenshire - 90.6 FMCaterham - 91.9 FMCentral Lancashire - 90.8 FMCentral Northern Ireland - 92.3 FMCentral Scotland - 92.1 FMCentral Southern England - 90.7 FMCeredigion - 90.9 FMChalford - 91.4 FMChannel Islands - 91.1 FMChard - 91.1 FMCheltenham - 91.2 FM
You can listen to the broadcast on the traditional analogue radio way on 90-93 FM, and the digital solutions like DAB Digital Radio and DigitalTV are also available, we recommend the online radio stream.
DigitalTV: Freeview - Channel 703, Freesat - Channel 703, SkyTV - Channel 0103, Virgin - Channel 903
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BBC Radio 3 will be Capturing Twilight this winter
BBC Radio 3 is marking the start of the Winter season with Capturing Twilight, a week of special programming featuring music, literature, and art. The special week, from Sunday 24 – Sunday 31 October, is inspired by the magical time between night and day. Highlights include: ...More >> - 13.10.2021
Eight new artists lined-up for BBC Radio 3’s talent scheme
BBC Radio 3 has announced the names of eight New Generation Artists who will join the station’s talent development scheme in September 2021 and remain on it until December 2023. The record number of artists includes some of the world’s most promising young musical talents, each on the threshold of a major international career. It includes...More >> - 24.06.2021
BBC Radio 3 holds 24hr celebration of women composers
BBC Radio 3 will mark International Women’s Day with 24-hours of special programming which puts the work of female composers in the spotlight. As part of this, the station has commissioned two new works which receive their world premiere performances as part of the celebration. Film composer, vocalist and educator Ella Jarman-Pinto has set a text by the poet Jo Brandon for soprano Nazan Fikret and pianist Rebecca Cohen which explores the emotional impact of the pandemic on women, in a piece called Plango: A Cure Lament. It gets its world premiere performance in the drive-time programme In Tune...More >> - 23.02.2021
Jorja Smith and Celeste to host BBC Radio 3 series
Singers Jorja Smith and Celeste are hosting two new series for BBC Radio 3 exploring music from orchestral and piano to pop. BBC Radio 3 says each 12-part series aims to uplift and restore with powerful and emotive music to soothe the soul. Tearjerker With Jorja Smith begins this Saturday and will be available on BBC Sounds, followed by Downtime Symphony with Celeste the following Saturday. Jorja Smith encourages listeners to press play and shed a tear, exploring the healing powers of sad music, from piano classics such as Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven to the soothing electronica of artists like James Blake...More >> - 14.01.2021
BBC Radio 3 presents the first broadcast of Max Richter’s Voices on Global Human Rights Day
Bringing together 35 radio stations across the world BBC Radio 3, Thursday 10 December, 7.30pm. BBC Radio 3 marks Global Human Rights Day with the first ever broadcast of Max Richter’s Voices, incorporating text adapted from the 1948 Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. 35 European Broadcasting Union radio stations in Europe and beyond to join the broadcast, sharing a message of unity through music with international audiences across the globe. The performance features Max Richter and his ensemble, conductor Robert Ziegler, solo violinist Viktoria Mullova, soprano Grace Davidson, Tenebrae, and actor Sheila Atim as the narrator...More >> - 13.11.2020
Live music returns to BBC Radio 3 Drive-Time
Live music is returning to BBC Radio 3’s drive-time show today following months of lockdown. In Tune will feature a live performance by members of Aurora Orchestra from the BBC Radio Theatre at 5pm. The feature has not been possible since March but today, following strict social distancing procedures the programme will transmit a live performance for the first time in nearly four months. Sean Rafferty – presenting from the Radio Theatre but without an audience in the auditorium – will welcome violinists Jamie Campbell and Alessandro Ruisi; violist Hélène Clément; cellist Reinoud Ford; and harpist Sally Pryce as they perform music including:...More >> - 10.07.2020
What does the BBC’s Annual Plan say about Radio?
OPINION: The BBC is required to publish its annual plan each year. Just as with every broadcaster, however – and every industry – this year’s is atypical. Even when the COVID crisis abates, life will never be the same again. My notes here focus largely on radio, but it is worth citing the general headlines from the report, which bear out Ofcom’s latest research published yesterday: “As social distancing began in the UK in the third week of March, pan-BBC reach among adults peaked at 94%. That is: 94% of the British public used the BBC that week. 86% of young adults aged 16-34 used the BBC that week, up from 77% the week before”...More >> - 21.05.2020
Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2020 – Winners
The winners at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2020 have been revealed at an event at the London Palladium. The BBC took home 17 awards including Emma Barnett for Best Speech Presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James for Best New Show, The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Dotty forBest Music Breakfast Show and Elis James and John Robins for Funniest Show on BBC Radio 5 Live. Bauer Media radio brands were recognised on the night with Absolute Radio winning Gold for their coverage for Mental Health Awareness Week as well as their regional station Forth 1 who won Best Local Radio Show...More >> - 04.03.2020
BBC Radio 3 announces star-studded dramas including a never before produced Anthony Burgess script starring Christopher Eccleston
The new audio dramas will feature leading voices in British theatre and television including David Suchet, Maxine Peake, Christopher Eccleston and Toby Jones, and award-winning 20th century writers, thinkers and playwrights including Roy Williams OBE. The forthcoming commissions tackle bold issues ranging from a women’s journey joining an all-female militia in Northern Syria, to Shakespeare’s play Othello staged in a contemporary world and a drama following the social history of a Notting Hill neighbourhood and location of the Grenfell Tower fire, Notting Dale, told through the eyes of one family...More >> - 09.02.2020

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BBC Radio 3's programmes05

00:00 - Classical Fix
Benjamina Ebuehi
Linton Stephens mixes a classical playlist for baker and recipe writer Benjamina Ebuehi.
00:30 - Through the Night
Thun Castle Concerts
A musical sunrise on Lake Thun with the Pacific Quartet Vienna. Jonathan Swain presents.
06:30 - Breakfast
Monday - Petroc's classical mix
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Tom McKinney
A great selection of classical music for your morning.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
César Franck (1822-1890), A musical puzzle
1/5 Donald Macleod explores the reasons why César Franck's reserved nature held him back.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Steven Osborne
From Wigmore Hall, Scottish pianist Steven Osborne performs Debussy's Études.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Monday - Schumann's First Symphony
Matthias Pintscher conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
16:30 - New Generation Artists
Music from jazz guitarist Rob Luft
Eric Lu plays Bach's Toccata in C minor, BWV 911, and a sequence of music with Rob Luft.
17:00 - In Tune
With Katie Derham
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
Switch up your listening with classical music
An eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Martha Argerich and Maria João Pires
Martha Argerich and Maria João Pires perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No 10 in E flat.
21:00 - Ultimate Calm
Ólafur Arnalds, Soothing music for sleep feat. Dominic Monaghan
Journey to the land of nod, with a sleepy soundtrack from Ólafur Arnalds.
22:00 - Music Matters
Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Composer Laura Bowler, music in UK prisons, and national anthems at the World Cup. (R)
22:45 - The Essay
A Landscape for Recovery, Pennie Stuart on cancer recovery above Loch Ness
Pennie Stuart describes her recovery from breast cancer in the woods close to her home.
23:00 - Night Tracks
Adventures in sound
Hannah Peel with an adventurous, immersive soundtrack for late-night listening.