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BBC Radio Norfolk’s Rob Butler to move to 5 Live Sport

BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Rob Butler is moving to BBC Radio 5 Live in Salford to take up a new sports role this summer.

Publication date: 30.05.2024

Matt Chorley to leave Times Radio for BBC Radio 5 Live afternoons

Times Radio presenter and stand-up Matt Chorley is to present a new daytime political show on BBC Radio 5 Live as a replacement for Nihal Arthanayake.

Publication date: 21.05.2024

Nihal Arthanayake to leave daytimes on BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live afternoon presenter Nihal Arthanayake has just announced he’s leaving the afternoon show. The former Radio 1 and Asian Network host has been on 5 live for eight years, having joined to host afternoons with Sarah Brett in 2016.

Publication date: 20.05.2024

BBC Radio 5 Live at 30 – Dotun Adebayo looks back

I first arrived at Radio 5 Live at the old TV Centre in west London back in July 1998, as a guest on what was then known as Late Night Live with Nick Robinson.

Publication date: 28.03.2024

BBC Radio 5 Live set to mark 30 years of broadcasting

BBC Radio 5 Live has announced plans to celebrate its 30th birthday on Thursday 28 March 2024 with a day of special programming. The station launched at 5am on Monday 28 March 1994, taking over from BBC Radio 5 which ran from 1990 to 1994.

Publication date: 25.03.2024

Gordon Smart to host weeknight show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Gordon Smart is the new host of BBC Radio 5 Live’s late show, Monday to Thursday 10pm-1am.

Publication date: 13.12.2023

Colin Murray moves from weeknights to weekends at BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Colin Murray is swapping weeknights for weekends to host two new shows. The former Fighting Talk host will be on-air Sunday 10am till 2pm and Friday afternoons 2pm till 4pm starting on January 12th 2024.

Publication date: 24.11.2023

Colin Murray to host Sunday morning sport show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Colin Murray is moving from his late weeknight programme to host a new show on Sunday mornings, 10am-12pm from 14 January.

Publication date: 24.11.2023

BBC Radio 5 Live journalist Helen Place dies after short and sudden illness

Tributes have been paid to radio journalist and newsreader Helen Place who has died after a short and sudden illness. Helen died on Saturday, just a couple of weeks after a cancer diagnosis. She worked at the BBC since 2005, most recently in the Money and Work team at Salford.

Publication date: 15.11.2023

BBC to create four new commissioning roles in Network Radio

Four new roles are being created across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live in Commissioning.

Publication date: 12.09.2023