What is radio broadcasting?
Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless broadcast over radio waves
planned to reach a wide viewers. Also that the station can be can be
connected to a radio systems to broadcast a public radio format, either in
broadcast syndication or simulcast or both.
Public Service Broadcasting (the BBC)
• Public broadcasting is a type radio that includes , television and other
electronic media outlets whose main work is public service. Public
broadcasters accept capital from various causes including license
fees, distinct helps, open backing and marketable supporting.
National radio station
• Capital FM: capital is a radio network of nine independent contemporary
hit radio stations in the United Kingdom which are owned and operated
by Global Radio, launching on 3 January 2011. Capital was previously
known as Mix, One, Galaxy and Hit Music at various times.
• Heart FM: Heart is a network of 17 adult contemporary local radio
stations in central and southern England and north Wales. Each station
broadcasts localised breakfast/drive time on weekdays and afternoons on
• Kiss FM: KISS-FM is a radio station broadcasting an mainstream rock
format serving the San Antonio, Texas area. The Cox Radio outlet
broadcasts at 99.5 MHZ.
• Choice FM: Capital Xtra, formerly Choice FM, is an urban music radio
station owned by Global Radio. It is anchored by an FM operation in
London and is also broadcast via DAB Digital Radio, Sky, Virgin Media and
Digital radio station
• In the United Kingdom, the roll-out of digital radio is happening since
business test broadcasts were started by the BBC in 1990 followed by a
public introduction in September 1995. The UK currently has the world's
biggest digital radio network, with 103 transmitters, two national DAB
companies and 48 local and regional DAB companies broadcasting over
250 commercial and 34 BBC radio stations across the UK and in the capital
The BBC radio World Service
• The BBC World Service is the world's largest international
broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages[
to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave
platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM and MW relays.
The World Service was reported to have reached 188 million people a
week on average in June 2009. It does not carry advertising, and the
English language service broadcasts 24 hours a day.
• The World Service is currently funded by grant-in-aid through the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British Government,[however
from 2014, it will be funded by the compulsory television licence fee
levied on every household in the United Kingdom using a television to
watch broadcast programmes.
The Licence Fee for the BBC
• Well for the licence fee to the BBC radio actually cost less and that is
because most people don’t hear the radios on tele or outside and
the reason that most people do that so that they can save money to
pay bills, pay their rents and more. This shows how much it cost to
listen to the Radio per week or month:
• £2.11 per month per household and also that it shows that if you
spend a lot per month then the total that has been spend will £604
million so around 17%
The advantages licence fee for the radio
• The advantages of the licence fee for the radio is that you get hear
the radio in free view.
• You get to listen different types of radios
• You some times get to pay less.
• The annual television & radio license varies in price depending on
which state they will have.
• And lastly sometimes the radio station some times cost to pay the
license fee but it depends on how much radio do you listen.
What else does the BBC radio own?
They have their own TV channels
They have their own radios
They have their own interactive sites which means a web
And lastly they have a BBC Iplayer so they if there is any channels
that you have missed you get to catch up to see these channels