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  1. 1. Radio broadcasting is a one-way wireless transmission over radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Audio broadcasting also can be done via cable radio, local wire television networks, satellite radio, and internet radio via streaming media on the Internet. The signal types can be either analogue audio or digital audio.
  2. 2. Types of radio broadcasting  Radio is popular in the UK. There are about 600 licensed radio stations in the country.  There are several types of radio broadcasting, for example:  public service broadcasting  commercial broadcasting  community radio, student-run campus radio stations and hospital radio
  3. 3. Public Service Radio: The BBC  BBC Audio & Music are part of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The service provides national radio stations covering the majority of musical genres, as well as local radio stations .  Of the national radio stations, BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Live are all available through analogue radio (5 Live on AM only) as well as on DAB Digital Radio and internet services through RealMedia, WMA and BBC iPlayer. The remaining stations, BBC Radio 1Xtra, 4 Extra, 5 Live Sports Extra and 6 Music, all broadcast on digital platforms only.  Most of the BBC's national radio stations, with the exception of BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra who broadcast from MediaCityUK in Salford, broadcast from bases in London  However, radio programmes are also made in the BBC's network production units located in other cities around the UK.
  4. 4. National BBC Radio Stations  The BBC today runs eleven national domestic radio stations, six of which are only available in a digital format: via DAB Digital Radio, UK digital television (satellite, cable and Freeview) plus live streams and listen again on the Internet.  BBC Radio 1: youth oriented, mostly contemporary pop and rock music (including Top 40 singles), plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts and music documentaries. Available on 97-99 FM in addition to digital platforms.  BBC Radio 2: adult oriented entertainment, wide range of music—specially adult contemporary and middle of the road, also talk, comedy, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts and music documentaries. Available on 88-91 FM and on digital platforms.  BBC Radio 3: arts and high culture, special-interest music (classical, jazz, world music), plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts and music documentaries. Available on 90-93 FM and digital platforms.  BBC Radio 4: news, current affairs, arts, history, original in-house drama, original in- house first-run comedy, science, books and religion. The service closes down and simulcasts the BBC World Service during this time. Available between 92-95 and 103-105 FM, 198 LW, various medium wave frequencies and on digital platforms.  BBC Radio 5 Live: news, sports and talk programmes available on 909/693 MW and digital frequencies.
  5. 5. Digital only stations  Platforms: Internet Streaming/Sky/freesat/Freeview/DAB) radio stations are:  BBC Radio 1Xtra: new urban music, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts and music documentaries  BBC Radio 4 Extra: classic comedy, drama, books, science fiction, fantasy and children's programmes  BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra: a companion to Radio 5 Live for additional sports events coverage  BBC Radio 6 Music: an eclectic mix of alternative genres including rock, funk, punk and reggae, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts and music documentaries  BBC Asian Network: aimed at the large South Asian community in the UK (primarily a digital radio station, but available in parts of the Midlands on medium wave)
  6. 6. Regional Stations  The BBC also runs radio stations for the three "national regions". These stations focus on local issues.  BBC Radio Scotland: News, music, sport and talk from Scotland  BBC Radio nan Gàidheal: Scottish Gaelic language network  BBC Radio Shetland: News, music, sport and talk from Shetland  BBC Radio Orkney: News, music, sport and talk from Orkney  BBC Radio Wales: News, music, sport and talk from Wales  BBC Radio Cymru: Welsh language network  BBC Radio Ulster: News, music, sport and talk from Northern Ireland  BBC Radio Foyle: News, music, sport and talk from north-west of Northern Ireland
  7. 7. BBC 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.
  8. 8. The Licence Fee  The licence fee is used almost entirely to fund the BBC's domestic radio, television and internet services. The money received from the fee represents approximately 75% of the cost of these services with most of the remainder coming from the profits of BBC Worldwide — a commercial wing of the corporation which sells programmes and runs stations overseas (such as BBC World News), as well as other business allied to broadcasting such as publishing.  A television licence is required for each household where television programmes are watched as they are broadcast.
  9. 9. Advantages of the licence fee  As the BBC does not have to rely on advertisers to fund it, it can produce more speciality and minority programming.  On commercial stations these sorts of programmes might not get enough listeners so advertisers would not want to give the station money.
  10. 10. The BBC aims to….  Represent the different nations, regions and communities to the rest of the UK.  Cater for the different nations, regions and communities of the UK.  Bring people together for shared experiences.  Encourage interest in, and conversation about local communities.  Reflect the different religious and other beliefs in the UK.  Provide output in minority languages.
  11. 11. What else does the BBC own?
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