BBC Radio 1 is a British national radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in current popular music and chart hits throughout the day.
Radio 1 has a public service broadcasting obligation to provide news, which it fulfils through Newsbeat bulletins throughout the day.
Products for audiences
The station is aimed at younger audiences; we can tell this by its products:
The Radio 1 Chart Show
Weekday Breakfast Show
Weekday Drivetime Show
The 10 Hour Takeover
The Tinsel Takeover
Radio 1 Road-show - Radio 1’s Big Weekend
Who hosts? Task: name the DJ that hosts each show
Mon – Fri (daytime and evening shows)
There are two Newsbeat shows at 12.45 and 5.45. Both for 15 minutes.
Ownership, finance and control
The British Broadcasting Corporation , known as the BBC , is the world's largest broadcasting organisation, founded in 1922 as the British Broadcasting Company. Originally a radio broadcaster, the corporation began television broadcasts in 1932 and now operates ten UK television channels including the oldest and most watched, BBC One. The BBC also operates 58 radio stations, including the most popular station in the UK, BBC Radio 2, and has an online presence through BBC Online.
Funding comes from the TV licence that all UK TV owners have to purchase. As of 2010, this costs £145.50 for colour and £49.00 for black and white. The licence is required to receive any television transmission, whether it is received via terrestrial, satellite, cable, or the Internet.
Total levies from the licence fee were £3.45 billion in 2009–collection and enforcement of the licence fee is the responsibility of the BBC in its role as TV Licensing Authority.
Radio 1 has a service budget to work with at an estimated £30 million a year
Ownership, finance and control
The BBC Trust is the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation. It is operationally independent of BBC management and external bodies, and aims to act in the best interests of licence fee payers.
Licence fee expenditure
The BBC Trust gives the following information for expenditure of licence fee income during the year 2008-9 of £3.49 billion (expressed here in percentage terms):
67.58% - All TV
10.45% - National network radio
9.30% - Transmission and licence fee collection costs
7.61% - Local radio and radio in the nations
5.05% - Web sites
BBC Trust service licence
Job roles and working practices
DJs (some have celebrity status – especially on the big shows)
Producer - Making Playlists
Technical operator and support –
You can be employed or work freelance (What does this mean?)
Podcasts = Selected highlights of the past week's shows of The Chris Moyles Show , released every Friday. Also available as Best of Chris Moyles Enhanced with the audio being identical to the Best of Chris Moyles but distributed with pictures which can be viewed on listeners' computers or iPods
Live streaming Webcam (Radio now a visual media)
Apps on the iPhone and iPad are not available yet, but you can listen through iPlayer on your phone