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Radio 4 content. British domestic radio station that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programs, including: news , drama , comedy , science and history Radio 4 broadcasts throughout the United Kingdom , and can be received in the north of France and Northern Europe as well

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Radio 4 content

Radio 4 content

British domestic radio station that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programs, including: news, drama, comedy, science and history

Radio 4 broadcasts throughout the United Kingdom, and can be received in the north of France and Northern Europe as well

It is the BBC most expensive radio station and there is no comparable network station.


Radio 4 general knowledge

Radio 4 General knowledge

  • Radio 4 is owned by the general public and is paid for by the tax payer

  • Radio 4 is the second most popular radio station after radio 2

  • Radio 4 was names UK radio station of the year 2008

  • Radio 4 ‘s goals British life should be challenged over their policies and actions. At least once a week there should be live debates that include public participation.

  • Broadcast at least 2,500 hours of news and current affairs programs each year4

  • Broadcast at least 600 hours of original drama and readings each year5

  • Broadcast at least 180 hours of original comedy each year6

  • Contribute to BBC Radio’s commitment to commission at least 10% of eligible hours of output from independent producers


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Radio 4’s Conditions

Radio 4 has to stick to a set of terms and conditions set by the bbc:

  • Radio 4 ‘s goals British life should be challenged over their policies and actions. At least once a week there should be live debates that include public participation.

  • Broadcast at least 2,500 hours of news and current affairs programs each year4

  • Broadcast at least 600 hours of original drama and readings each year5

  • Broadcast at least 180 hours of original comedy each year6

  • Contribute to BBC Radio’s commitment to commission at least 10% of eligible hours of output from independent producers

  • Broadcast at least 200 hours of original documentaries each year


Radio 4 listeners

Radio 4 Listeners

Radio4 get up wards of 9.81 million viewers


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  • Which are the most popular stations?

  • Listening figures for quarter 4 of 1998 were released in February 1999. Here's a graph showing results for the London stations for the quarters 2 and 4 in 1998. The stations are in descending order based on quarter 4's results.


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  • This graph shows "share of listening" - the share of the total radio listening within the station's target geography for each radio station

  • Heart, Virgin and Capital Gold, towards the middle of the chart, have all lost listeners. Capital Gold Kent's listening has dropped from 3 to 1.6%. Note that 107.8 FM Thames Radio were not included in the quarter 2 survey so there is no yellow bar for them. XFM, owned by Capital, is another station that has lost listeners.

  • From the graph you can tell that in comparison to radio 4 that it has a much lower target audience than capital FM and radio 2 . However this is taken from a piece carried out in 1998 so the data is unreliable.


Radio 2 facts and figures

Radio 2 – facts and figures

  • Radio 2 is the most popular radio station in the uk

  • Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is best described as Adult Contemporary or AOR, although the station is also noted for its specialist broadcasting of other musical genres

  • The station's programming is broadcast on a network of FM transmitters of up to 250 kW, the strongest FM signals in the EU.[2]


Radio 2 general knowledge

Radio 2 general knowledge

In comparison to radio 4 :

It is owned by the the government similarly to radio 4

It plays music and had more of a chatty atmosphere in comparison to radio 4 . It does not have radio dramas.

Radio 2 reaches a very different audience to radio 4 , it attracts more younger listeners.

In 2009 Radio 2 again won the Music Week Award for National Radio Station of the Year, an award it has won for several consecutive years.

Weekday evenings feature specialist music, including jazz, folk music , blues, country and western, reggae, classic rock, show tunes , and biographies and documentaries on musical artists and genres. Its all these genres that makes the station so accessible, because it attracts all types of people.


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Radio 2 ..

Radio 2 reaches such a wide audience, it has over 3000 more viewers than radio 4 and just over 5000 more than capital fm.

One of the reasons for this could be that they have shows that bring their listeners back to their youth.

(Brian Matthews Sounds of the Sixties" remains a regular fixture on the Saturday schedule, as does Johnnie Walker’s "Sounds of the Seventies" on a Sunday. )

The BBC does not broadcast commercials


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