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United Kingdom (1927 – present)

BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927.

The BBC today runs ten national domestic radio stations, four 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.

The “main” radio stations, available via both analogue (FM & AM frequencies) and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), are:
BBC Radio 1 - youth oriented, mostly contemporary pop music (including Top 40 singles), plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries.
BBC Radio 2 - adult oriented entertainment, wide range of music - especially adult contemporary and middle of the road, also talk, comedy, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries.
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 & music documentaries.
BBC Radio 4 - news, current affairs, arts, original in-house drama, original in-house first-run comedy, science, books and religion
BBC Radio 5 Live - news, sports, talk.

The new Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) only radio stations are:
BBC Radio 1Xtra - new urban music, plus news, original in-house live music sessions, original live music concerts & music documentaries.

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