Sunday, 24 February 2013

OUGD505 // What is good // BBC Radio Stations

after discussing more in the workshops we have been doing i think i am going to focus my theme on the BBC Radio, because i can apply branding over the whole radio but there are still around 8 different radio stations within BBC Radio, so this could work well in my favour. And also because it is the most recognised and the most listened to Radio station in the UK.

Specialising in current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7:00 pm, including electronic dance, hip hop, rock or interviews.

BBC RADIO 1extra
Specialising in urban music

Programming is best described as Adult Contemporary or AOR, although the station is also noted for its specialist broadcasting of other musical genres.

Its output centres on classical music and opera, but jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts also feature.

Broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes, including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

BBC RADIO 4extra
Formerly BBC 7 and BBC Radio 7, is a British digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and children's programmes nationally 24 hours a day.

BBC RADIO 5 live
Specialises in live BBC News, phone-ins, interviews and sports commentaries.

BBC RADIO 5 Live Sports Extra
Specialising only in extended additional sports coverage.

BBC RADIO 6 music
Often referred to as the sister station of BBC Radio 2, it shares common features and DJs with both BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2. For instance, it operates a playlist of similar 'A/B/C' structure to both Radios 1 and 2  and regularly shares selective tracks on its 'A' playlist with both stations, although it is generally less reliant upon chart music than the more mainstream stations.

Evening and weekend programming, however, features a more diverse selection of tracks across genres both popular and on the fringes, with dedicated shows towards different forms of dance, jazz, soul, and Jamaican music, among others. The station also features performances from the BBC music archives, including the "Peel Sessions" put together by John Peel from the late 1960s to his death.

BBC Asian Network
Serving those originating from and around the Indian subcontinent. The music and news comes out of the main urban areas where there are significant communities with these backgrounds. 

BBC Asian Network broadcasts mainly in English, but also have programmes in five south Asian languages – Hindi/Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati and the Mirpuri dialect of the Potwari language. Despite the name, Asian Network serves only those from India and the surrounding region; with the vast majority of Asia not catered for. The station's output consists largely of music and talk programmes, although there is a daily documentary series Asian Network Reports and a now-discontinued daily soap opera Silver Street.

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