12. What is this and where is it?
The first radio broadcast from the
building was made on 15 March
13. EARLY TV
1932 – Test transmissions alternating between Logie Bairds 224 lines
and Marconi's 405 line
1936 – First televised programmes
1937 - First televised Outside Broadcast (OB) – Coronation of George
1939 – Suspended with out break of WWII
20. Early 1960s "Pirate radio stations"
Broadcast from offshore ships –
not illegal because they were in international waters.
Set up to meet the demand for pop and rock music, which
was not catered for by the legal BBC Radio
Radio Caroline broadcast from a ship off Essex coast in 1964.
By 1967 10 pirate radio stations were broadcasting to an estimated daily audience of
10 to 15 million.
Influential pirate radio DJs included John Peel, Tony Blackburn, Kenny Everett.
The format was influenced by American radio stations - top 40 format with informal
DJs- the antithesis of BBC radio at the time. Land based pirate stations took to the
air on medium wave at weekends, such as Radio Free London in 1968
21. Radio 1 is launched
BBC Light programme becomes Radio 2
BBC third Programme becomes radio 3
Home Service becomes Radio 4
First local BBC radio station in Leicester
23. 1990 deregulation
Radio stations go from 46 – 267 by 2010
Independent Radio audience over takes BBC radio for the 1st time
24. Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio in launched (Commercial DAB receivers
began to be sold in 1999)
Over 50 commercial and BBC DAB services were available in London by 2001
1996 - 2001
31 million people in UK now own a DAB radio
26. New communications regulator Ofcom established replacing:
•the Broadcasting Standards Commission,
•The Independent Television Commission (ITC)
•the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel)
•the Radio Authority
•the Radio communications Agency
37. BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
10 radio stations
6-8 national regional stations
40 local radio stations
+>800 UK commercial stations
Research 1 BBC radio station and 1 commercial radio station
which you have never listened to – Make bullet point notes to
What are their different house styles, content, and target