Commercial Radio (Capital FM, Hallam FM)

  • Source of income from advertisements.

Non-Commercial Radio (BBC) –

  • Don’t use advertisements but get a source of income from licence fees. These are around £140 per household and it is paid to the BBC via the government.
  • Government designs the BBC’s royal charter – BBC’s remit (guidelines on what it should be providing to the audience)
  • BBC’s remit – combination of education, entertainment, information and more

BBC Radio Stations –

  • Radio 1 – ”We broadcast a distinctive mix of new music and entertainment for 15-29 year olds plus news, documentaries and advice for young adults”
  • Radio 1 Xtra – ”1Xtra is a digital station that plays contemporary Hip Hop and RnB with a strong emphasis on new and live music. The digital station blends the best black music with entertainment, documentaries and news for 15-24 year olds.”
  • Radio 2 – Thirteen million of you listen to us broadcast a distinctive mix music and speech programmes covering a mix of live pop and rock concerts, comedy, documentaries and religious output, as well as running social action campaigns like the 500 Words short story writing competition.”
  • Radio 3 – ”The home of our arts and cultural broadcasting, BBC Radio 3 is best known for its classical music output, but also makes programmes dedicated to jazz and world music as well as a number of speech programmes, documentaries and drama.”
  • Radio 4 – ”BBC Radio 4 is a mixed speech radio station, offering in-depth news and current affairs and a wide range of other speech programmes including drama, readings, comedy, factual and magazine programmes.”
  • Radio 4 Extra – ”Launched in December 2002 originally as BBC 7, the station was relaunched in April 2011 as BBC Radio 4 Extra. The digital-only network is the principal outlet for our archive of speech entertainment, including comedy, drama and readings.”
  • Radio Five Live – ”Radio 5 Live broadcasts continuous news and live sports coverage, bringing major news stories and sports events as they happen, and providing context through wide-ranging analysis and discussion.”
  • Radio Five Live Sports Extra – ”5 Live Sports Extra brings a greater choice of live action to sports fans by extending the live coverage of various sporting events.”
  • Radio 6 Music – ”BBC Radio 6 Music is a digital radio station that entertains lovers of popular music with a service that celebrates the alternative spirit of popular music from the 60s to the present day.”
  • Asian Network – ”BBC Asian Network provides speech and music output appealing to the British Asian communities.”
  • Nations and Local Radio – ”Our regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, consisting of over 40 stations.”