About BBC radio 4
BBC radio four is a station that is operated and owned by the BBC. It launched first on 30 September 1967 and was originally created as the BBC home service. BBC home service played a selection of classical music as well as educational programs through the day but was replaced by their current programming which is a wide selection of journalism and spoken word programs.
BBC radio four is broadcastes from Broadcasting House in London, the BBC’s headquarters. It can be reached by 92.5 on the FM band as well as on 103.5. It can be found on Freesat 704, Sky 0104, virgin media 904, virgin media Ireland 910 as well as several frequencies across analog cable.
The majority of the programs available on this channel are talk, drama, news and spoken word. As well as journalistic programs there are also ongoing radio dramas and infotainment style programs that take place.
The audience share in the UK that listens to BBC radio four is around 11.8% making it a very popular radio station throughout the UK. BBC radio 4 programs became so popular that many of their most requested dramas are broadcasting on repeats through the radio archive on a sister channel BBC 4 radio extra.
BBC Radio 4 Programs and Personalities
Programs and personalities vary greatly in this station and many are pre-recorded. Various live programs include today, woman’s hour, Front row and more. Some of the main newsreaders today include Chris Aldridge, Corrine Corfield, Susan Rae, Kathy Clugston, Neil Sleat, Jim Lee, Davind Miles and more. Regular guest announcers and hosts are present from program to program.
The station can be broadcast worldwide via the website and there is also a wealth of podcasts and prerecorded shows available for listening online. Listeners can also access the content via their online newsletter, blog, and through twitter and facebook.
The BBC Iplayer and BBC radio app are excellent ways that you can stay in touch with Radio 4 announcers and program lists on your apple or android device.