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BBC explainer podcast is ‘a dog’s brexit’ #RDE19

Saturday 06 April, 2019

Brexitcast is the BBC’s explainer podcast about the debacle that is Brexit.
It was described as ‘a Dog's Brexit,’ which got a hearty laugh from the many EU delegates at Radiodays Europe.
The long form podcast uses BBC journalists in a discussion format where the can debate and explain in more detail what is happening more than they can within a one minute live cross in the nightly news.

A mission to reach new young audiences on new platforms: BBC Sounds launched at #IRFradiofest

Friday 02 November, 2018
BBC Radio has just launched the new BBC Sounds app, which showcases live and catch up radio, plus podcasts and specially commissioned content to British audiences.
The new app is targeted at young audiences who are no longer listening to traditional radio sets.
Speaking at the International Radio Festival, the BBC’s Paul Smith outlined the strategy for the new app.

Xperi and DTS join BBC Radio for a hybrid radio trial

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Two major broadcasters are embracing new technology to explore new experiences for their listeners.

BBC Radio 3 is going for a soothing walk in the forest

Friday 07 September, 2018

If you find the night time sounds from the zoo, the mooing of cows or the ticking of clocks soothing, BBC Radio 3 has you covered with its Slow Radio.

Already available as podcasts, Radio 3 will be offering a new permanent reoccurring Slow Radio slot on the station from early October.

Initially the half hour program will occur monthly on the station.

Steve Penk’s Radio Nightmares looking for Aussie bloopers

Thursday 09 August, 2018

Listeners love bloopers and BBC Broadcaster Steve Penk is looking for some Aussie blooper tapes to add to the next season of his UK show.

As part of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Autumn schedules Penk will introduce a selection of new and old Radio Nightmares.

"There’s little funnier on live radio than when things go wrong, listeners absolutely love those moments," Penk has told radioinfo.

BBC partners with Acast for international podcasting deal

Wednesday 02 May, 2018

The deal marks the BBC's first foray into podcast advertising.

Short of a sound effect?

Friday 20 April, 2018

The BBC has 16,016 of them online.

No imminent analog switchoff for Britain #RDE18

Monday 19 March, 2018

The BBC's Director of Radio and Music, Bob Shennan has told the RadioDays conference that digital radio is important as part of the mix of delivery mechanisms, but it is not the only important platform, therefore the BBC is no longer advocating an impending switch off of analog radio.

"We all once thought that DAB alone was the digital future of radio, but with changes in technology, we now know that DAB is important as a part of the mix, as well as Audio Over IP.

'Is this the best talkback caller ever?'

Tuesday 25 July, 2017
An Australian Doctor Who fan has picked up the phone to ABC Radio passionately disagreeing the desicion to cast a woman as the next Time Lord.

Jodie Whittaker will replace Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special.

But this caller, Norm, is not happy, asking if the 'world has gone mad' and then going on to suggest "the ABC would turn every man into a bloody woman", despite efforts from the announcer to point out the ABC does not in fact produce Dr Who but rather the BBC.


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