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What will the Charter Review mean for BBC Radio?

Friday 11 March, 2016
The BBC is always under pressure for something.
 
Currently the British national broadcaster is facing possible changes to the way it is governed, reports Steve Ahern from London.
 
 
 
BBC Director General Tony Hall spoke this week about the recent review of the BBC Charter which recommended that the BBC Trust be scrapped and that the British national broadcaster should be regulated by Ofcom, the equivalent of Australia’s ACMA.
 

The next radio revolution

Wednesday 09 September, 2015

The BBC's latest policy document, published as part of the British national broadcaster's charter review, foreshadows a strategy for radio that will give the audience more control of what they hear, in an effort to get radio back into people's pockets via smart mobile devices.

The day there was no news on BBC Radio

Wednesday 16 July, 2014
On the 18th April 1930 the BBC announced that there was no news worth broadcasting... so they played music instead in the radio news bulletin slot.

This 90 second flashback from the BBC remembers the day when there was no news and discusses why. It is from the BBC archival series celebrating that British national broadcaster's 90th birthday.

BBC News Director Helen Bowden says it could never happen today:
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