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Little Britain Cast Reforms for Brexit Special

Matt Lucas and David Walliams are friends again now, it would appear, as the two stars of celebrated BBC sketch show Little Britain are reuniting to pick the low-hanging comedy fruit offered by today's political processes, in a one-off special that tells us how Brexit is affecting the lives of the show's main characters. Massively and hilariously, we suspect. Read More >>

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The Weird Machine That Measured American Radio Audiences in the ’30s and ’40s

In the early days of radio broadcasting, there was no easy way to tell how many people were listening to the soap operas and prestige crime dramas, and, subsequently, how many were actually hearing the radio ads for tooth powder and name brand coal for your furnaceinformation that advertisers desperately wanted. Read More >>

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BBC Wires up Scottish Island for 5G Radio Broadcasts

Lucky BBC technicians and staff from wireless ISP CloudNet have been handed the job of installing 5G test transmitters on the Orkney island of Stronsay, where a system that broadcasts radio over the high speed mobile data network of the future is to be trialled. Read More >>

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BBC 6 Music is Basically the Best Radio Station Ever, Says YouGov Survey

A new survey from YouGov has declared BBC Radio 6 Music the best on multiple fronts, including being the most innovative, relevant, and exciting. Read More >>

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The BBC Isn’t Keen on Killing FM Radio Just Yet

After the digital TV switchover finished itself off in 2012, it was only a matter of time before plans started being put into motion to do the same for radio. But the BBC isn't too keen on that idea. It wants to keep FM Radio around "for the foreseeable future". Read More >>

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The BBC Has Launched its First Voice Control Skill for Amazon’s Alexa

When it comes to smart speakers, the BBC is actively embracing the future. Not only has it released an interactive audio drama for the Amazon Echo and Google Home, it's gone ahead and released an Alexa skill that brings in all of the BBC's local radio and podcast services - with support for other smart speakers coming in the near future. Read More >>

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Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys Is Being Turned Into a Radio Drama

It’s been a very good year for fans of Neil Gaiman. American Gods was excellent, there’s Good Omens on the way, and now another of his works is being brought to life on radio: his 2005 fantasy novel Anansi Boys. Read More >>

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People are Most Trusting of News on the Radio, Says Radio Survey of Radio People

A survey of people who like listening to the radio has found out that they trust the radio more than other forms of news outlet, as an unseen person reading out things somehow adds an extra aura of authority to what's being said. Social media, of course, came bottom, because people like us can say anything, add the relevant hashtag then... get read out on the news, creating a modern truthfulness paradox. Read More >>

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The BBC is Launching a Personalised Version of iPlayer Radio for Your Car

If you're lucky enough to have a car that runs Apple's Carplay or Android Auto, and you like listening to all the radio stations the BBC has to offer, you're in luck. The corporation has announced that it's releasing a personalised version of the BBC iPlayer app for both platforms. Read More >>

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Futurama is Getting an Encore With a New Radio Drama

The last episode of Futurama ended with Fry lovingly asking his wife Leela if she’d like to “go around again,” and now it looks like they’re going to. Nerdist has paired with the creators of the show to create a brand new radio play that ties into the show’s latest mobile game. Read More >>

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Pirate DJ Hacks Mansfield Radio Station to Repeatedly Play Masturbation Song

The radio waves belonging to regional station Mansfield 103.2 are being repeatedly hacked, with Ofcom saying that a broadcasting enthusiast with his own transmission equipment is illegally inserting his favourite novelty song into the radio station's broadcasts. Read More >>

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Old Radio 1 Shows and DJs Dusted Off for 50th Anniversary

The BBC is planning several parties for this September, as Radio 1 prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of beaming free pop music out to the youth of the nation. Read More >>

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BBC’s Slow Radio to Feature Four-Hour Walk in the Countryside

BBC Radio 3 is taking the trend for slow TV -- hours of pottery, train rides, canal trips and bus journeys shown unedited -- to a weird new place, by broadcasting four hours of "slow radio." Read More >>

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Ads Will Be Even Harder to Escape Now That Posters Can Hijack FM Radio

Visual ads like signs, posters, and billboards are easy to ignore—you just need to look away. But what if a poster for a concert started broadcasting music or notifications to your smartphone? Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to turn print ads into low-power radio stations, making a future inundated with advertisements seemingly impossible to escape. Read More >>

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BBC Casts Real Robot To Play Robot In “I, Robot”

For the first time, a real robot has been cast in an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's 'I, Robot,' to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Read More >>