Radio program

A radio program (radio programme in the United Kingdom) or radio show is a segment of content intended for broadcast on radio. It may be a one-time production or part of a periodically recurring series. A single program in a series is called an episode.

International radio

In the 1950s, a small but growing cohort of Rock and pop music fans, dissatisfied with the BBC's output, would listen to Radio Luxembourg, but to some extent and probably not enough to have any impact on the BBC's monopoly and invariably only at night, when the signal from Luxembourg was stronger. During the post-1964 period, western Europe offshore radio (such as Radio Caroline broadcasting from ships at anchor or abandoned forts) helped to supply the demand for the pop and rock music. The BBC launched its own pop music station, BBC Radio 1, in 1967.

The international broadcasts became highly popular in major world languages. Of particular impact were programmes by BBC World Service, Voice of America, Radio Moscow, China Radio International, Radio France Internationale (RFI) , Deutsche Welle (DW), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Vatican Radio and Trans World Radio etc.

Radio programming

Interest in old-time radio (OTR) has increased in recent years with programs traded and collected on reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes and CDs and Internet downloads, as well as the popularity of podcasts.[1][2]


  • News and current affairs
  • Radio comedy
  • Radio drama
  • Music shows

Well known radio programs

United Kingdom

United States

See also


  1. ^ Spiegel, Jan Ellen (2007-09-09). "We Interrupt This Play for a News Bulletin on the War". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
  2. ^ "Radio Dramas". Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Fairfield University. Archived from the original on August 13, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
1A (radio program)

1A is a radio talk show based in the United States. Hosted by Joshua Johnson, it is produced by WAMU in Washington D.C. and distributed nationally by NPR . The show debuted on January 2, 2017, airing on more than 340 NPR member stations in 35 states, Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands.

Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide is a radio program that presents the musics of Africa and the African diaspora. The program is produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. It is hosted by the veteran Cameroonian broadcaster Georges Collinet, who previously attained renown for his work with Voice Of America.Afropop Worldwide launched in 1988 as Afropop, a weekly public radio series, in response to widespread interest in international pop music. The first of its kind, it later expanded to include the music and cultures of the entire African diaspora. The program is distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) to over a hundred radio stations in the United States. It is also heard in Europe and Africa.

In 2014, the program was awarded an institutional Peabody Award for "its pioneering role in the 'world music' movement".The producers have explained the show's mission:

Our vision is to increase the profile of African and African Diaspora music worldwide, and to see that benefits go back to artists, music industry professionals, and the countries that produce the music. The Afropop database is central to our strategy as it harnesses the power of what we have done, and allows us to integrate past work with new research to support new projects. We are working in partnership with Calabash Music to help musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America leapfrog over the barriers of the conventional music business and take advantage of the emerging digital marketplace for global music.

Amazing Facts

Amazing Facts is a non-profit Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic ministry. based on the teachings of Scripture, and is a worldwide ministry based in Sacramento, California, which conducts seminars and streams by satellite, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on TV and satellite across North America and the world. It especially focuses on the Three Angels' Messages of Revelation 14. Beginning as a radio program dedicated to Christian evangelism, it has expanded into television programming, training, lifestyle, educational, health, prophecy seminars and online Bible study ministries.


Bandwidth has several related meanings:

Bandwidth (signal processing) or analog bandwidth, frequency bandwidth or radio bandwidth, a measure of the width of a range of frequencies, measured in hertz

Bandwidth (computing), the rate of data transfer, bit rate or throughput, measured in bits per second (bit/s)

Spectral linewidth, the width of an atomic or molecular spectral line, measured in hertzBandwidth may also refer to:

Bandwidth (company), an American communications provider

Bandwidth (linear algebra), the width of the non-zero terms around the diagonal of a matrix

In statistics kernel density estimation, the width of the convolution kernel used

In language expectancy theory, a normative expected range of linguistic behavior

In business jargon, the resources needed to complete a task or project

Bandwidth (radio program), a Canadian radio program

Graph bandwidth, in graph theory

Coherence bandwidth, a frequency range over which a channel can be considered "flat"

Power bandwidth of an amplifier, a frequency range for which power output exceeds a given fraction of full rated power

Broadcasting House (radio programme)

Broadcasting House is a current affairs programme on BBC Radio 4, presented by Paddy O'Connell. It is broadcast every Sunday between 9 am and 10 am.

Broadcasting House or BH was launched in 1998.

There used to be a weekly quiz, with a cryptic sound clue pointing to a news event in the last week. The prize was a spoon, originally a Jam Spoon but then replaced by a Honey Spoon. The programme made frequent visits to the BH beehive based in southwest London. The competition was nominated for a Sony Award in 2007.

More serious features include the headlines and current affairs sections, which look at the background to recent news stories. There is also a review of the Sunday papers with guest reviewers. The BBC newsreaders work on a five-week rotation and are as follows: Chris Aldridge, Corrie Corfield, Neil Sleat, Zeb Soanes and Diana Speed.

Broadcasting House's original presenter was Eddie Mair who left the programme on becoming the regular sole presenter of PM in 2003. After a period with no regular presenter, Fi Glover replaced Mair at the beginning of 2004. Matthew Bannister was the first stand-in presenter when Glover went on maternity leave, but on gaining his own new obituary strand on Radio 4, Last Word, most editions of BH in the spring/summer of 2006 were presented by Working Lunch and BBC Three presenter Paddy O'Connell. Glover did not return, instead taking on the Saturday 9 am slot with Saturday Live, and on 30 August 2006, O'Connell was named as the new regular host of BH.


CHFI-FM (98.1 MHz) is a commercial radio station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned by Rogers Media, it broadcasts an adult contemporary music format. CHFI's studios and offices are located at the Rogers Building on the northwest corner of Bloor and Jarvis Streets in downtown Toronto. Its transmitter is located atop the CN Tower. From late November to late December, the station switches to all Christmas music.

CHFI is currently the most listened to station in the Toronto radio market, according to the Numeris ratings. CHFI is one of three AC stations in the Toronto area, along with CKDX-FM in York Region and CKLH-FM in Hamilton.

Dracula (1975 radio program)

Dracula was a radio drama, originally aired by the British radio station BBC Radio 4 FM in the United Kingdom on 1 January 1975. It was a modernized version of the original radio drama aired by CBS in the United States in 1938.

Echoes (radio program)

Echoes is a daily two-hour music radio program hosted by John Diliberto featuring a soundscape of ambient, space, electronica, and new-age music. The program features in-depth artist interviews and intimate "living room" performances. Interview subjects have included Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson, and Philip Glass. Live performers have included Yo-Yo Ma, Pat Metheny, Loreena McKennitt, Steve Roach, Air and many others. Echoes has produced sixteen CD collections from these and other in-studio performances. Distributed by Public Radio International, Echoes is currently heard on about 80 radio stations. Echoes can also be heard on the web, with 24/7 streaming and on-demand audio available.

Echoes was created in 1989 by Kimberly Haas and John Diliberto, a music journalist whose works have appeared in Billboard, Pulse, Jazziz, Down Beat, Musician, and He has also produced Peabody Award-winning documentaries for National Public Radio's Jazz Profiles. Haas and Diliberto had previously produced the award-winning documentary series Totally Wired (1982–1989), which won Columbia University's Major Armstrong Award, the Ohio State Award, and the National Federation of Community Broadcaster's Award.

Both Haas and Diliberto began their careers at WXPN while students at the University of Pennsylvania. Diliberto was Music Director from 1974-1976. Haas was Program Director from 1980 until 1986. Diliberto founded the space music program Star's End in 1976, and it remains on the air to this day.

Echoes has also produced 23 CDs of live performances from the program. The latest is "Victoria Place: Echoes Live 23".


An episode is a coherent narrative unit within a larger dramatic work, such as a radio or television series. The word derives from the Greek term (Ancient Greek: ἐπεισόδιον) (epeisodion), meaning the material contained between two songs or odes in a Greek tragedy.

Front Row (radio programme)

Front Row is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 that has been broadcast since 1998. The BBC describes the programme as a "live magazine programme on the world of arts, literature, film, media and music." It is broadcast each week day between 7.15 pm and 7.45 pm and has a podcast available for download. Shows usually include a mix of interviews, reviews, previews, discussions, reports and columns. Some episodes however, particularly on bank holidays, include a single interview with prominent figures in the arts or a half-hour-long feature on a single subject.


KFLY is an American commercial country music radio station in Eugene, Oregon, broadcasting to the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon area on 101.5 FM.

Marketplace (radio program)

Marketplace is an American radio program that focuses on business, the economy, and events that influence them. The program was first broadcast in 1989. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal since 2005, the show is produced and distributed by American Public Media. Marketplace is produced in Los Angeles with bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., Portland, Baltimore, London, and Shanghai. It won a Peabody Award in 2000.

PM (Australian radio program)

PM is one of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship current-affairs radio programs, and is one of Australia's longest-running productions.

It is the sister program to AM. It was first heard 7 July 1969 and is currently hosted by Linda Mottram and broadcast on ABC Radio National and ABC Local Radio.

Polskie Radio Program I

Polskie Radio Program I, known also as PR1 or radiowa Jedynka is a radio channel broadcast by the Polish public broadcaster, Polskie Radio. It is dedicated to information and easy listening music. The Program was started in 1926, one year after Polskie Radio was founded.

Some of its broadcasts have decades-old traditions and are quite famous, such as Matysiakowie, W Jezioranach.


StarDate is a science radio program of the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory, broadcast on over 360 radio stations. It is a daily guide to the night sky and breaking astronomical news. Typically heard without formal introduction, StarDate is a self-contained science news feature interwoven with routine radio programming. It is the longest-running science outreach program on U.S. radio. Created by KNOW Radio (Austin) News Director Grady Blount in 1977, the short synoptic format of StarDate was borrowed from a daily radio news feature called 90 Seconds, and was intended to invoke the immediate sense of the term "stardate" used in the opening monologue of the 1960s television series Star Trek.

Original scripts were written by science journalist Deborah Byrd of the McDonald Observatory. These evolved from a 1976 astronomy telephone message service and a 30-minute-long Sunday morning public service radio program on astronomy taped at the former KNOW studios on North Lamar Street at Martin Luther King Boulevard. Another Austin radio station, KLBJ-FM, aired a broadcast version of similar Byrd-inspired scripts as Have You Seen the Stars Tonight? With the creation of the StarDate concept, Byrd secured funding from the National Science Foundation to begin national distribution under the new moniker and brief, immediate format. The niche broadcasting position of StarDate has always been its quick but relaxed, diary-like delivery which allows it to be interspersed with regular programming.

Byrd produced the show and Joel Block hosted it, until 1991, when a change in management at McDonald and effective demotions led both to depart and start another syndicated radio series, Earth & Sky, which aired from 1991 to 2013 and was heard on about 1,000 radio stations.

Since 1991, StarDate has been produced by Damond Benningfield, and hosted by Sandy Wood, a San Antonio radio personality who was one of the first female disc jockeys in the southwestern United States.Stations that broadcast StarDate include affiliates and owned stations of CBS Radio and National Public Radio, approximately 300 stations. The program is also available as a downloadable podcast. Universo, the Spanish language version of StarDate, first aired on April 1, 1995.

StarDate Magazine was first known as McDonald Observatory News in 1972. It became a bimonthly magazine in 1988.

Tarzan (radio program)

Tarzan is a generic title that can be applied to any of three radio jungle adventure programs in the United States. Two were broadcast in the 1930s and one in the 1950s.

The Bottom Line (radio programme)

The Bottom Line is a business discussion programme broadcast in the UK on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC News Channel, and internationally on the BBC World Service and BBC World News. It is a co-production between BBC News and The Open University.

The World (radio program)

PRI's The World is a US public radio news magazine with an emphasis on international news. The program originated partly in response to declining coverage of international news by US commercial media. It is co-produced by the BBC World Service of the United Kingdom, Public Radio International and WGBH of the United States.

The World was PRI's first co-production. It now has several co-productions. It was also the first news co-production of the BBC World Service. For the BBC, The World was conceived as a stand-alone program and also as a template for future co-productions which might expand the reach of the BBC World Service. At its launch, it was the first program dedicated to providing global news and making a global-local connection for Americans on a daily basis.

According to the PRI website, PRI currently distributes the show to more than 300 public radio stations across the United States. The program reaches more than 2.5 million listeners every week in broadcast alone. It is primarily hosted by Marco Werman at WGBH's studios in Boston, but often includes substitute hosts including Carol Hills and Aaron Schachter when Werman is in the field. Werman, who has been with The World since its inception, hosted the program from 2010 to 2011 while then-host Lisa Mullins was on sabbatical.

The World was the first daily nationally syndicated public radio program to begin podcasting some of its content, notably its coverage of technology. Its technology podcast began on February 11, 2005, hosted by Clark Boyd. Today, numerous podcasts are available by topical area and entire programs are available as podcasts.

As of October 2009, the program also now airs on CBC Radio One in Canada as part of the CBC Radio Overnight lineup.

The theme music was composed by Eric Goldberg.

Portions of the program are repackaged and rebroadcast on the weekly BBC World Service program called Boston Calling.

World Cafe

World Cafe is a two-hour-long, nationally syndicated music radio program that originates from WXPN, a non-commercial station licensed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The program began on October 14, 1991 and was originally distributed by Public Radio International. Since 2005, the show has been distributed by NPR.

World Cafe features live performances and interviews with established and emerging artists. The program's format covers a wide spectrum of musical genres, including indie rock, folk, hard rock, singer-songwriter, alt-country, and world music. The program produces two weekly podcasts containing interviews and information about musical performers: "World Cafe Words and Music," which features more established singers and bands, and "World Cafe Next," which highlights emerging artists.

Since the program's launch, World Cafe was hosted by David Dye. The program announced Talia Schlanger as its new host in February 2017. Dye continued as full-time host and producer of the radio show until March 31, 2017, continuing afterward as a part-time contributor to the program, although Schlanger guest-hosted some episodes in Dye's absence in advance of becoming the program's official host as of April 1.

After Schlanger became permanent host of World Cafe, Dye frequently served as the program's guest host. Other contributors to the program have included Ann Powers and Stephen Kallao.

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