BBC RadioThere aren't many broadcasting services, more important, more historic than the BBC Radio. It operates since 1922 and from ever since it has witnessed the great impacts on the history of the World. It now is organized under the banner of BBC Audio & Music, which also oversees online content. It main offices are situated in the Broadcasting House in London, in Portland Place.
The BBC Radio services was licensed by the British Government, in 1922, by the General Post Office who had original control of the airwaves because they had been interpreted under law as an extension of the Post Office services. Ever since its early days it has been a pioneer in radio broadcasting, and it still currently one of the most important media outlets in, not only the UK, but in the entire globe.
Today the BBC runs ten national domestic radio stations, some of them are available in digital format. And it has also expended to internet radio. Their main stations are Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, and Radio 5 Live. The new digital-only stations are: Radio 1xtra, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, BBC Asian Network and BBC World Service. Also the BBC has local radio stations situated in different counties all through the UK land.
Also, the BBC runs local Radio Stations, for the three nations the UK. These stations focus on local isues to a greater extent that their UK counterparts. They rebroadcast popular BBC Radio Programmes. These Radio Stations are located in Scotland (two, one in English and in Scottish Gaelic language), Shetland, Orkney, Wales (two, one in English and the other in Welsh language), and in Ireland (two, one in Ulster and one in Foyle).
The BBC Radio influence has grown far and wide, and it has cemented itself as an important reference in the world's media.