1991 in British radio

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This is a list of events in British radio during 1991.

Events[edit]

  • 17 January-2 March - Radio 4 News FM, the first rolling BBC radio news service is on air during the first Gulf War. It uses BBC Radio 4's FM frequencies, whilst their regular scheduled service continues on long wave.[1][2] This service was also broadcast on BBC World Service. Some journalists chose to give it the nickname Scud FM from the Scud missiles used by Iraqi forces in the war.[3]
  • May - BBC Radio 1 begins continuous 24-hour broadcasting.
  • 29 December - Listeners to Birmingham's BRMB station hear presenters Andy Hollins and Brendan Kearney storm out of the studio following an on-air row. The disagreement erupted during a live review of the year of the pair's regular Sunday morning show.[4]
  • December - Derek Jameson leaves the Radio 2 breakfast show after presenting for five years. Along with his wife, Ellen he presented a late night chat show for the network between 1992 and 1997.

Station debuts[edit]

Closing this year[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dictionary definition of 'stunt up'". Retrieved 2009-12-30.  refers Sheena McDonald, "Scud-FM goes critical—BBC gears up for round-the-clock news service", page 25, The Guardian 17 August 1992
  2. ^ Franklin, Bob (31 March 2005). Key Concepts in Journalism Studies. Sage. ISBN 0-7619-4482-6. 
  3. ^ Elmes, Simon (2007). And Now On Radio 4. Random House. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-905211-53-1. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Jason (30 December 1991). "BRMB pair storm out after studio row". The Birmingham Post (Central Independent Newspapers).