1986 in British radio

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List of years in British radio (table)
In British television
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
In British music
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
In British film
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

This is a list of events in British radio during 1986.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • No events

March[edit]

  • No events

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 5 May – Mike Smith takes over the Radio 1 breakfast show.[2] The same day also sees Radio 1 begin broadcasting on weekdays 30 minutes earlier, at 5.30am.

June[edit]

  • No events

July[edit]

  • No events

August[edit]

  • 25 August – An early evening service of specialist music programmes launches on the BBC's four local radio stations in Yorkshire. The programmes are broadcast on weeknights between 6pm and 7.30pm.

September[edit]

  • 30 September – BBC Radio Jersey begins experimental broadcasting of States of Jersey proceedings. The broadcasts are made a permanent feature from 25 November.

October[edit]

  • 12 October – After three months of non-stop music, Ocean Sound begins broadcasting. Replacing Radio Victory in East Hampshire, but also introducing commercial radio to Southampton, Winchester and the Isle of Wight, the station transmits with split frequencies; Ocean Sound West on 103.2FM and 1557AM and Ocean Sound East on 97.5FM (former 95FM transmitter for Radio Victory) and 1170AM, the former AM transmitter of the former ILR station.

November[edit]

  • November – Following its purchase of Northants 96, Chiltern Radio launches a networked service called ’’The Hot FM’’. The service is broadcast on three ILR licenses.

December[edit]

  • No events

Station debuts[edit]

Changes of station frequency[edit]

Station Moved from Moved to
Viking Radio 102.7FM 96.9FM
BBC Radio Humberside 96.9FM 95.9FM
Radio Tees 95.0FM 96.6FM
BBC Radio Cleveland 96.6FM 95.0FM

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Ending this year[edit]

Births[edit]

  • 25 February – Jameela Jamil, model, and television and radio presenter

See also[edit]

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