10 March - Les Ross leaves the BRMB breakfast show to present on its new AM service Xtra AM which is launched on 4 April.
1 September - The Ireland-based long wave station Atlantic 252 is launched. Operated by RTÉ it broadcasts to both Ireland and the United Kingdom. The first presenter to be heard is Gary King who announced at 6am: "Mine is the first voice you will ever hear on Atlantic 252."
13 November – London Greek Radio, one of the United Kingdom's first all-ethnic radio stations, begins broadcasting.