1992 in British radio
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This is a list of events in British radio during 1992.
- January - Brian Hayes takes over the Radio 2 breakfast show from Derek Jameson.
- 20 April - The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness, an open-air concert in tribute to the late Freddie Mercury is held at London's Wembley Stadium. The concert is broadcast on BBC1 and BBC Radio 1 in the UK, and televised worldwide.
- July - As Classic FM prepares to launch, test transmissions are carried out using a recording of birdsong originally made for a Raymond Briggs play about nuclear war in 1991. The recording proves popular with listeners and is later launched as Birdsong Radio.
- 7 September - Britain's first national commercial radio station, Classic FM is launched.
- October - After previously enjoying success as a pirate radio station, Sunshine 855 in Shropshire officially goes on air.
- December - Brian Hayes presents his last breakfast show on Radio 2. He is succeeded by Terry Wogan in January 1993.
Changes of station number
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Closing this year
- 30 December - Radio Luxembourg (1933), closed satellite service
- "The Story of Radio Birdsong". RadioBirdsong.com. Retrieved 11 February 2012.