1992 in British radio

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This is a list of events in British radio during 1992.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 9 March – BBC Radio 1 undergoes a schedule revamp, with most of the changes being to the weekend schedule, and a new jingles package is introduced based on the theme Closer to the Music.
  • 15 March –
    • Chris Evans makes his BBC Radio 1 debut, presenting a short-lived Sunday early afternoon show called Too Much Gravy.
    • Bruno Brookes returns as host of BBC Radio 1’s UK Top 40 programme. The programme is extended once again and now airs from 4pm until 7pm.[2]
  • 23 March – BBC Radio Nottingham ends transmissions on one of its MW transmitters. BBC Radio Cleveland and BBC GLR also stop broadcasting on MW at around the same time.

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 20 May – Ball-by-ball cricket commentary moves to BBC Radio 3's FM frequencies for the summer following the switching-off of BBC Radio 3's MW frequency.

June[edit]

  • No events

July[edit]

  • July – As Classic FM prepares to launch, test transmissions are carried out using a recording of birdsong originally made for a Raymond Briggs play about nuclear war in 1991.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.[3]
  • 25 July – BBC Radio 4 stops the week for the final time, after having done so since 1974.

August[edit]

  • August – In a bid to counter-act the forthcoming launch of Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 makes major changes to its programmes, including the launch of a daily breakfast programme called On Air, a weekday drivetime programme called In Tune and a three-hour Sunday morning show of popular classics introduced by Brian Kay.

September[edit]

  • 7 September – Britain's first national commercial radio station, Classic FM is launched.

October[edit]

  • 18 October – After previously enjoying success as a pirate radio station, Sunshine 855 in Shropshire officially goes on air.

November[edit]

  • No events

December[edit]

Station debuts[edit]

Changes of station number[edit]

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Programme debuts[edit]

Continuing programmes[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

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1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

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See also[edit]

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