1995 in British radio
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This is a list of events in British radio during 1995.
- January - As part of major changes on the network, old music (typically anything recorded before 1990) is banned from the Radio 1 daytime playlist.
- 14 February - Talk Radio UK becomes the last of three national commercial radio stations to go on air. It broadcasts on the old Radio 1 mediumwave frequency.
- April - Chris Evans takes over the Radio 1 breakfast show from Steve Wright, who left the network following differences with the station's new management over restructuring.
- 27 September - The BBC begins regular Digital Audio Broadcasting, from the Crystal Palace transmitting station.
- Unknown - Radio Harmony is rebranded as Kix 96 and changes frequency.
- Unknown - Malcolm Laycock's Sunday Night at 10, a programme featuring big band and dance band music begins airing on BBC Radio 2.
- Unknown - BBC Radio Scotland's irreverent sports show Off the Ball makes its debut.
- 1 January - Choice FM Birmingham
- 14 February - Talk Radio UK
- 3 July - Liberty Radio
- 8 July - KFM (now KMFM West Kent)
- 5 September - Heart 106.2
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- 4 April - Kenny Everett, 50, comedian, radio disc jockey and television entertainer
- 18 August - Alan Dell, 71, BBC radio presenter