London's dance/urban station Kiss 100 is rebranded by EMAP Radio with a new logo and mainstream pop music is played on the station, this leads to criticism from some DJ's and listeners.
22 January - Church leaders condemn Birmingham-based station BRMB's "Two Strangers and a Wedding" competition in which contestants entered a competition to get married to a complete stranger. The winners, Greg Cordell and Carla Germaine were married at a Registry Office in the city, but the couple were separated three months later. Germaine later met and married BRMB disc jockey Jeremy Kyle.
24 May - Radio 2 says that presenter Sarah Kennedy is taking a week's holiday because of stress following a bizarre performance while standing in for Terry Wogan the previous Friday. This had included calling Ken Bruce an "old fool" and referring to the presenter of the day's Pause For Thought slot as "an old prune". The episode attracted a number of concerned calls to the BBC, while Kennedy blames the incident on a lack of sleep the previous night and apologises to listeners. She had been due to stand in for Wogan the following week, but takes time off instead.
2 August - It is announced that ITV has signed BBC sports presenter Des Lynam on a four year contract to become the company's main football presenter. This means he will no longer present his Friday drivetime show on Radio 2.
14 October - Managers at Radio 2 reinstate Johnnie Walker after he is fined £2,000 by magistrates for admitting possession of cocaine.
17 December - Britain's first million pounds prize is given away, on a segment of Chris Evans's Virgin breakfast show called Someone's Going to be a Millionaire (a reference to ITV's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which at the time has not had a million pound winner).