It also attempts to keep listeners informed of events in Britain , her overseas dominions and the foreign World through its news service "Newsbeat" which is tailored to make current affairs appear more palatable to the young and stupid. In the swingin' sixties, the UK Government was getting rather cross with so-called " pirate " broadcasters like 'Radio Captian Pugwash' because they were more popular than the boring old dross turned out by their own state broadcaster, the Home Office Service. The Royal Navy then torpedoed the broadcasting ships of pirate radio stations. All of which had stupid girls' names such of "Caroline", "Jackie" and "Florence". Radio Erimintrude was particularly popular with students though recent research has shown that this was possibly a figment of the collective imagination of those using hallucinogenic substances. One of those rescued from the cold North Sea waters - just off Clacton - was Tony Blackburn and he was given the option of changing his name and his underpants and becoming one of Radio 1's first official "Dee-Jays".
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When the extreme-right hate-monger Jonathan Jennings was jailed the BBC ran a short piece on their website about his 16 month sentence for multiple offences between March and August , which included extreme anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic abuse and a threat to kill Jeremy Corbyn. It beggars belief that the BBC somehow managed to pick one of the most vile extreme-right fanatics in the UK to be be given a question. Anyone who is familiar with the continual stream of Tory party activists who have been handed headline questions on Question Time must surely suspect that Jennings was not given a question on the show despite his vile extreme-right views, but because of them. Home About. Why was this vile extreme-right hatemonger given airtime on the BBC?
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By Chloe Lambert for the Daily Mail. Two years ago, Frances Alagiah was in a meeting at work when she received a phone call that turned life upside down. Over the line came the voice of her husband of 30 years, the award-winning BBC journalist George Alagiah. The presenter of News At Six was calling from hospital.
BBC Radio 5 Live lost nearly half a million listeners this year, as sports fans turn elsewhere for news. The station — which devotes huge swathes of airtime to football and rugby commentary - now gets fewer than 5. Audiences switched off in the hundreds of thousands as they turned to specialist sports websites, illegal streaming services and even Twitter for the results of their favourite games.