Source of income – Selling advertising space. Examples: Capital (National) Hallam F.M (Local) If they don’t sell the advertising space they have, then they have the potential of losing money and becoming bankrupt. It costs a lot of money for a very short period of advertisement time.
Non Commercial Radio:
Example – BBC
Source of income – The licence fee (£140 per year) and is paid by every household per year. Paid to the BBC via the Government. The Government designs the BBC’s Royal charter – BBC’s remit (These are guidelines on what it should be proving to us, the audience) The BBC is supposed to emit to the public a combination of education, entertainment, information and more.
There are many BBC radio stations. These being:
- Radio One – First aired in 1927 under the terms of the Royal charter
- Radio One Xtra – First aired in August 2002
- Radio Two – First aired on September 1967 the same day as radio three’s and four’s air date.
- Radio Three – First aired on September 1967 the same day as radio two’s and four’s air date.
- Radio Four – First aired on September 1967 the same day as radio two’s and three’s air date.
- Radio Four Xtra – First aired on the 15th December 2002.
- Radio Five Live – First aired on the 28th March 1994
- Radio Five Live Sports Xtra – First aired on the 2nd of February 2002
- 6 Music – First aired on 11th 2002
- Asian Network – 1976 BBC Radio Leicester show 1988 as The Asian Network
- Nation and Local Networks
Some examples of commercial radio stations in Britain are:
- Planet Rock
- Radio X