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Radio 4

Radio 4 continues to ride high

Radio 4 continued its upward trajectory in the wake of Brexit, the only BBC station to make year-on-year gains, according to the latest Rajar results.

James Purnell (credit: Elyse Marks)

James Purnell handed BBC radio brief

James Purnell is to take responsibility for the BBC’s audio division after Helen Boaden revealed she will retire in March.


Amazon preps podcast service for UK launch

Amazon-owned audio service Audible is gearing up to launch podcast network Audible Channels, featuring hundreds of hours of original programming, in the UK.

Helen Boaden

BBC Radio boss set to retire

BBC director of radio Helen Boaden is preparing to announce her retirement – a move that would allow the corporation to finalise its management reshuffle.

Jez Nelson

BBC move could herald a golden age for UK radio

Increasing the number of shows made by indies will benefit everyone, says Jez Nelson