menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Radio

 

 

Click to see updates

Network Z - BBC 7 - BBC Radio 7 now becomes BBC Radio 4 Extra, with an 'E'

Still wanting to provide "spoken-word entertainment in a way which will encourage new listeners to speech radio", the station get a fourth name.

Still wanting to provide  spoken-word entertainment in a way wh
published on UK Free TV

Back in 2002, the BBC decided it needed to provide additional listening options for the digital radio listener. Five new services were proposed for the capacity the BBC had on DAB digital radio and digital satellite.

The sport section of Radio 4's long wave service became the longest named service, BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra. The Asian Network was promoted from a Midlands-only AM service.

The three other networks were codenamed "Network X", "Network Y" and "Network Z".

"Network X" became "1Xtra", "Network Y" launched as "6Music" and "Network Z" became "BBC7".

BBC Radio 1Xtra, as it now is, is still close to the original remit of "contemporary black music to a young audience and break new, non-chart UK talent".

BBC Radio 6 Music, has moved somewhat from the remit of "BBC archives of concerts and music interviews to explore music from the 1970s to the 1990s", and is now a very popular off-playlist music station.

BBC Radio 7 was intended to provide "spoken-word entertainment in a way which will encourage new listeners to speech radio".

In the next month, BBC Radio 7 will become, with a suitable 'correct' spelling, BBC Radio 4 Extra. There will be little change to the content of the station, aside from the dropping of the Cbeebies Radio service and the provision of some extended contemporary BBC Radio 4 programmes such as Now Show Extra and News Quiz Extra and Desert Island Discs Revisited.



Help with TV/radio stations?
Will car radios have to be replaced?1
Will UKTV History and FTN eventually be available on fSfS or Freesat? They are 2
Could u please explain why there are no subtitles on most of your films terresti3
Can I pay as you go for British Europsort on my digital tv without subscribing?4
I was wondering whether there is any way to view a programme I missed?5
[][][
In this section
Which 45 masts transmit the 15 new national DAB radio stations? 1
UK Free TV: 392 AM radio transmissions now have coverage maps2
New! 1000s of new DAB and FM radio coverage maps3
We ARE going to get BBC Local Radio on Freeview ... today!4
How do the two new national DAB radio bids compare?5
More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+6

Comments
Friday, 6 May 2011
N
Nedbod
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:48 PM

Very good Sci-fi drama on BBC R4 Extra this week from Tues 3rd May 18:30 by Ken Follet The Destrucion Factor, check it out on i-player if you missed it. He also wrote the excellent EARTHSEARCH (Series 1 & 2).

link to this comment
Nedbod's 619 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:24 PM

Nedbod: You are confusing James Follett with Ken Follett.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
N
Nedbod
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:35 PM

QUITE RIGHT BRI I KNEW THIS LOOKED WRONG THE SECOND I TYPED IT. There is a famous Ken Follett though isn't there.

Good drama nevertheless. I must get my memory banks fixed. I do remember Earthsearch by JAMES FOLLETT first being broadcast on BBC R4 FM STEREO on Sundays at 12 noon many moons ago, however.

link to this comment
Nedbod's 619 posts GB
N
Nedbod
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:46 PM

As we have discussed many times Brian your statement above that Radio 4 broadcasts in stereo at all times on all platforms is incorrect. The DAB BBC Radio 4 services drops into mono @ 80 kbps on occasions throughout the week and particularly on Fri nights when Any Questions & the Friday Play go out in stereo on FM but mono on DAB to allow sport to go out on 5 Live Sports Extra. Only when there is no sport is R4 DAB in stereo.

link to this comment
Nedbod's 619 posts GB
Sunday, 8 May 2011
N
Nedbod
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:19 AM

By the way it's THE DESTRUCTION FACTOR my spelling isn't up to much this week either !!

link to this comment
Nedbod's 619 posts GB
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:47 PM

Nedbod: I didn't like to say...

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
N
Nedbod
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:12 PM

Nice to hear EARTHSEARCH back on the radio again by James Follett. Pity it's still in mono on DAB. Currently recording it onto CD from the BBC i-player so I get the ANGELS 1 & 2 coming out of separate speakers. I hope BBC Radio 4 Extra follows on with EARTHSEARCH II

link to this comment
Nedbod's 619 posts GB
N
Nedbod
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:15 PM

PS : ANY QUESTIONS WAS IN "SURROUND SOUND" LAST FRIDAY !! AS I WAS IN THE AUDIENCE - AS IT WAS IN MACCLESFIELD TOWN CENTRE SO I WALKED THERE !!

link to this comment
Nedbod's 619 posts GB
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:13 PM

Nedbod: Yes, I saw that it was on again in iPlayer. I was going to record it and then I found that I already had the .aac files.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 3 September 2011
J
john george nichol
8:12 PM

just found this site, dont know if this is relevant or if anyone else has a similar problem,but could someone explain the distortion or overmodulation of ridings fm dab station

link to this comment
john george nichol's 3 posts GB
Select more comments
Page 4

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentUK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.







Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.