Radio 1 is good for all the hottest new tracks, with a great selection of music and news.
The breakfast show is ace.
Radio 1 provides all I want from a radio station – at least 95% of it.
I am a bit disappointed that there are no real Radio 1 awards, so I would like to nominate Chris Moyles for ‘Best on-air DJ’ and the breakfast show for ‘Best show on a commercial radio station’.
Most teenagers listen to Radio 1 (well over 10 million), but some parents do not understand that the music it plays is actually pretty good!
Radio One, Inc. is a radio network and is the flagship property of owner Radio One, Inc.; it also owns or has an interest in numerous urban-oriented radio stations in the United States. The company’s Chairman/CEO is Alfred C. Liggins III, son of Catherine Liggins Hughes (Chairman Emeritus), who founded the company.
Radio One was founded in 1980 as WOL-AM by Cathy Hughes; the station was one of the first radio stations aimed at an African American audience. She changed the station’s format to R&B and Gospel music from its previous format as a jazz station (the call letters were changed to WWIN in 1981).
By 1986, the company had grown from a single AM station to three stations with a combined listenership of 635,000 people. In 1987, Radio One went public with offerings on NASDAQ. By 1988, Radio One had acquired four additional stations: WMMJ-FM in Washington, D.C., WOL-FM in Washington, D.C., WENZ-FM in Cleveland and WTLC-AM/FM in Indianapolis and had over 530,000 listeners.
In 1993, Radio One purchased WKYS-FM located in Washington, D.C.. By
Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern and current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967. The station is also broadcast on Freeview, digital cable, IPTV and satellite television platforms.
The world’s best classical music radio station, broadcasting from studios in the heart of London.
Classic FM – Classic FM is the largest national commercial radio station in the UK, reaching 5.7 million people every week.
BBC Radio 3 – The home of classical music, featuring live concerts and features from around the world
BBC Radio 1 – Broadcasting 24 hours a day with the latest news, music and information.
Radio 1’s Live Lounge
About twelve years ago, I was given the opportunity to produce a series of radio shows for BBC Radio 1 and Radio 3. My brief was to take some of the most interesting and innovative musicians working in the field of electronic music and give them an hour each to broadcast whatever they wanted. The series, known as Essential Mix, has run ever since, broadcasting a new show every week from midnight until 2am on Radio 1.
The first show featured the British musician Aphex Twin, who had been making electronic music since he was 12. Richard James, as his real name is, had already established himself as one of the world’s leading experimental electronic musicians by the age of 22. He was also something of an enigma: living in a remote part of Cornwall and very rarely seen in public.
I drove down to his house with a tape recorder and an engineer. As we arrived at his home he said: “You’re early… but you might as well come in.” We spent four hours talking about where he thought electronic music was going, how it would affect our culture and what it meant for him that other people were getting access to the same computers he used to make music. It was a really interesting conversation, but I wasn’t sure whether it would work
The station’s mission is to create a national alternative to “formula radio” and to provide exposure for new and unknown artists. Unlike most commercial stations, which broadcast around the clock, the station only broadcasts during daylight hours.
In August 2005, Radio 1 celebrated its 40th anniversary, with some of its DJs from the past version of the station (including Tony Blackburn) returning for a day to co-present various shows with their successors.
On digital television, Radio 1 can be heard on RTE 2Xtra or digital radios. The station was also available on digital satellite television via Sky Digital until 4 October 2008.
The future looks bright for the electronic music industry. The International Music Summit, in collaboration with Music Ally, recently released its second annual Electronic Music Industry Survey. The results are fascinating and provide a revealing look at one of the fastest growing sectors in entertainment.
The survey was conducted by polling over 1,500 participants from a variety of music industry related backgrounds, including producers and managers, agents, promoters and label executives. Of these respondents, 55% came from Europe and 31% came from North America. The remaining 14% were spread throughout Asia and South America.
Most respondents identified themselves as being between the ages of 25 to 44 (80%), with only 10% under 25 and 10% over 45.
The most important takeaways from the report were:
1. The majority of respondents believe that EDM is the single most important genre in music today (40%). Pop music finished a distant second (18%).
2. More than half of attendees surveyed stated that they skipped college or university in order to pursue their careers in electronic music (52%).
3. Nearly three quarters of respondents stated that they work more than 40 hours/week (72%) in order to pursue their careers in electronic music.