• JP Devlin


This introduction to the book lays out what it is about and begins by highlighting an important landmark in the history of radio in the UK which is the launch of new digital radio stations by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 2002. This chapter goes on to give a concise history of BBC Radio followed by a concise history of commercial radio in the UK up to this point. The central question of the book is then posed, namely, what is the relationship between BBC Radio and commercial radio? The chapter ends by highlighting how the book contributes to the subject fields of media history, radio history and media studies.


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