Radio 1 is a national station catering to the younger demographic. It has had controversy over it's music playlist: some believe that the music is "too mainstream" whilst others believe that it is in good taste. It's schedule includes Nick Grimshaw (Grimmy) in the mornings (6:30 to 10:00), Fearne Cotton on the Lunchtime Slot (10:00 to 12:45), Newsbeat (afternoons from 12:45 to 13:00). After that, Scott Mills presents the afternoon slot (between 13:00 and 16:00) and then Greg James takes over the drivetime slot (from 16:00 to 19:00, with a 15 minute break for Newsbeat at 17:45).
It is available on analogue between 97-99 FM according to it's website, on digital radio on the BBC Digital Multiplex, on freeview, freesat and Sky; and online.
Broadcasting throughout the UK on 88-91FM.
A station for oldies as many young people see it. The station plays older pop music with old DJs such as Terry Wogan, Steve Wright and Jeremy Vine.
Radio 3 broadcasts classical music, jazz, world music, new music, arts programmes and drama.
A speech based station. Home to what many will consider heavyweight discussion programs such as Start the Week, the Moral Maze and In Our Time. Certainly the one if you need/ want to keep up current events. The 8.10am Today interview is always worth a listen.
The Archers, set in Ambridge, is a radio soap. The program last 15 minutes and is broadcasted just after the 7 o'clock news on every night except Saturday. It is repeated the next day at 14.02. The Omnibus edition is broadcast on Sundays at 10am and lasts for an hour and a quarter.
Radio 5 Live
Radio 5 is 24 News and sports station. Broadcasting breaking News and Sports stories throughout the day mostly as they happen. They commentate on most major sporting events such as the Premier League and other events like Rugby, Golf and F1.
Radio 6 Music
Music based, present and past (through the John Peel sessions), offering an alternative to the chart-based Radio 1 and 2. Often has songs before they are released, and many shows have special features, such as Round Table (where a panel discusses new releases).
Radio 4 Xtra
Previously BBC 7, this is speech based (like Radio 4) but with the focus on archive programmes: comedy shows, such as I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and The Men from the Ministry, and drama and sci-fi. With the rename have come archive episodes of Desert Island Discs and a spin-off from the Archers called Ambridge Extra (which is broadcast less frequently and has both new and continuing storylines)
BBC Asian Network
The Sound of Asian Britain, Bollywood, Bhangra, British Asian News & Entertainment. Broadcasting programs in Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali and Mirpuri.