BBC R4 or simply Radio 4 is a British national radio channel/station owned and operated by the management of British Broadcasting Corporation (abbreviated as BBC). In accordance with total hours, the second most popular British domestic radio station after R2 is the BBC Radio 4 and it is also the popular and famous station in the London and the South of England areas. The channel is operated in England’s national language English (International). People describe its valuable importance as the ‘speech radio for curious minds’.
First on aired as R4 on September 30, 1967. However, before approximately 28 years the station was known for ‘Home service’ when BBC renamed its many of regional stations in the United Kingdom for giving the replication to the provocation of offshore radio. The station usually goes to provide the regional news, talk shows and dramas to the audience.
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