About radio

BBC Radio 3 is a British national station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It describes itself as "the world's most significant commissioner of new music", and through its scheme promotes young musicians of all nationalities. Its content focuses on the broadcast of classical music and opera, as well as jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts. It is available on FM and digital platforms.

Slogan: "Classical, Jazz, World Music, Drama, Documentaries, Features… and light in the Darkness"

Languges: English.

Format: Classical, Jazz.

First air date: 30 September 1967

Owner: BBC

Broadcast area: United Kingdom and Internationally via Satellite and BBC Sounds

Main shows and presenters

  • Breakfast
  • Essential Classics – Georgia Mann
  • Composer of the Week – Donald Macleod
  • Free Thinking
  • The Night Tracks Mix – Sara Mohr-Pietsch
  • Inside Music
  • Opera on 3
  • Unclassified