About radio

The BBC World Service is the largest international station owned by the British Broadcasting Corporation. On its airwaves, listeners in many parts of the world can get the latest news, speeches and discussions in more than 40 languages. It broadcasts on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, DAB, FM and MW relays.

Slogan: "The World's Radio Station"

Languges: English.

Format: News.

First air date: 19 December 1932

Owner: BBC

Broadcast area: Worldwide

Main shows and presenters

  • Newshour
  • BBC News Summary
  • Business Daily
  • Health Check
  • The Forum
  • Sporting Witness
  • The Food Chain
  • Witness History
  • The Inquiry
  • Outlook
  • Science In Action
  • From Our Own Correspondent