BBC Radio 3

Live music and arts
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BBC Radio 3 is a British radio network operated by the BBC. Its output centres on classical music and opera, but jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts also feature.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedVoces8, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, Arvo PärtRadiomonitor
Audience figures1,963,000 listeners per weekRAJAR September 2017
Launched30 September 1967
Former namesThe Third Programme
The Third Network

Contact BBC Radio 3

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Telephone+44 20 8743 8000
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

Radio 3 to join up with European stations
RadioToday - published 23 November 2017, 11.10am est
BBC Radio 3 Season Launch Autumn/Winter 2017
RadioAssistant Europe - published 31 August 2017, 2.12am edt
BBC Radio 3 Season Launch Autumn/Winter 2017
BBC Media Centre - published 30 August 2017, 11.00am edt
BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction partners End Of The Road 2017
BBC Media Centre - published 13 June 2017, 6.30pm edt


Alan Davey Controller
Aled Jones Presenter
Alyn Shipton Presenter
Andy Kershaw Presenter
Brian Kay Presenter
Catherine Bott Presenter
Charles Hazlewood Presenter
Claire Martin Presenter
Clemency Burton-Hill Presenter
Donald Macleod Presenter
Fiona Talkington Presenter
John Shea Presenter
Katie Derham Presenter
Les Pratt Producer
Louise Fryer Presenter
Lucie Skeaping Presenter
Martin Handley Presenter
Matthew Sweet Presenter
Max Reinhardt Presenter
Michael Berkeley Presenter
Norman Lebrecht Presenter
Petroc Trelawny Presenter
Rhian Roberts Digital Editor
Rob Cowan Presenter
Sara Mohr-Pietsch Presenter
Sarah Walker Presenter
Steve Bowbrick Interactive Editor
Susan Rae Presenter
Suzy Klein Presenter

…at BBC

Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director BBC World Service Group
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Tony Hall Director-General

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