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BBC Radio 3

Live music and arts

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Listen to BBC Radio 3 on FM, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Virgin Media and online

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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

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1,977,000 listenersRAJAR September 2016
30 September 1967
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historyFormer names:
The Third Programme
The Third Network
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BBC Broadcasting House
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[email protected]

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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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