BBC Radio 5 live

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Promising "live news and live sport", BBC Radio 5 live is the BBC's rolling radio news service, launched in 1994. It broadcasts from MediaCityUK in Salford.

The network carries sports commentaries on evenings and weekends, and has a part-time digital service Five Live Sports Extra which also has additional sports coverage.

Editorial areaUK
Audience figures5,067,000 listeners per weekRAJAR September 2017
Launched27 August 1990
Former namesBBC Radio Five
BBC Radio Five Live
BBC Five Live

Contact BBC Radio 5 live

Postal addressQuay House
M50 2QH
+44 20 8743 8000
+44 808 590 9693
Official website

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Latest news stories

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RadioToday - published 27 March 2017, 11.09am edt
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Dan Walker Presenter
Danny Baker Presenter
Darren Fletcher Presenter
Dotun Adebayo Presenter
Emma Barnett Presenter
Gabby Logan Presenter
Gabriele Marcotti Presenter
Gordon Turnbull Sports Editor
Ian Wright Presenter
Jason Mohammad Presenter
Jermaine Jenas Presenter
Jo Hornby Journalist
John Motson Presenter
John Inverdale Presenter
John Pienaar Presenter
Jon Wilkinson Producer
Jonathan Legard Presenter
Jonathan Wall Programme Director
Karl Kruszelnicki Presenter
Kelly Cates Presenter
Mark Chapman Presenter
Mark Pougatch Presenter
Mickey Clark Presenter
Nicky Campbell Presenter
Orna Merchant Travel reporter
Peter Allen Presenter
Peter Crowther Studio Manager
Phil Williams Presenter
Rachael Bland Journalist
Rachel Burden Presenter
Rhod Sharp Presenter
Russell Fuller Presenter
Sam Walker Presenter
Sarah Brett Presenter
Sarfraz Manzoor Presenter
Simon Mayo Presenter
Stephen Nolan Presenter
Steve Mawhinney Head of News
Steven Davies Journalist
Susanne Courtney Presenter
Will Cooper Interactive Editor

…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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