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 figures5,242,000 weekly listenersRAJAR June 2019
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

BBC Radio 5 live’s Young Commentator of the Year is back
BBC Media Centre - published 5 October 2018, 4.00am edt
Word Cup Winners: 5 live surges as England succeeds
BBC Media Centre - published 11 July 2018, 11.27am edt
BBC gets live rights for Commonwealth Games
RadioToday - published 3 April 2018, 6.54am edt
BBC Radio 5 live launches weather podcast
RadioToday - published 20 March 2018, 7.08am edt
Robbie Savage to captain 5-live-a-side team
RadioToday - published 19 February 2018, 4.10am est


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Alan Green Presenter
Anita Anand Presenter
Anna Foster Presenter
Brian Alexander Presenter
Charlotte Green Presenter
Colin Murray Presenter
Dan Walker Presenter
Darren Fletcher Presenter
Dotun Adebayo Presenter
Elis James 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
John Robins Presenter
Jon Wilkinson Producer
Jonathan Legard Presenter
Jonathan Wall Programme Director
Jonny Gould Pundit
Karl Kruszelnicki Presenter
Kelly Cates Presenter
Kirsty Gallacher 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
Rachel Burden Presenter
Rhod Sharp Presenter
Russell Fuller 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

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
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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