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BBC World Service

The world's radio station

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The BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasting news, speech and discussions in 28 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, FM...Wikipedia

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Global
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show_chartWeekly listening figures:
1,537,000 listenersRAJAR September 2016
eventLaunched:
19 December 1932
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historyFormer names:
BBC Empire Service
BBC General Overseas Service
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BBC Broadcasting House
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People

Bola Mosuro Presenter
Carrie Gracie Presenter
Chloe Tilley Presenter
Gareth Mitchell Presenter
Jackie Leonard Presenter
James Menendez Presenter
James Coomarasamy Presenter
Karin Giannone Presenter
Lyse Doucet Presenter
Mark Crossley Journalist
Mary Hockaday Controller of World Service English
Matt Wade Producer
Murray Holgate Station Manager
Neil Caldicott Creative Director
Nikki Bedi Presenter
Nuala McGovern Presenter
Olivia Crellin Presenter
Reged Ahmad Journalist
Ros Atkins Presenter
Russell Fuller Presenter
Steve Martin Business Development

…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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