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LBC

Leading Britain's Conversation
British radio stations

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LBC is a national news talk and phone-in speech radio station, broadcasting from Global Radio's HQ in Leicester Square, London.

It's the oldest commercial radio station in the UK, though hasn't broadcast continuously under the LBC brand. The oldest commercial radio station to continually keep the same name is Capital FM, which - as LBC - is now owned by Global.

LBC originally stood for "London Broadcasting Company", then "London's Biggest Conversation", and now is quoted as meaning "Leading Britain's Conversation".

Editorial areaUK
FormatNews/Sport/Talk
Launched8 October 1973
OwnerGlobal
National salesGlobal
Members ofRadiocentre
IAB UK
Former namesLBC 1152
News Talk 1152
London News Talk 1152AM
LBC 97.3

Contact LBC

Postal address30 Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7LA
Telephone:
reception
+44 20 7766 6973
Telephone:
studio
+44 345 606 0973
Official website
Wikipedia
YouTube
Main emailwebsite@lbc.co.uk
Personal emailfirstname.lastname@global.com
Studio emailcomment@lbc.co.uk

Social media

Twitter@LBC (442,401 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@GlobalsNewsroom (6,161 followers) compare
FacebookLBC (494,669 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.
Instagramlbc (6,608 followers) compare
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Latest news stories

Keir Starmer self-isolates after appearing on LBC
RadioToday - published 14 September 2020, 10.09am edt
LBC introduces Swarbrick on Sunday and other changes
RadioToday - published 9 September 2020, 4.15am edt
LBC introduces Swarbrick on Sunday and other changes
RadioToday - published 9 September 2020, 4.15am edt
LBC to video stream new phone-in programme
RadioToday - published 3 September 2020, 3.20am edt
Rupert's radio: can Murdoch's Times Radio compete with the BBC?
The Guardian - published 29 June 2020, 7.55am edt

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Aaron Lobo Planning Producer
Adrian Bodenham Engineer
Alex Jones Broadcast Engineer
Alex Barnett Producer
Amelia Cox Journalist
Andrew Pierce Presenter
Andrew Castle Presenter
Ava-Santina Evans Producer
Beverley Turner Presenter
Caroline Allen Journalist
Charlie Girling Entertainment Editor
Chris Lowrie Head of Production
Chris Humphris Producer and Travel Reporter
Christian Mitchell Producer
Clive Jones Producer
Clive Bull Presenter
Darren Adam Presenter
Dave Warren Producer
Eddie Mair Presenter
EJ Ward Digital News Editor
Gary Elsdon Producer
Henk Potts Business Correspondent
Iain Dale Presenter
Ian Payne Presenter
Jacob Rees-Mogg Presenter
James O'Brien Presenter
James Caan Presenter
John Cushing Presenter
Katie Henderson Journalist
Lisa Aziz Presenter
Lucy Fergusson Producer
Lucy Coward Journalist
Lucy Beresford Presenter
Lucy Hough Journalist
Maajid Nawaz Presenter
Mark Randall Producer
Matt Frei Presenter
Matt Stadlen Presenter
Michael Crick Presenter
Nick Abbot Presenter
Nick Ferrari Presenter
Ollie McGrath Social Media Editor
Rachael Venables Journalist
Rachel Johnson Presenter
Sandra Glab Producer
Sarah Willingham Presenter
Shelagh Fogarty Presenter
Simon Livingstone Producer
Simon Conway Journalist
Sion Wyn Prichard Producer
Sophia Buchanan Producer
Sophie Snelling Producer
Steve Allen Presenter
Stewart Easton Producer
Stig Abell Presenter
Tim John Journalist
Tom Swarbrick Presenter
Tom Cheal Managing Editor
Vicky Etchells Head of Newsgathering
Victoria Gardiner Senior Producer, Eddie Mair

…at Global

Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Andrew Bailey Managing Editor (Digital) LBC and LBC News
Andy Vogel Broadcast Engineer
Ashley Tabor Founder and Executive President
Ashley Bard Group Head of Brand Production
Byrion Smith Creative Technologist
Charlotte Sullivan Senior Broadcast Journalist - East of England
Chris Baughen Managing Editor - Global Player
Darren Singer Chief Financial Officer
Graham Sarath Area Business Director
Greg Hughes Group Head of Programming Operations
Ian Hanson Chief Operating Officer
James Rea Director of Broadcasting
Lord Allen of Kensington CBE Chairman
Lucinda Horsley Journalist
Mark Findlay Group Head of Music Relations
Matt Garforth Product Manager
Matt Gray Managing Engineer (London)
Mike Gordon Chief Commercial Officer
Richard Park Senior Programming Advisor
Simon Blake Senior Engineer
Stephen Clarke Broadcast Engineer
Stephen Miron Group CEO
Tim John Head of Global's Newsroom
Will Harding Chief Strategy Officer

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