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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
Audience figures2,352,000 weekly listenersRAJAR June 2019
Launched8 October 1973
National salesGlobal
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesLBC 1152
News Talk 1152
London News Talk 1152AM
LBC 97.3

Contact LBC

Postal address30 Leicester Square
+44 20 7766 6973
+44 345 606 0973
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

James O’Brien: ‘A former EDL member said my show saved his life’
The Guardian - published 9 June 2019, 7.00am edt
Five MPs to guest present programmes on LBC
RadioToday - published 14 February 2019, 5.00am est
Global Awards hosts return for second year
RadioToday - published 12 February 2019, 4.36pm est
Line-up and shortlist revealed for Global Awards 2019
RadioToday - published 31 January 2019, 9.14am est
Jacob Rees-Mogg to present weekly show on LBC
RadioToday - published 18 January 2019, 3.44am est

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Adrian Bodenham Engineer
Alex Jones Broadcast Engineer
Alex Barnett Producer
Amelia Cox Journalist
Andrew Pierce Presenter
Andrew Castle Presenter
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
Gary Elsdon Producer
Henk Potts Business Correspondent
Iain Dale Presenter
Ian Payne Presenter
Jacob Rees-Mogg Presenter
James O'Brien Presenter
James Caan Presenter
James Rea Managing Editor
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
Nigel Farage Presenter
Rachael Venables Journalist
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
Stig Abell Presenter
Tim John Journalist
Tom Swarbrick Presenter
Vicky Etchells Head of Newsgathering

…at Global

Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Ashley Tabor Founder and Executive President
Ashley Bard Group Head of Brand Production
Byrion Smith Creative Technologist
Chris Baughen Managing Editor - Global Player
Darren Singer Chief Financial Officer
Graham Sarath Area Business Director
Ian Hanson Chief Operating Officer
James Rea Director of Broadcasting
Lord Allen of Kensington CBE Chairman
Mark Findlay Group Head of Live Music
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
Will Harding Chief Strategy Officer

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