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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 area:UK
Audience figures1,686,000 listeners per weekRAJAR December 2016
Launched:8 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

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Press Release - published 22 July 2015, 7.38am edt

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Adrian Bodenham Engineer
Alex Jones Broadcast Engineer
Amy Solomon Travel Presenter
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
Dave Creasey Technical Operator
Gary Elsdon Producer
Henk Potts Business Correspondent
Iain Dale Presenter
Ian Collins Presenter
Ian Payne Presenter
James O'Brien Presenter
James Caan Presenter
James Rea Managing Editor
John Cushing Presenter
Julia Moore Producer
Katie Henderson Journalist
Katie Hopkins Presenter
Lisa Aziz Presenter
Lorraine Horgan Journalist
Lucy Fergusson Producer
Lucy Coward Journalist
Lucy Beresford Presenter
Maajid Nawaz Presenter
Mark Ellis Producer
Mark Farrington Broadcast Engineer
Matt Frei Presenter
Matt Stadlen Presenter
Matt Gray Broadcast Engineer
Michael Crick Presenter
Nick Abbot Presenter
Nick Ferrari Presenter
Nigel Farage Presenter
Rachael Venables Journalist
Sarah Willingham Presenter
Shelagh Fogarty Presenter
Simon Livingstone Producer
Simon Conway Journalist
Sion Wyn Prichard Producer
Sophia Buchanan Producer
Steve Allen Presenter
Stig Abell Presenter
Tim John Journalist
Tom Swarbrick Journalist
Tom Swarbrick Presenter
Vicky Etchells Head of Newsgathering

…at Global

Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Andy Jones South Regional News Editor
Anna Harding Yorkshire and North East Regional News Editor
Ashley Tabor Founder and Executive President
Ben Poor Creative Technologist
Byrion Smith Creative Technologist
Emma Corsham Tech Op
Graham Sarath Commercial Director
James Rea Group Head of News
John Wilson Head of Commercial and Digital Design
Mike Gordon Chief Commercial Officer
Richard Park Group Executive Director and Director of Broadcasting
Simon Blake Senior Engineer
Stephen Miron Group CEO
Stuart Mays Director of Commercial Strategy
Zach Watson Social Media Producer

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