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Leading Britain's Conversation

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Facts and stats

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".

mapEditorial area:UK
show_chartAudience figures:1,801,000 listeners per weekRAJAR September 2016
eventLaunched:8 October 1973
storeNational sales:Global
card_membershipMembers of:Radiocentre
historyFormer names:LBC 1152
News Talk 1152
London News Talk 1152AM
LBC 97.3
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placePostal address30 Leicester Square
+44 20 7766 6973
+44 345 606 0973
webOfficial website
emailMain emailwebsite@lbc.co.uk
emailPersonal emailfirstname.surname@thisisglobal.com
emailStudio emailcomment@lbc.co.uk

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Caroline Allen Journalist
Charlie Girling Entertainment Editor
Charlotte Wright Journalist
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
Gary Elsdon Producer
Henk Potts Business Correspondent
Iain Dale Presenter
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James O'Brien Presenter
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James Rea Managing Editor
John Cushing Presenter
Julia Moore Producer
Katie Henderson Journalist
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Lisa Aziz Presenter
Lorraine Horgan Journalist
Lucy Fergusson Producer
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Lucy Beresford Presenter
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Mark Ellis Producer
Mark Farrington Broadcast Engineer
Matt Frei Presenter
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Matt Gray Broadcast Engineer
Michael Crick Presenter
Nick Abbot Presenter
Nick Ferrari Presenter
Nigel Farage Presenter
Rachael Venables Journalist
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Simon Livingstone Producer
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Sophia Buchanan Producer
Steve Allen Presenter
Stig Abell Presenter
Tim John Journalist
Tom Swarbrick Journalist
Tom Swarbrick Presenter
Vicky Etchells Head of News

…at Global

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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
Mark Farrington Broadcast Engineer
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
Vicky Etchells Deputy Head of News
Zach Watson Social Media Producer

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