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LBC London News

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LBC London News, formerly LBC News 1152, is London's only rolling news radio station.

The station launched on 6th October 1994 as London News 97.3, which was London's first and only rolling news radio station, replacing LBC Newstalk, the latter who lost their licence to Reuters and acquired LBC pre-launch. It later became News 97.3 and News Direct 97.3.

In 1996, a new consortium 'London News Radio' which included GWR and the Daily Mail and General Trust acquired News Direct and its sister station Newstalk 1152 and moved to ITN's HQ in Gray's Inn Road, which led to another relaunch as ITN News Direct 97.3, which had a rolling wheel of news, weather, sport and business.

In 2002, London News Radio sold their two stations to Chrysalis Radio and applied to switch the frequencies of News Direct (the 'ITN' brand was dropped) and sister AM station LBC (which returned in 1996). This was approved and on 24th December 2002, a combined LBC News service launched on 97.3 FM and 1152 AM.

In early 2003, LBC News moved permanently to 1152 AM, Global Radio acquired Chrysalis Radio and LBC News 1152 later dropped some live programming from the back half hour and reduced their broadcast hours to 7am-7pm weekdays, 7am-6pm Saturday and 7am-5pm on Sunday.

The station relaunched as LBC London News in 2015, with live rolling news at the times above at other times simulcasting LBC.

mapEditorial area:Greater London
hearingFormatNews/Sport/Talk
show_chartAudience figures367,000 listeners per weekRAJAR December 2016
eventLaunched:8 October 1973
businessOwnerGlobal
storeNational salesGlobal
card_membershipMembers ofRadiocentre
IAB UK
historyFormer namesNews Direct
ITN News Direct
London News 97.3
News 97.3
LBC News 1152

Contact LBC London News

Postal address30 Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7LA
Telephone:
reception
+44 20 7766 6973
Telephone:
studio
+44 870 411 1152
Official website
Wikipedia
Main emailnewsroom@lbc.co.uk
Personal emailfirstname.surname@thisisglobal.com
Studio emailnewsroom@lbc.co.uk

Social media

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People

Adrian Bodenham Engineer
Alex Jones Broadcast Engineer
André Morgan Presenter
Charlie Girling Entertainment Editor
Chris Golds Presenter
James Rea Managing Editor
Jim Diamond Presenter
Mark Farrington Broadcast Engineer
Matt Gray Broadcast Engineer
Russ Williams Presenter
Sam Pittis Presenter
Sunta Templeton 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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