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The BBC Home Service was the original name for Radio 4 and was on the air from 1939 until 30 September 1967. Unlike the Radio 4 of today, it had regional variations and was broadcast on medium wave rather than long wave, with a network of VHF FM transmitters being added progresively from 1955. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 92 days remaining, as the final day of September. ... 1967 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Longwave radio frequencies are those below 500 kHz, which correspond to wavelengths longer than 600 meters. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz (wavelength 10 m) to 300 MHz (wavelength 1 m). ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM radio, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Some of its announcers

Wallace Greenslade was a BBC announcer and newsreader, but mostly remembered for being the straight man in The Goon Show. ... Andrew Stuart Hibberd MBE (5 September 1893 - 1 November 1983) was a British radio personality. ...

Some of its most remembered programmes

See also: BBC World Service The Archers is a British radio soap opera broadcast on the BBCs main national spoken-word radio channel, Radio 4. ... The Goon Show was a hugely popular and extremely influential British radio comedy programme, which was originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... radio programming, transmitting in 43 languages to around 150 million people throughout the world. ...

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BBC Radio 4 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (618 words)
BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.
Because the long-wave service can be received clearly at sea in the vicinity of the British Isles, Radio 4 also carries regular weather forecasts for shipping and, when necessary, gale warnings.
It had previously been known (following the fusion in late 1939 of the pre-war National and Regional Programmes) as the BBC Home Service, in distinction from the General Overseas Service of the BBC (now the BBC World Service); these stations were known familiarly as 'Home' and 'Away'.
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