BBC Radio 3

Live music and arts
British radio stations

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You can hear BBC Radio 3 on DAB Digital Radio, FM, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Radioplayer UK, Virgin Media and online

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BBC Radio 3 is a British radio network operated by the BBC. Its output centres on classical music and opera, but jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts also feature.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedReinbert De Leeuw, Attacca Quartet & Caroline Shaw, Consoul Trainin & Rafael BeckerRadiomonitor
Audience figures2,165,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
Launched30 September 1967
Former namesThe Third Programme
The Third Network

Contact BBC Radio 3

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Telephone+44 20 8743 8000
Official website

Social media

Twitter@BBCRadio3 (126,996 followers) compare
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Latest news stories

BBC Radio 3 announces Autumn/Winter programming for 2018
BBC Media Centre - published 6 September 2018, 12.25pm bst
BBC Radio 3 Announces 'Late Junction' Festival for 2019
BBC Media Centre - published 31 August 2018, 10.40pm bst


Alan Davey Controller
Aled Jones Presenter
Alyn Shipton Presenter
Andy Kershaw Presenter
Brian Kay Presenter
Catherine Bott Presenter
Charles Hazlewood Presenter
Claire Martin Presenter
Donald Macleod Presenter
Fiona Talkington Presenter
John Shea Presenter
Katie Derham Presenter
Les Pratt Producer
Louise Fryer Presenter
Lucie Skeaping Presenter
Martin Handley Presenter
Matthew Sweet Presenter
Max Reinhardt Presenter
Michael Berkeley Presenter
Norman Lebrecht Presenter
Petroc Trelawny Presenter
Rhian Roberts Digital Editor
Rob Cowan Presenter
Sara Mohr-Pietsch Presenter
Sarah Walker Presenter
Steve Bowbrick Interactive Editor
Susan Rae Presenter
Suzy Klein Presenter

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Amol Rajan Media Editor
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Richard Sharp Chairman
Tim Davie Director General

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