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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 areaUK
Launched8 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

Social media

Twitter@LBC (654,331 followers) compare
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Latest news stories

Vanessa Feltz joins LBC to present new Saturday afternoon show
RadioToday - published 1 May 2024, 11.30am bst
Nick Ferrari speaks at Downing Street during Make Some Noise reception
RadioToday - published 27 April 2024, 7.45am bst
Boris Johnson is joining GB News Radio as a presenter and commentator
RadioToday - published 27 October 2023, 4.02pm bst
Colin Brazier and Clare Foges join LBC in schedule refresh
RadioToday - published 20 April 2023, 9.19am bst
Presenters can’t be replaced by robots says Global’s James Rea
RadioToday - published 27 March 2023, 11.24am bst

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Adrian Bodenham Engineer
Alex Jones Broadcast Engineer
Alex Barnett Producer
Amelia Cox Journalist
Andrew Marr Presenter
Andrew Castle Presenter
Andrew Pierce Presenter
Caroline Allen Deputy Managing Editor
Catriona Beck Producer
Charlie Girling Entertainment Editor
Chris Lowrie Head of Production
Chris Humphris Producer and Travel Reporter
Clive Jones Producer
Clive Bull Presenter
Darren Adam Presenter
Dave Warren Producer
EJ Ward Senior Editor
Gary Elsdon Producer
Henk Potts Business Correspondent
Henry Riley Reporter at LBC & LBC News
Iain Dale Presenter
Ian Payne Presenter
Jacob Rees-Mogg Presenter
James Caan Presenter
James O'Brien Presenter
John Cushing Presenter
Katie Henderson Journalist
Lisa Aziz Presenter
Lottie Morley Journalist
Lucy Hough Journalist
Lucy Beresford Presenter
Lucy Bacon Producer
Lucy Fergusson Producer
Lucy Coward Journalist
Mark Randall Producer
Matt Frei Presenter
Matt Stadlen Presenter
Michael Crick Presenter
Nick Abbot Presenter
Nick Ferrari Presenter
Ollie McGrath Social Media Editor
Rachael Venables Journalist
Rachel Johnson Presenter
Richard Spurr Presenter
Roxanna Wright Assistant Producer, Breakfast
Sangita Myska Presenter
Sarah Willingham Presenter
Sarah Devine Producer
Shelagh Fogarty Presenter
Shivani Sharma Producer
Simon Conway Journalist
Simon Livingstone Producer
Sion Wyn Prichard Producer
Sophia Buchanan Producer
Stewart Easton Producer
Tim John Journalist
Tom Cheal Managing Editor
Tom Swarbrick Presenter
Vicky Etchells Head of Newsgathering
Victoria Gardiner Senior Producer, Drivetime

…at Global

Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Andrew Bailey Managing Editor (Digital) LBC and LBC News
Ashley Tabor Founder and Executive President
Ashley Bard Group Head of Brand Production
Byrion Smith Creative Technologist
Charlotte Sullivan Senior Broadcast Journalist - East of England
Darren Singer Chief Financial Officer
Graham Sarath Area Business Director
Greg Hughes Group Head of Programming Operations
Ian Hanson Chief Operating Officer
James Rea Director of Broadcasting
Lindsey Smith-Hume Deputy News Editor
Lord Allen of Kensington CBE Chairman
Lucinda Horsley Journalist
Mark Findlay Group Head of Music Relations
Mike Gordon Chief Commercial Officer
Richard Park Senior Programming Advisor
Simon Blake Senior Engineer
Stephen Miron Group CEO
Stephen Clarke Broadcast Engineer
Tim John Head of Global's Newsroom
Vicky Etchells Head of Newsgathering & Factual Podcasts
Will Harding Chief Strategy Officer

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