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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
Audience figures2,611,000 weekly listenersRAJAR December 2021
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 (545,204 followers) compare
Twitter: Newsdesk@GlobalsNewsroom (6,024 followers) compare
FacebookLBC (494,669 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.
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Latest news stories

LBC journalist Lillie Almond launches Where You From? podcast
RadioToday - published 16 May 2022, 1.10pm bst
Details of Andrew Marr’s opinion-led LBC radio show announced
RadioToday - published 24 February 2022, 9.16am gmt
Maajid Nawaz does a deal with social media platform GETTR
RadioToday - published 10 February 2022, 4.19pm gmt
Presenter Maajid Nawaz has left LBC with immediate effect
RadioToday - published 7 January 2022, 2.26pm gmt
Journalist Camilla Tominey gets a weekend radio show on LBC
RadioToday - published 1 July 2021, 1.04pm bst

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Adrian Bodenham Engineer
Alex Jones Broadcast Engineer
Alex Barnett Producer
Amelia Cox Journalist
Andrew Pierce Presenter
Andrew Castle Presenter
Beverley Turner Presenter
Camilla Tominey Presenter
Caroline Allen Journalist
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
Eddie Mair Presenter
EJ Ward Senior Editor
Gary Elsdon Producer
Henk Potts Business Correspondent
Henry Riley Senior Producer at LBC, Lead Producer for Nick Ferrari at Breakfast
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
Lucy Bacon Producer
Lucy Coward Journalist
Lucy Hough Journalist
Lucy Beresford Presenter
Lucy Fergusson Producer
Mark Randall Producer
Matt Frei Presenter
Matt Stadlen Presenter
Michael Crick Presenter
Nick Ferrari Presenter
Nick Abbot Presenter
Ollie McGrath Social Media Editor
Rachael Venables Journalist
Rachel Johnson Presenter
Sandra Glab Producer
Sarah Willingham Presenter
Shelagh Fogarty Presenter
Simon Livingstone Producer
Simon Conway Journalist
Sion Wyn Prichard Producer
Sophia Buchanan Producer
Sophie Snelling Producer
Steve Allen Presenter
Stewart Easton Producer
Tim John Journalist
Tom Cheal Managing Editor
Tom Swarbrick Presenter
Vicky Etchells Head of Newsgathering
Victoria Gardiner Senior Producer, Eddie Mair

…at Global

Adam Johnson Director of Marketing
Andrew Bailey Managing Editor (Digital) LBC and LBC News
Andy Vogel Broadcast Engineer
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
Chris Baughen Managing Editor - Global Player
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
Lord Allen of Kensington CBE Chairman
Lucinda Horsley Journalist
Mark Findlay Group Head of Music Relations
Matt Garforth Product Manager
Matt Gray Managing Engineer (London)
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
Will Harding Chief Strategy Officer

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