LBC 97.3 FM London is the London Broadcasting Company. LBC 97.3 FM UK is a commercial radio station that uses the phone-in/talk format. This station is the national radio of London which is the first licensed radio station in London. The first time it went on air on Monday, October 8, 1973. Until 2006, the broadcasting of LBC limited to the area of London, but since February 11, 2014, it has been accessible at the national level. Global media own it. LBC London News is its sister station.
From 2007 to 2014, its slogan was “London’s Biggest Conversation.” In 2014, it changed its slogan from “London’s Biggest Conversation” to “Leading Britain’s Conversation.”
History of LBC 97.3 FM London:
David Jessel was the first broadcaster who was on air before 6 am on Monday, October 8, 1973, and launched the station. Other notable British media persons like Adrian Love, Jon Snow, Peter Allen, Rosie Boycott, and Bel Mooney also spoke at this station. Originally Canadian Selkirk Communications owned it. In 1987, it sold LBC. Then, it ran under the new owner media company, Darling Downs. Later it worked under the ownership of Australian entrepreneur David Haynes.
In 1989, the station divided into two different services: the news station on FM and the phone in the station on AM. In 1933, Shirley Porter’s Chelverton Investments purchased it when Crown Communications became bankrupt. It was September 2006 when LBC 97.3 was accessible countrywide. It was available on the digital DAB platform. In 2002, media company Chrysalis bought it in $23.5 On June 25, 2007, it was declared that Chrysalis Group would sell LBC as well as its sister stations The Arrow, Heart, and Galaxy network to Global Radio in $170.
LBC is the first radio station on the earth to facilitate its audience with full-length podcasts. Full-length podcasts are available for all its significant shows.
Time Schedule for its Programming:
Host Steve Allen comes live from 5 am to 6 am with his show, ‘Best of Steve Allen.’
Again at 6 am to 7 am, he hosts the show, ‘In conversation with Steve Allen.’
Andrew Castle hosts his morning show at 7 am to10 am.
Matt Frei involves listeners at 10 am to12pm
Maajid Nawaz is on air at noontime from 12 pm to 3 pm
Clive Bull is on the mainstream at 6 pm to10 pm
Nick Abbot was heard overnight at10 pm to1am
Matt Stadlen 1 am 5 am
‘Ring Rees Mogg,’ ‘LBC’S debates,’ ‘In conversation with,’ ‘The Mystery Hour,’ and ‘Speak to Sadiq’ are among its famous shows.
Notable Personalities of LBC 97.3 FM London:
Nick Ferrari, James O’ Brien, Eddie Mair, Shelagh Fogarty, Lain Dale, and Steve Allen are the renowned personalities of LBC to air the programs at different times.
Address: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA
Phone: 0345-6060973 & 020 7766 6000
Official Website: https://www.lbc.co.uk/