BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927. For a history of BBC radio prior to 1927 see British Broadcasting Company. Internally, BBC Radio is now organised under the banner of BBC Audio & Music, which also oversees online audio content.
BBC Radios 1 to 7 are based in London, but programmes are also made in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester. All BBC Radio channels are available on DAB radio and also on the internet in Real Media and WMA streams.