On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 60 BBC radio stations will simultaneously broadcast a special three-minute programme to commemorate the first broadcast by the BBC in 1922.
At 5:33 p.m. (GMT) on local, UK national, and international BBC radio stations, a new piece by Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be aired.
The composition, called Radio Reunited, consists of recorded messages about the future, sent in by listeners around the world, interwoven with music specially written by Albarn.
At the time of its first broadcast, the BBC was a private company: the British Broadcasting Company. In December 1926, it was given a Royal Charter and became what it is now the British Broadcasting Corporation. The charter is renewable every 10 years and the public corporation is financed by licence.
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