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BBC Radio 5 Live with more than 5.2 million weekly listeners is the fifth most popular radio station in the United Kingdom. The most important news source in the UK among the radio listeners’ community, as specialized BBC radio in broadcasting the breaking news of BBC News. Even solves the news-hunger of the United Kingdom-wide, decisive sized sports fan community by live sports coverings. Almost all major UK related sports events are covered by the BBC Radio Five Live. In case of concurrent major sports events, the BBC Radio 5 Live’s sister station, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra helps to follow multiple sports events at once. Further programmes in the schedule are interviews, phone-in talks, and weather reports.
BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast brings more waves of morning shows to the listeners on weekdays, because from 6am two presenters of 5 Live Breakfast team pick the topics from national and international news and sports until 9am, when one of them takes over the air, and receives phone calls from the listeners and continues the discussion with them to 10am. In the season of Premier League, on Fridays from 8:30am to 9am Robbie Savage steps in for a half hour, with experts and celebrities of sports to warm-up the listeners to the weekend's sports events. The 5 Live's Saturday Breakfast and Sunday Breakfast start at 6am, as the weekdays' breakfasts, but ends at 9am without further phone-in discussions.
5 Live Breakfast presenters: Nicky Campbell, Clare McDonnel, Rachel Burden, Lisa McCormick, Geoff Lloyd, Tony Livesey, Eleanor Oldroyd, Ayo Akinwolere, Chris Warburton, Sam Walker, Steve Crossman.

BBC Radio 5 Live slogans:

“First for breaking news, and the best live sport”
“Live news. Live sport.”
“The World Cup Station”
“The Olympic Station”

BBC Radio 5 Live availability:

BBC Radio 5 Live is available on the analogue way on 909 MW, 693 MW radio frequencies, and as online radio via the internet.

DAB Digital Radio: BBC R5L

DigitalTV:
Freeview: Channel 705
Freesat: Channel 705
Sky: Channel 0105

Contacts

E-mail: Every programme on BBC Radio 5 Live has its own e-mail address. You can find the programmes, and their individual e-mail address, or contact options on the official BBC Radio 5 Live site – https://www.bbc.co.uk/5live

Postal address: Radio 5, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 0808 590 9693 (Check your phone provider about actual call costs)

SMS: 85058 (Get informed by your network provider about SMS service costs)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbc5live
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbc5live
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbc5live
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bbcfivelive
Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/5live

Frequency: United Kingdom - 909 MW; 693 MW FM
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