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1967–1970Edit

Early BBC Radio logos were created for use in print, such as letterheads, but also for use in the Radio Times. This is the launch logo for Radio 1, which mainly appeared in black and white, recreated here as it appeared in colour.

1970–1973Edit

An early attempt at a unified look for national BBC radio, this logo was used across the other three national BBC stations with the different numeral for each.

1973–1975Edit

This short-lived logo appeared in the early-70s, before all BBC Radio logos were standarised in 1975.

1975–1978Edit

Arguably the most famous of all of Radio 1's logos, this logo came to symbolise the era of Radio 1 that lasted until the station's shakeup in 1993, even after the logo was replaced in 1990. This logo was created as part of a standardised set of logos for the four national BBC stations, all using a stylised numeral with the station name inside.

1978–1988Edit

A minor change to the logo promoting Radio 1's then-new frequencies on medium wave, 275 and 285 meters, after an international agreement saw all of BBC Radio's frequencies change in November 1978. A later change of BBC policy saw the BBC drop the use of the traditional meters format for radio wavelengths, and the Radio 1 logo was changed accordingly to 1053 and 1089 (kHz).

1988–1993Edit

A stylised version of the logo introduced to accompany the launch of the highly anticipated national Radio 1 FM network, largely completed by 1989. Before this Radio 1 had shared with Radio 2 FM at selected times during the week and on Bank Holidays. At the same time, jingles began calling the station 'Radio 1 FM', and shortly after '1FM', a name that was officially used both on and off air until 1994, including the station's RDS identification ('BBC 1FM').

1993-1996Edit

In 1988 the BBC introduced a new corporate logo, and slowly began introducing it onto graphics and logos for radio and TV, in a way it hadn't previously done. In 1990 this meant BBC Radio received new logos, based on the 'BBC Radio' logo at the top with the slightly obscured numeral below, with the number displayed as a word next to it as well. In the bottom right there was also the frequency range with the word 'FM' displayed below it. At this time the station was still referred to as '1FM'.

1996-2000Edit

After Matthew Bannister had finished getting rid of the 'Smashey and Nicey' DJs of Radio 1, in 1994, the '1FM' name and image of the station was dropped and the new logo reflected the station's new aim to provide new music for a younger audience. Radio 1 was still attracting an average audience of 30 year olds and wanted to lower this with its new image.

2000–2003Edit

Introduced in October 1997 which saw all departments, brands, and channels of the BBC using the same logo typeface and layout, with a view on saving costs with colour logos. The personality of the brand was conveyed in other means. Radio 1 used play, forward, rewind and stop symbols to complement the logo.

2003–2007Edit

BBC Radio 1 logo 2002

However BBC Radio decided to break away from this style and introduced new logos for its national stations in 2000, with the rest of the BBC soon following suit.

2007–2012Edit

In 2007 BBC Radio decided to create a more unified look for its stations by putting the numeral in a circle, with the 'BBC Radio' logo to the top left of this. As Radio 1 already had a logo with its numeral in a circle, the only changes made were to move the 'BBC Radio' part to the top left in line with the other station's new logos, and the numeral was made clearer.

2012-presentEdit

Bbc radio 1 logo

Introduced in September 2015 which saw many departments, brands, and channels of the BBC using a new logo typeface and layout. The personality of the brand was conveyed in other means. Radio 1 used play, forward, rewind and stop symbols to complement the logo.

BBC
UK TV:
BBC1 (HD) (W | NI | SC) | (England: E | EM | L | NE&C | NW | S | SE | SW&CI | WoE | WM | Y | L&EY)
BBC2 (HD) (W | NI | SC)
Weazel (HD) | BBC News (HD) | BBC Sport (HD) | BBC4 (HD) | BBC Five | CBBC (HD) | Cbeebies (HD) | BBC Politics | BBC Alba

Defunct:
BBC One English Regions: (L&SE) | BBC Two English Regions: (E | EM | L | L&SE | M | NE&C | NW | S | SE | SW | W | Y&L)
BBC Select | BBC Choice Nations (NI | SC | WA) | BBC HD | BBC Three (TV channel) (HD)


Nations
BBC Scotland | BBC Cymru Wales | BBC Northern Ireland

Regions
BBC East | BBC East Midlands | BBC London | BBC North East and Cumbria | BBC North West | BBC South | BBC South East | BBC South West and Channel Islands | BBC West of England | BBC West Midlands | BBC Yorkshire | BBC Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire

Defunct: BBC South East | BBC North


International TV
BBC America (HD) (co-owned with AMC Networks) | BBC Arabic | BBC Brit | BBC Canada (co-owned with Shaw Media) | BBC Earth | BBC Entertainment | BBC First | BBC HD | BBC Ireland (HD) | BBC Kids | BBC Knowledge | BBC Lifestyle | BBC Persian | BBC UKTV | BBC Urdu | BBC World News (HD)

Defunct: BBC World Service Television | BBC Japan


Radio
BBC Radio 1 | BBC Radio 1Xtra | BBC Radio 2 | BBC Radio 3 | BBC Radio 4 | BBC Radio 4 Extra | BBC Radio 5 Live | BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra | BBC Radio 6 Music | BBC Radio Asian Network | BBC Radio World Service

Nations Radio
BBC Radio Scotland | BBC Radio Gàidhlig | BBC Radio Orkney | BBC Radio Shetland | BBC Radio Wales | BBC Radio Cymru | BBC Radio Ulster | BBC Radio Foyle

Local Radio
Berkshire | Bristol | Cambridgeshire | Cornwall | Coventry & Warwickshire | Cumbria | Derby | Devon | Essex | Gloucestershire | Guernsey | Hereford & Worcester | Humberside | Isle of Man | Jersey | Kent | Lancashire | Leeds | Leicester | Lincolnshire | London | Manchester | Merseyside | Newcastle | Norfolk | Northampton | Nottingham | Oxford | Sheffield | Shropshire | Solent | Somerset | Stoke | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Tees | Three Counties | Wiltshire | West Midlands | York

Defunct: BBC Radio Aberdeen | BBC Radio Highland | BBC Radio Tweed | BBC Radio Clwyd | Dorset FM | Radio Durham | Southern Counties Radio | Thames Valley FM


BBC News:
Programmes: BBC Breakfast | BBC News at One | BBC News at Six | BBC News at Ten | Newsnight | Newsround

English Regions:
East Midlands Today | London News | Look East | Look North (L&EY | NE&C | Y) | North West (Today | Tonight) | Points West | South Today | South East Today | Spotlight | West Midlands Today

Nations:
Scotland: Reporting Scotland | Newsnight Scotland | An Là
Wales: Wales Today | Newyddion
Northern Ireland: Newsline


Other Operations
BBC Sport | BBC Earth | BBC Red Button | BBC.co.uk | BBC iPlayer | BBC Playlister | BBC Films | BBC Earth Films | BBC Worldwide | BBC DVD | BBC Bitesize | BBC Music | BBC iWonder | BBC Learning Zone | 2 Entertain | S4C | BBC Studios | BBC Three (Internet channel)

Defunct: BBC Ceefax | BBC Switch | BBC 2W | UKTV | BBC Multimedia | BBC Nationstates

BBC logo 1988

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