Radio 4 News FM

Radio 4 News FM was the BBC radio rolling news service that was on air during the first Gulf War from 16 January until 2 March 1991. It used BBC Radio 4's FM frequencies, whilst their regular scheduled service continued on long wave. This service was also broadcast on BBC World Service. Some journalists chose to give it the nickname Scud FM from the Scud missiles used by Iraqi forces in the war.

The long-term impact of Radio 4 News FM was that the popularity of the station was taken as evidence that a rolling news service was required. In response, BBC Radio Five Live was launched in 1994.

Read more about Radio 4 News FM:  History, Impact On The BBC's Radio Structure

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