1927 in British radio
This is a list of events from British radio in 1927.
- 1 January – The British Broadcasting Company is succeeded in monopoly control of the airwaves by the British Broadcasting Corporation, under the terms of a Royal Charter. John Reith becomes the first Director-General.
- 15 January – First live sports broadcast on the BBC: the rugby union international England v Wales is commented on by Teddy Wakelam.
- 22 January – The BBC transmits the first ever running commentary on an English Football League match: Arsenal v. Sheffield United at Highbury.
- 7 July – Christopher Stone presents a record programme on the BBC, becoming the first British disc jockey.
- 13 August – The Proms broadcast concert season opens in London under management of the BBC.
- 21 August – The BBC starts high-power medium-wave transmissions to the English Midlands from station 5GB (Daventry transmitting station) on 610 kHz.
- December – Joshua Powell of Clacton begins the domestic radio relay service which will become Rediffusion.
- Vernon Bartlett is appointed the BBC's first foreign correspondent.
- "A Message from the Earl of Clarendon | The New B.B.C. -- 'A Transition Simple and Efficient.'". Radio Times. 14 (170). 31 December 1926. p. 85.
- BBC: Radio football down the years.
- "1928–1978: The first 50 Years of Rediffusion". Rediffusion Ltd. 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2011.