Social media push for Six O'Clock News
The Six O' Clock News on Radio 4 has been on air for almost as long as the BBC itself.
It was first broadcast on the National Programme on August 31st, 1931, and has been a mainstay of the schedule ever since. You can hear our coverage of some of the biggest events in those years - from Germany's invasion of Poland to Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space.
We like to think that the programme is (to borrow a phrase from the New York Times) all the news you need to hear - a half hour distillation of day's most important stories from the UK and around the world - and the context which explains why they matter. While more than three million Radio 4 listeners agree, we're conscious that we could do more to promote our material.
Admittedly we may be a bit late to this party, but we are determined to find new audiences for our news on social media. So, 84 years on from the first bulletin, we are launching a campaign to promote the Six O' Clock News.
In the meantime you can see what some of our leading contributors think about the programme here.
Thanks for listening.