Acronyms that contain the term newsbeat
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- Newsbeat is the flagship news programme on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. Newsbeat is produced by BBC News but differs from the BBC's other news programmes in its remit to provide news tailored for a specifically younger audience. It is primarily hosted by Chris Smith. The 15-minute Newsbeat programme is broadcast at 12:45 and 17:45 during the week on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Short bulletins are also heard throughout the day on both stations on the half hour with extra bulletins broadcast at peak times. Following changes in September 2012, the vast majority of Newsbeat bulletins are simulcast on both BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Each station has bespoke bulletins during the weekday Breakfast Show with the first shared bulletin at 10:30. Although unconfirmed by the BBC, it's widely thought that the name "Newsbeat" was taken from the Radio Caroline news service of the same name, as was the concept of short bulletins on the half hour. Caroline first used the name in the 1960s. Roger Gale, who had previously worked on Radio Caroline North, was the show's first producer. Newsbeat won gold for best news & current affairs programme at the Sony Radio Academy Awards on 13 May 2013.