Each year, the Broadcasting Standards Council selects a topic within its terms-of-reference for detailed study in its "Annual Research Review". It is Radio's turn in 1994. In the first section, the Council has followed its practice of previous years by commissioning a quantitative survey, setting out public attitudes towards radio listening and the choice of material now on offer from a growing variety of stations: national, regional, local and community-based. The second part comprises a number of contributions from different authors who express their personal opinions on aspects of radio. Their perspectives vary widely: as managers, critics, writers, performers and listeners. Their views well reflect the vitality of radio. Finally, the survey reports on trends in public attitudes towards both radio and television. With each new year, these details become of increasing value as indicators of the public's moods. They continue to reflect, for example, public concern about the amount of violence on television, as well as about the incidence of bad language.