The summer of sport continues
We've already had some tremendous football at the Euros where we covered every game live; it was a wonderful Wimbledon fortnight culminating in Andy Murray's first Wimbledon final which gave us one of the most tense afternoons of radio you could listen to.
We also covered events at the British Grand Prix both on and off the track, there's the Open at Lytham still to come and then of course, after seven years of preparation, it'll be time for the Olympics and the Paralympics.
What I'd like to do here is to share the six goals we've set ourselves at 5 live for the Olympics, which will be such an important part of our output over the next few weeks.
1. World class commentary and presentation capturing all of the key moments from the Olympics and Paralympics with drama, authority and passion.
There've been some great moments of radio commentary from past Olympics; we want to add to the collection and give that sense of being there across all of our programmes.
After Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden at Breakfast we'll have a different schedule during the Olympics with Victoria Derbyshire and Mark Chapman presenting 10 till 2 and Peter Allen and Colin Murray between 2 and 6.30. Mark Pougatch will present all the evening's action followed by Tony Livesey's late night programme.
We've got expert summarisers in every sport we're covering as well as the some of the best commentators in the business.
For the Paralympics Shelagh Fogarty, John Inverdale, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Marc Woods will lead our coverage of all the key moments.
2. A brilliant service of updates, round-ups and signposting so no one can be in doubt about what's happened that day and what's coming up. Our audience research suggests this is something of huge importance to listeners - we'll work very hard to make sure you're never far away from knowing what's happened so far that day as well as news about what's coming up.
3. Reflecting the excitement and atmosphere of the Games from every part of the UK. We've tried to start building the atmosphere with programme such as Colin Murray's Gold Run and Dave Vitty's Kids Guide to the Olympics. 5 live Sport is offering previews and features, while throughout the Games we'll have people across the UK both at the venues and wherever people are gathered. We also want to give you a chance to have your say about what's happening during the Games - Breakfast and in particular Tony Livesey's late night programme will be the main places where we'll try to do this.
4. The best journalism about the Olympics - leading the way with whatever news stories the Games produce. We'll be ready to react to anything that happens and use the flexibility and immediacy of radio to tell you about it accurately and crisply. And of course there are bound to be other news stories during the Olympics - we'll be there to cover those as well with fuller news round-ups each lunchtime and early evening.
5. There are more different ways to hear, see and read about these Olympics than ever before. We'll use our own website and digital content to supplement what we offer. We want to make sure that across the BBC we offer the best possible service so we'll be working very closely with our colleagues on tv, online and in other parts of radio so that we share the best moments and you know all that's on offer, never missing a thing.
6. Making the most of our new digital station, 5 live Olympics Extra. It's a special "pop-up" service on digital radio and online on air from July 25. It'll offer extended commentary on key Olympic action and will give us the chance to offer a choice of listening to different events. The main events and moments from the Games will be on Radio 5 live with Olympics Extra offering another channel for another sport. It will be on air with live commentary from the morning until late whilst at other times it'll offer highlights from the past few hours.
So that's what we're trying to do. It's the biggest event 5 live has ever covered - a huge challenge but even more exciting.
Have we got the right goals? What are you hoping to hear, or not hear, during the Olympics?
I'd love your thoughts.