BBC Radio 2

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You can hear BBC Radio 2 on DAB Digital Radio, FM, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Radioplayer UK, Virgin Media and online

Facts and stats

BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedColdplay X BTS, Duran Duran, Rod StewartRadiomonitor
Audience figures14,596,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
Launched30 September 1967
Former namesBBC Radio 2 The Light Programme
The Light Programme
The Forces Programme

Contact BBC Radio 2

Postal addressWogan House
99 Great Portland St
Telephone+44 20 8743 8000
Official website

Social media

Twitter@BBCRadio2 (726,404 followers) compare
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Latest news stories

BBC Radio 2 to play 24 hours of music by black artists
RadioToday - published 18 August 2020, 11.12am bst
Coronavirus is the 2020 Oxford Children’s Word Of The Year
BBC Media Centre - published 10 June 2020, 7.40am bst
Sara Cox & Frankie Wells host equality podcast series
RadioToday - published 8 March 2020, 11.02am gmt
BBC Radio 2 announces new comedy in Funny Fortnight
BBC Media Centre - published 7 February 2020, 12.20pm gmt


Adam Porter Journalist
Al Booth Editor of Specialist Music
Alan Dedicoat Presenter
Alan Titchmarsh Presenter
Aled Jones Presenter
Anna Russell Journalist
Anna Jones Journalist
Anthony Birchley Journalist
Ben Stones Assistant Producer
Bob Shennan Programme Manager/Controller
Bob Harris Presenter
Brett Spencer Head of Digital
Brian Matthew Presenter
Claire Solan Producer Trevor Nelson Show
Clare Balding Presenter
Clare Runacres Journalist
Claudia Winkleman Presenter
Dale Winton Presenter
Dan Morris Senior Technical Producer
David Rodigan Presenter
David Harper Journalist
Davina McCall Presenter
Dermot O'Leary Presenter
Desmond Carrington Presenter
Elaine Paige Presenter
Graham Albans Assistant Producer
Harvey Cook Journalist
Helen Thomas Editor
Huey Morgan Presenter
James Kelly Journalist
James Walshe Producer
James Carpenter Broadcast Assistant
Jane Royce Journalist
Janey Lee Grace Presenter
Janice Long Presenter
Jeff Smith Head of Music
Jeremy Vine Presenter
Jo Whiley Presenter
Johnnie Walker Presenter
Justine Greene Journalist
Kat Collins Journalist
Katharine Cracknell Journalist
Ken Bruce Presenter
Louise Molony Producer, The Sara Cox Show
Lynn Parsons Presenter
Malcolm Laycock Presenter
Mariella Frostrup Presenter
Mark Radcliffe Presenter
Mica Paris Presenter
Michael Parkinson Presenter
Michael Tindale Broadcast Assistant
Mo Dutta Presenter
Nick Barraclough Presenter
Niki Cardwell Journalist
Paul Gambaccini Presenter
Paul Jones Presenter
Roger Royle Presenter
Russell Davies Presenter
Rylan Clark-Neal Presenter
Sara Cox Presenter
Sarah Kennedy Presenter
Steve Wright Presenter
Stuart Maconie Presenter
Tom Sandars Journalist
Tony Blackburn Presenter
Trevor Nelson Presenter
Vanessa Feltz Presenter
Victoria Bourne Journalist
Wayne Marshall Presenter
Zoe Ball Presenter

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Amol Rajan Media Editor
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Richard Sharp Chairman
Tim Davie Director General

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