BBC Radio 2

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BBC Radio 2 is a British national radio station owned and operated by the BBC. It is the most popular station in the United Kingdom with over 15 million weekly listeners.

The station broadcasts a wide range of content, the BBC Radio 2 about page stating: "With a repertoire covering more than 40 years, Radio 2 plays the widest selection of music on the radio from classic and mainstream pop to a specialist portfolio including classical, country, folk, jazz, soul, rock 'n' roll, gospel, blues, organ music, big band and brass band.

The station's audience is now mainly adults over the age of 35.

Editorial areaUK
Most playedOrville Peck, Kylie Minogue & Diplo, Myles Smith, Sabrina CarpenterRadiomonitor
Launched30 September 1967
Former namesBBC Radio 2 The Light Programme
The Light Programme
The Forces Programme

Contact BBC Radio 2

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Telephone+44 20 8743 8000
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

Greatest Hits Radio moves the morning Top 10 at 10 to 9am
RadioToday - published 6 March 2023, 12.30pm gmt
BBC Radio 2 plans All Day Platinum Popmaster for Jubilee celebrations
RadioToday - published 30 May 2022, 4.01pm bst
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


Adam Porter Journalist
Al Booth Editor of Specialist Music
Andrew McNair Journalist
Anna Jones Journalist
Anna Russell Journalist
Annie Green Journalist
Anthony Birchley Journalist
Ben Stones Assistant Producer
Bob Harris Presenter
Bob Shennan Programme Manager/Controller
Brett Spencer Head of Digital
Cerys Matthews Presenter
Claire Solan Producer Trevor Nelson Show
Clare Runacres Journalist
Claudia Winkleman Presenter
Craig Charles Presenter
Dan Morris Senior Technical Producer
David Harper Journalist
David Rodigan Presenter
Elaine Paige Presenter
Gary Davies Presenter
Graham Albans Assistant Producer
Harvey Cook Journalist
Helen Thomas Head of Station
James Kelly Journalist
James Walshe Producer
James Carpenter Broadcast Assistant
Jane Royce Journalist
Jeff Smith Head of Music
Jeremy Vine Presenter
Jo Whiley Presenter
Joe Lycett Presenter
Johnnie Walker Presenter
Justine Greene Journalist
Kat Collins Journalist
Katharine Cracknell Journalist
Liza Tarbuck Presenter
Louise Molony Producer, The Sara Cox Show
Mica Paris Presenter
Michael Tindale Broadcast Assistant
Niki Cardwell Journalist
OJ Borg Presenter
Paul Gambaccini Presenter
Richard Newman Journalist
Rylan Clark-Neal Presenter
Sara Cox Presenter
Scott Mills Presenter
Tom Sandars Journalist
Tony Blackburn Presenter
Trevor Nelson Presenter
Zoe Ball Presenter

…at BBC

Amol Rajan Media Editor
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Non-Executive Director
Beth Parsons Broadcast Journalist, BBC Look North Yorkshire
Bob Shennan Group Managing Director
Charlotte Moore Chief Content Officer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Dame Elan Closs Stephens Member for Wales
Deborah Turness CEO of News and Current Affairs
Gautam Rangarajan Group Director of Strategy and Performance
Glyn Isherwood Chief Operating Officer (2)
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
Ian Hargreaves Non-Executive Director
June Sarpong Director of Creative Diversity
Ken MacQuarrie Director of Nations & Regions
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Officer
Leigh Tavaziva Chief Operating Officer
Richard Sharp Chairman
Robbie Gibb Member for England
Shirley Garrood Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Serota Senior Independent Director
Steve Morrison Member for Scotland
Tim Davie Director General
Tom Fussell CEO - BBC Studios
Tom Glenwright Producer

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