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 playedGeorge Ezra, Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra & Jules Buckley feat. Seal, Liam GallagherRadiomonitor
Audience figures15,487,000 weekly listenersRAJAR December 2017
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

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Latest news stories

Lynn Bowles to leave Radio 2 after 18 years
RadioToday - published 16 March 2018, 6.04am edt
BBC Radio 2 launches 500 Words 2018
BBC Media Centre - published 15 January 2018, 5.20am est
BBC Radio 2 announces schedule changes for Spring 2018
BBC Media Centre - published 10 January 2018, 6.06am est
BBC Radio 2’s Paul Gambaccini plans UK tour
RadioToday - published 29 November 2017, 11.25am est
Clare Balding to leave Good Morning Sunday
BBC Media Centre - published 26 November 2017, 5.00am est


Adam Porter Journalist
Al Booth Editor of Specialist Music
Alan Titchmarsh Presenter
Alan Dedicoat Presenter
Aled Jones Presenter
Anthony Birchley Journalist
Ben Stones Assistant Producer
Bob Shennan Programme Manager/Controller
Bob Harris Presenter
Brett Spencer Head of Digital
Brian Matthew Presenter
Chris Evans Presenter
Clare Balding Presenter
Clare Runacres Journalist
Claudia Winkleman Presenter
Dale Winton Presenter
David Rodigan Presenter
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 Carpenter Broadcast Assistant
James Kelly Journalist
James Walshe Producer
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
Katharine Cracknell Journalist
Ken Bruce Presenter
Lynn Parsons Presenter
Malcolm Laycock Presenter
Mariella Frostrup Presenter
Mark Radcliffe Presenter
Michael Parkinson Presenter
Michael Tindale Broadcast Assistant
Mo Dutta Presenter
Nick Barraclough Presenter
Niki Cardwell Journalist
Paul Jones Presenter
Paul Gambaccini Presenter
Roger Royle Presenter
Russell Davies Presenter
Sara Cox Presenter
Sarah Kennedy Presenter
Simon Mayo Presenter
Steve Wright Presenter
Stuart Maconie Presenter
Tom Sandars Journalist
Tony Blackburn Presenter
Vanessa Feltz Presenter
Wayne Marshall Presenter
Zoe Ball Presenter

…at BBC

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
Tony Hall Director-General

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