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BBC Radio 2 is the most popular radio station in the United Kingdom. With almost 15 million weekly listeners, BBC Radio 2 deserves the BBC radio station fleet’s flagship title. As started on 30 September 1967, more than 50 years of experience in broadcasting polished the programme structure to it's impeccable fusion of popular music and a wide selection of specialist music as well as documentaries and comedies and talkshows. For the best orientation of the music palette of BBC Radio 2, what covers more than 40 years in numerous genres, the most skilled musical experts supervise the navigation in the ocean of melodies. In time of talk, frontline presenters lead the verbal communication for the highest level of intelligibility.
BBC Radio 2 serves morning shows on every day of the week. On weekdays the "Zoe Ball Breakfast Show" ignites the mornings from 6:30am to 9:30am with news, sport news, and newspaper watch besides the carefully selected music, all for help in picking up the momentum of the day. Saturday’s morning shows from 8am to 10am are led by Dermot O’Leary with various popular guests, and the Sunday’s morning shows from 6am to 9am with various expert guests from the musical profession.

BBC Radio 2 music genres: pop, classic, rock 'n' roll, country, jazz, folk, gospel, blues, organ music, big band, brass band

BBC Radio 2 musical experts: Jamie Cullum, Craig Charles, Trevor Nelson, Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris, Paul Jones

BBC Radio 2 presenters: Zoe Ball, Tina Daheley, Sara Cox, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Steve Wright, Simon Mayo, Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary, Graham Norton, Johnnie Walker, Claudia Winkleman, Paul O'Grady

BBC Radio 2 availability: You can listen to BBC Radio 2 on the traditional analogue radio way on 88-91 FM in the territory of the United Kingdom, and the less limited, and better quality digital ways are also optionable, we recommend the online radio stream.

DAB Digital Radio: BBC Radio 2 or Radio 2 (UK)

DigitalTV:
Freeview: Channel 702
Freesat: Channel 702
Sky: Channel 0102
Virgin: Channel 902

BBC Radio 2 's slogan: “More 2 it”

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E-mail: radio2enquiries[kukac]bbc.co.uk

Postal address: Radio 2, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

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Frequency: United Kingdom - 88.0 FM - 91.0 FM
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OPINION: The BBC is required to publish its annual plan each year. Just as with every broadcaster, however – and every industry – this year’s is atypical. Even when the COVID crisis abates, life will never be the same again. My notes here focus largely on radio, but it is worth citing the general headlines from the report, which bear out Ofcom’s latest research published yesterday: “As social distancing began in the UK in the third week of March, pan-BBC reach among adults peaked at 94%. That is: 94% of the British public used the BBC that week. 86% of young adults aged 16-34 used the BBC that week, up from 77% the week before”...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 21.05.2020
Zoe Ball's BBC Radio 2 show loses a million listeners
Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show has lost 1 million weekly listeners since she replaced Chris Evans as presenter of the UK’s most popular breakfast show. Ball, who admitted in a recent interview that losing listeners is something she “takes completely to heart”, has seen her audience decline dramatically since Evans’ departure. He broadcast his final show on Christmas Eve 2018, and is now at Virgin Radio. Ball drew an average of 8.1 million weekly listeners to her breakfast show in the first quarter of this year, compared with the 9.1 million listeners Evans attracted in the final quarter of 2018. In an interview with Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in February, Ball admitted that...More >>
www.theguardian.com - 14.05.2020
RAJAR Q1 2020: London and national brands roundup
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