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BFBS Esports Live returns for a second series with OJ Borg

BFBS is launching the second series of BFBS Esports Live hosted by BBC Radio 2 presenter OJ Borg. The 30-minute weekly show, starting on BFBS Radio tonight at 6.30pm, will once again be dedicated to the Forces’ favourite esports games and online communities and will be available to military audiences worldwide...

Publication date: 24.01.2023

Boom Radio hires Paul O’Grady for Christmas Day show

After 13 years at BBC Radio 2, Paul O’Grady is joining Boom Radio to host a special show on Christmas Day. He’ll be on-air at midday from his home joined by his former producer Malcolm Price. Paul commented: “Looking forward to being back on the wireless for Christmas Day lunch with the usual unpredictable mayhem! Malcolm and I have been missing you all so I hope you will find us in our latest radio home at Boom.”...

Publication date: 21.11.2022

Radio 1 and Radio 2 work together on BBC Children in Need single

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 are joining forces to work with Niall Horan and Anne-Marie to create the BBC Children in Need single this year. The charity single, Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, is available for pre-order now, will be released by Atlantic Records on the day of the charity’s fundraising spectacular, Friday 19 November...

Publication date: 16.11.2021

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Gary Barlow among those in Radio 2 Celebrates Songwriting

BBC Radio 2 Celebrates Songwriting is a series programmes that will explore the art and craft of the world’s songwriters. Running from Saturday 20 November to Sunday 12 December, each programme will hear from some of the most famous names and their well-known fans to discover how their extraordinary skills with words and music connects with people and makes them feel...

Publication date: 12.11.2021

Sophie Ellis-Bextor to dance for 24 hours with BBC Radio 2

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will attempt to dance for 24 hours for Radio 2’s BBC Children in Need Challenge this year. The Kitchen Disco Danceathon was announced by Zoe Ball on her breakfast show this morning. It launches at 9.25am on Tuesday 16 November, finishing the following day at 9.25am on Wednesday 17 November at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Publication date: 08.11.2021

Rylan puts the record straight by saying he’s ok

There have been reports in the press that Rylan was being advised to take a year off after apparently “breaking down during his BBC Radio 2 show”. It was reported that the presenter had started crying off-air during a song last month, so producers called a meeting, with one of them suggesting he take a year off to focus on himself...

Publication date: 20.10.2021

Adele tops Radio 2’s National Album Day All-Female Chart Countdown

Adele’s album 21 has been named as the biggest selling UK album of all time in BBC Radio 2’s Official All-time Female Artist Chart which was broadcast today. The chart of the Top 30 best-selling albums by women are based on UK sales and downloads as compiled by The Official Charts Company...

Publication date: 16.10.2021

BBC wins Broadcaster of the Year at New York Festivals Awards

The BBC has won Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. Most of the Gold Awards went to the BBC or to independent producers working on BBC programmes. Across its radio networks, the BBC collected 14 Gold awards, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze with podcast series’ including I’m Not A Monster, Where Is George Gibney and Fight Of The Century all picking up several each...

Publication date: 13.10.2021

Reggae, poetry and a female playlist for BBC Radio 2

Reggae, poetry and an all-female playlist will feature on BBC Radio 2 this autumn. The special features in October come as BBC Radio 2 marks Black History Month with a celebration of reggae which features a brand new series – Shaggy’s Reggae Hotshots. On Thursday 7 October, National Poetry Day will feature specially commissioned poems being read out all day from Vanessa Feltz through to Sara Cox, and...

Publication date: 30.09.2021

Radio 2 to celebrate the 80th birthdays of Simon and Garfunkel

BBC Radio 2 will be celebrating the 80th birthdays of one of the most successful singing duos ever, Paul Simon (13 October) and Art Garfunkel (5 November). Simon and Garfunkel are known for their hit songs including Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound of Silence and Mrs. Robinson. They have won multiple Grammy Awards and have sold over 100 million records worldwide...

Publication date: 23.09.2021