Radio 2

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Gender disparity in UK radio report shows minor improvements on 2020
All-female acts make up 20% of the top 50 British artists played, an increase of just 1% from the previous year

Laura Snapes

16, Sep, 2021 @12:20 PM

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Zoe Ball’s pay cut means BBC’s highest-paid star is still a man
Radio 2 breakfast show presenter felt it was inappropriate to earn £1.36m during pandemic, says corporation

Jim Waterson Media editor

06, Jul, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Zoe Ball: ‘I’ve always done it for the love – it’s great fun to try to entertain’
From ‘ladette’ to the highest-paid woman at the BBC, the nation’s cheerer-upper talks about her long and colourful journey to the top of radio

Sophie Heawood

27, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Frances made this happen!’ Jo Whiley on how her sister saved lives in the pandemic
The DJ was offered a vaccine before her learning disabled sister, who caught the disease. She discusses Frances’s illness, the campaign to change the priority list and the return of Glastonbury

Emine Saner

17, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jo Whiley says sister is out of hospital after severe Covid infection
Radio 2 DJ, who was offered vaccine before Frances, renews call for prioritising jab for those with learning disabilities

Lucy Campbell

23, Feb, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Jo Whiley misses BBC Radio 2 show after sister hospitalised with Covid
Broadcaster has been campaigning for Frances, who has learning disabilities and diabetes, to be prioritised for a jab

Nicola Slawson

18, Feb, 2021 @9:06 PM

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Sunday with Michael Ball: ‘I read a lot – I love a serial killer’
The singer discusses the books he loves, walking the dogs and slumping in front of the telly

Nick McGrath

06, Dec, 2020 @6:45 AM

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The Quality Street won't taste the same without my family | Grace Dent
‘Christmas 2020 will be a year of missing people and missing ingredients’

Grace Dent

04, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Radio 1 to air censored version of Pogues' Fairytale of New York
Offensive words in the Christmas song to be removed or altered for Radio 1, but remain unchanged on Radio 2

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Nov, 2020 @9:06 AM

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Kylie, Cher, Robbie Williams and more team up for Children in Need single
Cover of Oasis’s Stop Crying Your Heart Out also features Nile Rodgers, Lenny Kravitz and Jess Glynne among 25 star performers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Nov, 2020 @8:56 AM

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Female British artists underrepresented on UK radio, survey finds
Fewer than one in five songs in top 100 airplay chart so far this year were by British female acts

Laura Snapes

21, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: The Homeless Hotel; Talking Dogs; Dogs and the City – review
How a rough sleeper turned his life around; return of the Dogfather; and tales of canine lockdown

Miranda Sawyer

01, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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