Radio 2

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Why rumours of BBC Radio 2’s demise might be overstated
Could losing half a million listeners to rivals, plus Vanessa Feltz and Ken Bruce leaving, signal trouble – or that the station is doing something right?

Hannah Verdier

02, Feb, 2023 @3:01 PM

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Work will go on for this teacher despite Wednesday’s strike | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teachers’ strike | Cryptic crossword | Radio blah blah | Pity Chipping Norton | Woodpeckers


30, Jan, 2023 @5:52 PM

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‘I used to pretend to be much cooler than I was’: Fearne Cotton’s honest playlist
The Radio 2 DJ knows just what to play at a party yet finds herself terrified by karaoke. But which 80s pop heartthrob does she see regularly on the school run?

Elle Hunt

30, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Can BBC radio thrive in a new world of podcasts?
The loss of Ken Bruce, following other big-name DJs, is a blow for Radio 2. The challenge now is to stay relevant

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘It’s like signing Messi’: Ken Bruce’s move a coup for Greatest Hits Radio
Radio 2’s loss of veteran DJ is GHR’s gain as it replaces local stations with its winning formula of 20th-century pop

Hannah Verdier

21, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Ken Bruce to leave BBC for new radio show
Broadcaster presented morning show on Radio 2 and joins Bauer station’s Greatest Hits Radio

Kevin Rawlinson

17, Jan, 2023 @3:43 PM

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On my radar: Michelle Visage’s cultural highlights
The broadcaster and Drag Race judge on Baz Luhrmann’s triumphant Elvis, Molly Shannon’s inspiring biography, and a very cosy restaurant

Kathryn Bromwich

18, Dec, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The week in audio: Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball; The Most Streamed Christmas No 1s; Lights Out; Frozen Head and more
Capital and Steve Wright at Radio 2 offer choice Christmas soundtracks, while a true tale of cryonics is chilling listening

Miranda Sawyer

17, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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The week in audio: Case 63; Scott Mills; Disaster Trolls
Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac add star power to a thrilling drama podcast; Scott Mills smooths his way into a new slot; and Marianna Spring confronts a conspiracy troll

Miranda Sawyer

05, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Steve Wright signs off from Radio 2 afternoon show after 23 years
DJ, whose last track on his ‘big show’ was Queen’s Radio Ga Ga, will continue to broadcast on the BBC

Matthew Weaver

30, Sep, 2022 @5:21 PM

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‘I try to slip the Prodigy into all my radio shows’: Sara Cox’s honest playlist
The Radio 2 presenter would lip-sync to I Will Survive in her nightie, and used Dolly Parton to get to know her horse, but which rock gods make her toes curl?

As told to Rich Pelley

12, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Farewell Scott Mills: the Cristiano Ronaldo of pop radio
After 24 years of endless creativity, the BBC Radio 1 DJ’s final show on the flagship station airs today. He changed the face of the station as we know it – and will be sorely missed

Sam Wolfson

25, Aug, 2022 @12:05 PM

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