Radio 2

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Paul O’Grady says he can ‘run free’ after hosting final Radio 2 show
Presenter admits reason for his departure was new BBC schedule for Sunday afternoon show

Jane Clinton

15, Aug, 2022 @1:24 PM

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Paul O’Grady leaves Sunday Radio 2 show after 14 years
BBC bosses made O’Grady, 67, share slot with Rob Beckett in push to attract younger listeners

Jim Waterson Media editor

09, Aug, 2022 @1:11 PM

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Vanessa Feltz announces she is to leave BBC radio shows
Host says she is leaving Radio 2 and BBC Radio London shows to catch up on a ‘decade’s deficit of beauty sleep’

Caroline Davies

28, Jul, 2022 @7:40 AM

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Steve Wright to leave BBC Radio 2 weekday show after nearly 24 years
Presenter says he ‘can’t hog the slot for ever’ as he prepares to make way for Radio 1’s Scott Mills in the autumn

Tom Ambrose

01, Jul, 2022 @5:18 PM

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Ken Bruce remains most popular UK radio host as mid-morning trend prevails
Rajar figures reveal changing listening habits as people move from breakfast to pre-lunchtime shows

Jim Waterson Media editor

18, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The week in audio: Fallen Women; Iain Dale; Kevin O’Sullivan; A House in History and more
A chilling podcast explores 17 cases of women who fell to their deaths in suspicious circumstances

Miranda Sawyer

16, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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BBC to mark the Rolling Stones’ 60th anniversary with new documentaries
The series My Life as a Rolling Stone will feature an hour-long film on each member, including the late Charlie Watts

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

31, Mar, 2022 @10:55 AM

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How Radio 2 veteran Ken Bruce became a No 1 hit
Listeners turned to the comforting tones of the avuncular Scot during the pandemic

Miranda Sawyer

05, Feb, 2022 @3:40 PM

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LBC’s James O’Brien overtakes Nick Ferrari as radio audiences tune in later
Latest figures show changed listening habits as well as commercial stations’ appeal to younger audiences

Jim Waterson

03, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Janice Long obituary
Broadcaster and DJ who was the first woman to have her own weekday show on Radio 1 and be a regular host of Top of the Pops

Peter Mason

27, Dec, 2021 @3:13 PM

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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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