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Encyclopedia > BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2
Broadcast area Flag of the United Kingdom UK - National
Frequency FM: 88 MHz - 91 MHz
DAB: 12B
Freeview: 702
Sky: 0102
Virgin Media:0102
UPC Ireland: 908
Live Stream Real/WM
First air date 30 September 1967
Format Adult-oriented Pop Music
Audience share 15.8% (September 2007, [1])
Owner BBC
Website www.bbc.co.uk/radio2

BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the UK. As well as having most listeners nationally, it ranks first in all regions above local radio stations. BBC Radio 2 played to 27% of the available audience in 2006[1]. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from studios in Western House, adjacent to Broadcasting House in central London. Programmes are relayed on digital radio via DAB, Sky Digital, Cable TV, Freeview and the Internet. The station's FM signal is broadcast on a network of transmitters of 250kW or more, the strongest signals in Europe on FM.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... For a wider corporate history and profile, see British Sky Broadcasting. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... UPC Ireland N.V. is Liberty Global Europes operation in Ireland. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... For other uses, see Broadcasting House (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A typical DAB digital radio receiver with the Digital Radio Development Bureau DAB digital radio marketing logo In the United Kingdom, the roll-out of digital radio is proceeding since test transmissions were started by the BBC in 1990. ... Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... For a wider corporate history and profile, see British Sky Broadcasting. ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ...

Contents

History

Radio 2's previous logo.
Radio 2's previous logo.

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1967-1986

The station started at 7am on 30 September 1967, and evolved from the Light Programme, with some of the Light's music shows transferring to the newly-launched Radio 1. The first show had started at 5.30am (on the Light programme) but continued with Breakfast Special from Paul Hollingdale as Radio 1 split. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Light Programme was a BBC radio station broadcasting mainstream light entertainment and music. ...


In early years, much programming and music was common to both stations, particularly on the shared FM frequency. Radio 1 was targeted at the audience of pirate radio stations whereas Radio 2 settled down as a middle-of-the-road station playing laid-back pop/rock, folk and country, jazz and big-band music, easy listening, light classics, and oldies, with significant amounts of comedy and sport. Notable broadcasters on Radio 2 in the 70s and 80s were Ray Moore on early breakfast, Terry Wogan on breakfast, replaced by Ken Bruce and later Derek Jameson; Jimmy Young and his lunchtime news and current affairs show; 'Diddy' David Hamilton on mid-afteroons, John Dunn at what became known as drivetime. Radio 2 became the first 24-hour radio station in the UK in 1979. The term Pirate Radio usually refers to illegal or unregulated radio transmission. ... Middle of the Road was a Scottish pop group who enjoyed great success across Europe in the early 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... Ray Moore (January 2, 1942 - January 11, 1989) was a British broadcaster who was best known for his long running early morning show on BBC Radio 2. ... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ... Kenneth Robertson Bruce (born 2 February 1951 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a veteran British broadcaster best-known for his mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 2, which is broadcast on weekdays from 9:30 am until 12 pm. ... Broadcaster & journalist Derek Jameson, was born in Londons East End in 1929. ... Sir Jimmy Young (born probably September 21, 1921) is a well-known British disc jockey and radio interviewer. ... David Hamilton was born David Pilditch in Manchester, on September 10, 1938. ... For other people named John Dunn see here John Churchill Dunn, professionally known simply as John Dunn, (March 4, 1934 in Glasgow, Scotland - November 27, 2004 in Croydon, Surrey, England) was a veteran disc jockey, well known for his work on for BBC radio. ...


Frances Line: 1986-1996

The station's policy remained stable with only minor changes until April 1986 when Frances Line, head of music, repositioned the station. She would become controller in 1990. An increasingly ageing Radio 1 audience was sticking with that station; Line repositioned Radio 2 to appeal exclusively to older listeners and introduced older presenters and light music pitched at over-50s. As a result, David Hamilton quit the station at the end of 1986, claiming the music policy had become geriatric; Terry Wogan's replacement Derek Jameson also appealed to an older, downmarket demographic. Although popular with its audience, the policy alienated younger listeners who had listened to both Radio 1 and Radio 2; the station's audience fell, taking another hit when sport moved to Radio 5; the rise of album-rock commercial stations (particularly Virgin Radio), also hit Radio 2's audience, taking younger listeners. David Hamilton may refer to David Hamilton (Tenor) David Hamilton (Radio DJ) David Hamilton (architect) David Hamilton (photographer) David Hamilton (Labour Party) David Hamilton (Thunder Bay mayor) David Hamilton (composer) David Hamilton (galston maniac) Category: ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ... Broadcaster & journalist Derek Jameson, was born in Londons East End in 1929. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... For the French radio station, see Virgin Radio (France). ...


James Moir "The Nation's Favourite" - 1996 onwards

Line was replaced by James Moir in 1996. Moir repositioned Radio 2 with a largely AOR/contemporary playlist by day and more specialist broadcasting by experts in the evenings, moving many popular presenters from the increasingly youth-oriented Radio 1. Radio 2 is now "the nation's favourite", a title the BBC uses. James Moir (usually known as Jim Moir) was a senior BBC executive for many years until his retirement in 2003. ... Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as adult-oriented rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ...


Radio 2 is the most listened to station in the UK, its schedule filled with broadcasters such asSir Terry Wogan, Steve Wright, Chris Evans, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie, Janice Long, Johnnie Walker, Russell Brand, Bob Harris, and Jonathan Ross. Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ... Stephen Richard (Steve) Wright (born August 26, 1954 in Greenwich, London) is a radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom. ... Chris Evans (born April 1, 1966, in Warrington, England) is an English celebrity. ... Kenneth Robertson Bruce (born 2 February 1951 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a veteran British broadcaster best-known for his mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 2, which is broadcast on weekdays from 9:30 am until 12 pm. ... Jeremy Vine (born May 17, 1965, Epsom, Surrey) is an English current affairs presenter on BBC radio and television. ... Mark Radcliffe (born 29 June 1958) is an English broadcaster who has worked in various roles for the BBC since the 1980s. ... Stuart Maconie (b. ... Janice Long (born April 5, 1955) is a Liverpudlian radio broadcaster in the UK, the sister of TV personality Keith Chegwin. ... Johnnie Walker Johnnie Walker MBE (born Peter Dingley, 30 March 1945 in Birmingham, England) is a radio disc jockey. ... Russell Edward Brand [1] (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex)[2] is an English radio and television personality, comedian, actor, and newspaper columnist. ... Bob Harris in 1975 Whispering Bob Harris (born Robert Brinley Harris in Northampton, England on 11 April 1946) is a radio host who currently works for BBC Radio 2, presenting music two nights a week. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The current position

The station now has adult listeners, mainly from 30 and up. In recent years it has attracted more younger listeners. Its daytime playlist features music from the 1960s to the 1990s as well as contemporary chart, album and indie music. The station's appeal is broad and deep, with accessible daytime programmes and specialist programmes of particular types or eras of music. In its most general form, a playlist is simply a list of songs. ... in music that is characterized by its perceived independence from mainstream or pop culture as a whole. ...


Weekday evenings feature specialist music, including jazz, folk music, blues, country and western, reggae, classic rock, showtunes and biographies and documentaries on musical artists and genres. This specialist programming typically runs 7-8pm, and 10pm-12.30am. For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Folk song redirects here. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Showtunes are songs written for musical theater productions, such as: The Phantom of the Opera Jesus Christ Superstar Oklahoma! Guys and Dolls Cabaret See also Musical theater Categories: Stub ...


Brian Matthew's "Sounds of the Sixties" remains on the Saturday schedule, Steve Harley's shorter "Sounds of the Seventies" running midweek. Brian Matthew (born 1928) is a British broadcaster, born in Coventry, who became popular in the days of the BBC Light Programme, hosting Saturday Club (originally called Saturday Skiffle Club, starting in 1957 and changing to its more familiar name in 1958) and Easy Beat (starting in 1960). ... Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel were a UK rock band from the early 1970s. ...


On Sundays the schedule reverts to closer its old style, with presenters like Malcolm Laycock and David Jacobs and long-standing programmes like Sunday Half Hour. Sunday Half Hour is a long standing show broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. ...


Radio 2 does not broadcast complete works of classical music, the domain of Radio 3, or offer in-depth discussion or drama, the job of Radio 4. Jeremy Vine's weekday lunchtime show covers current and consumer affairs informally, a style pioneered Jimmy Young. Until Radio Five Live, Radio 2's medium wave frequencies carried the BBC's sports coverage. Radio 5 was created on Radio 2's mediumwave frequencies. Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Jeremy Vine (born May 17, 1965, Epsom, Surrey) is an English current affairs presenter on BBC radio and television. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions serves as the most common band for broadcasting. ...


Like all BBC radio stations broadcasting to UK audiences, Radio 2 is funded by the television licence fee, and does not broadcast commercials. This article is about a licence that is required to own or operate a television or radio. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...


BBC Radio 2's last closedown was at 02:02am on 27 January 1979. Sarah Kennedy, who after her 1980s television career, has been a daily early-morning presenter since 1993 was at the Newsdesk after Brian Matthew finished "Round Midnight". From 2-5am the following night, listeners heard "You and the Night and the Music". Radio 2 has the longest period of continuous broadcasting of any national radio station in the UK. is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


The BBC Pips are broadcast at 7am and 8am on weekdays, then at 5pm. The Greenwich Time Signal or BBC pips is a time code heard on some BBC radio programs at the start of the hour, most notably on Radio 4 and the World Service. ...


BBC Radio 2 moved its studios from Broadcasting House to the adjacent Western House in 2005 [2]. Although the majority of programming comes from London, some shows are broadcast from other cities around the UK, including Birmingham and Manchester. For many years, the network's overnight presenters, such as Janice Long and Alex Lester, were based in Birmingham, but made the move to London in April 2008. Mark Radcliffe and Staurt Maconie continue to present their show from Manchester. For other uses, see Broadcasting House (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British city. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


In February 2007, Radio 2 recruited Jeff Smith, director of UK and International programming at Napster and a former head of music at Radio 1, as its new head of music. Smith joined the network on March 26. [3]


Presenters and shows

Mainstream shows from April 2008

Janice Long (born April 5, 1955) is a Liverpudlian radio broadcaster in the UK, the sister of TV personality Keith Chegwin. ... Alex Lester (born Walsall, West Midlands, 11th May 1956) is a British broadcaster who presents the weekday overnight/early-morning programme on BBC Radio 2. ... Sarah Mary Kennedy MBE is a British broadcaster, born July 8, 1950. ... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ... Wake Up to Wogan is the name of the most listened to radio show in the United Kingdom and the flagship breakfast programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2. ... Kenneth Robertson Bruce (born 2 February 1951 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a veteran British broadcaster best-known for his mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 2, which is broadcast on weekdays from 9:30 am until 12 pm. ... Popmaster is a popular quiz on the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio 2. ... Jeremy Vine (born May 17, 1965, Epsom, Surrey) is an English current affairs presenter on BBC radio and television. ... Sir Jimmy Young (born probably September 21, 1921) is a well-known British disc jockey and radio interviewer. ... Stephen Richard (Steve) Wright (born August 26, 1954 in Greenwich, London) is a radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom. ... Chris Evans (born April 1, 1966, in Warrington, England) is an English celebrity. ... Mark Radcliffe (born 29 June 1958) is an English broadcaster who has worked in various roles for the BBC since the 1980s. ... Stuart Maconie (b. ... Steve Lamacq (born 16 October 1965), sometimes known by his nicknames Lammo (given to him by John Peel) or The Cat (due to his ability as a goalkeeper), is an English disc jockey, currently working with the BBC radio stations Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and now BBC Radio 2... Mark Lamarr (born Mark Jones on January 7, 1967 in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English comedian and a presenter on radio and television. ... Mo Dutta is a television & radio presenter, who presents his Saturday & Sunday morning shows on BBC Radio 2. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Seán Dermot Fintan OLeary, Jr. ... Paul Matthew Gambaccini (born April 2, 1949, New York) is a radio and television presenter in the United Kingdom. ... Russell Edward Brand [1] (born June 4, 1975 in Grays, Essex)[2] is an English radio and television personality, comedian, actor, and newspaper columnist. ... Bob Harris in 1975 Whispering Bob Harris (born Robert Brinley Harris in Northampton, England on 11 April 1946) is a radio host who currently works for BBC Radio 2, presenting music two nights a week. ... For the football player of the same name see Pete Mitchell (football player). ... There are several people named Michael Ball: Michael Ball (singer), a singer and actor Michael Ball (footballer), an English football (soccer) player Michael Ball (clergyman), a member of the Community of the Glorious Ascension and one-time Bishop of Truro Michael Ball (student), a student at Kaukauna High School, and... Stephen Richard (Steve) Wright (born August 26, 1954 in Greenwich, London) is a radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom. ... Dale Winton (born 22 May 1955 in London) is an English radio DJ and television presenter. ... Johnnie Walker Johnnie Walker MBE (born Peter Dingley, 30 March 1945 in Birmingham, England) is a radio disc jockey. ...

Specialists

Mondays

Paul Jones (born Paul Pond, 24 February 1942, in Portsmouth, England) is an English singer, actor, harmonica player, and radio and television presenter. ... Clare Teal Clare Teal is an English jazz singer who has become famous not only for her singing, but also for having signed the biggest ever recording-deal by a British jazz singer. ... Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London) is an English virtuoso pianist, bandleader, television presenter, architectural eccentric and pop music enthusiast. ...

Tuesdays

Desmond Carrington (born 23 May 1926) is a UK-based actor and broadcaster, currently best-known for his weekly show on BBC Radio 2. ... Nigel Ogden is an organist and radio broadcaster in the UK who presents The Organist Entertains on BBC Radio 2. ...

Wednesdays

Mike Harding (born 23 October 1944) is a British singer and comedian. ... Trevor Nelson MBE (born December 26, 1968 in Hackney, London) is an English DJ and presenter. ...

Thursdays

Bob Harris in 1975 Whispering Bob Harris (born Robert Brinley Harris in Northampton, England on 11 April 1946) is a radio host who currently works for BBC Radio 2, presenting music two nights a week. ... This article is about the recording artist. ...

Fridays

Friday Night is Music Night is a long running live BBC radio programme featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, broadcast most Fridays on BBC Radio 2 at 7. ... Light Music is a generic term applied to a mainly British musical style of light orchestral music, which began post-World War One and had its heyday during the mid-20th Century, although arguably lasts to the present day. ... Matthew Wright (born July 8, 1965 in Croydon, Surrey) is a British journalist and Television presenter. ...

Saturdays

Brian Matthew (born 1928) is a British broadcaster, born in Coventry, who became popular in the days of the BBC Light Programme, hosting Saturday Club (originally called Saturday Skiffle Club, starting in 1957 and changing to its more familiar name in 1958) and Easy Beat (starting in 1960). ...

Sundays

Aled Jones (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and television/radio personality and broadcaster who first came to fame as a boy soprano. ... On the cover of Elaine Paige Tour Programme 2004 Elaine Paige OBE (born Elaine Bickerstaff on 5 March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is a world-renowned English singer and actor, primarily in musicals. ... Showtunes are songs written for musical theater productions, such as: The Phantom of the Opera Jesus Christ Superstar Oklahoma! Guys and Dolls Cabaret See also Musical theater Categories: Stub ... Alan Fred Titchmarsh, MBE DL (born 2 May 1949) is an English broadcaster, particularly famous in the field of gardening programmes on UK television, although Titchmarsh has also had lengthy stints presenting daytime and religious programming on BBC TV and BBC Radio 2. ... Father Brian DArcy is a Passionist priest based in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. ... Sunday Half Hour is a long standing show broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Hymn (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the Radio 2 presenter and journalist. ... Malcolm Laycock is a British radio presenter and producer, best known for his work on programmes related to jazz, dance band and big band music. ... David Jacobs (born 1926) is a British broadcaster, who became known as a disc jockey in the 1950s. ...

Others

It’s Been a Bad Week is a British radio comedy on BBC Radio 2, that started in February 11th 1999. ... Punt and Dennis are a comedy double act consisting of Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. ... The Day the Music Died is a British topical music radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 2. ... For other persons named John Holmes, see John Holmes (disambiguation). ... For other persons of the same name, see Andrew Collins. ...

Stand-ins

Richard John McNeill Allinson was born on 12 October 1958 in Lichfield, Staffordshire. ... Nikki Bedi is a television and radio presenter. ... For other persons named Tim Smith, see Tim Smith (disambiguation). ... Liza Tarbuck (born 21 November 1964, Liverpool, Lancashire,Uk) is an English actress and television presenter, and daughter of Jimmy Tarbuck. ... Nemone Metaxas (born November 3, 1973) is a British DJ, presenter, producer and athlete of Greek descent. ... Liz Kershaw (born 30 July 1958) is one of the UKs most high-profile female music broadcasters. ... Emma Forbes (born 14 May 1965 in London) is an English television presenter. ... Matthew Bannister is a British radio administrator and broadcaster. ... Gideon Coe is a radio DJ, presenter, sportscaster, voice-over artist, and journalist. ... Simon Mayo (born 21st September 1958 in Southgate, London) is one of the most recognised and respected voices of radio in the UK, currently presenting a daily afternoon programme on BBC Radio Five Live. ... Janey Lee Grace is a UK-based singer (mostly backing vocalist, although she has released solo recordings), television (VH-1 and ITV) presenter and radio disc jockey, firstly with Virgin Radio as a travel reporter & then graduating to her own late night show for the Station. ... Lulu can refer to: Lulu (singer), a pop music singer. ... Richard Mark Hammond (born December 19, 1969 in Birmingham), nicknamed Hamster, is an English television and radio presenter best known for co-presenting the television programme Top Gear along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson from 2002 onwards, and co-hosting the live annual motoring show, MPH, in Earls Court...

Breakfast show presenters

This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ... Kenneth Robertson Bruce (born 2 February 1951 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a veteran British broadcaster best-known for his mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 2, which is broadcast on weekdays from 9:30 am until 12 pm. ... Broadcaster & journalist Derek Jameson, was born in Londons East End in 1929. ... Brian Hayes (born on 17 December 1937 in Perth, Western Australia) is a radio presenter who is known in United Kingdom for his phone-in shows. ... Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3rd 1938, in Limerick, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom (UK) for most of his career. ...

Other past presenters

There are a number of famous people of this name including: Jimmy Young (boxer) Jimmy Young (disc jockey) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other people named John Dunn see here John Churchill Dunn, professionally known simply as John Dunn, (March 4, 1934 in Glasgow, Scotland - November 27, 2004 in Croydon, Surrey, England) was a veteran disc jockey, well known for his work on for BBC radio. ... Alan Dell (March 8, 1924 - August 18, 1995) was a BBC Radio broadcaster, who probably did more than anyone else in the second half of the 20th century to ensure that the dance music of the 1920s and 30s remained in the public consciousness. ... Gloria Hunniford was a presenter on BBC radio and television. ... Debbie Thrower (born 17 Nov 1957) is a British Television presenter currently working for ITV region Meridian on the Southern edition of its flagship programme Meridian Tonight. ... Benny Green (1927–1998) born in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, was a cockney accented British jazz saxophonist, who was most well known by the public for his radio shows and books. ... David Hamilton may refer to David Hamilton (Tenor) David Hamilton (Radio DJ) David Hamilton (architect) David Hamilton (photographer) David Hamilton (Labour Party) David Hamilton (Thunder Bay mayor) David Hamilton (composer) David Hamilton (galston maniac) Category: ... This article is about the English television hostess. ... Ray Moore (January 2, 1942 - January 11, 1989) was a British broadcaster who was best known for his long running early morning show on BBC Radio 2. ... Ed Stewart (born April 23, 1941 in Devon) is a radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom. ... Desmond Michael Lynam (born 17 September 1942) is an Irish sports presenter and game show host on British television and radio, born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. ... Katrina Leskanich (born April 10, 1960, Topeka, Kansas, United States) is an American singer and musician. ... Lynn Parsons has an OND in electronic principles and started her career working in the television industry as a sound engineer and then a vision mixer. ... Sybil Ruscoe (born 8 August 1960 in Shropshire, England), is a radio and television presenter Ruscoe began her career on the Express and Star newspaper in Wolverhampton. ...

Newsreaders and travel presenters (current)

Weekday 6am-11am

Weekday 12pm-5pm, 6pm-12am Alan Dedicoat (born 1954) is a senior British continuity announcer for BBC television. ... Fran Godfrey is a BBC Radio 2 newsreader, she joined the network in September, 1990, and is most famous for her appearances on Wake Up to Wogan. ... Charles Alexis Nove is a long standing news and continuity voiceover for BBC radio and television. ... See also John Marshs BBC Biography Here John Marsh is a newsreader on BBC Radio 2, often with Wake Up to Wogan (0730 - 0930) and occasionally on Steve Wright in the Afternoon. ... Lynn Bowles (born in Cardiff, Wales) is a BBC Radio 2 traffic reporter. ...

Weekends Fenella Mimosa Fudge (born Hadingham in the United Kingdom) is a newsreader for BBC Radio 2. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

  • Ricky Salmon6am-11am
  • Andrew Peach 12pm-6pm
  • Andrea Simmons 7pm-12am
  • Tom Sandars
  • Nick Simmons (travel)

Weekdays 1am-5.30am Ricky Salmon is a news reader for BBC Radio 2. ...

  • Colin Berry (Monday)
  • Jim Lee (Tuesday)
  • Alan Smith (Wednesday)
  • Charles Carroll (Thursday and Friday)


Overnight weekends 1am-5am Jim Lee is a freelance continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4 and a newsreader and announcer at the BBC World Service. ... Alan Smith (born )is a continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4. ...

  • Dominic Cotter
  • Chandrika Chevli

Chandrika Chevli is an actress and broadcaster. ...

Controllers

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Douglas Muggeridge was the controller of BBC Radio 1 from 1968 to 1976. ... Derek Chinnery was the controller of BBC Radio 1 from 1978 to 1985. ... Charles McLelland (19 November 1930 - 2 December 2004) was the controller of BBC Radio 1 from 1976 to 1978. ... Sir David Hatch (7 May 1939 – 13 June 2007)[1][2] was involved in production and management at BBC Radio, where he held many executive positions, including Head of Light Entertainment (Radio), Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 and later Managing Director of BBC Radio. ... James Moir (usually known as Jim Moir) was a senior BBC executive for many years until his retirement in 2003. ... Lesley Douglas is the current Controller, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. ...

Logo History

Logo images from TV & Radio Bits


References

  1. ^ Rajar national radio ratings ending December 2006
  2. ^ BBC radio FM transmitters
  3. ^ Radio 2 appoints Napster exec as head of music.

External links

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