BBC Radio 2

  1. BBC 6 Radio Has Highest Numbers Two Years After Nearly Getting Axed; Digital Radio Up 5%

    May 18, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Listeners to the BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music grew to a record high in the last quarter, attracting an average weekly audience of 1.45 million in the first three months of 2012, according to the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audi ...

  2. June Tabor Wins Big at UK BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

    February 09, 2012 7:15 AM EST Folk veteran and erstwhile performer June Tabor was queen of the scene at the U.K's 13th annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last night in Salford. The 64-year-old English singer-turned-librarian-turned-singer waltzed away with Folk Singer Of The ...

  3. BBC 6 Music Records Highest Ever Listening Figures, Digital Listening Increases

    February 02, 2012 3:53 PM EST The BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music has recorded its highest ever listening figures in the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) figures, published today (Feb. 2). The music-dedicated station, which the BBC toyed with axi ...

  4. Cara Dillon Wins Folk Awards Album Honor

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Irish singer Cara Dillon won the best album award for "Hill Of Thieves," released on her own label Charcoal Records, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The 11th BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, held at London's Brewery venue last night (Feb. 1 ...

  5. Terry Wogan To Exit Radio 2 Breakfast Show

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan is to step down from his long-running breakfast show on national AC network BBC Radio 2. Wogan, who announced his departure live this morning (Sept. 7) to listeners following media speculation, will be replaced ...

  6. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  7. BBC Radio 1 At Nine-Year High

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The last quarter saw U.K. Top 40 network BBC Radio 1 score its highest listening figures for nine years. According to official audience research figures from Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd (RAJAR) covering the three-month period March 30-June 2 ...

  8. Chris Evans Wins Big At Sony Awards

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Radio 2 drivetime DJ Chris Evans was the big winner at the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards, winning double gold. Evans won the music radio personality gong and the entertainment award for his work on the A/C-formatted station, as well as hostin ...

  9. Wood, Oates Triumph At Radio 2 Folk Awards

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST English folk stalwart Chris Wood and Jackie Oates, a former Young Folk Awards finalist, each won a pair of Radio 2 Folk Awards at the ceremony in London. While much of the U.K. capital came to a standstill with the snow, London's trendy Brewe ...

  10. New BBC Radio 2 Controller Announced

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bob Shennan has been appointed the new controller for national U.K. A/C network BBC Radio 2. Shennan succeeds Lesley Douglas, who left the BBC last October amid the scandal over Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand's prank calls to actor Andrew Sa ...

  11. Ross Return A Ratings Winner For BBC

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Controversial U.K. TV/radio presenter Jonathan Ross made a triumphant return to television on Friday (Jan. 23). The return of his BBC1 "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" chatshow pulled in an average of 4.7 million viewers, according to u ...

  12. Radio, TV Presenter Ross Suspended By BBC

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BBC presenter Jonathan Ross, recently included in Billboard's "Maximum Exposure" issue focusing on the top platforms for music, has been suspended. The presenter has been taken off air along with comedian Russell Brand over a phone ...

  13. BBC Radio 2 Hires Napster's Jeff Smith

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST BBC Radio 2 today (Feb. 19) confirmed that Napster's U.K. and international programming director Jeff Smith is to become its new head of music. Smith takes on the role at the British public broadcaster on 26 March 2007. He succeeds Colin Mart ...

  14. BBC Folk Awards To Honor Paxton

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Paxton will receive the accolade for lifetime achievement in songwriting during the BBC Folk Awards on Feb. 14. The event, organized by the British public broadcaster, will take place at the Brewe Tom Paxton will receive the accolade for lifet ...

  15. BBC Folk Awards To Honor Paxton

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tom Paxton will receive the accolade for lifetime achievement in songwriting during the BBC Folk Awards on Feb. 14. The event, organized by the British public broadcaster, will take place at the Brewe Tom Paxton will receive the accolade for lifet ...

  16. Walker Walks Away With Sony Radio Gold Award.

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran broadcaster Johnnie Walker was presented with the Gold Award for lifetime contribution at the 2004 Sony Radio Academy Awards, held last night at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Veteran broadcaster Johnnie Walker was presented with the ...