Radio 2 appoints Paul Rodgers as Acting Head of Programmes

Paul has done a wonderful job at 6 Music. He has a great track record in programme making and he’ll be a real asset at Radio 2.”Bob Shennan, Controller, BBC Radio 2
Date: 31.05.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.54
Category: Radio 2; Corporate
BBC Radio 2 has today appointed Paul Rodgers as Acting Head of Programmes.

The move follows Lewis Carnie’s temporary move to Entertainment Television as Head of Special Projects from early June, working on Children in Need and new entertainment formats.

Paul’s first producer job at Radio 2 was in 1996 when he launched Steve Wright’s shows on the station. He has worked with many of the station’s presenters including Johnnie Walker, Dermot O’Leary, Bob Harris, Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe. He also produced a number of documentary features for the station on bands including New Order, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Eagles.

Paul joined Radio 6 Music in 2008, and was Editor of the network at the time of its recent wins for Station of the Year at both Music Week Awards and Sony Academy Radio Awards. While at the station he has worked on the development of the annual Peel Lecture and the current Punk Britannia season.

He has headed the BBC’s radio team at Glastonbury and also brought a host of new presenters to the station - including Cerys Matthews, Jarvis Cocker, Huey Morgan and Tom Ravenscroft, and introduced Radcliffe & Maconie to their current afternoon slot on the station which broadcasts from Salford.

Bob Shennan, Controller, BBC Radio 2, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network and Popular Music, said: “Paul has done a wonderful job at 6 Music. He has a great track record in programme making and he’ll be a real asset at Radio 2.”

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