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BBC Radio 2, the most listened to station in the UK, combines popular music and culture with a diverse range of specialist music, features, documentaries, light entertainment and readings. The station also boasts an award-winning blend of top name presenters including Terry Wogan, Jonathan Ross, Chris Evans, Steve Wright, Jeremy Vine, Michael Parkinson, Sarah Kennedy, Ken Bruce, Johnnie Walker, Bob Harris, Mark Lamarr and Paul Gambaccini.

With a repertoire covering more than 40 years, Radio 2 plays the widest selection of music on the radio - from classic and mainstream pop to a specialist portfolio including classical, country, folk, jazz, soul, rock 'n' roll, gospel, blues, organ music, big band and brass band. The network also has the most diverse range of musical experts, from Mark Lamarr, Jools Holland and Bob Harris to Nick Barraclough, Mike Harding, Humphrey Lyttelton and Paul Jones.

Radio 2 is also committed to live music, with major events in the musical calendar including the Cambridge Folk Festival, the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, the Blackpool Illuminations and BBC Proms in the Park.

With music truly at its heart and with some of the most popular and respected talent in broadcasting, BBC Radio 2 provides a unique blend of programming which entertains and informs its millions of listeners each day.

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