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About Radio 2

BBC Radio 2, the most listened to station in the UK, combines popular music and culture with a diverse range of specialist music, documentaries and comedy. The station also boasts an award-winning blend of top name presenters including Zoe Ball, Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Steve Wright, Sara Cox, Jo Whiley, Trevor Nelson, Vanessa Feltz, Dermot O'Leary, Claudia Winkleman, Rylan Clark-Neal, Paul O'Grady, Fearne Cotton, and OJ Borg.

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 and blues. The network also has the most diverse range of musical experts, including Jamie Cullum, Cerys Matthews, Craig Charles, Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris, Elaine Paige, Paul Gambaccini, Tony Blackburn, Gary Davies and Johnnie Walker.

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.

How to Listen:

In the UK you can listen live to Radio 2 in a variety of ways.

On FM analogue radio: 88 - 91 FM

DAB Digital Radio: Listed as "BBC Radio 2" or "Radio 2"

Freeview: Channel 702

Freesat: Channel 702

Sky TV: Channel 0102

Virgin: Channel 902

For information on listening on these platforms - BBC Sounds help.


Listen live and listen again to programmes via Radio 2 in BBC Sounds.

Mobile and Tablets:

Get full details of the various ways you can listen via mobile on the BBC Sounds help page.


A selection of Radio 2 programmes are available as podcasts, which you can download and listen to via BBC Sounds.

Internet (WiFi) Radio:

If you're having problems listening on an internet radio please try the BBC Sounds help site.

For more information, please contact the manufacturer of your device, or refer to the instruction booklet.

Can I listen to Radio 2 outside the UK?

You can listen to Radio 2 online anywhere in the world, but you will not be able to pick up BBC stations broadcasting on FM and DAB very far from UK shores. They are funded by the UK licence fee and the BBC is not permitted to re-broadcast them from other countries.

If you're having problems listening from abroad please try out BBC Sounds help site.

Contact Radio 2

We try to reply to all enquiries, but due to the large amount of correspondence we receive, it's not always possible for us to reply individually - we'll do our best though!

For regular updates and news about shows on Radio 2, like Radio 2 on Facebook or follow Radio 2 on Twitter.


SMS to the studio: 88291 [Texts will be charged at your standard message rate. Check with your network provider for exact costs]

Feedback and Questions for Shows: If you have a query about an individual programme, or would like to give feedback about an individual show or presenter, please contact the team directly via their own show page which you can find via our Schedules pages. Look for the 'contact' link, click that, and voila, you're in contact with the team!

Listening Online: If you'd like to listen to Radio 2 programmes on your computer and are having problems, or need help setting it up, please visit the BBC Sounds help pages where you can find all the information you need.

Complaints: If you have a complaint about any aspect of the BBC, including our shows and services, please go to the BBC Complaints website.

If you need help signing in to the BBC:

Visit BBC account Help if you need help or support with signing up to a BBC account to use BBC Sounds.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a musician - how can I get my music heard on Radio 2?

Our head of music at Radio 2 is Jeff Smith, he chairs the weekly playlist meeting so if you’d like to submit a CD for him to listen to you can post them to him at the following address:

Radio 2

BBC Wogan House

99 Great Portland Street

London W1W 7NY

Alternately, if you think your music will appeal to a particular presenter you can send CDs marked for their attention to the above address and they will get them. Or, if your music is available online you can also send emails to individual presenters with the weblink. Email addresses for individual programmes can be found via the 'Contact' link on the programme's web pages.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of CDs we receive from people we cannot give feedback on the music sent to us.