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Enter PopMaster On The Radio

PopMaster is the Radio 2 quiz to test pop music knowledge and it is broadcast daily on the Ken Bruce show.

This page was updated on 15 May 2020

Daily PopMaster

If you want to take part in PopMaster with Ken Bruce, email with your name, contact number and three pop passions.

If selected and called back you'll be asked three questions to test your pop music knowledge, and to discover whether you'll make a lively and interesting contestant.

We will only accept one entry per person, per day.

PopMaster is conducted in line with the BBC's code of conduct for competitions.

Before entering, please read the PopMaster Terms and Conditions Below.

PopMaster Privacy Notice

Your trust is very important to us. The BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

Additional information can be found in the BBC’s Privacy Policy. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

What will we collect and how we use it?

The BBC will collect and process the personal information that you have provided to us about yourself by entering this competition, including your name, age, general location area, a contact telephone number and an email address. If you are a winner, we will use your email address in order to fulfil the prize. If the prize needs to be posted, we will ask the winner for a postal address.

The BBC is the “data controller” of this information. This means that the BBC decides what your personal information is used for, and the ways in which it is processed.

We rely on our legitimate interests of running radio competitions as our lawful basis for processing your personal data – providing interesting and engaging radio programming to those that participate and to the wider audience listening in. If you are successful, we will also process your personal information for post-competition publicity and our lawful basis for such processing is our legitimate interests in promoting the competition.

Retaining your personal information

In relation to entrants, the BBC will retain your personal information for one month in order to make initial contact if you are selected. If agreed to participate in a round of the competition beyond that period we will keep your personal information until you have participated in the quiz as agreed. For regulatory purposes, we will retain the winners name and their contact details for a period of two years.

Sharing your personal information

The BBC will share winner’s information with third parties in order to fulfil the prizes, and they may contact you to make further arrangements for prize fulfilment.

Your rights and more information

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal information, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, you can find out how to do this in our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or if you wish to contact the BBC to exercise your rights in relation to your personal information, please visit or contact

If you raise a complaint with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information and you are dissatisfied with the BBC’s response, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which can be contacted at:

PopMaster Terms and Conditions

1. PopMaster is a quiz open to all residents (over 16 years of age) of the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, except BBC Group employees, their close relatives and anyone connected with the competition.

2. PopMaster will be run daily during the Ken Bruce programme on BBC Radio 2. Entry to the quiz is by email at any time with the entrant’s name, contact number and three pop passions to

3. All entrants put through to play on air must supply their name, postal address, and a daytime contact telephone number.

4. We will only accept one entry per person, per day. All entries will only be kept for 28 days if you have not been contacted in that time you can apply again.

5. Each entrant called back will initially be asked 3 questions to test their pop music knowledge and may be asked about their interests and hobbies. Contestants may be asked additional questions on their pop music knowledge and will be selected on how many questions they answer correctly and how lively and interesting they will sound on air. Only one correct answer will mean a contestant is ineligible to take part in the on air competition. Two contestants will be chosen to take part in each day's edition of PopMaster and will be told which day they will be taking part in the competition.

6. The prize for winning PopMaster is a portable bluetooth speaker. Winners, who successfully complete the "3 in 10" section of the competition, will receive a digital radio. The runner-up will receive a “One Year Out” T-Shirt. In all cases, there is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.

7. The BBC's decision as to contestants taking part is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

8. Each winner will be notified on air at the end of each day's PopMaster. Their name will be broadcast.

9. Entrants can decline to take part in any post-competition publicity.

10. The BBC reserves the right to cancel or vary PopMaster at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise beyond its control.

11. Contestants chosen to play on-air will not be allowed to enter PopMaster for the following 24 months.

11. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

12. The competition is run by the BBC. The applicable law is that of England and Wales.

13. On-air contestants must not receive any help in answering the questions and the BBC reserves the right to disqualify any contestant it suspects of cheating.

14. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any entry not being properly registered.

19. To the extent permitted by law, the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise) including financial, reputational loss or disappointment.

20. This competition accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting. Details of which can be found here