Radio 2 to put off-peak into daytime, for one day only

By | Published on Friday 20 May 2011

Radio 2

Radio 2 is following Radio 1’s lead and staging a special day (OK, R1 did a week) to promote its specialist show output during daytime. On 22 Jun the BBC station will broadcast twelve one hour shows, each presented by two of the network’s off-peak DJs.

Says Radio 2 Controller Bob Shennan: “We know Radio 2 listeners love its breadth, depth and variety of fantastic content but listening habits mean they tend to tune in at the same times every day so they’re only exposed to a small amount of what Radio 2 has to offer. 2DAY will hopefully introduce listeners to shows and presenters they haven’t heard before, as well as giving them a different Radio 2 for one day”.

In case you’re interested, here is the line up:

7-8am: Jamie Cullum and Simon Mayo
8-9am: Claudia Winkleman and Jo Whiley
9-10am: Jeremy Vine and Dermot O’Leary
10-11am: Live from Maida Vale with Janice Long, Mike Harding and Bob Harris
11am-12pm: Johnnie Walker and Brian Matthew’s Battle Of The Decades
12-1pm: Rock and Roll Back the Years with Chris Evans and Zoe Ball
1-2pm: Richard Allinson unveils Moments 2 Remember
2-3pm: Michael Ball and David Jacobs
3-4pm: Ken Bruce and Bob Harris
4-5pm: Tony Blackburn and Trevor Nelson
5-6pm: Comedy Hour presented by Steve Wright
6-7pm: Jools Holland and the Radio 2 All Star Band with Terry Wogan