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► Ray Moore does Eurovision

Published 12 May 2017

Ray Moore opens and closes the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest for BBC Radio 2

✎ Brian Matthew 1928-2017 [UPDATED AGAIN]

Published 5 April 2017

Disc jockey and presenter dies

► Spotlight 1 and 2

Published 31 March 2017

Listen to Radio 1 and Radio 2’s introductory programme from the evening of 30 September 1967

Tonight’s BBC… in 1967

Published 28 October 2015

A look at what was on the BBC on Saturday 28 October 1967

More April 1st Shenanigans

Published 1 April 2011

Whilst here in Transdiffusion Towers we were busy listening to Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6music, it seems Ken Bruce over on Radio 2 was having problems with his voice.

Last night of the Proms

Published 31 January 2011

At first glance, the axing of the BBC’s Electric Proms may superficially seem regrettable but perhaps understandable from a financial perspective given that major cuts have to be made. But…

Swallowing your pride

Published 13 January 2010

BBC admits it went too far in U2 tie-up On the surface this just appears to be yet another complaint from the commercial media sector (this time, the RadioCentre) along…

Command failure

Published 7 November 2008

Radio 2’s Dave Barber resigns ahead of on-air apology for Brand-Ross calls Apologies in advance for mentioning the ‘S’ word again, but I’ll try to keep it relatively brief this…

Woss gonna happen now?

Published 30 October 2008

And so the dust begins to settle on the lamentable Russell Brand / Johnathan Ross fiasco, about which far too many people have already have already had their say, so…

Suspension of judgement?

Published 30 October 2008

By suspending Ross and Brand, BBC boss Mark Thompson reveals himself a coward No matter what Mark Thompson and other BBC executives say or do from now onwards in relation…

A harsh lesson

Published 30 October 2008

Brand quits BBC over prank calls The resignation of Russell Brand from the BBC can hardly be good for the Corporation. He is – I’ll try not to choke on…

OK, that’s enough

Published 30 October 2008

Brand has resigned; Ross probably ought to consider doing something similar himself. The pre-recording of edgy comedy programmes is a great way to make sure that the wrong thing doesn’t…

Mixed messages

Published 29 October 2008

I’m not a fan of either Ross or Brand; I have no comment on the question as to whether or not they are overpaid; and I certainly think that the…

The wrong message

Published 28 October 2008

Gordon Brown criticises Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross’s BBC phone prank The transcript of what was said What started out as a “schoolboy prank” (except of course neither participants are…

Humph – A Tribute

Published 22 June 2008

Nigel Stapley remembers

Jumping the gun. Again

Published 22 May 2008

BBC should privatise Radios 1 and 2, says Richard Eyre Ex-commercial radio man wants BBC Radios 1 and 2 to be privatised, which is a rather strange assertion to make…

Mind boggling

Published 23 April 2008

Privatise Channel 4, says Big Brother mogul Want a lively debate combined with a whole host of potential contradictions? Then hire Peter Bazalgette as a guest speaker as what happened…

Revolution at the BBC

Published 3 October 2007

The birth of Radios 1-4

One, Two, Three, Four…

Published 3 October 2007

The coming of Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4

Radio’s tidal waves

Published 3 October 2007

Robin Carmody looks back on his Moment

40 years of Radios 1-4

Published 3 October 2007

Mike Brown’s memories

Life with Radio 2

Published 3 October 2007

More than Sunday Lunch

Radio Two: A personal memoir

Published 3 October 2007

Kirk Northrop surprises himself

Radio recall

Published 3 October 2007

Growing up with Radios 1 & 2

When the Airwaves Sang…

Published 1 July 2007

Nigel Stapley hits the SW Bands

The Many Lives of BBC Radio Sport

Published 9 April 2007

Glenn Aylett looks at sports coverage since 1945

Just for you

Published 1 January 2005

The recent history of Radio 2, and its change from “Radio Grim Reaper” to being the most popular station on the dial.

Out of the Light 1

Published 29 November 2003

The changeover between the Light Programme and Radios 1 and 2 wasn’t easy

Out of the Light 2

Published 28 November 2003

Radio Two tries to find an identity after two decades under the shadow of its younger sibling

Radio launches 1

Published 15 August 2001

Personal memories of the start of Radios 1 and 2