2000 in British radio
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This is a list of events in British radio during 2000.
- February - BBC Radio 2 presents its first annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
- 17 February - Talk Radio UK is rebranded as talkSPORT.
- March - Helen Boaden is appointed as controller of BBC Radio 4.
- 14 March - Chris Evans sells his Ginger Media Group to SMG plc for £225m. The sale made Evans the highest paid entertainer in the UK in 2000, estimated by the Sunday Times Rich List to have been paid around £35.5million.
- 25 March - BBC GLR changes its name to BBC London Live.
- 30 March - Zoë Ball presents her final breakfast show on Radio 1.
- 31 March - Sara Cox takes over as Radio 1 breakfast presenter.
- 31 March - Katrina Leskanich presents her last night time show on BBC Radio 2
- 3 April - Janice Long begins presenting the night time show on Radio 2.
- May - Virgin Radio is fined £75,000 (then the largest penalty imposed by the Radio Authority) for breakfast show presenter Chris Evans's repeated on-air endorsement of Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral elections.
- 4 August, Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Sara Cox is reprimanded after saying live on air that Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother "smelt of wee"
- 21 October - The comedian Jack Docherty joins Radio 2 to host Saturday Night Jack. The show is aired for three months.
- "Evans sells up". BBC News. 2000-01-13. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
- "Evans tops UK showbiz earners". BBC News. 2000-11-18. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- Moyes, Jojo (2000-05-17). "Evans counts the cost of supporting Ken: £100,000 (plus a £75,000 fine)". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
- "DJ Cox's Queen Mother gaffe". BBC News Online. August 4, 2000.
- "Oneword Radio unveils launch schedule". Broadcast Now. 18 April 2000. Retrieved 18 December 2009.