BBC Radio 2 Country

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BBC Radio 2 Country
BBC Radio 2 Country logo.jpg
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom; available worldwide through the internet
FormatCountry, Americana, Gospel, Hot AC, Indie Music, Infotainment
BBC Radio 2
First air date
8 March 2015 (2015-03-08)
Last air date
12 March 2017 (2017-03-12)

BBC Radio 2 Country was a pop-up DAB service from the BBC which launched at 12 noon on Thursday 5 March 2015.[1] The station covered the Country2Country Festival and was only active during the festival.

On its debut the station continued to broadcast for 12 hours each day until Sunday 8 March 2015. It returned twice – on 10 March 2016, closing down on 13 March 2016 and on 9 March 2017, closing down on 12 March 2017.

The station did not return for the 2018 or 2019 festivals. (The 2020 and 2021 festivals were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)


2015 2016 2017[2]
Bob Harris Bob Harris Bob Harris
Sara Cox Sara Cox Sara Cox
Steve Wright Steve Wright Steve Wright
Baylen Leonard Baylen Leonard Baylen Leonard
Sally Boazman Sally Boazman Colin Murray
Patrick Kielty Patrick Kielty Patrick Kielty
Paul Gambaccini Paul Gambaccini Storme Warren
Cerys Matthews Cerys Matthews Vanessa Feltz
Alex Lester Alex Lester Mark Radcliffe
Ricky Ross Ricky Ross Ricky Ross
Trisha Yearwood Gretchen Peters Reba McEntire
Wynonna Judd Paul Sexton Paul Sexton
Kristian Bush Don Henley Alison Krauss
Suzy Bogguss Little Big Town The Shires
Johnnie Walker Hillary Scott Marty Stuart
Tony Blackburn Ken Bruce Ken Bruce
Sir Terry Wogan Liza Tarbuck Trevor Nelson
Helen Macpherson Jeremy Vine Susan Calman
Michael Ball Leo Green
Simon Mayo Simon Mayo
Chris Country

Special Programmes[edit]

A number of famous country singers have presented one-off shows for Radio 2 Country or have given hour-long interviews to be broadcast on the station:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Radio 2 goes country with DAB station". BBC Ariel. 28 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Radio 2 Country - Radio 2 Country - Next on".

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