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R2OK! is dedicated to the 'BBC Radio 2' station in UK and on-line.

This group was borne out of the membership of BBC Radio 2 forums, and in particular the forum that used to discuss Shows and Music. R2OK ! was created because there was a need for harmony amongst the supporters of Radio 2's schedule policy and now with recent changes to the Radio 2 schedule members in the main now share common grievances about the actions of Radio 2's controller and executive producers. In particular there is concern that the Radio 2 management are ignoring their remit which requires:

- "Its music output should include musical genres that do not normally receive wide exposure."

- it should "broadcast a broader range of music than any other major UK radio station."

Although individual members of R2OK ! and its Internet Forum may or may not be supportive of the current list of Radio 2 presenters and their executive producers, they are all broadcasting professionals and are given our utmost regard and will always receive our respect in discussions.

We at R2OK ! recognised in 2005-2009 that Radio 2 had reached a peak in popularity, but in this new century we also recognised that there are temptations within the management of Radio 2 to change the focus of the station away from a broad spectrum, to align with younger listeners and sway TOTALLY toward the mainstream pop music, which has happened with the daytime schedule. R2OK ! urge Radio 2 to improve the current schedule by broadening the music content to ensure they offer music to every UK listener.

It's now 2009, with some changes to 'specialist shows', and at least two shows axed, we are still grateful that Radio 2 maintain a broad repertoire of music shows, but the R2OK! campaign now aims to make more direct approaches to the Radio 2 Controller to try an influence decisions which up till now have involved no consultation with listeners.

The forum is now at http://r2ok.s4.bizhat.com/index.php?mforum=r2ok

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  • BBC
  • Aug 21, 2005
  • English

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