Radio 2 Eurovision pop-up DAB radio station launches
The BBC has announced that 'Radio 2 Eurovision', a pop-up digital radio station to celebrate this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which will complement the output on BBC Radio 2 and TV networks BBC One and BBC Three.
The BBC’s first digital pop-up station since Olympics Extra in 2012, it will offer the most comprehensive coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest to date, from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 May 2014, aiming to satisfy the most enthusiastic Eurovision fan.
Radio 2 Eurovision will air from midday to midnight over the four days, except on the big day Saturday 10 May, when it will be simulcast with Radio 2 from 10am - 1pm with Graham Norton’s regular weekly show where he will be live on air from this year’s host city, Copenhagen. The network will feature shows presented by Radio 4's Paddy O’Connell, Radio 1's Scott Mills and Radio 2's Maria McErlane, Ken Bruce, Terry Wogan who presented his legendary TV commentary from 1973 to 2008, and Michael Ball.
Listeners to Radio 2 Eurovision will be able to hear highlights of the first semi-final on Thursday afternoon with the second semi-final live on Thursday night. And Paddy O’Connell will be live every day from Denmark with the latest news from behind the scenes, as well as hosting the Eurovision post-show party on the Saturday night.
Radio 2 Eurovision (@R2eurovision) will appear on digital radio, at bbc.co.uk/radio2, on the BBC iPlayer Radio App and the UK RadioPlayer.