NPO Radio 2

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NPO Radio 2
NPO Radio 2 logo.png
Broadcast area Netherlands
Frequency FM: 88.0–107.1 MHz
DAB+: 12C
CanalDigitaal: 702 (Astra 23.5°E)
Digitenne: 102
KPN: 802
Ziggo: 802
Various frequencies on analogue cable
First air date 1985
(1947 as Hilversum 1)
Format Music (classic hits) and entertainment
Owner NPO
Sister stations NPO Radio 1
NPO 3FM
NPO Radio 4
NPO Radio 5
NPO Soul & Jazz
FunX
Webcast Radioplayer
Webcam
Playlist
Website www.radio2.nl
Radio 2 logo used until 2014.

NPO Radio 2 is a public-service radio station from the Netherlands, broadcasting in an adult hits format, focusing on from the 1980s through now. It is part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, NPO.

History[edit]

The origins of the station go back to "Hilversum 1", launched in 1947, the name change to "Radio 2" took place in 1985.[1] In 2014, the name was changed to "NPO Radio 2".

Target audience and content[edit]

The primary target adult audience comprises listeners aged between 35 and 54, while NPO 3FM is aimed at listeners aged 15-35. Much of the music played comes from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Though the schedule also incorporates hits from the 1960s and 1970s as well as current hits.[1]

NPO Radio 2 is also known for its annual Radio 2 Top 2000 presentation, broadcast since 1999 continuously from Christmas Day till New Year's Day 0:00 CET "the 2000 best songs ever made" voted by the listeners.[2]

Content contributors[edit]

As of 2018, the following broadcasting organizations participate in the production of NPO Radio 2's programming:

DJs[edit]

  • Marc Adriani
  • Leo Blokhuis
  • Cobus Bosscha
  • Peter van Bruggen
  • Daniël Dekker
  • Edwin Diergaarde
  • Wouter van der Goes
  • Gerard Ekdom
  • Sander Guis
  • Bert Haandrikman
  • Sander de Heer
  • Dolf Jansen
  • Astrid de Jong
  • Ron Kas
  • Corné Klijn
  • Jeanne Kooijmans
  • Bert Kranenbarg
  • Sara Kroos
  • Felix Meurders
  • Frank du Mosch
  • Jan-Willem Roodbeen
  • Frits Sissing
  • Mart Smeets
  • Frits Spits
  • Marc Stakenburg
  • Rob Stenders
  • Gijs Staverman
  • Stefan Stasse
  • Henk van Steeg
  • Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte
  • Alfred van de Wege
  • Ruud de Wild

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Radio 2 - De muziek zegt alles - Hilversum - Radio-, tv- en mediaproductie - Info". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Radio 2 presenteert Top 2000 dj-elftal". RadioFreak.nl. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 

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