The station was launched at 5:30 am on 30 September 1967 and evolved from the Light Programme with some of the music shows transferring to the newly launched BBC Radio 1. The first show had started at 5:30 am (on the Light Programme) but continued with Breakfast Special from Paul Hollingdale as Radio 1 opted out to bring Tony Blackburn’s first Breakfast Show.
Alan ‘Fluff’Freeman Tribute
Following Alan Freeman’s death, BBC Radio 2 repeated a tribute that had first been broadcast in 2001.
The programme was broadcast on 10th December 2006 and was introduced by Dale Winton.
Alan Freeman Tribute
Radio 2 Jingles