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Radio 2 50s popup DAB station - how to listen
Tuesday, 12th April 2016
Popup station Radio 2 50s : music and nostalgia from the fifties

Radio 2's new 50s pop-up DAB station, on-air from Thursday 14th until 18th April 2016 will feature the music and performers from this milestone decade that brought pop music to the masses.

Leo Green presents no fewer than four Sounds Of The 50s programmes exclusively to Radio 2 50s on DAB digital radio. Radio 2ís Don Black and Clare Teal introduce some of their favourite tracks from the decade. There'll also be special fifties versions of the Radio 2 Folk show, Paul Jonesí Rhythm and Blues, Jamie Cullumís Jazz Show and Bob Harris Country. Steve Wright introduces a selection of 50s Love Songs, while Desmond Carrington brings listeners a 1950s special. Huey Morgan runs down the Number One hits of the Fifties.

Guest presenters on Radio 2 50s include rock star Marty Wilde, fifties-influenced Irish singer and musician Imelda May, actress Sheila Hancock, cabaret singer Gary Williams and Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman.

In a one-hour special called My Buddy & I: Chris And Noah Evans, Chris Evans and his son Noah share their love for the music of an artist that bridges generations, the brilliant Buddy Holly. The father and son team are bringing the time they spend travelling in the car together - accompanied by classic cassette tapes of the fifties star - to the Radio 2 listeners.

Available as a popup station on your DAB digital radio, Radio 2 50s (tune to BBC Radio 2 then look for BBC Radio2 50s in your DAB station list) begins at midday on Thursday 14th April and continues until 8pm on Sunday 18th April 2016.

You can download a PDF poster of the full schedule and visit the BBC Radio 2 50s website, which is also shown on our national radio stations listings page, to listen online and find out more.

How can I receive Radio 2 50s on my DAB digital radio?

Tune to BBC Radio 2, Five Live or BBC Radio 3 on your DAB radio. Then, look for BBC Radio2 50s or BBCR250s in your station list and select the station.

To receive DAB digital radio services, you need a type of radio designed to pick up digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial. We've advice on choosing a good model on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and wi-fi receivers.

How can I listen if I don't have a DAB digital radio?

You can also listen online via BBC iPlayer radio.

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national radio stations, on this website.

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