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Rai Radio 2

This article is about the Italian radio station Radio 2. For other radio stations of that name, see Radio 2 (disambiguation).

Rai Radio 2
Broadcast area Italy - National FM, DAB & DVB-T and Satellite
Frequency FM 87.7 – 107 MHz
SKY Italia Channel 762
Alice Home TV Channel 771
First air date 21 March 1938
Format Talk, contemporary music
Owner RAI
Sister stations Rai Radio 1, Rai Radio 3
Webcast RealMedia
Website http://www.radio2.rai.it/

Rai Radio 2 (radio due) is an RAI and specializing in talk programmes and popular music.

History

The origins of the channel can be traced back to 21 March 1938, when the EIAR – which was to become Radio Audizioni Italiane (RAI) in 1944 – began transmitting a second, separately programmed radio service in major cities.

Following the end of

On 1 January 1952, as part of a move aimed at giving each of its channels a more distinctive "personality" – a cultural Terzo Programma (third programme) having already been added on 1 October 1950 – RAI renamed the Rete Azzurra as the Secondo Programma (second programme), later to become RAI Radio 2.

Programmes

Rai Radio 2 is among the highest-rated Italian radio stations in terms of audience share; its most popular show, Viva Radio2, is hosted by the popular comedian and TV/radio personality Fiorello, together with Marco Baldini. Other popular shows are Il ruggito del coniglio, Caterpillar, and Condor.

Radio 2, like its sister channels Radio 1 and Radio 3, has its own radio news service (Giornale Radio), known as GR2.

Logos

2000–2010 2010–present

External links

  • RAI Radio 2 at rai.it (Italian)
  • RAI Radio 2 at rai.tv (Italian)

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