NPO Radio 2

NPO Radio 2
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
Webcast Radioplayer
Radio 2 logo used until 2014.

NPO Radio 2 is a public-service radio station in the Netherlands, broadcasting chiefly classic hits. It is part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, NPO.


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

The primary target audience comprises listeners aged between 40 and 54. Much of the music played comes from the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s, though the schedule also incorporates "evergreen numbers" from the 1960s.[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

As of 2012, the following broadcasting organizations participate in the production of NPO Radio 2's programming:


  • 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
  • Hans Schiffers
  • Frits Sissing
  • Mart Smeets
  • Frits Spits
  • Marc Stakenburg
  • Gijs Staverman
  • Stefan Stasse
  • Henk van Steeg
  • Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte
  • Alfred van de Wege

See also


  1. 1 2 "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". 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
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