BBC Radio 2 have revealed plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Abbey Road Album, with a pop up radio stations.
BBC Radio 2 Beatles, revealed on last nights OJ Borg late night show, is to run from 26th to 29th September. The station will feature live shows from the Abbey Road studios in London. The launch of the station will be simulcast on BBC Radio 2.
The station will be broadcast on the BBC National DAB multiplex, and will also be available on the BBC Sounds online platform.
Chris Evans is leaving BBC Radio later this year to take over hosting Virgin Radio’s breakfast show. The current hosts, Sam and Amy, are staying at the station but are moving to present a new overnight show. This means, that for the first time, Virgin Radio (in its current form) will broadcast for 24 hours a day.
Chris Evans was a presenter on the previous incarnation of Virgin Radio (now Absolute Radio), and for a time also owned the station.
His replacement on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show is not yet known.