Press Release

MediaCityUK production companies partner for Radio 2 Country programme

8 March 2017

Two MediaCityUK audio production companies have teamed up for a programme commission on Radio 2 Country, the BBC’s pop up digital station which launches on Thursday 9th March.


The four-day pop-up digital radio service will run Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th March from midday to midnight, featuring programmes, guest presenters and live coverage of the Country 2 Country music festival.


Audio Always and Devaweb have produced Country’s World of Trouble, a music special which remembers the places where country music caused a stir and re-lives somes of the genre’s most controversial moments. Presented by Paul Sexton, it features a number of artist interviews recorded at MediaCityUK, including American female country music duo, Maddie & Tae (pictured).


Audio Always specialises in creating broadcast content and has recently opened office and studio facilities in MediaCityUK’s new Tomorrow building. Devaweb, based at The Greenhouse, is an audio branding and imaging production company which produces the national digital radio station, Chris Country.


Stuart Morgan from Audio Always said, “Radio 2 Country combines some of the UK’s top broadcasters with international country royalty making it a fantastic project to be part of. It’s been great working with our MediaCityUK neighbours, Devaweb on this programme and we’re looking forward to the next collaboration.”


Chris Stevens from Devaweb said, “We’ve long been advocates of country music and our Chris Country radio station is fast becoming an essential part of the UK country scene. It’s been fantastic to partner with Audio Always to create a programme that takes a deeper look at the genre and specifically focuses on some of the most controversial moments.”