CBC Radio 2 Launches New Show Providing Canadian Music Lovers With The Top 20 Must Hear Tracks Each Week


August 14, 2012 – The best music from CBC Radio 2 Morning and Drive is coming to Canadian music lovers in chart form with the launch of a new show - The Radio 2 Top 20.

Starting August 17, The Radio 2 Top 20 will showcase the 20 hottest adult alternative songs from Canada and around the world played each week on CBC Radio 2. With CBC Radio producer, and host Nana Aba Duncan behind the mic, The Radio 2 Top 20 will give Canadians a chance to hear the hottest tracks from CBC Radio 2 Morning and Drive in one listen – and will allow fans to have a say in which acts make it, by voting online at cbcmusic.ca/radio2top20.

K'naanK'naan“We’re really excited about this innovative approach to the familiar format of a chart show,” said Chris Boyce, CBC executive director, Radio and Audio. “Canadians never stop loving great new music and The Radio 2 Top 20 show connects us with the best new music we love and want to hear.”“This isn’t just another Top 20 show,” added Duncan. “It’s an interactive platform where we can source the top Canadian and international tracks for our listeners and let them take part in the selection process by voting online.”

The Radio 2 Top 20 is where new music breaks. The show will air Fridays at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) and Sundays at 5 p.m. (5:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2. Listeners can vote and listen to it online anytime at cbcmusic.ca/radio2top20.