About Us

Hi, I'm Jeff Cooper and I started radio2XS with several other experienced broadcasters and committed music fans back in 2002. I had previously run the radio shows '2XS, and 'XS', and you can read a full history here. Please note: if you want to send us music, please read our Conditions For Music Submissions here first.

Our passionate interest in New Music, our exclusive live recordings (the 'Barn Sessions') and our knowledge of "60 Years Of Rock & Roll" have helped us to create a radio station with a worldwide fan-base. We remain fiercely independent, resisting many attempts at take-overs, and we are serviced directly by all major record labels, promoters and bands in the UK, the USA and around the world.


What do we play?

We select music which we believe is a greater reflection of the past 60 Years Of Rock & Roll than you will hear anywhere else. We all have backgrounds in music radio and we believe in the music we play - which is extremely rare elsewhere in radio these days. We think of ourselves less as a 'rock' station and more a 'rock & roll' station. Although our tastes are pretty catholic, guitar-based music accounts for around 80% of what we play, with the remainder coming from other styles which have absorbed that heritage without debasing it.
You'll hear some Country-Rock, but not Country & Western; you'll hear real Soul and R&B from the 50s, 60s and 70s, but not the synthetic 'urban' R&B of today; you'll hear Ska and Reggae but not Dancehall; pioneer rappers and poets like Grandmaster Flash, Linton Kwesi-Johnson and Gil Scott-Heron, but no Gangsta... you get what we mean!

From the day we started, we have been enthusiastic about New Music, expecially music produced by unsigned artists, and we are always keen to hear new material. Details of how to get that to us are here. All the music we play is supplied to us by the artists, their record labels, promotion agents or management companies: we do not search for material, nor do we 'steal' it!

You can leave a message on this number (UK calls are free within "inclusive call" packages):

(UK): 0200 888 0 297
(Int'l): +44 200 888 0 297
or by email using the link on this page.