Top 2000 Radio
Radio 2 ‘Top 2000’ from the ‘Beeld & Geluid’ building at Mediapark Hilversum
The Radio 2 Top 2000 in the Netherlands belongs as much to the last week of the year as the Christmas tree, ginger bread and fireworks do. Every time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Radio 2 presents the 2,000 songs most favored by listeners. In a marathon broadcast of 156 hours, all classic hits go on air, be it old or new. Since the ‘Millennium Edition’ in 1999, the radio event has become a sentimental journey followed by millions of listeners on the radio and in the Internet.
Since recently, the Top 2000 program is not broadcast from the regular radio studio, but from the Netherlands’ institute for image and sound in Hilversum.
For the planning and carrying out, including CAD drawings, logistics, lighting and decoration, Radio 2’s team contracted THE PRODUCTION FACTORY. The result was an impressing canyon made from scaffolding, reaching a height of five floors. At the top, a Top 2000 Café was installed, and the broadcasting facilities even above that, on the highest level of the ‘Beeld & Geluid’ building. From here, all the radio shows are broadcast, and TV station NTR produces all TV shows regarding the Top 2000. At the Top 2000 Café, during all of December the audience was able to attend all the shows close by.