Absolute Radio

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Absolute Radio is one of the UK's three Independent National Radio stations. The station rebranded to its current name at 7:45 am on 29 September 2008. The station is based in London and plays popular rock music.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedBlossoms, Keane, Kaiser ChiefsRadiomonitor
Audience figures2,151,000 weekly listenersRAJAR June 2019
Launched30 April 1993
OwnerBauer Media Group (UK)
National salesBauer Media Group (UK)
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesVirgin 1215
Virgin 105.8
Virgin Radio
Planet Rock (West Midlands only)

Contact Absolute Radio

Postal addressNo 1 Golden Square
+44 20 7434 1215
+44 330 123 1215
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

Once Upon a Time… on Absolute Radio
RadioToday - published 30 July 2019, 9.47am edt
Podcast: Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay, plus Paul Sylvester
RadioToday - published 23 March 2019, 9.02am edt
Absolute Radio wants to find the UK’s best fish and chip shop
RadioToday - published 19 March 2019, 8.41am edt
Frank Skinner marks 10 years on Absolute with 10-hour show
RadioToday - published 13 March 2019, 7.32am edt
KISS and Hits Radio join up for BRIT Awards show
RadioToday - published 18 February 2019, 1.13pm est

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Adam Belloni Producer
Adrian Fitch Assistant Manager
Aileen O'Sullivan Journalist
Alex Richardson Journalist
Amanda Redman Producer
Andy Bush Presenter
Anthony Abbott Digital Editor
Ben Burrell Presenter
Brian Murphy Producer
Chris Martin Presenter
Chris Skinner Producer
Claire Sturgess Presenter
Claire Solan Assistant Producer - Breakfast Show
Dan Wright Head of Production
Dan Noble Presenter
Danielle Perry Presenter
Danny Wallace Presenter
Dave Berry Presenter
Eloise Carr Producer
Emily Dean Presenter
Faye Carruthers Sports journalist
Frank Skinner Presenter
Ian Wright Presenter
James Curran Director of Music
Jason Manford Presenter
Jay Lawrence Presenter
Jenny Barsby Journalist
Lee Price Head of Production
Leona Graham Presenter
Lisa Bayley Events Manager
Matt Dyson Journalist
Matt Forde Presenter
Pete Donaldson Presenter
Richie Firth Producer, Breakfast Show
Rob Beckett Presenter
Robbie Harrison Engineer
Ross Buchanan Presenter
Sarah Champion Presenter
Sarah Bishop Assistant Producer
Simon Kilby Sales Director
Steve Parkinson Managing Director
Tim Vernon Producer
Tom Seldon Executive Producer of Branded Content
Tony Moorey Programme Manager/Controller

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group Managing Director Bauer Media Advertising
Alex Baker Editorial Director Bauer Adventure
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio Network
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations Director / Group Production Director - Bauer City Network
Dan Jennings Group Head of Production
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Drew Simmons Commercial Creative Director of Youth Brands Bauer Adventure
Frankie Bannerman Sales Co-ordinator
Gary Stein Group Programme Director Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group Managing Director Bauer City Network
Jo Baldwin Digital Commercial Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kat Knapp Commercial Content Director for Absolute Radio and Magic Bauer Adventure
Kate Whitehorn Commercial Content Director Bauer City Network Bauer Adventure
Kelly Benjko Group Head of Commercial Production
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
Lucy Dunn Editorial Director Magazine Media Adventure
Lucy Banks Executive Creative Director
Matt Rockley Engineer
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Sam Jones Digital Managing Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director Radio Bauer Adventure
Toby Mackenzie Head of Music - Bauer City 1 Network

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