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 playedLiam Gallagher, Sam Fender, BlossomsRadiomonitor
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)

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

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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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Alex Richardson Journalist
Amanda Redman Producer
Andy Bush Presenter
Anthony Abbott Digital Editor
Ben Burrell Presenter
Brian Murphy Senior Producer
Chris Martin Presenter
Claire Sturgess Presenter
Claire Solan Assistant Producer - Breakfast Show
Dan Wright Head of Production
Dan Noble Presenter
Danielle Perry Presenter
Dave Berry Presenter
Eloise Carr Producer
Emily Dean Presenter
Frank Skinner Presenter
Ian Wright Presenter
James Curran Director of Music
Jason Manford Presenter
Jay Lawrence Presenter
Jenny Barsby Journalist
Leona Graham Presenter
Lisa Bayley Events Manager
Matt Dyson Journalist
Matt Forde Presenter
Paul Sylvester Content Director
Pete Donaldson Presenter
Richie Firth Producer/Presenter
Rob Watson Programme Manager
Robbie Harrison Senior Broadcast & Radio IT Specialist
Ross Buchanan Presenter
Sam van Geffen Producer
Sarah Champion Presenter
Sarah Bishop Assistant Producer
Simon Kilby Sales Director
Steve Parkinson Managing Director
Tim Vernon Deputy Head of Music
Tom Seldon Executive Producer of Branded Content
Tony Moorey Programme Manager/Controller

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group MD, Advertising
Alex Baker Creative Strategy Director
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio
Anne-Marie Lavan Group Marketing Director
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations & Group Production Director
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group MD - Hits Radio Network
Jo Baldwin Managering Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
Matt Rockley Engineer
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Rob Munro-Hall Co-Lead of Publishing World-Wide
Sarah Barnes HR Director
Sarah Vickery Group Finance & Strategy Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic

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