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 playedGerry Cinnamon, Killers, The, BlossomsRadiomonitor
Audience figures2,309,000 weekly listenersRAJAR December 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

Bowie and McCartney to headline Absolute’s Isle of Wight Festival
RadioToday - published 29 May 2020, 3.10am edt
Bauer’s Paul Keenan announces Absolute Radio 20s
RadioToday - published 20 February 2020, 11.05am est
Podcast: Chat with Dave Berry from Absolute Radio.. and much more
RadioToday - published 26 October 2019, 9.53am edt
Dave Berry creates new podcast all about dads
RadioToday - published 17 October 2019, 8.05am edt
Once Upon a Time… on Absolute Radio
RadioToday - published 30 July 2019, 9.47am edt

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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
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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