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Absolute Radio

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Listen to Absolute Radio on AM, DAB, FM, Freesat, Freeview (UK) and online

Facts and stats

Absolute Radio was born on 7.45am on 29 September 2008. The station is based in Golden Square in London, and plays popular rock music. The station was originally known as Virgin Radio, owned by Virgin then Chris Evans's Ginger Media Group, followed by Scottish Media Group and the Times of India who rebranded it. It's now owned by Bauer Media.

Hampered by a poor quality national AM signal, the station embraced the possibilities afforded by new technology. It was the first station to stream online 24-hours a day in Europe, and the first with a mobile phone app.

Editorial area:
UK
Format:
Rock/Alternative
Most played artists:
Weekly listening figures:
1,989,000 listenersRAJAR March 2015
Launched:
30 April 1993
Ofcom licences:
AL000173 (Analogue local)
AN000002 (Analogue national)
Former names:
Virgin 1215
Virgin 105.8
Virgin Radio

Contacts

Postal address:
No 1 Golden Square
London
W1F 9DJ
Telephone - reception:
Telephone - studio:

Online contacts

Official website
Main
absoluteradioqueries@bauermedia.co.uk
Personal
firstname.surname@absoluteradio.co.uk
Studio
studio@absoluteradio.co.uk

Social media

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SoundCloud
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People

Adam Belloni Producer
Adrian Hieatt Journalist
Adrian Fitch Assistant Manager
Aileen O'Sullivan Journalist
Alex Richardson Journalist
Andrew Bailey Head of News
Andy Bush Presenter
Annabel Port Presenter
Anthony Abbott Digital Editor
Brian Murphy Producer
Chris Martin Presenter
Chris Skinner Producer
Christian O'Connell Presenter
Dan Wright Head of Production
Danny Wallace Presenter
Eloise Carr Presenter
Emily Dean Presenter
Faye Carruthers Sports journalist
Frank Skinner Presenter
Geoff Lloyd Presenter
George Godfrey Presenter
Ian Wright Presenter
James Curran Head of Music
Kevin Hingley Interactive Editor
Lee Price Head of Production
Leona Graham Presenter
Lisa Bayley Events Manager
Mark Crossley Presenter
Pete Donaldson Presenter
Pete Mitchell Presenter
Richie Firth Producer, Breakfast Show
Rob Beckett Presenter
Robbie Harrison Engineer
Russ Williams Presenter
Sarah Champion Presenter
Simon Kilby Sales Director
Steve Parkinson Managing Director
Tim Vernon Producer
Tony Moorey Programme Manager/Controller
Tracy Stanton Business Development
Vicki Blight Presenter
Vince Lynch Head of Creative

...at Bauer Media Group

David Board Broadcast Engineer
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Graham Bryce Group Managing Director Bauer City Network
Jo Baldwin Digital Commercial Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Owen Ryan Bauer City Network Group Content Director
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Sam Jones Digital Managing Director

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