Greatest Hits Radio London

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Greatest Hits Radio is a local classic hits radio station for the Greater London area.

The station originally launched as Virgin 105.8 in October 1995, providing a local version of the national Virgin 1215 through the day and then took the national programming at other times.

Eventually Virgin's London service was allowed to merge with the national station except for commercials, news and travel.

The station relaunched as Absolute Radio in 2008 after being acquired by The Times of India and was later sold to Bauer Media in 2013.

In May 2021, the station flipped format from AOR to Classic Hits as Greatest Hits Radio, an existing digital radio station for the capital replaced Absolute Radio on 105.8 FM. Absolute continues in the capital on DAB, online and on tv platforms such as Sky, Freeview and Freesat.

Greatest Hits Radio provides local news, travel and weather with programming from across the UK including mid-mornings and drivetime from GHR's London studio at One Golden Square.

Editorial areaGreater London
Launched4 October 1995
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
National salesBauer Media Audio UK
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesVirgin 105.8
Virgin Radio
Absolute Radio

Contact Greatest Hits Radio London

Postal addressThe Lantern
75 Hampstead Road
Telephone+44 20 7182 8000
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Alex Lester Presenter
Andy Crane Presenter
Andy Bouglas Presenter
Arlene Stuart Presenter
Debbie Mac Presenter
Des Paul Presenter
Georgie Prodromou Westminster Correspondent
Jackie Brambles Presenter
James Stodd Head of Production
Jenny Powell Presenter
Josh Kerr Journalist
Mark Goodier Presenter
Martin Kemp Presenter
Paul Gambaccini Presenter
Simon Ross Presenter
Simon Mayo Presenter
Tony Dibbin Presenter

…at Bauer Media Audio UK

Abby Carvosso Group MD, Advertising
Adam Newstead Senior Executive Producer, South England & Wales
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
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Chief Operating Officer
James Walker Head Of Network Operations
Jo Baldwin Managing Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Chief Content Officer
Matt Garforth Product Manager
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
Stuart McGinley Content Producer
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic

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