Virgin Radio


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Virgin Radio UK, in this incarnation, is a new DAB Digital Radio service which launched at the end of March 2016. The UK's original Virgin Radio changed name to Absolute Radio in 2008.

Virgin Radio also exists in many other places in the world, including Italy, Canada, Turkey, Dubai and Bangkok. Outside of the UK the Virgin Radio brand is a top40 station; inside the UK, it's more famous for guitar-based music.

Virgin Radio operates on a brand licensing basis with Virgin Enterprises, Sir Richard Branson's company. The UK service is owned by Wireless Group plc, which is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. There's no business relationship between the many Virgin Radio stations in the world.

The headquarters of Virgin Radio International, the company that looks after Virgin Radio worldwide, is in Sydney, Australia.

Editorial area:UK
Audience figures373,000 listeners per weekRAJAR March 2017
Launched:30 March 2016
OwnerWireless Group
National salestalkSPORT

Contact Virgin Radio

Postal address18 Hatfields
Telephone+44 333 003 3300
Official website

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Alana Macfarlane Presenter
Angela Scanlon Presenter
Ben Jones Presenter
Christian Williams Presenter
Danny Mylo Presenter
Edith Bowman Presenter
Elliot Holman Presenter
Georgie Rogers Presenter
Jamie East Presenter
Jon Jackson Presenter
Kate Lawler Presenter
Liam Thompson Programme Director
Lisa Macfarlane Presenter
Luke Dolan Digital Content Producer
Marta Malagon Producer
Matt Richardson Presenter
Robyn Schönhofer Head of News
Rosie Madison Presenter
Russell Kane Presenter
Sarah Bishop Assistant Producer
Stephanie May Head of Music
Tim Cocker Presenter

…at Wireless Group

Alice Furse Press Officer
Andy Parry Digital Content Manager
David Dunne Group Music Scheduler
Iain Fowler Director of Local Radio
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer
Terry Underhill ILR Group Programme Director

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