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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 now 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.

mapEditorial area:UK
hearingFormat:Rock/Alternative
show_chartAudience figures:345,000 listeners per weekRAJAR September 2016
eventLaunched:30 March 2016
businessOwner:Wireless Group plc
storeNational sales:talkSPORT
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Contact Virgin Radio

placePostal address18 Hatfields
London
SE1 8DJ
phoneTelephone+44 333 003 3300
webOfficial website
emailMain emailinfo@wirelessgroupplc.com

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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
Inel Tomlinson Presenter
Jamie East Presenter
Johnny Cochrane Presenter
Jon Jackson Presenter
Kate Lawler Presenter
Liam Thompson Programme Director
Lisa Macfarlane Presenter
Luke Dolan Digital Content Producer
Matt Richardson Presenter
Robyn Schönhofer Head of News
Rosie Madison Presenter
Russell Kane Presenter
Sarah Bishop Assistant Producer
Tim Cocker Presenter

…at Wireless Group plc

Alice Furse Press Officer
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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