Virgin Radio UK

It's all about the music
British radio stations

Listen to Virgin Radio UK

You can hear Virgin Radio UK on DAB Digital Radio, Radioplayer UK and online

Facts and stats

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 areaUK
Audience figures427,000 weekly listenersRAJAR March 2018
Launched30 March 2016
OwnerWireless Group
National salestalkSPORT

Contact Virgin Radio UK

Postal address18 Hatfields
Telephone+44 333 003 3300
Official website

Social media

Twitter@VirginRadioUK (17,133 followers) compare
FacebookVirgin Radio UK (6,805 likes) compare

Latest news stories

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Alex Dibble Journalist
Amy Voce Presenter
Ben Jones Presenter
Christian Williams Presenter
David Brain Daytime Producer
Eddy Temple Morris Presenter
Jon Jackson Presenter
Jon Holmes Presenter
Josie Carder Asst Producer
Kate Lawler Presenter
Katie Boden Asst Producer
Matt Richardson Presenter
Mick Meadows Exec Breakfast Producer
Mike Cass Content Controller
Sam Pinkham Presenter
Stu Elmore Presenter
Tim Cocker Presenter

…at Wireless Group

Andy Parry Digital Content Manager
Francis Currie Group Content Director - Music Radio
Iain Fowler Director of Local Radio
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Jo Bucci Chief Operating Officer
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio
Neil Sedley Technology Manager, National
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer
Terry Underhill ILR Group Programme Director

Other information

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