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 figures414,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2018
Launched30 March 2016
National salesWireless

Contact Virgin Radio UK

Postal address18 Hatfields
+44 207 9597 800
+44 333 0033 300
Official website

Social media

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Alex Dibble Journalist
Amy Voce Presenter
Ben Jones Presenter
Christian Williams Presenter
Christian Smith Group Head of Music
Connor Drew Assistant Producer
David Brain Breakfast Producer
Eddy Temple-Morris Presenter
Jen Thomas Presenter
Josie Carder Assistant Producer
Kate Lawler Presenter
Matt Richardson Presenter
Mick Meadows Executive Producer
Mike Cass Content Director
Naomi Oiku Assistant Producer
Nick Daly Executive Producer
Pete Mitchell Presenter
Sam Pinkham Presenter
Stu Elmore Presenter
Tim Cocker Presenter

…at Wireless

Andy Parry Digital Content Manager
Christian Smith Group Head of Music - UK
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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