Virgin Radio UK

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and The Best Music
British radio stations

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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, which is part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation operated as part of News UK. 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 figures1,545,000 weekly listenersRAJAR June 2019
Launched30 March 2016
National salesWireless

Contact Virgin Radio UK

Postal address1 London Bridge Street
+44 207 7823 000
+44 333 0033 300
Official website

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Latest news stories

Careers: August 20, 2019
FYIMusicNews - published 20 August 2019, 9.50am edt
FYI Music for Aug 14th, 2019 - Gord Bamford, eOne, Nielsen 360
FYIMusicNews - published 14 August 2019, 6.08am edt
FYI Music for Aug 14th, 2019 - Gord Bamford, eOne, Neilsen 360, Careers
FYIMusicNews - published 14 August 2019, 6.01am edt
Kate Lawler to replace Matt Richardson on Virgin Radio Drive
RadioToday - published 31 July 2019, 7.01am edt

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Alex Dibble Journalist
Amy Voce Presenter
Ben Jones Presenter
Chris Evans Presenter
Christian Williams Presenter
Christian Smith Group Head of Music
Connor Drew Assistant Producer
David Brain Breakfast Producer
Eddy Temple-Morris Presenter
Ellie Davis Executive Producer - Breakfast
Jamie Scott Executive Producer
Jen Thomas Presenter
John Dutton Guest Booker
Josie Carder Assistant Producer
Kate Lawler Presenter
Kevin Hingley Digital Manager
Meera Depala Producer
Mick Meadows Executive Producer
Mike Cass Content Director
Naomi Oiku Assistant Producer
Nick Daly Executive Producer
Pete Mitchell Presenter
Rachel Horne Journalist
Sam Pinkham Presenter
Steve Denyer Presenter
Stu Elmore Presenter
Tim Cocker Presenter
Vassos Alexander Sports journalist

…at Wireless

Christian Smith Group Head of Music - UK
James Cheal Chief Technology Officer
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

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