Absolute Radio

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Absolute Radio is one of the UK's three Independent National Radio stations. The station rebranded to its current name at 7:45 am on 29 September 2008. The station is based in London and plays popular rock music.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedTravis, Kasabian, Snow PatrolRadiomonitor
Launched30 April 1993
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
National salesBauer Media Audio UK
Members ofRadiocentre
Former namesVirgin 1215
Virgin 105.8
Virgin Radio
Planet Rock (West Midlands only)

Contact Absolute Radio

Postal addressThe Lantern
75 Hampstead Road
+44 20 7434 1215
+44 330 123 1215
Official website

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Alex Richardson Journalist
Amanda Redman Producer
Andy Bush Presenter
Anthony Abbott Digital Editor
Ben Burrell Presenter
Brian Murphy Senior Producer
Chris Martin Presenter
Claire Solan Assistant Producer - Breakfast Show
Claire Sturgess Presenter
Dan Noble Presenter
Dan Wright Head of Production
Danielle Perry Presenter
Dave Berry Presenter
Eloise Carr Producer
Emily Dean Presenter
Frank Skinner Presenter
Ian Wright Presenter
James Curran Director of Music
Jason Manford Presenter
Jay Lawrence Presenter
Jenny Barsby Journalist
Leona Graham Presenter
Lisa Bayley Events Manager
Mark Lockett Executive Producer
Matt Dyson Journalist
Matt Forde Presenter
Paul Sylvester Content Director
Pete Donaldson Presenter
Richie Firth Producer/Presenter
Rob Watson Programme Manager
Robbie Harrison Senior Broadcast & Radio IT Specialist
Ross Buchanan Presenter
Sarah Bishop Assistant Producer
Sarah Champion Presenter
Simon Kilby Sales Director
Steve Parkinson Managing Director
Tim Vernon Deputy Head of Music
Tom Seldon Executive Producer of Branded Content
Tony Moorey Programme Manager/Controller

…at Bauer Media Audio UK

Abby Carvosso Group MD, Advertising
Adam Newstead Senior Executive Producer, South England & Wales
Alex Baker Creative Strategy Director
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio
Anne-Marie Lavan Group Marketing Director
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations & Group Production Director
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Chief Operating Officer
James Walker Head Of Network Operations
Jo Baldwin Managing Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Chief Content Officer
Matt Garforth Product Manager
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Rob Munro-Hall Co-Lead of Publishing World-Wide
Sarah Barnes HR Director
Sarah Vickery Group Finance & Strategy Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director
Stuart McGinley Content Producer
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic

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