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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
FormatRock/Alternative
Most playedRoyal Blood, Foo Fighters, Wolf AliceRadiomonitor
Audience figures2,583,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
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 addressNo 1 Golden Square
London
W1F 9DJ
Telephone:
reception
+44 20 7434 1215
Telephone:
studio
+44 330 123 1215
Official website
Wikipedia
YouTube
Personal emailfirstname.surname@absoluteradio.co.uk
Studio emailstudio@absoluteradio.co.uk
Main emailabsoluteradioqueries@bauermedia.co.uk

Social media

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Latest news stories

Brothers Osborne series planned for Absolute Radio Country
RadioToday - published 28 October 2021, 3.43pm bst
Bauer airs Coldplay concert across 13 European radio brands
RadioToday - published 18 October 2021, 6.10am bst
Absolute Radio plans live 24 hour Jukebox for charity
RadioToday - published 8 September 2021, 5.00pm bst
Absolute Radio Live comedy night returns to The London Palladium
RadioToday - published 16 August 2021, 9.11am bst
Charles Esten to host Absolute Radio Country series
RadioToday - published 23 June 2021, 4.16pm bst

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People

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
Sam van Geffen Producer
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
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group MD - Hits Radio Network
Jo Baldwin Managing Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
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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