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Virgin Radio UK

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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, 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
FormatRock/Alternative
Audience figures1,631,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
Launched30 March 2016
OwnerWireless
National salesWireless

Contact Virgin Radio UK

Postal address1 London Bridge Street
London
SE1 9GF
Telephone:
reception
+44 207 7823 000
Telephone:
studio
+44 333 0033 300
Official website
Wikipedia
YouTube
other
Main emailinfo@wirelessgroup.co.uk
Personal emailfirstname.lastname@virginradio.co.uk

Social media

Twitter@WirelessGSales (1,400 followers) compare
FacebookVirgin Radio UK (22,579 likes) compare
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Latest news stories

Virgin Radio UK hires new producers for daytime and evening output
RadioToday - published 26 November 2021, 2.31pm gmt
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La Lettre.Pro Radio - published 26 November 2021, 6.30am gmt
Proud Scotland award given to Virgin Radio Pride UK
RadioToday - published 5 October 2021, 7.55pm bst
Virgin Radio Pride UK closes and announces return in 2022
RadioToday - published 17 September 2021, 3.36pm bst
News UK to launch TV channel in early 2022
Press Gazette - published 16 September 2021, 1.35pm bst

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People

Bam Presenter
Alex Dibble
Amy Voce Presenter
Ben Jones Presenter
Chris Evans Presenter
Christian Williams Presenter
Connor Drew Assistant Producer - Evenings
David Brain Breakfast Producer
Eddy Temple-Morris Presenter
Ellie Davis Executive Producer - Breakfast
Emily Adams Journalist
Graham Norton Presenter
James Grove Group Head of Music
John Dutton Guest Booker
Kate Lawler Presenter
Kejal Kamani Digital Content Producer
Kevin Hingley Digital Manager
Meera Depala Producer
Mick Meadows Executive Producer
Mike Cass Content Director
Nick Daly Deputy Content Director
Rachel Horne Journalist
Sam Pinkham Presenter
Steve Denyer Presenter
Stu Elmore Presenter
Tim Cocker Presenter
Vassos Alexander Sports journalist

…at Wireless

James Cheal Chief Technology Officer
Jimmy Buckland Director of Strategy
Liam Fisher Director of National Radio - Speech Radio
Scott Taunton Chief Executive Officer

Other information

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