Virgin Radio UK

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Virgin Radio UK
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Frequency DAB: 11A
First air date 30 March 2016
Format Rock/Pop/Dance
Owner Wireless Group
(News Corp)
Sister stations Talksport
Talksport 2

Virgin Radio UK is a national radio station in the United Kingdom that launched on 30 March 2016, owned by Wireless Group.[1] It is the second incarnation of Virgin Radio in the UK, having originally launched in 1993, before being rebranded as Absolute Radio in 2008.


The station launched at 11:00am on 30 March 2016 on a Virgin Train by Bowman and Richardson and the first song played was a live cover version of David Bowie's song Changes by Gavin James.

Virgin Radio UK broadcast at launch to c.75% of the UK population via the Sound Digital DAB ensemble, and also broadcasts via Online Streaming to computers, mobile device applications and Internet Radios.

The broadcasts are presented live from 6 am to 11 pm, and then the music will be played back-to-back overnight.

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  1. ^ "18 radio stations confirmed for new DAB multiplex". RadioToday. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.