Virgin Radio UK
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom|
|Slogan||It's All About The Music|
|First air date||30 March 2016|
|Format||Hot Adult Contemporary|
Virgin Radio UK is a national radio station in the United Kingdom that launched on 30 March 2016, owned by Wireless Group. It is the second incarnation of Virgin Radio in the UK: the original station launched in 1993 before being rebranded as Absolute Radio in 2008.
The station was launched at 11:00 on 30 March 2016 on a Virgin Train by Edith Bowman and Matt 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 06:00 to 23:00, and then music is played back-to-back overnight with pre-recorded announcements from rotating presenters from the day.
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