He made the announcement live on BBC Radio 2, indicating the conclusion of his year spell at the company. The last 13 years have flashed by in what seems like the blink of an eye. I have learnt so much from so many people to whom I will be eternally grateful.
Email address:. Various members of the team from his award-winning BBC Radio 2 show jumped ship with himincluding presenter and commentator Vassos Alexander, guest booker John Dutton and producer Meera Depala. Virgin Radio UK is a national station but it is only available digitally and does not have an FM address.
As of Feb 1st Is this a bit of an own goal? Virgin only uses satellite feeds for radio stations, so only the main Virgin Radio service would be offered anyway.
Wireless Group is launching two digital-only stations in a bid to diversify and grow the Virgin Radio brand. Both stations will air the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on 21 January, which will run without ad breaks and instead will carry branded content competitions and events in partnership with Sky. Wireless will sell ad spots for the channels for the rest of the day. Virgin Radio Anthems will target audiences aged 35 and over with "guitar-led classics" and "crowd pleasers from the 60s to the 90s".
These are external links and will open in a new window. Chris Evans said it was "so great to be back on Virgin" as he launched his new breakfast radio show. Why don't we get a musician to play a song live, how about Richard Ashcroft?
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Virgin Radio is to return to the UK airwaves, along with three spin-off TalkSport stations and a host of new nationwide broadcasters as part of a new wave of digital radio stations. The rock and pop music brand owned by Richard Branson is one of 14 stations that will launch on Sound Digital, the second national commercial digital platform licensed by media regulator Ofcom on Friday. Branson has long wished to relaunch Virgin Radio.
Both stations, which are already available online via the Virgin Radio websitewill also carry the new Chris Evans Breakfast Show when it launches on 21st January. Still room for improvement says latest UK radio diversity report. Bauer to apply for Cumbria DAB multiplex licences. Arielle Free to host weekend early breakfast at Radio 1.
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Yesterday morning it was announced that Virgin Radio was making a comeback to the British airwaves. The station initially broadcast between andbefore rebranding to become Absolute Radio. Just last week RAJAR Radio Joint Audience Research released the latest figures for Radio stationswith listenership across the country on the rise across digital formats and the rebranded Radio X once Xfm posting impressive listening figures.