Virgin Radio

  1. Strong RAJAR Result For Radio 2

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. national AC network BBC Radio 2 has achieved a strong quarterly result according to data released by official research body RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research Ltd). The station, which has just appointed Bob Shennan as its new controller, re ...

  2. Absolute Program Manager Quits

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mark Bingham has left his post as program Manager at U.K. broadcaster Absolute Radio. The station commented on his departure: "Mark has made an amazing contribution to the station in the seven years that he has been here and we wish him well ...

  3. Absolute Owner Pledges U.K. Radio 'Renaissance'

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The new owner of Absolute Radio, formerly Virgin Radio, says the rash of changes in British radio ownership can help usher in a new golden age for U.K. commercial radio. In a rare interview, AP Parigi, CEO of Mumbai-based Times Infotainment Media ...

  4. Virgin Radio Reborn As Absolute

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT National U.K. rock network Virgin Radio is to rebrand as Absolute Radio. The station was bought by the Times of India Group in June for $106 million, from U.K.-based media group SMG. Times of India Group, under a new subsidiary TIML, is revamping ...

  5. SMG Sells Virgin Radio For £53.2 Million

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British commercial media group SMG Plc has reached an agreement to sell Virgin Radio to India's TIML Golden Square Ltd. for £53.2 million ($105 million) in cash. In a statement issued today to the London Stock Exchange, Glasgow- based SMG ...

  6. Tunstall, The Charlatans For Hard Rock Calling Warm-Up

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT KT Tunstall and U.K. indie-rock acts the Charlatans and Starsailor are to play Hard Rock Cafes in the U.K. as a warm-up for the Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park June 28 and 29. The Charlatans will play the first show of the Ro ...

  7. Orange Launches Online Music Service In France

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leading French ISP/telecom Orange and media group Lagardère have unveiled an interactive customizable online "radio station," Musiline. The advertising-driven service offers secure access to streamed tracks, allowing users to create thei ...

  8. Virgin Brand Embroiled In French Storm

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Leading French music and entertainment firms are disputing media watchdog CSA's approval of a re-branding exercise involving Richard Branson's Virgin Group. The CSA last week validated a corporate name-change, which sees French national ...

  9. Aerosmith To Headline Hyde Park Calling

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.S. rock super group Aerosmith played its first U.K. gig in eight years at London's Hard Rock Cafe last night (Feb. 19) as a precursor to being a headliner at this year's Hyde Park Calling festival on June 23-24. Aerosmith will headline ...

  10. Shazam Names Ex-Virgin Radio CEO Chairman

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearson takes over for Chowdhury. London-based Shazam Entertainment, the international digital music service provider famous for its pioneering mobile music recognition service, has appointed John Pearson its new chairman of the board. Pearson, co ...

  11. Napster U.K. Lands Virgin Radio Show

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Virgin Radio is planning a program that will feature the top tracks downloaded or streamed each week from Napster U.K. Britain's Virgin Radio is planning a program that will feature the top tracks downloaded or streamed each we ...

  12. Napster U.K. Lands Virgin Radio Show

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Virgin Radio is planning a program that will feature the top tracks downloaded or streamed each week from Napster U.K. Britain's Virgin Radio is planning a program that will feature the top tracks downloaded or streamed each we ...