Who owns Virgin Radio, what time is the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on and who else is playing it?


VIRGIN Radio has undergone many transformations over the years.

And now Chris Evans is back at the resort with his Breakfast Show.


Virgin Radio UK was relaunched in 2016

What is Virgin Radio and when was it launched?

Virgin Radio UK is a national radio station owned by Wireless, which was acquired by News UK in 2016.

The station was originally launched in 1993 and was renamed Absolute Radio (now owned by Bauer Media) in 2008.

The station’s premiere new look aired at 11 a.m. on March 30, 2016, from a Virgin Train by Edith Bowman and Matt Richardson.

The first song played was a live cover of David Bowie’s Changes.

According to the latest figures, Virgin Radio now has 413,000 listeners per week, for a total of 1,543,000 hours.

What time is Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio?

Chris Evans returned to Virgin Radio on Monday, January 21, 2019, where he hosts the Breakfast Show weekdays from 6.30am to 10am.

He kicked off his new show with a little help from his wife Natasha Shishmanian and their sons Noah and Eli.

Chris Evans, 52, spent 13 years on Radio 2 but stunned listeners on September 3, 2018, when he said he was stepping down to start a “new adventure”.

He said he “loved every minute” of working on the flagship show, but has now revealed he is returning to his “spiritual home” at Virgin.

Evans presented his Radio 2 in December on Christmas Eve and started at Virgin on

He previously hosted the Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio between 1997 and 2001 and will join the station for the third time.

Speaking of his new appointment, he said: “In many ways Virgin Radio is my spiritual home.

“I only see exciting and revolutionary opportunities ahead.

“In a medium that changes so rapidly on a daily basis, the growth potential is unprecedented.

“Our plan is this: give everything we have, see where we can go and have as much fun as possible along the way. It makes me smile every time I think about it. “

    Chris Evans is back in his


Chris Evans returns to his “spiritual home” on Virgin RadioCredit: PA: Press Association

Who are the other Virgin Radio presenters?

Current presenters include:

  • Eddy Temple-Morris
  • Kate lawler
  • Matt Richardson
  • Tim cocker
  • Sam Pinkham and Amy Voce

The playlist includes a variety of the best music from the 80s, 90s, 00s and today.

Along with regular musical programs, Pete Mitchell is a new signing on Virgin airwaves presenting his monthly documentary Revolutions in Music.

Jamie East has a monthly show called Classic Album.

How can you tune into Virgin Radio?

Virgin Radio is available nationwide on DAB digital radio, online and on mobile through the Virgin Radio app.

You can check their website at www.virginradio.co.uk or follow them on Twitter: @VirginRadioUK.

You can download the app from itunes and some Google play store.

Chris Evans opens new breakfast show on Virgin Radio as Richard Ashcroft performs live in the studio


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