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Leigh Francis is joining Virgin Radio UK for weekends till Crimbo

Leigh Francis is joining Virgin Radio UK to host Saturday afternoons till Christmas. The actor and presenter will be on air from 12.30pm till 4pm, just after The Graham Norton Show. His first show will be this Saturday, 16th September, till 16th December 2023.

Publication date: 13.09.2023

Natalie Imbruglia to perform Sunset Session gig for Virgin Radio UK

Natalie Imbruglia is hosting a special Sunset Session gig for Virgin Radio at its home in The News Building in London. The gig is part of a deal between Virgin Radio and its Drive sponsor SMARTY Mobile, which will be hosted by drive-time presenter Ricky Wilson.

Publication date: 04.09.2023

“Useless and absurd things” are important, says Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett joined The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio this morning, to talk about his new book.

Publication date: 30.08.2023

Chris Evans reveals skin cancer diagnosis live on air

Chris Evans revealed on his Virgin Radio Breakfast Show this morning, that he has been diagnosed with skin cancer.

Publication date: 21.08.2023

Virgin Radio Pride UK talks about ​​The Only Gay in the Village

​​A new documentary called The Only Gay in the Village is to air on Virgin Radio Pride UK. The hour-long show tells the stories of LGBTQ+ individuals who have lived as the sole gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans or queer person in their towns or villages.

Publication date: 08.08.2023

Dolly Parton tells Chris Evans about writing two songs in one day

Dolly Parton recalled writing two of her biggest songs on the same day, when she joined The Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning. The Queen of Country was appearing on his Virgin Radio UK show to talk about her upcoming new album, Rockstar...

Publication date: 29.06.2023

Virgin Radio UK makes documentary What’s The Future of The Leadmill?

Virgin Radio UK is to air a new documentary special – What’s The Future of The Leadmill? – as the Sheffield music venue faces closure. In this 60-minute Sunday Special documentary to air on Sunday 4th June at 7pm, Virgin Radio UK presenter Alex Milsom will hear from musicians, community leaders...

Publication date: 01.06.2023

Virgin Radio Pride UK returns for third summer running

Virgin Radio Pride UK is returning to the airwaves for its third season on 1 June. The station plays music from the last twenty years together with discussion from the community to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture...

Publication date: 30.05.2023

Nick Grimshaw to stand in for Chris Evans on Virgin Radio

Nick Grimshaw is to stand in for Chris Evans next week when he takes a break during the summer half term holiday. Long-time TV and radio presenter Nick spent 14 years on BBC Radio 1 and has covered everything from Breakfast to Drivetime...

Publication date: 24.05.2023

Shortlist out for the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2023

There are 77 programmes, podcasts and independent productions from the UK in the shortlist for the New York Festivals radio awards for 2023. They include 21st Century Folk, You, Me and the Big C: Putting the Can in Cancer, For The Love of Hip Hop with Romesh Ranganathan, Rob Beckett and Big Night of Musicals at the BBC, The Rise Of LGBT+ Football Fan Groups for Virgin Radio UK...

Publication date: 23.03.2023