The Absolute Radio family of stations is made up of Absolute Radio, Absolute Classic Rock, Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s and Absolute Radio 00s. From landmark documentaries to intimate live sessions, from festival exclusives to specialist programming.
Absolute Radio is commercial radio’s most ambitious and innovative brand, home to Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘N’ Roll football, Frank Skinner and the No Repeat Guarantee. We champion the very best in rock music, from breaking new acts such as George Ezra and James Bay to favourites such as Coldplay and Foo Fighters; along with the best of rock legends like The Beatles, Bon Jovi and Queen. We don’t do plastic pop pap – we do real guitars, real drums and real singers.
ONE STATION, SEVEN PLAYLISTS
Every weekday we bring listeners the UK radio’s first ever tailored music service. Ground-breaking technology developed in-house and with RCS allows listeners to choose the music they want to hear on the Christian O’Connell Breakfast show. You still get the live, engaging and compelling content, but now you can choose the music which accompanies it. From Absolute Radio 60s to 00s and Classic Rock, you’ve got seven options.
Put simply, Christian fires one button and seven different songs play across the services. Each is matched for duration, mood, artist-separation and tempo, meaning that when he re-opens his microphone, there’s no jarring and all of the services unite for the link.
NO REPEAT GUARANTEE
We like to keep things fresh with our No Repeat Guarantee, which means you’ll never hear the same song twice between 9am and 6pm, 5 days a week.
Absolute Radio boasts a wealth of award-winning comedy talent. We are the home of Frank Skinner, breakfast show host Christian O’Connell, Jason Manford and star of the IT crowd Matt Berry in his role as the voice of Absolute Radio. We have pioneered ad-funded comedy programming too, producing ‘Masters of Man Time’ with Just For Men hosted by Danny Wallace, the ‘David Bowie Is’ documentary with the V&A fronted by Tim Minchin and ‘The Alternative Vote’ panel show with Matt Forde.
We put digital innovation at the heart of what we do and in 2014 we overhauled absoluteradio.co.uk. With a completely refreshed and sleek design, the site is fully responsive for every screen size and focused on driving listening.
The AbsoluteRadio.co.uk home page is a continuous scroll of information putting all decade stations at the forefront of its offering along with a Listen live button. The No Repeat Guarantee and Rock ‘n’ Roll Football also gets featured positions on the main station homepage. The menu has been stripped back to just five options for Schedule, Playlists, Competitions, Tickets and Register.
Absolute Radio account holders hear 50% fewer adverts, compared to listening through a normal radio. This instream technology ensures users get more songs and allows advertisers to target ads tailored to their age, gender and location.
Absolute Radio Live
From the Isle of Wight to Abbey Road, from Hyde Park to the Houses of Parliament, from St. Paul’s cathedral to an exclusive Soho club. Absolute Radio Live is responsible for some of the most spine-tingling live music moments in modern memory.Sometimes though, there’s no place like home. We open our doors for intimate sessions, from Ben Howard and The Vaccines, to Paul Weller and Blondie, Absolute Radio is proud to support both established legends and the future superstars of music.
Elbow played in front of Admiral Nelson’s tomb at St. Paul’s and Elton John, Florence + The Machine, Noel Gallagher, Biffy Clyro, Lenny Kravitz and Kasabian have all performed at gigs in out-of-this-world places for us. It’s not just these landmark events where we excel though; we’re also the official radio partner for the Isle of Wight festival, Calling festival, Let’s Rock and OnBlackheath where we’re onsite with exclusive interviews, live tracks and uninterrupted stage sets from star studded line-ups.
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