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27 May 2022

Absolute Radio and KISS to launch premium subscription services

Audiences for Absolute Radio and KISS will be able to unlock an innovative new way to listen to their favourite stations, as Bauer Media Audio UK today announces it is to launch premium subscription services for the brands.

For a monthly fee, the service allows listeners to access the stations 24/7 in an ad-break free uninterrupted listening environment, and thanks to cutting edge song skip technology, allows skips on up to 6 tracks per hour on app, web and voice activated devices like Amazon Alexa, even while listening to live radio.

In addition to the greater levels of personal control and flexibility that the premium service offers, subscribers also benefit from even more choice, with access to exclusive webcast stations. For Absolute Radio, this means that on top of the 10 stations already available across the network, including Absolute Radio Country and Absolute Classic Rock, listeners will also gain access to brand new stations including Classic Country and Andy Bush’s Indie Disco. Meanwhile KISS listeners can enjoy exclusive access to the likes of KISSTORY 90s, KISSTORY Slow Jams, and Super Summer Anthems alongside the 6 KISS Network stations available, including KISS, KISSTORY and KISS Fresh.

The KISS premium service is available from today, with Absolute Radio available from the end of June.

Speaking about the launch, Graham Bryce, Chief Operating Officer of Bauer Media Audio UK said “At Bauer, we pride ourselves on truly understanding our audiences and constantly innovating to ensure we deliver high quality content – whenever and however our listeners want it. Our new premium offer allows new levels of control for our KISS and Absolute Radio users, so they can enjoy the live radio experience and premium content in a way no other company in the UK is offering right now.”

KISS and Absolute Radio Premium will be available as a free 30-day trial, followed by a payment of £3.99 a month. To sign up, listeners can select the premium option within the KISS Kube or Absolute Radio apps or subscribe online at For the one monthly fee, listeners will have access to all of the premium brands and exclusive features available including Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio and Scala Radio.


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For further press information, please contact: 
Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK 
E: M: 07718 489342 

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio 
E: M: 07932 746 363 

About Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Frank Skinner, Jason Manford and Dave Berry who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is. 

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s, Absolute Radio 10s, Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute Radio Country. 

Listen to Absolute Radio on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app digital TV or voice-activated device. For more information log on to 

The KISS Network is a national multi-media entertainment brand. From the mainstream to what’s new and different, KISS connects with its audience through a multi-platform strategy of delivering content around the music and popular culture they love.

Playing the freshest beats to old skool and anthems, the network is also home to two digital stations, the UK’s most listened to digital commercial station KISSTORY (Old Skool and Anthems) and KISS Fresh (Non-Stop New Beats) plus it now offers additional genre specific stations including KISS Dance, KISS Garage and the new KISS Bliss which are available online or via the KISS Kube App.

About Bauer Media Audio
Bauer Media Audio is Europe’s leading digital commercial radio broadcaster and audio operator. Experts in the power of sound, the company reaches over 57 million listeners weekly through its market-leading broadcast radio, online services, and podcasts. Spanning 8 countries – the UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Poland and Slovakia, Bauer Media Audio owns leading brands including KISS, Mix Megapol, Absolute Radio, Radio Norge, Radio Expres, Radio Nova, Radio 100 and RMF.  

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