Virgin Radio announce weekend presenters

Following on from the news that Edith Bowman will host the station’s Breakfast Show, being the first woman in the UK to do so on national radio since 2003, Virgin Radio reveal more additions to their line-up…

Virgin Radio have announced that comedian Russell Kane and presenter Angela Scanlon will head the weekend schedule for the station, when it launches onto the airwaves on March 30th. The Saturday Show with Russell and Angela will kick off the weekend in style, featuring quality music, comedy features and star guests from the world of music.

Speaking of his forthcoming role, Russell said: "I’m buzzing like a bee on a Berocca to be involved with Virgin Radio. Angela and I can’t wait to get stuck into our weekend show; we plan on bringing a bit of controlled mayhem to music radio on a Saturday mornings. Also - I hope to bag loads of cheap Virgin flights and stuff like that. Love you, Dicky Branson!"

Meanwhile, The Virgin Radio Takeover on Sundays will see a big name personality take charge of the station and play their favourite songs to the nation, with several high profile celebrities confirmed, including Danny Wallace.

In a blast from the past, Ben Jones is the only presenter on the re-launched Virgin Radio who featured on the original station, bringing with him a wealth of experience in interviewing big musicians

As well as Bowman, these new additions to the team will join the likes of celebrity gossip site Holy Moly founder Jamie East, Kerrang! Radio’s Kate Lawler, comedian and presenter Matt Richardson, and former XFM presenter Tim Cocker in forming the new Virgin Radio roaster.

"I’m really proud of the wealth of talent we’ve got to unleash on the airwaves at Virgin Radio. Russell and Angela will bring energy and intelligence to Saturday mornings, while Johnny and Inel are really going to engage people with their unique style," commented Liam Thompson, Programme Director for Virgin Radio. "Every presenter is absolutely passionate about music – this is going to be high octane radio at its very best."


Virgin Radio weekday show times

  • Edith Bowman (6am – 10am)
  • Jamie East (10am – 1pm)
  • Kate Lawler (1pm – 4pm)
  • Matt Richardson (4pm – 7pm)
  • Tim Cocker (7pm – 10pm)

Virgin Radio weekend show times

  • Johnny and Inel (Friday nights, 7pm-11pm)
  • Russell Kane and Angela Scanlon (Saturday, 10am-1pm)
  • Ben Jones (Saturday afternoon)
  • Jon Jackson (weekend afternoons)
  • The Virgin Radio Takeover (Sundays, 10am-1pm)
  • Danny Mylo and Rosie Madison (Sundays, 4pm-7pm)
  • Best of Total Access – Elliot Holman (Sundays, 7pm-9pm)
  • Georgie Rogers (Sundays, 9pm-12am)


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