Richard Wilkinson joins the new Virgin Radio

Richard Wilkinson has been appointed Head of Music for the new national DAB station Virgin Radio.

Richard was previously Head of Music for Scotland’s Beat 106 and Head of Programming for Forth One. He has also worked as a consultant for Virgin Radio stations in Thailand, Indonesia and Lebanon and has spent time at both BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music in his career.

Richard said: “I am tremendously excited to be part of the team – the brand has an incredible heritage that people absolutely love, so it’s an honour to be asked to put together the station’s playlist. Having worked with the Virgin brand for over 13 years, I can’t wait to bring it back to the UK.”

The Virgin Radio brand will be back in the UK in March, although an exact launch date has not yet been announced.

Liam Thompson, Programme Director for Virgin Radio, said: “Richard has a wealth of experience and depth of music knowledge, which makes him the perfect person to develop a unique music policy for Virgin Radio. It’s great to have him on board as we look to the station’s launch this March.”

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