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Absolute Classic Rock

Absolute Radio Classic Rock is a Semi-National Digital radio station owned and operated by Bauer as part of the Absolute Radio Network. It’s music output is non-stop classic rock hits. Formerly known as Virgin Radio Classic Rock, it originally was an internet-only radio station, and launched in 2000 under the name Virgin Classic by Lee Roberts, SMG Radio Director. On DAB Digital Radio in London, the station launched at 12:15pm with Richard Skinner introducing Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild". The launch time, presenter, and song (though not the artist) were identical to its parent station Virgin Radio. On 1 September 2008 it was announced that Virgin Radio Classic Rock would be rebranded as Absolute Classic Rock on 29 September 2008. The station was removed from Freesat channel 725 on 8 December 2011 because of "economic realities". ()

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Fischer | Data Science. ID: MEDIA:7650, Added: 01/27/2020, Last updated: 09/03/2020