We're Absolute Radio.

Approximately 9 years ago, a bunch of people with an inability to act their age set out to create something wonderful for folks like them. Unfortunately the Jaffa Cake catapult never entered full production, but along the way they did come up with Absolute Radio.

Today we’re still indulging our love of great music, our passion for football, and our steadfast refusal to grow up.


We’re into good music from the past, we love new music from the present, and if we had a time machine we’d be pretty keen on music from the future, too. Most importantly we believe in real music – you won’t find plastic pop here. Absolute Radio is our main station, but we also have a station for every decade from the 60s to the 00s, so we’ve always got music for the mood you’re in. Oh, and we’ve got a wonderful thing called the No Repeat Guarantee on all of our stations.


Rock 'N' Roll Football on Absolute Radio is where football and music collide. That means the best real music and goals every Saturday. It means Robert Plant and Noel Gallagher singing us their favourite chants. It means Rob Beckett and Matt Dyson trying to hold it all together.

Faces for radio

They’re not much to look at, but mercifully you don’t have to. Our faces for radio keep the airwaves alight with industrial quantities of laughs and larking about.

  • Christian O’Connell and long-suffering co-host Richie Firth provide the funniest way to wake up, every weekday from 6am.
  • Jason Manford wakes you up on Sunday mornings, with his comedian pals and a fine collection of jumpers.
  • Frank Skinner gives you a verbal caffeine kick into the weekend with observations from the newspapers and tales from his own life.
  • Rob Beckett brings you a mix of music, goals and barely contained chaos from 2pm Saturday.
  • Dave Berry and Matt Dyson bring you home with the biggest guests, gigs and tunes from 4pm every weekday.

Absolute Radio Live

Nothing quite compares to live music. Absolute Radio Live is the name we give to our coverage of some of the biggest festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival. We also like to put on some fantastic gigs in amazing locations, like Elbow playing the St. Paul’s Cathedral crypt.