English Radio for the City

International organizations, multinational corporations,
schools and cultural institutions, clubs and associations,
and quality English-language print media…
They employ and serve over 100,000 Vienna residents
who speak English at work, at home or both.
Listen!
Webplayers: listen on Tunein or Streema for mobiles or download the playlist-file

Broadcast Schedule

MONDAY – FRIDAY
05:00    VIR EARLY RISER ★ SIMON YATES
07:00    VIENNA’S BIG BREAKFAST ★ MARK DENHOLM
10:00    TIME TUNNEL ★ CLASSIC HITS
11:00    VIR LUNCHTIME ★ PHIL FOTHERGILL
13:00    POWER AFTERNOON ★ PAUL HOLLINGDALE/PAUL BAKER
16:00    VIR DRIVETIME ★ BEN SHOVELLER
19:00    TALK ZONE ★ VARIOUS
20:00    VIENNA SHOWCASE ★ CHRIS ROTH
22:00    DANUBE NIGHTS ★ STEVE ROCKFORD
01:00    VIR THRU THE NIGHT NON STOP

FRIDAY ONLY
19:00    DISCO DAYS ★ SIMON YATES
21:00    SOULED OUT ★ HUGH WILLIAMS
23:00    GROOVELINE ★ STEPHEN HOWIE
01:00    VIENNA SOUL NIGHT ★ PAUL HOLLINGDALE
03:00    NIGHT NETWORK ★ MEL SHINER

SATURDAY
07:00    VIENNA SATURDAY ★ RON BROWN
10:00    THE WEEKEND ★ SIMON YATES
12:00    AMERICAN TOP 40 ★ JOE WARRICK
15:00    MEMORY LANE ★ BIG BOB
18:00    RETRO PARTY ★ 90’S
20:00    TIME TUNNEL ★ OLDIES PARTY
23:00    GREATEST HITS USA ★ CHUCK TAYLOR
02:00    EUROPEAN INDIE TOP 20 ★ VARIOUS
03:00    NIGHT NETWORK ★ MEL SHINER

SUNDAY
07:00    COUNTDOWN MAGAZINE ★ JON RIVERS
09:00    VIENNA SUNDAY ★ PAUL HOLLINGDALE
11:00    GREATEST HITS USA ★ CHUCK TAYLOR
14:00    AMERICAN TOP 40 ★ JOE WARRICK
17:00    UK TOP 40 ★ JASON SCOTT
20:00    KICK UP THE 80’S ★ GEOFF DORSET
21:00    GROOVELINE (REPEAT) ★ STEPHEN HOWIE
23:00    CHILL OUT ZONE ★ LAZY BEE
02:00    VIR THRU THE NIGHT NON STOP

LOCAL NEWS

  • FSN NEWS : Hourly Weekdays
  • Half Hour Headlines : 6:30- 18:30
  • VOA NEWS : Hourly from 22:00 Friday – 22:00 Sunday
  • COMMUNITY BILLBOARD : Mon-Fri 6:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30; 15:30; 17:15, 18:40 ★ Sat: 7:30; 10:30; 11:30, 13:30 Sun: 7:30, 8:30
  • VIENNA NEWS : Mon -Fri 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 12:30, 4:30; 5:30, 6:30 ★ Sat: 8:30 Sun: 10:30
  • CENTRAL EUROPEAN NEWS : Mon-Fri 6:03; 1:03, 7:03, 10:03 ★ Sat/Sun 7:30; 8:30

LOCAL WEATHER

  • Hourly from 6:00 to 17:00 Weekend Weather : Hourly 07:00- 14:00

Shows

The Di-NAMIX TOP 40 chart

The Ultimate UK chart

Big Bob’s Memory Lane

Memory Lane is a 3-hour LIVE show broadcasted every Saturday at 9:00 am EST featuring “Old Time Rock and Roll” music. We play the charted hits from the 60’s and 70’s, one hit wonders and covers.

A Way With Words

Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well.

Big Picture Science

The Big Picture Science radio show engages the public with modern science research through lively and intelligent storytelling. The only dry thing about this program is the humour.

Urban Countdown – Big Daddy Suede

Urban Countdown with Big Daddy Suede is your spot for the latest hits in hip hop and R&B music. Big Daddy Suede counts down the 20 biggest hits in urban music every week. He also discusses the latest in entertainment on this weekly program.

UK TOP 40 – Jason Scott

The Ultimate UK Chart is a weekly chart show presented by Jason Scott, produced by Dave Taylor and is compiled by DTR. DTR use sales, download and airplay information and include Sunday sales which is why you get a chart that’s way ahead of any other in the UK

Date with Diane

The Date with Diane Show features songs, listener requests, interviews and background information for music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Her trademark goal is to “put a smile on your face and a lot of love in your heart”.

Mike Overnight

Started on late night radio many moons ago and feel in love with the idea of late night or overnight radio. For years I have broadcasted the show on many radio stations and take a lot of pride in providing for Listeners an upbeat radio program to help make the late night hours pass.

Presenters

This is who we are!

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Geoff Dorsett

Geoff started his career at the age of 13 and within five years was one of the Mecca Group’s top DJs, being used as their opening act for their new venues nationwide.

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Stephen Howie

Stephen Howie hosts the “Grooveline” on Sundays. Radio has been a life-long passion of Stephen’s – both being on it, and listening to it. His full time job is also in the broadcasting industry.

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Phil Fothergill

Phil has worked in TV and radio for over 30 years, and he’s thrilled to be returning to Vienna.

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Simon Yates

Simon is an internationally experienced management executive and a seasoned radio host. He is an accomplished executive with over 15 years of diverse business management experience with one of the worlds largest marketing companies.

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Paul Hollingdale

Paul truly is a „radio legend“ in Vienna – He was the voice that opened Blue Danube Radio, and now he’s back with a new mission: VIR.

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Chris Roth

Chris Roth is an American musician and translator who grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has been in and out of Vienna for over 15 years now.

About VIR

Hallo, and welcome to our website!
Vienna is a vibrant city and has for many years now played host to a large English-speaking international community. These people come not just from the USA, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries, but also from countries like the Philippines – and they depend heavily on the English language for day-to-day communication.

CONTACT

  • viennaradio @ gmail . com
  • +43 664 860 5265

Advertising

Why Advertise On Vienna International Radio?

Vienna International Radio is the most cost effective way to reach the International English speaking community in Vienna, we are available in your home, in your car and when you’re on the move.

Advertising on Vienna International Radio will increase your sales, improve your profits and build your company’s reputation.

Why is radio important?

  • Radio delivers results for both awareness building and call to action campaigns
  • Radio is focused
  • Radio commercials are personal and evoke emotion
  • Radio creates “word of mouth”
  • With radio, every commercial is on the ‚front page‘
  • People spend more time with radio than with any other medium

Partners

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