One of the most respected brands in Britain - is involved in a variety of businesses including airlines, trains, finance, soft drinks, mobile phones, holidays, cars, wines, publishing, fashion and of course Music. What tie all these businesses together are the values of the brand and the vision and ambition of its founder Sir Richard Branson. Virgin Radio went on-air in London at 12.15pm on 30 April 1993 - promising to play classic album tracks and today's best music. It has since been sold to Ginger Media (which was subsequently bought by SMG plc). Virgin also currently broadcasts on DAB across England, Scotland and Wales, on digital TV and cable. It is also available in other parts of the world via satellite and cable, and on the Internet. Virgin Radio stations operate in Greece, Thailand,Singapore and China. These are not owned by SMG, and remain within Richard Branson's Virgin Group. In the USA, Radio Free Virgin is an online broadcaster - another Virgin Group company - and many Virgin companies, including Virgin Megastores and Virgin Trains, have in-store radio stations.