Heart 80s

Heart 80s is a national digital radio station owned and operated by Global as a spin-off from Heart.[1] The station broadcasts from studios at Leicester Square in London.

Heart 80s
Heart 80s logo.png
CityLondon
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
FrequencyDAB+
Programming
Language(s)English
Format1980s music
Ownership
OwnerGlobal
History
First air date
14 March 2017 (2017-03-14)
Links
Websitewww.heart.co.uk/80s/ Edit this at Wikidata

Launched on 14 March 2017, Heart 80s is a rolling music service playing non-stop “feel good” music from the 1980s. It has its own dedicated live breakfast show, hosted by Roberto, 6–10 am weekdays and 8 am – noon each Saturday.[2] At other times, the station is mostly an automated service.

The station broadcasts nationally on Digital One DAB and online alongside the existing Heart extra service. Shortly after its launch it replaced Heart Extra on television platforms.[3]

On 28 August 2019, the station switched its Digital One service from broadcasting in mono using DAB to a stereo service in the DAB+ standard. The surplus capacity vacated by this move was used the following day to add another sibling, Heart 90s in DAB+.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RAJAR Q1 2018: Heart grows bigger than Radio 1". RadioToday. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Heart 80s Breakfast Heart
  3. ^ "Global to launch Heart 80s nationally on DAB", RadioToday 2017-03-13
  4. ^ "Heart 90s to launch on national DAB digital radio", RadioToday, 2019-08-28

External linksEdit