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Heart 80s

Heart 80s
Heart 80s logo.png
Slogan Non-Stop 80s Feel Good
FrequencyDAB+ – D1 (national)
Sky: Channel 0112
Virgin Media: Channel 921
First air date14 March 2017
Format1980s music
Sister stationsHeart Dance
Heart Extra
Heart 70s
Heart 90s
WebsiteHeart 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.

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, 6-10am weekdays and 8am-12pm 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 Wednesday 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]


  1. ^ "RAJAR Q1 2018: Heart grows bigger than Radio 1". RadioToday. Retrieved May 21, 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

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