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Heart Extra

Heart Extra
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BrandingHeart Extra
Slogan Turn up the Feel Good!
FrequencyDAB - D1 National
First air date29 February 2016
FormatHot AC
Sister stationsHeart Dance
Heart 70s
Heart 80s
Heart 90s

Heart extra is a national digital radio station owned and operated by Global as a spin-off from Heart, and broadcast from studios at Leicester Square in London.

On 2 February 2016 Global announced that Heart Extra would launch on national DAB on 29 February.[1][2]

The station broadcasts a presenter-free music sequence from 10-4pm on weekdays. Outside this time, it simulcasts Heart London programming, including the Heart Breakfast show hosted by Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, and Heart Drivetime hosted by JK and Kelly Brook.[3]

On 14 March 2017, Heart Extra was removed from the Sky and Virgin Media TV platforms in favour of new sibling Heart 80s.[4][5] Heart Extra continues to broadcast on DAB and online as before.

Heart extra Xmas

Heart Extra was re-branded as Heart extra Xmas, a pop-up Christmas music service with the slogan 'Turn up the festive feel good!', during November and December 2016. The pop-up festive offering was Global's successor to the prior Smooth Christmas service. Heart Extra Xmas ran again at the end of 2017. Heart Extra Xmas was relaunched again for 2018, this time running between 3 November until midnight on 26 December 2018[6]. Heart Extra Xmas relaunched for 2019 on 1 November 2019.[7][8]


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