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Global Radio to launch Heart 80s

Global Radio has announced plans to launch a third Heart-branded digital radio station nationally.

Heart 80s will launch on the Digital One multiplex at 6am on 14 March. It will also be available on Sky channel 0112 and the Heart app from Global.

The station’s breakfast show will be presented live by Roberto, weekdays 6am-10am and Saturdays 8am-12pm. Jason Donovan, host of All 80s on the Heart network, will host Sunday mornings from 9am-12pm.

Ashley Tabor, Global’s founder and executive president, said: “Heart 80s is a brand new radio station for the UK – there’s no other 80s station on D1, and no other 80s station in the UK focused on feel good 80s hits.

“Global is committed to DAB Digital radio and to the D1 platform. Our investment in building audiences on D1 is an important part of our strategy to drive DAB digital radio take up. This is a very exciting time for the Heart brand and for Global.”