The first artist played on Global’s new digital station Heart 80s was Whitney Houston.
So Emotional – a hit in 1987 – played just after 6am today as Roberto hosted the first breakfast show and welcomed listeners to the new station.
Former Heart and Capital presenter Roberto is the only daily host on the station so far, which is also on SKY and Online. Jason Donovan is on at weekends.
Roberto said: “I absolutely loved my first show this morning. Playing all the big 80s feel good tunes non-stop really is the best way to start your day. Heart 80s is a brand new station, it’s a brand new show and I’m very excited.”
Absolute 80s, previously the only UK-wide 80s station, is still identifying as the UK’s only 80s radio station. Bets are being taken in the RadioToday office to see how long it takes them to remove this claim after Absolute 70s previously ignored the existence of Smooth 70s a few years ago.
Have a listen to the launch here.