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Absolute 80s

City London

Broadcast area United Kingdom

Branding Absolute Radio

Slogan "The UK's 80s Radio Station"

Frequency DAB: 11A Freesat: 726 Sky: 0200 Virgin Media: 951

First air date 4 December 2009

Format Non-stop music from the 1980s

Owner Bauer Radio

Sister stations Absolute Radio Absolute Classic Rock Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
60s Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
70s Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
90s Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
00s Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
Extra

Absolute 80s, is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom catering for "reluctant adults" who want to reconnect with the tunes of their 80s youth.[1]

Contents

1 Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
launch 2 DJs 3 Tuning In 4 References 5 External links

Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
launch[edit] Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
launched at 7.00 pm on 4 December 2009 replacing Absolute Xtreme.[2] The marketing plan for Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
started with targeted sampling at 80s events such as Madness, Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys
and Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode
at the O2 Arena, Erasure
Erasure
at the NEC Birmingham and Simple Minds
Simple Minds
at the Wembley Arena. The first track to play on the station was (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!) by the Beastie Boys.[3][4] On Friday 14 May 2010, Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
launched, broadcasting in mono at 64kbps, on Digital One national DAB digital radio. On 29 February 2016, the station switched to the newly launched Sound Digital multiplex (an "upgrade" to 80kbps in mono) although it continued to broadcast on Digital One until the end of April 2016.[5] DJs[edit] Currently, DJs on Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
include Leona Graham, Martyn Lee, and Richie Firth. Sarah Champion formerly host a live Friday night 80s show on sister station Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
that is also simulcast live on Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
(now Friday nights feature a 4 hour show hosted by Claire Sturgess that is also simulcast live on Absolute Radio). The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show (which also includes Richie Firth from Absolute Radio) is also simulcast live on Absolute 80s. Tony Hadley, the former lead singer of Spandau Ballet, hosts the 2-hour show 80s Party on Saturdays from 6pm. Martyn Lee looks back on the chart hits of the decade on the 80s Chart Show on a Sunday from 4pm. Matthew Rudd hosts a Sunday night show, Forgotten 80s, featuring lesser-played hits of the decade from 9pm. Every Saturday night from 8pm til 12m't they played specific party songs such as Black Box "Ride On Time", Samantha Fox "Touch Me", Shalamar "I Can Make You Feel Good", Modern Talking "Brother Louie" amongst many others. Tuning In[edit]

DAB Digital Radio
DAB Digital Radio
throughout Great Britain on the Sound Digital multiplex. Freesat
Freesat
Channel 726 Sky Channel 0200 Virgin Media
Virgin Media
Channel 951

References[edit]

^ Tryhorn, Chris (2009-11-03). " Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
to launch 80s station". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 6 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-04.  ^ " Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
to launch tomorrow". The Airwaves. 2009-12-03. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24.  ^ " Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
ready to launch". Radio Today. 2009-12-03. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012.  ^ "Absolute readies 80s push". Marketing Week. 2009-12-02.  ^ "Absolute 80s, Planet Rock, Heat and Kisstory
Kisstory
to end dual DAB transmission". a516digital.com. 2016-04-15. 

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60s Absolute Radio
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80s Absolute Radio
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Absolute Radio
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DJs

Rob Beckett Dave Berry O. J. Borg Ben Burrell Sarah Champion Alun Cochrane Pete Donaldson Leona Graham Clare Grogan Tony Hadley Martyn Lee Jason Manford Christian O'Connell Danielle Perry Matthew Rudd Frank Skinner Claire Sturgess Ian Wright

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Nick Abbot Danny Baker Robin Banks Vicki Blight Vicki Butler-Henderson Ray Cokes Jonathan Coleman Martin Collins Mark Crossley Gary Davies Daryl Denham Chris Evans Neil Francis Alan Freeman Dave Gorman Janey Lee Grace Kevin Greening Nicky Horne JK and Joel Mitch Johnson Ben Jones Gary King Jeremy Kyle Allan Lake Iain Lee Geoff Lloyd Tim Lovejoy Pete Mitchell Al Murray John Osborne Lynn Parsons Steve Penk Annabel Port Vic Reeves Jo Russell Holly Samos Harriet Scott Tim Shaw Richard Skinner Graeme Smith Kelly-Anne Smith Suggs David Tennant Tommy Vance Clive Warren Russ Williams Ronnie Wood

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(former) Geoff Lloyd
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(former) Pete and Geoff (former)

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