Station launches with Bowie Week, celebrating the life of David Bowie – coinciding with the singer’s birthday and anniversary of his death
First song played on the station was David Bowie’s, ‘Let’s Dance’
A new national commercial radio station has launched across the UK today, Greatest Hits Radio.
Offering listeners the biggest songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s, the station is set to be a place for discovering an upbeat, authentic, fun and entertaining format where ‘Good Times Sound Like This’.
Celebrating music from artists like Blondie, Queen, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, INXS, Elton John and Michael Jackson - Greatest Hits Radio promises to be for those who are loving life more than ever before.
The new station launched at 6am this morning, opening with David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’. The station are marking the life of David Bowie all week, with feature tracks from his glittering catalogue of iconic anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s. In addition, Greatest Hits Radio will also be broadcasting two specially commissioned documentaries paying tribute to the legendary artist, with archive interviews from Bowie himself and contributions from collaborators.
The weekday daytime lineup features renowned broadcaster Mark Goodier – currently found covering the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show ahead of Zoe Ball taking on the role. Breakfast on Greatest Hits Radio will be hosted by Rossie who joins from Liverpool station, Radio City 2. Other presenters include Andy Crane who presents afternoons, Darren Proctor who hosts Drivetime, and Rick Houghton on evenings.
New host Mark Goodier said “Greatest Hits Radio does exactly what the name describes – it’s the destination for those seeking out the most amazing music from across the decades. Kicking off with Bowie Week, I can’t wait to share my passion for some of the greatest artists of our time with listeners. Hope you’ll join us!”
Greatest Hits Radio follows the launch of national brand Hits Radio last year. Targeting an audience of 40-59 year olds, the station complements its younger sister by welcoming an audience who are ageless in attitude.
Greatest Hits Radio weekdays lineup
6am -10am – Rossie
10am – 1pm – Mark Goodier
1pm – 4pm – Andy Crane
4pm – 7pm – Drivetime with Darren Proctor
7pm -10pm – Rick Hougton
Greatest Hits Radio is available now on DAB digital radio, AM, online and on mobile devices. For more information go to planetradio.co.uk.
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