Absolute 80s

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Absolute 80s is a British national digital radio station in the United Kingdom catering for "reluctant adults" who want to reconnect with the tunes of their 80s youth. Unlike rival Heart 80s, the station is rock skewed while playing some credible pop from the decade.

The station is a brand extension of Bauer Media's Absolute Radio.

Editorial areaUK
Most playedWaterboys, The, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, Peter GabrielRadiomonitor
Launched4 December 2009
OwnerBauer Media Audio UK
National salesBauer Media Audio UK
Members ofRadiocentre

Contact Absolute 80s

Postal addressThe Lantern
75 Hampstead Road
Telephone+44 20 7434 1215
Official website

Social media

Twitter@Absolute80s (72,744 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,574 followers) compare
FacebookAbsolute 80s (668,692 likes) compare
Data is from 2019. Feature awaiting Facebook re-authorisation.

Latest news stories

Noel Gallagher reveals his favourite radio station
RadioToday - published 30 April 2021, 2.18pm bst
You are invited to Absolute Radio’s Christmas Party
RadioToday - published 23 November 2020, 12.15pm gmt
Paul Gambaccini to host radio series on Absolute 80s
RadioToday - published 26 November 2019, 9.56am gmt
Andy Bush and Richie Firth for Absolute Hometime
RadioToday - published 11 June 2018, 12.01pm bst


Brian Murphy Producer
Claire Solan Assistant Producer - Breakfast Show
Clare Grogan Presenter
Eloise Carr Producer
Frank Skinner Presenter
James Curran Director of Music
Jenny Barsby Journalist
Lee Price Head of Production
Leona Graham Presenter
Martyn Lee Presenter
Matthew Rudd Presenter
Richie Firth Producer, Breakfast Show
Sarah Champion Presenter
Tony Hadley Presenter
Tony Moorey Programme Director
Tony Moorey Programme Director

…at Bauer Media Audio UK

Abby Carvosso Group MD, Advertising
Adam Newstead Senior Executive Producer, South England & Wales
Alex Baker Creative Strategy Director
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio
Anne-Marie Lavan Group Marketing Director
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations & Group Production Director
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Chief Operating Officer
James Walker Head Of Network Operations
Jo Baldwin Managing Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Chief Content Officer
Matt Garforth Product Manager
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Rob Munro-Hall Co-Lead of Publishing World-Wide
Sarah Barnes HR Director
Sarah Vickery Group Finance & Strategy Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director
Stuart McGinley Content Producer
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic

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