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New 80's music station planned by Absolute Radio

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    New 80's music station planned by Absolute Radio

    Absolute Radio has announced the forthcoming launch of a new radio station dedicated to 1980s pop music, which is aimed at fun-loving but "reluctant" adults.

    Titled Absolute 80s, the new station will commence broadcasts at the start of December on London DAB and the internet in the slot previously held by Absolute Xtreme, reports The Guardian.

    Aimed at 30 to 54-year-olds, the station will exclusively play '80s pop bands, such as the Human League, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Duran Duran. It will join the main Absolute Radio station and Absolute Classic Rock in the group's digital lineup.

    Absolute chief operating officer Clive Dickens claimed that there is a market opportunity for a station catering purely for listeners over 30 who want to stay connected to their youth.

    "These are people who have responsibilities, are members of families but still want to participate and have fun and be involved in music," he said. "A huge chunk of our audience grew up in the '80s."

    The Xtreme station - which was carried over from previous owner Virgin - will be shelved indefinitely, but listeners can still access the new music it carried via the company's online interactive service Dabbl.
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    Re: New 80's music station planned by Absolute Radio

    Sounds awesome. I'm anxious to check it out. We really do need more 80s stations. The way I see it, you can never have too many.
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    Re: New 80's music station planned by Absolute Radio

    There was an online station sometime ago called Play 80's (Part of the Play Radio Network) which was on during the summer. That has since ceased broadcasting, as the Play Radio guys moved from "The South Coast" to Southampton.
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    Re: New 80's music station planned by Absolute Radio

    There aren't nearly enough terrestrial radio stations dedicated to 80's music. I wish there were more like there used to be around the turn of the decade (late 90's)

    For now, I listen online to Star 107.9, America's very first 80's radio station:
    http://www.star1079.com/

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    Re: New 80's music station planned by Absolute Radio

    The only location where you have a lot of 80s radio is live365 or something but nothing really stand out.
    It will be a value addition, if they play commercial 80s and not just alternative songs that nobody ever heard of.

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    Re: New 80's music station planned by Absolute Radio

    1.fm also has a lot of 80s stations, there is Flashback Alternatives, which is great. Yeah, I'm biased since I know the owner and several of the DJs there.
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