Absolute 80s – UK’s Only 80s Radio Station

Absolute 80s is a DAB radio station broadcast from London, England, United Kingdom, playing 80s Classic Rock, Pop and RnB Classic Hits music. On air since the end of 2009, this Radio station is dedicated to the best hits of the eighties. It is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom catering for “reluctant adults” who want to reconnect with the tunes of their 1980s early life.

Slogan: The UK’s Only 80s Radio Station

General info –

  • City: London
  • Broadcast area: United Kingdom
  • Branding; Absolute Radio
  • Slogan “The UK’s 80s Radio Station”
  • 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 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Radio Extra.

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Absolute Radio 80s takes you on a trip back into the 80s to show you what really rocks! The oldies’ lovers can listen to Human League, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and much more.


Absolute 80s launched at 7.00 pm on 4 December 2009, replacing Absolute Xtreme.

The marketing plan for Absolute 80s started with targeted sampling at 80s events such as Madness, Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode at the O2 Arena, Erasure at the NEC Birmingham and 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.

On 14 May 2010, Absolute 80s began 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.

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The promoting anticipate Absolute 80s began with focused on inspecting at 80s occasions, for example Madness, Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode at the O2 Arena, and Simple Minds at Wembley Arena.

Popular Programs:

  • 80s Anthems with Vicki
  • Absolute 80s
  • Frank Skinner Show
  • Richie Firth
  • Leona Graham.


Currently, DJs on Absolute 80s include Leona Graham, Martyn Lee, and Richie Firth. The Dave Berry Breakfast Show 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.

Sarah Champion has a live Friday night 80s show on sister station Absolute Radio that is additionally simulcast live on Absolute 80s.

Matthew Rudd hosts a Sunday night show, Forgotten 80s, featuring lesser-played hits of the decade from 9pm.

Contact Info –

Social contact: Facebook, Twitter, Website.

Address: One Golden Square, London – W1F 9DJ.

Call reception: 020 7434 1215 has Absolute 80s Radio in its listings. Just click and enjoy.

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