Greatest Hits Radio, a new national commercial radio station from Bauer Media, has launched across the UK today.
Offering listeners the biggest songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Greatest Hits Radio celebrates music from artists like Blondie, Queen, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, INXS, Elton John and Michael Jackson - and promises 'the good times sound like this'.
The new station launched at 6am this morning, opening with David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’. The station is 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 hosting the mid-morning show, while Breakfast on Greatest Hits Radio will be presented 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.
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.