Heart 70s to launch on national DAB digital radio

Global will launch Heart 70s on national DAB digital radio tomorrow with former Smooth and Heart presenter Carlos on Breakfast.

The station, which has been available as a Playlist on the Global app for the last two years, joins D1 on Friday morning.

Global says Heart 70s will bring listeners the biggest feel good 70s tunes from iconic artists including Elton John, Queen, ABBA, CHIC and Stevie Wonder.

Heart 90s was announcedyesterday, and launched this morning to join Heart 80s, Heart Dance and Heart Extra on the national multiplex.

The new additions have been made possible after Global changed a number of stations from DAB to DAB+, including Heart 80s and Capital XTRA.

Carl Emms, known on-air as Carlos, worked for Heart in the West Midlands in the 90s for eight years, joining from BRMB where he worked for four years. He has also worked at Wave 105, Signal, Red Dragon, Chiltern, Northants 96 and BBC local radio in the Midlands.

For the last 12 years, Carlos has been on Smooth Radio, starting in Birmingham in 2007 before moving to Manchester in 2010. His last Smooth Drive Home was two weeks ago ahead of the show being networked.

James Rea, Managing Editor of Heart told RadioToday: “We’re incredibly excited to reveal yet another addition to the Heart brand – Heart 70s – launching tomorrow! The playlist is pure 70s feel good and with all these new stations joining the Heart family, our listeners are in for a treat this weekend!”

Heart 70s is the second station from Global to go national this week, with three more being announced over the next few days.