Virgin Radio UK to launch new station Virgin Radio 80s Plus

Virgin Radio 80s Plus UK, a new radio station from Virgin Radio UK, will play the biggest artists from the 1980s, plus the best music from the late 1970s and early 1990s.

The new station, which goes on air from tomorrow, 1 September, will include classic 1980s hits including Madonna, George Michael and Eurythmics. Unlike other 80s radio stations, Virgin Radio 80s Plus will also play the pop music from the 1970s like Sister Sledge, as well as tracks from the early 1990s such as Chesney Hawkes.

The station start the day with the Chris Evans Breakfast Show and will also feature other presenters including Nick Jackson, Eddy Temple-Morris, Steve Denyer, James Merritt, Phil Clifton and Vicki Blight.

Virgin Radio UK Content Director, Mike Cass said: “From 1 September, Virgin Radio 80s Plus will take your breath away by playing the biggest hits from arguably the greatest decade in music.  And with the additional music from the late 1970s and early 1990s, Virgin Radio 80s PLUS is going one step beyond to provide feel good music throughout the schedule.”

Virgin Radio 80s Plus can be heard online, on smart speakers across the UK and on DAB in Greater London and the Central Belt of Scotland. It replaces Virgin Radio Pride on DAB radio