Laser 558 name returns as new online radio station

The former offshore radio station name Laser 558 is back as an online station promising to never be more than a minute away from music.

The station says its programming and playlist place the listener back in the mid-80s playing the current hits of the time as well as dipping back through the music vaults in the same way that the original station did.

The original jocks are back behind the mic, and the channel’s focus audience is the millions of people who remember the original station as well as fans of 60s, 70s, and 80s music.

Original adverts from the 80s are also playing for items such as cassette tape decks via mail-order.

In addition to the main station, app users can also listen to the original ‘AM’ feel with an AM version of the broadcast. There is also a third stream which plays original off-air recordings of LASER558 to complete the nostalgic experience.

LASER558 Director Steve Bannister says: “LASER558 fills a gap in current radio trends where many nostalgic stations are mainly ‘DJ-free’ during much of the day.

“LASER558 uses state-of-the-art production methods so that our favourite DJs from the 80s are still introducing music today. We are also looking at DAB+ Radio and Freeview TV as further ways for listeners to find us.

“We’re hoping that this will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the launch of the original LASER558 in May 2024. Those wanting to learn more about us can visit”