Free Radio 80s

The Greatest Hits across the West Midlands
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Free Radio 80s is a radio station playing 80s pop music on DAB and AM in the West Midlands and a brand extension of Bauer Media's Free Radio. It's formerly been known variously as Xtra AM and Classic Gold.

The station will be replaced in January 2019 by Absolute Classic Rock or Greatest Hits Radio depending on the area.

Editorial areaWest Midlands
Most playedReal Thing, The, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Hues Corporation, TheRadiomonitor
Launched4 April 1989
OwnerBauer Media Group (UK)
National salesBauer Media Group (UK)
Members ofRadiocentre
Former names1152 Xtra AM
Capital Gold
Mercia Sound
Xtra AM 1359
Mercia Classic Gold 1359
Classic Gold 1359
Nice & Easy Radio WABC
Beacon Radio
Classic Gold WABC
Classic Gold 990/1017
Gold (Midlands)

Contact Free Radio 80s

Postal addressNine Brindley Place
4 Oozells Square
B1 2DJ
+44 121 566 5200
+44 330 660 0999
Official website

Social media

Twitter: Newsdesk@freeradionews (8,514 followers) compare
Twitter@FreeRadio80s (1,156 followers) compare
Twitter: Jobs@BauerMediaJobs (19,601 followers) compare
FacebookFree Radio (175,090 likes) compare

Latest news stories

Christmas will be Free this year: Free Radio 80s goes Xmassy
Press Release - published 14 November 2014, 5.36am est


Phil Ray Presenter
Rachel New Presenter

…at Bauer Media Group (UK)

Abby Carvosso Group Managing Director Bauer Media Advertising
Alex Baker Editorial Director Bauer Adventure
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio Network
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations Director / Group Production Director - Bauer City Network
Dan Jennings Group Head of Production
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Drew Simmons Commercial Creative Director of Youth Brands Bauer Adventure
Frankie Bannerman Sales Co-ordinator
Gary Stein Group Programme Director Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group Managing Director Bauer City Network
Jo Baldwin Digital Commercial Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kat Knapp Commercial Content Director for Absolute Radio and Magic Bauer Adventure
Kate Whitehorn Commercial Content Director Bauer City Network Bauer Adventure
Kelly Benjko Group Head of Commercial Production
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
Lucy Dunn Editorial Director Magazine Media Adventure
Lucy Banks Executive Creative Director
Matt Rockley Engineer
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Sam Jones Digital Managing Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director Radio Bauer Adventure
Toby Mackenzie Head of Music - Bauer City 1 Network

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