Free Radio 80s
The Greatest Hits across the West Midlands
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Free Radio 80s was 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 closed in January 2019 and was replaced by either Greatest Hits Radio or Absolute Classic Rock depending on the area.
|Editorial area||West Midlands|
|Most played||Real Thing, The, Simple Minds, Curtis MayfieldRadiomonitor|
|Launched||4 April 1989|
|Owner||Bauer Media Group (UK)|
|National sales||Bauer Media Group (UK)|
|Former names||1152 Xtra AM|
Xtra AM 1359
Mercia Classic Gold 1359
Classic Gold 1359
Nice & Easy Radio WABC
Classic Gold WABC
Classic Gold 990/1017
Contact Free Radio 80s
|Postal address||Nine Brindley Place, |
4 Oozells Square,
|+44 121 566 5200|
|+44 330 660 0999|
|Twitter: Newsdesk||@freeradionews (8,514 followers) compare|
|@FreeRadio80s (1,156 followers) compare|
|Twitter: Jobs||@BauerMediaJobs (19,601 followers) compare|
|Free Radio (175,090 likes) compare|
Latest news stories
…at Bauer Media Group (UK)
Alex Baker Creative Strategy Director
Andy Ashton Content Director - Greatest Hits Radio
Anne-Marie Lavan Group Marketing Director
Cat Martin Director of Communications
Chris Ward Content Operations & Group Production Director
Dee Ford Group Managing Director Radio
Frankie Bannerman Radio Account Manager
Gary Stein Group PD - Hits Radio Network
Graham Bryce Group MD - Hits Radio Network
Jo Baldwin Managering Director
John Pickford Editor in Chief
Kate Whitehorn Creative Strategy Director
Lucie Cave Editorial Director
Matthew Hobbs Chief Technology Officer
Paul Keenan Chief Executive
Rob Munro-Hall Co-Lead of Publishing World-Wide
Sarah Barnes HR Director
Sarah Vickery Group Finance & Strategy Director
Steve Taylor Commercial Creative Director
Tony Moorey Group Content Director - Absolute Radio & Magic
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