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WATCH: Introducing Pirate 80s... the new radio station for Cornwall

WATCH: Introducing Pirate 80s... the new radio station for Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 6:53am 1st October 2018. (Updated at 11:21am 1st October 2018)

Rara skirts and Rubick's Cubes at the ready - Pirate FM is going back to the 1980s with a new radio station.

Pirate 80s launches from 11 o'clock on Monday 1st October, promising to play nothing but the greatest songs from the 80s.

It will feature tracks from the decade famous for Walkmans and Whitney, as well as all the latest local news and information for Cornwall.

It is also offering a lucky listener the chance to meet Rick Astley and get VIP access to one of his gigs.

"We know from speaking to our listeners that the decade of music they love the best, in general, is the 80s.

"That's not surprising when you look at some of the great bands that were around - Culture Club, Wham!, Queen and Whitney. So, we have created a radio station that will play that and only that.

"We're also going to be playing the songs that you will remember if you were there, but you just never hear on the radio any more.

"Level 42 have more than one hit, so did The Stranglers - and Pirate 80s will be playing those; if you were there, you'll remember them".

Pirate 80s Content Director, Tristan Hunkin

Known as "Cornwall's home of the 80s", Pirate 80s will launch by playing Simple Minds, Alive and Kicking.

"Pirate FM is growing fast. We already have more listeners than any other local station in our area.

"The launch of Pirate 80s will allow us to super serve our audience, by giving them the music they love, alongside local news and information for Cornwall".

Managing Director, Mark Peters

How can I tune in to Pirate 80s?

Pirate 80s is available on DAB across Cornwall, online via the Pirate FM website, on the Pirate FM app and through smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home.

It coincides with sister station Pirate 70s seeing extra investment to include local news and information for the first time.

Pirate 70s is available online, through the Pirate FM app and through smart speaker.

Read more about Pirate 80s or just in case, here is a reminder of why we all love the 80s so much!

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