Heart London

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Heart London
The Heart Network logo.svg
Frequency106.2 MHz
CE Digital (London),
Block 12C, 128kbit/s (DAB)
Sky (UK only): 0111
TalkTalk TV: 612
Virgin Media: 918
Freeview 728
Freesat 733
BrandingLondon's Heart
FormatHot Adult Contemporary
Capital London
LBC News
Smooth London
Radio X
First air date
5 September 1995; 26 years ago (1995-09-05)

Heart London is a regional radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Heart network. It broadcasts a hot adult contemporary radio format. In London, it is heard on 106.2 MHz.


In addition to FM, the station is available on DAB digital radio in London, and across the UK on Freesat, Sky, Freeview, TalkTalk TV and Virgin Media. The station is also available on MXR regional DAB multiplexes in the North West, North East, the Severn Estuary and Yorkshire, as well as on Switch Digital in central Scotland, having replaced Heart Digital. Until April 2006, the station could also be listened to worldwide through its Internet stream. However, according to the website, the station has withdrawn this facility outside the UK due to licensing laws.[1]


All regional and networked programming originates from Global's London headquarters, including the national Heart Breakfast from 6.30am - 10am with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden and Heart Drivetime for London with Jason King and Kelly Brook from 4-7pm on weekdays.[2]


Global's London headquarters broadcasts hourly news bulletins 24 hours a day, including local news bulletins from 0600 to 1900 on weekdays and 0600 to noon at weekends. During off peak hours, the hourly bulletins are from the national network, except during The Official Big Top 40.[2]

Sale to Global Radio[edit]

On 25 June 2007, Chrysalis Records announced that Heart along with its sister stations The Arrow, Sky News Radio, LBC and Galaxy were to be sold for £170 million to Global Radio.[3]

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Coordinates: 51°30′37″N 0°07′43″W / 51.5102°N 0.1286°W / 51.5102; -0.1286