Heart London

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Heart London
The Heart Network logo.svg
BrandingLondon's Heart
SloganTurn up the Feel Good!
Frequency106.2 MHz
RDS: Heart___
CE Digital (London),
Block 12C, 128kbit/s (DAB)
Sky: 0111
TalkTalk TV: 612
Virgin Media: 918
Freeview 728
Freesat 733
First air date5 September 1995
FormatHot AC
OwnerGlobal
Sister stationsCapital London
LBC
LBC London News
Smooth London
Radio X
Websitewww.heart.co.uk/london

Heart London is a regional radio station owned and operated by Global Radio as part of the Heart network.

On 25 June 2007, it was 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 from Chrysalis Radio.[1]

The station broadcasts from studios at Leicester Square in London.

Availability[edit]

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 However, according to the website, the station has withdrawn this facility outside the UK due to licensing laws.[2]

Notable current local presenters[edit]

Local programming is produced and broadcast from Heart's Leicester Square studios from 6-10am and 4-7pm on weekdays, 6-10am on Saturdays and 12-4pm on Sundays. All networked programming originates from Global Radio's London headquarters, including the syndicated Vodafone Big Top 40 on Sundays.

The station's local presenters include Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton (Heart Breakfast), Jason King and Lucy Horobin (weekday Drivetime & Saturday breakfast) and Zoe Hardman (Sunday afternoons).

Notable former local presenters[edit]