80s pop royalty Kim Wilde is set to host a new radio show on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio! ‘The Kim Wilde 80’s Show’ will air at 6pm Monday to Thursday from Monday 25th October. The ‘Kids in America’ songstress will bring listeners through the 80’s on their drive home with some of the biggest songs of the decade and help them remember the soundtrack of their lives; from Madonna, Human League and Duran Duran to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and The Pet Shop Boys!
Commenting on the show, Kim Wilde said: “For as long as I can remember, I have always loved music – singing, playing, writing, listening – and I have always loved radio too. I am thrilled to be joining Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio to present the Kim Wilde 80s Show.”
The one-hour evening show will be a celebration of music’s most iconic era, as well as traffic and travel updates for listeners’ drive home. Prepare to be transported back to the years of ra-ra skirts and Walkmans with a radio playlist packed with all the hits, and what better person to lead the charge than the 80’s pop queen herself!
Kevin Branigan, CEO, Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio said: “We’re delighted to welcome Kim Wilde to Ireland’s Classic Hits! She’s an 80s icon and her success speaks for itself. Now she’ll bring the greatest hits of the 80s along with her stories and recollections, from London, to one of the largest commercial radio stations in Ireland, every evening at 6pm. We are thrilled to welcome Kim to our on-air line-up.”
Wilde has enjoyed 19 Top 40 UK hits, achieved an American number one, toured Europe, and presented top-rated TV shows. Since the start of her career, Wilde has sold over 30 million records spanning 12 albums, and toured alongside legends like Michael Jackson and David Bowie. Among those 30 million records are some of the most beloved hits of the 80s including, ‘Chequered Love’, ‘Cambodia’, ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ (number one in the USA), and ‘Kids in America’.
Colm Hayes, Programme Director, Ireland’s Classic Hits, said, ‘I am so excited Kim is joining Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio. I’m a huge fan of Kim’s and a huge fan of the 80’s, it’s the perfect fit and I now have my partner for the Christmas Karaoke Party!’
Kim will be playing all the favourites from the 80’s including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Queen, Prince, Human League and much much more… Monday to Thursday 6-7pm on Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio.
Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio
Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio launched in 2008 and is Ireland’s only multicity broadcaster, covering the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. The station has 296,000 listeners. The station is also available via its smartphone apps, its website www.classichits.ie and via the Irish Radio Player.
Kim Wilde originally burst onto the music scene in 1981 with the classic ‘Kids In America’, a worldwide hit. This lead to a stunning career with over 30 million record sales spanning 12 albums and some of the most memorable hits of the 80s including, ‘Chequered Love’, ‘Cambodia’, ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ (number one in the USA), ‘You Came’, ‘Never Trust A Stranger’ and ‘Four Letter Word’.
Voted Best British Female Singer at the BPI Awards in 1983 (Forerunner to the Brits), Kim also supported Michael Jackson on his ‘Bad’ tour in Europe, playing to over 2 million people over 5 months and also supported the legendary David Bowie across Europe on his 1990 Greatest Hits stadium tour.
August 2021 saw the release of Kim’s Greatest Hit’s album ‘Pop Don’t Stop – The Greatest Hits’. Charting all over Europe, this package included the new song ‘Shine On’, a duet with Boy George – which hit the number one spot in the UK Vinyl Singles chart. In 2022, Kim will be embarking on her Greatest Hits Tour with 60 shows across 12 countries.