Blast from the 80s
Welcome to "Blast from the 80s" with your host, Gary Hopkins!
Get ready to turn back the clock and journey through the sonic time machine that is the 1980s. Here's a sneak peek of what our show has in store for you:
80s Hit Parade: We'll be jamming to the chart-toppers that defined the decade. From Madonna to Michael Jackson, expect an epic playlist of the biggest hits.
Genre Exploration: The 80s was a melting pot of musical styles. Join us as we explore the diverse genres that made this decade so special, from synth-pop to hair metal and everything in between.
Artist Flashbacks: Discover the stories behind the music with in-depth artist profiles and interviews. From their rise to fame to the secrets behind their greatest hits, we've got it all.
Movie Magic: Relive the magic of 80s cinema with iconic movie soundtracks. From "The Breakfast Club" to "Top Gun," we've got your favorite film tunes covered.
Listener Takeover: We love hearing from fellow 80s enthusiasts. Share your memories, dedications, and requests, and be part of the blast!
Whether you rocked the mullet, moonwalked on the dance floor, or just love the unforgettable 80s sound, "Blast from the 80s" with Gary Hopkins is your go-to radio show for all things retro. So, dust off your neon leg warmers, tease that hair, and let's embark on a musical journey that will transport you back to the raddest decade in history!
Gary has worked in Radio since 2011, presenting live shows for a couple of stations presenting Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. In 2018 Gary decided to host his own show called A Blast From the Past, which looked at charts form the UK and US, this stopped in 2020.
A blast from the 80s was also born in 2018, Blast From the 90s was first aired in 2020 and Blast From The 00s started in September 2022.
When Poppyland Radio started we reached out Gary asking if he would allow Poppyland Radio to broadcast his shows to help with getting Poppyland Radio started.