Heart FM to leave city and go to Cambridge

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RADIO station Heart Cambridgeshire has announced it is moving from its Peterborough base to a new station facility in Cambridge.

The station’s owners, Global Radio, confirmed to the Evening Telegraph yesterday its intention to move to improved facilities in Histon, Cambridge, but would not divulge any reason for the decision.

It ends the station’s 30-year-plus association with the city, having being founded as Hereward FM in 1980, before it was later taken over by Heart in 2009 and re-branded as Heart Peterborough.

It then merged with Heart Cambridge to become Heart Cambridgeshire in 2010.

It has been based next to the Queensgate shopping centre upper floor entrance since the late 1980s, having originally started up in the back of a pub in Bridge Street on July 10, 1980.

The station is still fondly remembered for the popular on-air Pick Your Poison quiz run by former presenter Simon Potter.

The quiz ran throughout the 1980s and is still remembered by city residents to this day.

A statement issued by Global Radio yesterday elicited no more information other than: “We can confirm that Heart Cambridgeshire will be moving to improved facilities in Histon, Cambridge.

“There will be no change to the station’s output or to its staff.”