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The UAE’s fastest-growing radio network, Shock Middle East, launches a brand-new radio station today, Monday 27th November 2017

Dubai, UAE, 27th November 2017:  Shock Middle East is the UAE’s fastest-growing radio network, and today it launches its second, independent radio station – Heart 107.1, less than a year after its launch of Dance FM.

The new addition is set to take the airwaves by storm by providing listeners with content which is unique, fresh and new. With a mix of back-to-back massive hits from the 90s, noughties and present day, Heart 107.1 will be at the ‘heart’ of the action.

The new station features four, daily live shows every week from Sunday to Thursday including breakfast, morning, afternoon and drive time slots – rounded-off by more chart and music shows over the weekend on Friday and Saturday.

Heart 107.1 has a mix of high-profile and well-known, established radio presenters including the two-time Radio Personality of the Year, Dave Cleary, who has made the move over from Dance FM – and Fadi Mansour, who returns to the airways.  

Theo Makris, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Shock Middle East comments: “To say we’re pretty excited that this day has finally come is an understatement! Heart 107.1 has been a long time coming – and we know it’s just what the UAE needs. Get ready to listen to some excellent music, the best of the best radio presenters – and a radio station which will always make you feel good.”

Raed Zidan, Co-Owner of Shock Middle East adds: “We know there has been a huge gap in the market for this kind of radio station – and with such high radio listenership in the UAE, it was a no-brainer for us to bring Heart 107.1 to the market. Radio is at the heart of people’s lives here in the UAE – whether that’s listening in the car on the way to work or tuning in on the school run. It’s just so important there’s a station people want to tune into – and with Heart 107.1, you’ll never want to listen to anything else!”

The Heart 107.1 Shows:Sunday – Thursday:

Breakfast with Tim and Faris, 6.00am to 10.00am

The breakfast team are bringing their wit and sarcasm to Heart 107.1’s breakfast show. Get ready for the ‘feeling’ with loads of fun with music, sports, and more.

Faris Al-Raqqad has a British/ Jordanian background, an excellent sense of humour and lightning-fast wit, which, when combined with straight-talking American Tim Hartmen will provide the best wake-up-call for anyone tuning in!

Tim and Faris will be joined by the bubbly Sheron, who is set to liven up conversation with her energetic charisma – and keep the boys in check!

Mornings with Heart, 10.00am to 1.00pm

Jade Worsley is a fun, fast-paced presenter who looks after mid-mornings on Heart 107.1. She has interviewed some of the hottest people in music and movies and has also dabbled in stand-up comedy.

Afternoons with Fadi, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

One of the UAE’s most loved voices, Fadi presents the afternoon show, with a mix of entertaining features like his follow you follow me. Perfect for listeners who love their music, movies, food and one-liners.

Drive with Dave, 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Two-time winner of Radio Personality of the Year, Dave Cleary, has made the move from sister station Dance FM to present the new drive time show on Heart 107.1. Dave has the ability to energise and entertain audiences with his infectious sense of humour. Listening to Dave will make commuting a dream.

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