History

Europe’s Heartbeat has been on air since 2016, with a mix of regular programming and special broadcasts. Below you will find a timeline of our broadcasts. A small selection of our older shows are available to listen again here on the website.

All shows are joint productions between Radio Six International with Spence Media unless stated.

2021

  • Season Five continues the new releases / chart hits format, with a nod towards the Eurovision Song Contest selections.
  • A seven-part preview of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
  • Live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest; US syndication partners only.
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, Cargil Gardiner, WJFD-FM, AVROTROS, NOS, NPO, and the EBU).
  • Season Six starts in October with a series of monthly specials showcasing new music and chart hits.

2020

  • Season Four commences with a return to the new releases / chart hits format.
  • A seven-part series celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, following the cancellation of the live event.
  • Live broadcast of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, TVP Poland, and the EBU).
  • A series of holiday shows for Christmas and Hogmanay.

2019

  • Six-part preview of the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest; US syndication partners only.
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, Cargil Gardiner, WGFD-FM, KAN Israel, and the EBU).
  • Live broadcast of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, TVP Poland, and the EBU).
  • … due to ill health, Europe’s Heartbeat only ran ‘special event’ broadcasts during 2019

2018

  • Season Three of Europe’s Heartbeat with ‘The Eurovision Years‘, highlighting the European hits and Song Contest music of a chosen year.
  • Six-part series previewing the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest; US syndication partners only.
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, Cargil Gardiner, WJFD-FM, RTP Portugal, and the EBU).
  • Live broadcast of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, BRTC Belarus, and the EBU).

2017

  • Season Two of Europe’s Heartbeat with ‘The Eurovision Years‘, highlighting the European hits and Song Contest music of a chosen year.
  • Six-part series from Italy’s Sanremo Music Festival.
  • Seven-part series from Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, showcasing the European performers and bands in attendance.
  • Six-part series previewing the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Live broadcast of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, GBP Georgia, and the EBU).

2016

  • Season One of Europe’s Heartbeat with new music and European hits.
  • Seven-part series from Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, showcasing the European performers and bands in attendance.
  • Six-part series previewing the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Live broadcast of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
    (Spence Media, Radio Six International, BNT Bulgaria, and the EBU).

2015

  • Debut of ‘Beyond Eurovision’, the forerunner to Europe’s Heartbeat.