Heart 107.1, the UAE’s fastest growing radio station announced their brand-new breakfast lineup this morning featuring Faris Al-Raqqad, and new co-host, Lorna Bancroft.

Faris and Lorna are now set to present the Heart breakfast show every day between 6am and 10am, so prepare yourself for a live and kicking morning.

The duo’s first show didn’t go exactly to plan as Lorna received the Shock of her life this morning after waking and receiving a series of challenging clues set out by Faris before her first show even started.

However, with the help of Heart 107.1's loyal listeners, Lorna embarked on her mission and was able to crack the clues which led her finding Faris. The challenges included ziplining across the Dubai marina, quad biking over the Al Bayider desert and even sky diving over the Palm. An exhausted Lorna, finally discovered that Faris was in fact in the studio the whole time and has promised revenge.

You can see the video of exactly what happened at @iheartuae on Facebook and Instagram!

Faris Al- Raqqad, Heart breakfast Host said, “I just felt like she needed an exciting way to be initiated into the show. Also Lorna is new to the UAE, I thought she should experience as much as possible to catch up with the rest of us....but most importantly I wanted a laugh at her expense, but hey...it builds character, and sets the tone for what this Breakfast show is all about!!”

Lorna Bancroft, Heart 1071 Breakfast Host added, “What an incredible start to our first show. Even though I was exhausted after all the challenges and super terrified at times, I feel so lucky that I got to experience so many amazing activities that the UAE has to offer... ALL IN ONE MORNING! That doesn't mean that Faris is forgiven... I'll 100% be getting him back but I can't thank the Heart listeners enough for all their help.” 

Digby Taylor, Head of Programming comments, “We can’t wait to see how listeners react to the new show.”

Heart’s new breakfast show will include a lot of features, laughter, celebrity interviews and Faris and Lorna can't wait to get out into the community and be part of your mornings.

Heart 107.1

The second station launched by Shock Middle East, Heart 107.1 FM is a unique Hot Adult Contemporary (Hot AC) station in the UAE offering its listeners a variety of 90’s and noughties hits throughout the day. The station has now officially become the number 1 Adult Contemporary radio station the UAE.

Heart 107.1 provides listeners a full roster of shows from 6am – 10pm daily as well as the BBC minute, live performances and giveaways.  So start your day with Faris & Lorna, cruise through the morning with Katie, enjoy a light afternoon with Fadi and drive home with the one and only, two-time award winner Dave Cleary.  With the selection of on-air talent, content and music it’s no wonder everyone’s talking about Heart 107.1.

Source: Shock me