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Simone Byrne Simone Byrne | 16:51 UK time, Monday, 19 July 2010

There's quite a buzz round BBC Radio Scotland as the production teams gear up for Friday's 80s day - Get It On producer Miss Babs gives us an idea of what to expect.

Get It On producer Miss Babs and Bryan Burnett

On Friday this week BBC Radio Scotland is going back to the 80s...and I can't wait! Why not have a go at our 80s Pop Brain Teaser to get in the mood?

Back in December on Get It On we ran a week of themes going through the last 40 years in pop music - the one you embraced the most was 80s night. And it wasn't just the music - you shared with us the life experiences you had enjoyed at that time ....first jobs, first loves, student days. Most of all, you enthused about the music: everyone from Scritti Politti to Shakin Stevens.

After the show was finished Bryan and I started reminiscing and romanticizing about our lives in the 80s. I told him about dancing to Wham on a Greek Island, he told me about his ginger perm. It got us thinking.....what if we could persuade the boss to let us do a whole day devoted to the 1980s?

Bryan and I sent a note to Radio Scotland boss, JZ asking if we could, and next morning he appeared in the office getting all excited about fast cars, VCRs and Clare Grogan. And so, 80s day was born.

As the day approaches I've got a sneak preview of what's in store, and it's going to be a great day. Fred and his team will be looking back at the food, the fashions and the must have gadgets. Susan Calman looks at comedy in the 80s on the Comedy Café and then Tom has got two hours of music from the acts who made Live Aid the music event of the decade. At night there will be Vic's 80s indie disco, Edith's essential 80s albums...and of course Get it On.

For Friday's show, BB will be once again getting behind his mobile disco as we feature two hours of the ultimate 80s floor fillers - as chosen by you. I've sent him home to see if he still has his pastel coloured Miami Vice suit and loafers. Sadly, he wont be talked into getting his hair permed for Friday!

For me the decade began by watching Blondie herald in the 1980s live at the Apollo in Glasgow...the vast majority of the next 10 years were spent as a single girl, enjoying holidays with my friends, student days, few financial responsibilities and a lot of Simple Minds. I hope you'll share your own memories of the 80s with us on Friday - and check out the photos of the presenters and production teams on the website.....and we all thought we were so cool.



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