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Classic Hits

Logo introduced in 2021

Classic Hits is a multi-city station. It launched as 4FM on February 27th 2009 at 6am with Gareth O’Callaghan.

The station covers the country’s major population centres of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. Because of the terrain Co Clare is also covered in the transmission area.

It is licensed as an easy-listening station for over 45s.

There is also a major emphasis on speech programming.

Older version of the logo

4FM is Ireland’s new multi-city radio station, broadcasting to counties Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Clare.
With a repertoire covering more than 50 years, 4FM plays the widest selection of music on the radio – from classic and mainstream songs to a specialist portfolio including jazz, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, standards, music from the movies and musicals, as well as motown, MOR and soft ballads.
We guarantee to play the richest mix of music you’ll hear on the radio, as well as a unique blend of programming with upbeat music truly at its heart.

At launch

The station struggled in its early years with a lot of its original speech programming dropped or moved around in the schedule. A rebrand to Classic Hits 4FM occurred in 2011. The 4FM part of the name was dropped in 2018.

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Classic Hits

Clare 104.6MHz
Cork Bantry 94.8MHz; Carrigaline 97.4MHz; Cork City 94.8MHz; Fermoy 95.2MHz; Macroom 97.4MHz; Youghal 97.2MHz; West Cork 95.4
Dublin 94.9
Naas 94.6 MHz
Galway City 104.9 MHz; Clifden 104.2MHz
Limerick 104.2MHz

Original launch logo

Original Schedule

  • 6am Breakfast on 4 with Gareth O’Callaghan

A programme mix of timeless music and comprehensive news, information and comment to start the day

  • 9am Greeley on 4

The best music variety, morning entertainment, conversation and guests. Features will include Your Say on 4, also, 4 of the Best, plus, songs from 4FM’s Album of the Week and the Record of the Week.

  • Midday Kiberd on 4

A topical phone-in show featuring people in the news.

  • 2pm McColl on 4

A music intensive show with celebrity chat. Features include non-stop oldies, one hour of music from the ’60s and ’70s at 3 o’clock every afternoon along with 4FM’s featured Irish Artist and The 4 Word of the Day.

  • 5pm McGurk on 4

A fast-paced music and current affairs show that sums up the day.

  • 7pm Soundtrack on 4 with Gerry Stevens

A regular two hour music show featuring the sounds of the sixties and seventies.

Original contact details

5th Floor, Latin Hall, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.

Sales 01 4255400
Studio 1850 410494

SMS TEXT: 53544



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