Dublin station Premier FM’s live output has had a dramatic increase in hours this week. They were live this afternoon for a couple of hours and this followed a week of live morning broadcasts between 9 and 10am.
David Baker – a name which will be familiar to listeners to just about any pirate radio station of the eighties – is planning a reunion in October for all the ’70s and ’80s pirates. He can be contacted by email with ideas and suggestions (and is particularly seeking a venue) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Baker is currently a presenter on Chelmer 107.7FM in Essex and can also be heard on Premier FM in Dublin in recorded insert form on their morning show.
David Baker is returning to Dublin’s airwaves. He will be on air locally next weekend when Premier FM returns with a temporary licence on 94.9MHz FM. David will broadcast on the station’s launch day – 18th September – between midday and 2pm.
David’s permanent home is with the UK’s Classic Gold Network, but being back on air in Ireland always gets him excited. He explains: “Dublin is my home. It’s where I learnt everything, and I’m looking forward to doing a show, albeit a one-off next weekend.”
David is a big fan of Premier FM’s output: “This station will show Dubliners what they’re missing and hopefully in the long term a station like this can get a full-time licence and be successful. There is currently no full-time oldies station in the capital, that may all change soon.”
Premier FM have been awarded a 30-day temporary licence and will utilise it across 14 weekends from next Saturday until December 19th.
A public meeting was held in Charleville, Co Cork on Wednesday night in order to gain a mandate from the people to go ahead with a plan to establish a community radio station in the town. The idea was met with approval and the group are to begin planning their proposal for submission to the BCI for an initial temporary licence.