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Gold Relay

Capitol Gold is today’s Sky Digital selection on 94.3MHz and 87.6MHz which was interrupted for an hour by the now customary lunchtime return to the unidentified music mix.

Comment: Anything is better than the previous relays of Classic Gold with their selection of aging dj’s who were out of fashion before they were even born!

ABC More Power

ABC Power’s 104.5 transmitter returned to air today. This follows the return of the main 104.1 transmissions on Saturday afternoon. ABC Power 104 are based in Waterford.

Magic I

Details of Monaghan-based Magic 105’s new interactive services – entitled Magic ‘I’ – are now being released by the station and they hope to have it running by next week.

Online requests will be one feature whereby a user will be able to pick a song from a large database and schedule it to play at a specified point in the future. This feature will also be available via WAP phone technology.

Recorded messages for airplay similar to a service already offered by TalkSport are also planned and the station hope to make use of their moving RDS by showing scrolling request details.

It will also be possible for presenters from anywhere worldwide to make their own shows for airplay using the service.

The Magic ‘I’ will be available in off-peak hours only.

Comment: Innovative and exciting plans. Not just music!

Five Live switch off on Astra

BBC Five Live have stopped broadcasting in analogue via the Astra satellite at 19.2E due to broadcasting rights restrictions.

The Irish cable service from ntl has also been affected. A company representative for ntl has said that they hope to restore the channel soon – even though he needed to be informed that Five Live was a radio – not a tv – channel and that it was offered as part of their service.

Five Live is encrypted on Sky Digital but can be received on 990kHz, 909kHz and 693kHz on medium wave in many parts of Ireland.

Radio GAA GAA

G.A.A. FM broadcast their inaugural transmission on 106.8MHz in Dublin today from 12 noon.

Operating under a temporary licence, programming lasted for five and a half hours and included RTÉ’s commentary on The All-Ireland Hurling Final and other post-match programming.

The station was also available worldwide from both Setanta’s and the G.A.A.’s websites.

ABC Mix

Gold FM test jingles were aired on 94.3MHz and 87.6MHz in the early hours of this morning. The jingles were new and mentioned a 24 hour a day service rather than the “Gold FM at the weekend” promos of the past. There were also test jingles aired for a service by the name of Hope FM for Dublin.

ABC are staying tight-lipped about future plans for their frequencies although a spokesperson told Radiowaves that Beat FM will not be returning.

When the jingle package played out the frequencies shifted to a Sky Digital relay of Heart 106.2 from London. This finished at lunchtime and Beat FM jingles and programming reappeared on both frequencies for a while before a return to unidentified music.

Comment: Tests or just total confusion?

More Relays

Planet Rock is today’s Sky Digital selection on 94.3FM and 87.6FM in Dublin. Classic Gold was relayed for most of yesterday until a return to the unidentified music mix last night.

Comment: Maybe they’re taking station requests?

Sun Rises

Sun FM is how the non-stop eighties music station on 101.3MHz in Dublin is now identifying itself. Previous name was C101.3.

Comment: Looking to tan the opposition?!

Mad Delay

Mad Radio – presently off-air awaiting the arrival of a new compressor and PLL transmitter – will further delay their return until the present situation pans out. A representative of Mad Radio told Radiowaves that there were enough problems at the moment without a power struggle on 93.2MHz giving the ODTR an excuse to raid either station. He also promised that the station would be back on 93.2MHz as soon as possible.

Link: Mad Radio on Radiowaves.FM

Kiss Back On

Kiss FM in Cork came back on air this afternoon with normal programming and RDS following yesterday’s decision to stop broadcasting to avoid an ODTR visit.
Kiss FM broadcast to Cork on 105.5MHz and 107.1 to S Tipperary.

Comment: Welcome back.

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ABC Power Plan Return

ABC Power 104FM plan to return to the airwaves at the weekend after they have reinstalled their transmitters and done some tests. ABC broadcast to the South-East of the country on 104.1MHz.

Comment: Best of luck!

Not Friendly

Radio Friendly (based in Cork) went off air tonight presumably to avoid an ODTR raid. Radiowaves News has also received unconfirmed reports that Cork’s other unlicensed stations are also off air as a precaution against ODTR visits.

Comment: ODTR Round-country tour Summer 2000

Kiss Off

Kiss FM, Cork’s dance music station, are off air as a precaution following a warning that the ODTR may be heading their way.

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ABC Power Visited by ODTR

ABC Power 104FM – who are based in Waterford – received a visit today from the ODTR following their raid on Quayside 105. The dj on air shut off the power and kept the door locked when the two men from the ODTR arrived. The presenter then rang for help – standard station procedure for ABC. A stand-off ensued and the two ODTR representatives were refused entry to the premises. After receiving a phone-call they left.

Comment: Best wishes to all at ABC in Waterford.

Quayside Off Air

Quayside 105 in Waterford are off air following a visit today from the ODTR who were in the area investigating interference to Garda frequencies. No equipment was taken.

Record Attempt

Hospital Radio Chelmsford presenter Greg Daines is attempting the world record for longest continuous radio broadcast which currently stands at 72 hours. The programme started at 7am this morning and Greg needs to be still doing his thing at 7am on Saturday to equal the record. Updates and webcam pictures are available at HRC’s website.

DMR Return

DMR FM has returned to 93.2MHz in Dublin with a weak signal following recent problems which have kept them off-air for nearly two weeks. Station launch plans have been put back until Christmas.

Gold Relays

Capital Gold, the classic hits station from London, was relayed overnight on FM in Dublin through the transmitters of ABC 94FM. Relays started late last night and continued through until lunchtime today when a continuous compilation of unidentified music was broadcast for about an hour before the relay resumed – this time from CLASSIC GOLD which aired for the afternoon. From 5pm transmissions returned to continuous looping music with neither idents or RDS. These lasted through to the early hours before a relay of Classic Gold resumed. Relays went out on both 94.3MHz and 87.6MHz.

Comment: Someone’s got their Sky Digital installed!

Live Chaos

Live 95FM, Limerick’s licensed service, caused chaos in the city yesterday when it gave away a prize of £10,000 in a competition they called “Four Play”. The prize was awarded for catching a particular four songs in a row and callers jammed all the telephone exchanges in an effort to win a choice of a trip around the world, a new car, a pot-bellied pig or the cash.

Comment: With CKR FM running a similar competition for it’s upcoming 11th birthday celebrations it’s not a bad time to point out that Radio Nova were first in Ireland with this idea too – nearly 20 years ago!

Magic Requests

Magic 105FM are working on plans to introduce online requests with a new interactive twist through their website. They are hoping to have this facility within the next few weeks. Magic 105 broadcast from Co Monaghan into Northern Ireland on 105.1FM and 105.8FM.

Comment: Stay tuned for details (ouch!)

ABC Power Boost

Dublin pirate station ABC 94FM’s 87.6MHz transmitter received a much-needed boost in power today resulting in a noticeably improved signal in many areas.

Ray for Today

Today FM introduced a ‘new face on the radio’ today in the form of Ray D’Arcy (but no Zig and Zag!) presenting the first of his daily shows at 10am. A slight reshuffle sees Tim Kelly moved to the afternoon slot while Philip Cawley is on holidays, and with Ian Dempsey back from his latest vacation, Today FM are hoping that the new look schedule will grab them a further increase in audience share on the back of the recent JNLR figures.

Caroline Returns to 102.5

Radio Caroline Dublin moved from 102.6MHz back to 102.5MHz at 7.15pm this evening to avoid interference from Raidió na Gaeltachta’s 102.7MHz Claremont Carn transmissions.

Comment: Back home!

Autumn Hits

Hits 106 start a new Autumn schedule from today. Highlights include Dave Harrington returning to a Saturday night slot and also Dar B who is back with Clubzone which will air four nights a week. The full schedule can be found on the station website. Hits 106 broadcast on 106.1MHz in Dublin and 107.1MHz in Wicklow.

2SW

2FM is being relayed on 6220kHz on the shortwave band (monitored with a very good signal in Scotland). This frequency has most recently been used by Laser Hot Hits.

Source Alex Jenkins

Passion Close

Passion FM closed at 7pm this evening after a year of live broadcasting to Dublin and Wicklow. A crowd of listeners, along with presenters from other stations, gathered at the station’s studio in Bray for the final hour to bid farewell.
Listen to a real audio stream of Passion’s final hour from their 103.7MHz transmitter by clicking here.

Comment: Silence is not always golden.

DMR to Return

DMR FM, who have been having link problems after the lovely Irish summer weather of a week ago knocked them off, hope to be back broadcasting on 93.2MHz to Dublin sometime in midweek.

87.6 Dublin

87.6MHz in Dublin was silent for much of this afternoon while work was carried out on their UHF link. The frequency came alive again to test transmissions from approx 4pm (playing some very interesting jingle-package documentaries) and from about 4.45pm the tests cut to continuous music with no id’s. ABC 94FM is scheduled to reappear on this frequency later this evening for a limited period but there are plans for a new service sometime in the future.

Comment: Confused?

Passion Party

Passion FM are inviting their listeners to join them for an on-air party in their studios in Bray for the station’s final hour of broadcast between six and seven pm tomorrow evening.
Passion FM can be found on 103.7MHz in Dublin and 105.2MHz in Wicklow.

Comment: The final hour of Passion FM will also be archived on Radiowaves.FM from tomorrow night.

UCB Return to Dublin

UCB can be heard in Dublin once again. Their Christian broadcasts are being relayed on 549kHz on the medium wave band.

Comment: Presumably the ODTR would pray for forgiveness after a raid?

New Relay on 1593

Cross Rhythms Radio is now being relayed on 1593kHz on medium wave, which was the frequency ABC in Dublin had planned to use.
The signal is strongest in Northern areas of the country and the station’s Christian music programming has also been heard on this frequency in North-West England and Scotland.
Cross Rhythms is part of the UCB (United Christian Broadcasting) stable and they have a website which you can visit at www.crossrhythms.co.uk

Comment: Plans for an Irish am music service on 1593 now on hold due to divine intervention!

CKR Not In Trouble

CKR FM are denying that their future is hanging in the balance. The station’s chief executive has instead insisted that CKR FM is in “great health”. Earlier in the year it emerged that CKR Limited had been struck off the Companies Register after failing to file accounts. This led to Carlow Kildare Radio Limited being dissolved on the 16th of June.

Comment: Talk about bad timing with the station’s licence due for renewal shortly!

End of the Line for Passion

Wicklow dance station Passion FM will cease broadcasting at 7pm on Sunday evening with no plans to return. The station received a visit from two members of the ODTR today who also visited both of their transmitter sites in Wicklow before they requested the station to stop broadcasting or face 2 years in jail and/or a £20,000 fine.

Back on the East Coast

East Coast Radio’s 94.9MHz transmitter is broadcasting again. Transmissions ceased on this frequency during the dire weather conditions last Friday but have recommenced albeit with a few teething problems. The station can also be received on 96.2MHz and 102.9MHz.

Comment: They’ll remember this ‘Summer in Dublin’ (of course they’re based in Wicklow but there hasn’t been a song called ‘Summer in Wicklow!)

Full-time Caroline?

Radio Caroline are considering the possibility of running full-time broadcasts on 1296kHz as a result of the major success of last weekend’s one day broadcast. However, financial considerations may scupper any such plans.
Meanwhile, Caroline’s full-time net broadcasts which consist of some specially recorded programmes; repeated programming from their weekend Astra broadcasts; and continuous album music, are now up and running.

Source: Anorak Hour News

Comment: Despite the fact that we wouldn’t receive the broadcasts in Ireland, the notion of Caroline on am full-time is overwhelming

C Not Automatic

C101.3’s non-stop eighties mix was off air all day today.

Comment: Stick an eighties compilation cd into your player and you won’t miss it!

The Sound of Eighty-Seven Six

ABC 94FM are no longer on 87.6MHz in Dublin which is now home to a looping announcement stating “24 hours a day – this is Eighty-Seven Six” and also “Eighty-Seven Six FM – the sound of Eighty-Seven Six”.

Comment: Change in the air at ABC/Beat/Gold

Free FM

Dublin’s FM band was very bare this afternoon with a whole host of stations off the air from about 1.30pm, mainly due to power cuts at their transmitter sites caused by adverse weather conditions.

Amongst those off air were K.I.C. FM, Radio Dublin, Power FM, Radio Caroline Dublin, Kiss FM, Mater Hospital Radio and DMR FM.

Some stations were still on but not on all frequencies – ESG were off on 94.1, Hot Radio were off on 99.1, LMFM were off on 95.5 and East Coast Radio were off on 94.9. CKR were also off air on 97.6MHz.

Stations started reappearing from about 5pm.

Comment: The ODTR must have been doing a few rain-dances last night!

Mayo for Breakfast Served Again

BBC Radio 1’s Simon Mayo show can once again be heard crystal clear on Dublin’s FM band courtesy of Freedom 92FM. In addition to Radio 1’s breakfast show, Freedom have extended relays of the UK national pop channel until 12 midday.

Testing 1593

Test-tones have been transmitted this evening on 1593kHz medium wave with the signal strongest in North Cavan close to the Co Cavan – Co Fermanagh border. Blank carriers have also been monitored on this frequency on a number of occasions in the past week.

Reporter: Sean Brady.

Comment: 2+2 = The medium wave station from ABC/Beat…then again, maybe it equals 5?

Tribunal Affair

RTÉ Radio 1 plan to broadcast reenactments of tribunals as a stand-alone programme in their peak evening slot. Proving very popular with listeners, reenactments have already featured as part of the channel’s 7pm show “Tonight With Vincent Browne” but this programme will no longer be a part of radio schedules as its host is moving to television.

ABC Off

ABC 94FM were off air yet again today up until evening time. Broadcasts on both 94.3MHz and 87.6MHz have been missing for the last three weekdays, reappearing in the evenings, and it is unclear whether this is for routine maintenance or that there are problems at the station. A blank carrier has also been heard on 1593kHz, the frequency for the by now long overdue MW station planned by ABC, but again, whether this is related is unclear.

Caroline Alive

Radio Caroline Dublin have reintroduced live programming after a long absence with BBC Five Live being relayed during downtime on a temporary basis. They can be found by tuning to 102.6MHz.

Comment: Welcome back to a sorely missed friend.

Everyone’s doing great!

RTÉ Radio, Today FM and just about every other station in the country are claiming that more and more people are tuning their way. It can only mean today’s release of the JNLR figures covering the period July 99 – June 2000. Countrywide, yesterday RTÉ Radio 1 are getting 30%, 2FM 28% and Today FM 14%. In Dublin RTÉ Radio 1 are pulling in 40% of listeners with 16% each for 2FM, FM104 and 98FM. Overall the RTÉ stations are getting a 49% share and the independents 51%.

Comment: Such a shame that the pirates aren’t included. It would be nice to have a true reflection of who’s listening to what and it might also put an end to the whole ESG v Hot debate currently boring everyone to tears on bulletin boards.

Dixon Attacked

FM104’s R&B specialist Tony Dixon was attacked at the weekend in a pub in Castleknock. He was 15 minutes into his set when he was struck over the head with a bottle by a man who had repeatedly requested songs which the he refused to play. The attack has left the dj badly scarred.

Off Passion

Passion FM went off air today around lunchtime but were back on within a couple of hours. Passion FM can be found on 103.7MHz in Dublin and 105.2MHz in Wicklow.

Caroline on the Web

Radio Caroline launched her full-time internet broadcasts today with a special broadcast on medium wave and shortwave as well as the regular Astra 19E broadcast. The site to go to to access Caroline on the web is radio-caroline.nl.

Off and On

Hot Radio were off air most of today on both their frequencies, as was ABC 94FM on 94.3MHz and 87.6MHz. Both stations reappeared later in the day.

Chris Cary Has Had a Stroke

Chris Cary has had a severe stroke and is presently in hospital in the Isle of Wight. The incident happened over three weeks ago but the chriscary.com site was updated today for the first time since it happened. Chris’ application for parole was also heard last Wednesday but failed.
Letters of sympathy or get well cards can be sent to Chris via:- Saint Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Rd, Isle of Wight, England

Madness

Mad Radio are back on 93.2MHz broadcasting to Dublin’s city centre. The station had moved to 101.8MHz but interference to NEAR FM, the licensed community station for Dublin’s north-east, meant transmissions had to cease. 

Energy Jam

Energy 106 is being jammed in Belfast by a pirate operator who is running copied Energy material and using a fake american accent. The jamming commenced this afternoon and Energy have reported the jamming to the Radio Communications Agency. Lawrence John has stated that he is willing to pay for any services which leads to the tracking down of the jammer.
Report: Miles J

For Sale

88.1 has been put up for sale including the aerial system and mountain site. Details can be found on the Radiowaves Noticeboard.

ESG Off

In Dublin, ESG FM were off air most of this afternoon on 94.1MHz for technical adjustments.

Big L Memories

Radio London continue their 28 day RSL service with a 33rd anniversary special tomorrow to mark the day they closed. Highlight of the day’s special programming will be a rebroadcast of the final 2 hours from 1pm UK time. Those who cannot receive the broadcasts off air can tune in via the Big L website at www.bigl.co.uk which is worth a visit anyway!

Sky Calls BBC’s Tune

BBC Radio 1’s sentimental feature “Our Tune” will be on TV on Sky One from next month. Simon Bates – the man who made it a ‘must-weep’ feature for millions of listeners – will present.

ABC Back

ABC 94FM has returned to the airwaves on their usual 94.3MHz plus the 87.6MHz frequency usually occupied by Beat/Gold. RDS is restored to ‘ABC 94FM’ and not ‘94.3 MHZ’ as it was for a few days before they went off air in early July.

Caroline Return

Radio Caroline Dublin hope to return to the airwaves from the middle of next week. Forced to stop broadcasting after complaints made to the ODTR by Lite FM, Caroline returned to 102.6MHz last week only to suffer link problems which they are presently working on.

Atlantic web

Atlantic 252 – the long wave station broadcasting to the UK and Ireland – have put up a temporary page at their website where listeners can tune in on the internet. Atlantic’s website is due for a full launch at the beginning of October. The address is www.atlantic252.com

Confusion is Mad

Dublin station Mad Radio will broadcast from 101.8MHz using 5-10 watts until the current confusion over 93.2MHz is resolved.

Nova Move

Nova Dance, who are under new management, have now relocated to a new studio in a Dublin city centre location. Nova Dance broadcast to Dublin on 94.7MHz.

Golden Reading

Dublin automated station Gold FM, which broadcasts on frequencies 87.6MHz and 94.3MHz on weekends, now have their own dedicated RDS which reads ‘G O L D ‘.

98 Weblift

Dublin’s 98FM have given their website a facelift. The new-look version is available at the same address: 98fm.ie

Raids Expected

Magic 105, Kiss 106 and Energy 106 face the threat of raids following recent correspondence between Jim Rodgers of the UUP in Northern Ireland and An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, whose reply stated that it is an urgent priority to have the stations raided.
Report: Miles J

DMR Plan Launch

DMR FM – who recently broadcast tests under the name Fantasy FM on 106.9MHz – will start an automated service from Monday on 93.2MHz.
Station power is currently low (140watt ERP) due to the proximity of Raidió na Gaeltachta but will be gradually increased to full power by the time the station launches, which will be mid-September at the earliest.

So NEAR

NEAR FM are back on air on 101.6MHz on Dublin’s northside with a new tower and RDS restored to ‘NEAR–FM‘.

DMR Loop

DMR FM are running a looped announcement in stereo on 93.2MHz in Dublin.

The announcement states “Frequency check 93.2FM – 1.5kw of power on 93.2. You’ve got Dublin’s Dance Music Radio – DMR FM, broadcasting soon. Stay tuned for more details. Launching soon”

Stolen Equipment Returned

NEAR FM and FM104 have had their stolen equipment recovered by police after official pirate radio detection experts managed to locate station broadcasts in Rathfarnham, Dublin.
Other equipment relating to recent thefts at East Coast Radio and CKR FM was also discovered.

Hot back on 99.1

Hot Radio is back broadcasting on the ill-fated 99.1 transmitter belonging to Glenn Kelly. This follows on-air announcements from ESG FM last night that they would no longer be using the frequency.

Radio by Satellite on the Way to the Masses

Sky Digital’s free dish and receiver offer will be available to subscribers in the Republic of Ireland for the first time from September providing you sign for a year’s subscription.

This will open up a new world of radio channels to Irish listeners, although BBC Radio 5 Live is encrypted outside the UK and is not available to Irish subscribers.

It is, of course, worth pointing out that the vast majority of satellite-delivered radio stations are available free to air and can be picked up using any satellite receiver.

NEAR Site Vandalised

The transmission site of Dublin community station NEAR FM was vandalised today at approx 4pm and equipment was stolen – namely their transmitter and their RDS encoder.

About an hour later broadcasts returned to 101.6MHz but this time bearing the RDS COOL–FM.

The individual conned his way onto site using the name of NEAR FM’s engineer.

‘Cool FM’ is still on air late tonight.

It will take some time before NEAR FM return to air as their mast was also destroyed in the attack.

FM104 KOd

Dublin’s FM104 were off air last night for a period following a break-in at their transmitter site which necessitated broadcasting from a standby transmitter in Hume House for a period. They are now back on from 3 Rock following a temporary repair job, although there was thousands of pounds worth of equipment ruined.

Today Want Ray

Today FM, Ireland’s independent national radio service, want to sign Ray D’Arcy to present a morning programme on the station.

TV3 Wants Radio Licence

TV3 – Ireland’s independent television service – has informed the IRTC that it is interested in operating a regional radio service.

TV3’s last attempt at securing a licence was a failed bid for the licence awarded to Lite FM.

Caroline to Return

Radio Caroline Dublin will be returning to the airwaves this Tuesday, August 1st, in the early evening.
The station has installed new equipment and is ready to resume broadcasting, this time on a frequency of 102.6MHz

Source: Anorak Hour News

Stafford Denies Pushing for RTÉ Radio 2 Close

James Stafford of Century Radio has denied that he ever pushed for RTÉ Radio 2 to be closed down.

Stafford said at the Flood Tribunal today that it was his view that RTÉ Radio 2 should be closed as it was using the RTÉ licence fee to sell below-cost advertising to stifle competition.

Capital Radio in London, which took a stake in Century, also believed it should be closed.

But, he said, it was never a requirement, and it was not included in the 1990 legislation.

John Moves to the Galaxy

John Dempsey is leaving Hot Radio to join ESG FM. John – the man behind Dream FM and the highly recommended new ESG website – will occupy the Saturday evening slot from 6-8pm.
ESG FM broadcast to Dublin on 93.8, 94.1 & 99.1MHz.

Hot Cooling Off

Hot Radio is to vacate their second frequency of 88.1 MHz it was announced today. The frequency was used by the station on a temporary basis and has now been taken by a former partner in Hot. A transmitter is in place and a new station will broadcast from 88.1 to Dublin soon.

Ozone to Leave a Hole in SW?

Ozone Radio, the shortwave pirate station based in Dublin, may be leaving the airwaves within a month owing to a lack of interest from listeners, according to SRSnews.

Station controller Prince Terry has been making on-air statements regarding lack of interest, in particular very few letters.

Ozone Radio has been on air for 3 decades and was formerly known as Westside Radio.

The station broadcasts on Sunday mornings usually from about 8am and carries a deferred relay of Phantom FM’s ‘The Anorak Hour’.

Mix Off Again

The Irish Mix were again off air for long periods this morning but are now back on their frequency of 90.3MHz.

Phantom New Links

Dublin Indie station Phantom FM were off air for about a half an hour today at approx 4pm as they were in the process of changing their UHF link receiver at their transmission site, replacing a temporary one put in on Thursday when they moved their frequency away from the RTÉ digital test frequency.

Big Members Required

Internet based radio station KSEXradio.com are embarking on a search to find the world’s most well endowed man! They have already had an entry from a Los Angeles man claiming 14 inches. The top three entries will be flown to California from anywhere in the world and win a years supply of hot dogs as well as the chance to show off their winning member on national tv! It can all be found on their website from where you can also enter if you think you have what it takes. It’s all at ksexradio.com.

Dodgy Mix

The Irish Mix were suffering audio problems today and were off air for a long period from 7.30 this evening.

Atlantic push website

Atlantic 252 have appointed e-business consultancy E-Marketing to develop its new website which they hope will be the most innovative radio station website ever created. A live stream will also be available.

The long wave station, which is based in Co Meath, is about to announce details of it’s £1m marketing push, and all of this follows a 20% audience increase since its new schedule launch in January.

The site is due for official launch on October 1st. 

MW Caroline

Radio Caroline will be back on medium wave with high-powered transmissions next month for the first time since 1990. The broadcast will be in honour of the Dutch Caroline Supporters Day which takes place on August 19th – also the 11th anniversary of the UK/Dutch armed raid on the Ross Revenge – and the frequency will be 1296 kHz.

Baker Reunited

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 david.baker1@lineone.net.

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.

Phantom Live

Phantom FM will be broadcasting The Frames live in concert from Whelans in Wexford St this coming Friday and the programme will include interviews with the band.

This is a follow-up to the very successful inaugural live Blink concert which the station aired recently.

Phantom can be found on 91.6MHz in Dublin and you will also be able to listen to the concert live from their website at phantomfm.com

More details on this and other events by writing to promotions@phantomfm.com.

Less Energy

Energy 106 FM is running on substantially reduced power due to damage incurred from repeated ESB power failures up at Alien Mountain, Co Monaghan. This may lead to a delay in the introduction of the Magic – Power Country service on 107.7 while the main Energy 106.6 6KW transmitter is repaired. This also effects the Magic 105 service to the west on 105.8.

Beat RDS

Beat FM now have RDS on their signal. It reads BEAT FM and doesn’t change when Gold FM is broadcasting!

The station broadcasts an around the clock automated mix to Dublin on 87.6MHz and temporarily on 94.3MHz.

Mad Radio confirm return

Mad Radio have confirmed that they will be recommencing broadcasting from this weekend whilst they await new equipment. There are no plans to increase power and they will broadcast the same varied mix of music including rap, dance and metal.

Meanwhile, if there are any community or charity organisations who would like to advertise upcoming events on Mad Radio they would be glad to help out. The details can be sent by e-mail to madradio@dublin.com.

Mad Radio broadcast to Dublin city on 93.2MHz. 

First for TalkSport

TalkSport in the UK are claiming a first with the novel idea of inviting listeners to record audio email messages through their website to be sent to the station for later broadcast.

High-ranking Virgin

Virgin Radio – the UK adult contemporary station – have been ranked the third most listened to online station worldwide.
First and second places went to internet only stations provided by NetRadio.
Stations were ranked by the total amount of hours spent listening.