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.
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.
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!
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.
“Adios and not goodbye…for this is just the start of a great new adventure”…these were the closing words of an emotion-charged eight minute speech from station director Colm Dunphy as Waterford’s ABC Power 104FM closed today, Bank Holiday Monday, at 4pm.
They treated listeners to an ‘inside’ look at the popular station with presenters – past and present – returning to say their goodbyes.
The station closed to meet the requirements of their second licence attempt in thirteen years. Long regarded as one of the most professional pirate broadcasters in Ireland, ABC claim to have secured major financial backing for its forthcoming proposal for a regional broadcasting franchise.
Also, in recent weeks the station commissioned (at a cost of several thousand pounds) research into the listening habits of the local marketplace. They plan to publish the findings soon.