East Coast FM are now broadcasting on their new north Wicklow channel of 99.9MHz, the frequency which will replace 94.9FM.
The Board at East Coast FM have announced the appointment of Ciara O’Connor as General Manager at the station. This is subject to approval by the BCI. Ciara previously worked at Live 95FM in Limerick as Sales Manager, then at 98FM as Direct Sales Manager. For the last two years she has been working with NRS (New Revenue Solutions – the London office of an Australian Radio Sales Consultancy Company) dealing with stations around the UK and Ireland and helping drive revenue at those stations. Through NRS, Ciara has worked closely with East Coast FM, as well as Radio Kerry and Lite FM in Ireland.
Heart Media, owned by Seán Ashmore, will buy a majority stake in Wicklow station East Coast FM at an EGM today. Heart is set to buy out a number of investors, including Communicorp’s 27% share. This will give Ashmore, a director with the station, around 75% control of East Coast, which also holds shares in Dublin’s Country Mix 106.8FM and Kildare’s KFM.