Bray-based dance music station Passion FM now have a dedicated transmitter broadcasting to Co Wicklow on 105.2MHz. Broadcasts continue to Dublin on 103.7MHz.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.