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.
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!)
East Coast Radio presenter Nick Eogan has announced his retirement after almost twenty years of broadcasting in Wicklow. The station’s executive producer Pat Hannon speaking to The Bray People, said: “Nick would be one of the founding fathers of radio in Bray. He will be sorely missed by the listeners. Nick is very natural on the radio and this I think is his appeal to listeners. He doesn’t put on a radio voice, he is just himself. He was also a great man for telling stories on the radio”.
Nick’s last show will be this Sunday although he has indicated that he will continue to do the odd special for the station
East Coast FM will be getting into the spirit of Hallowe’en by sending some of its presenters to Wicklow Gaol for a very special night-time radio broadcast called ‘The Gates Of Hell’.
Rob G, Ryan O’ Neill, Gareth Farrell, Tommy Greene and Mathieu Norry are the brave station presenters who will be joined by mediums Angie & Keith Freeland and paranormal investigators to try and communicate with the spirits that lurk in Wicklow’s Historic Gaol.
Speaking about the show, East Coast FM presenter Ryan O’ Neill said: “I’ve never done anything like this before but I’m really looking forward to it. Wicklow Gaol has a long history of paranormal activity so we’re hoping to pick something up on the night. I am a little nervous though!”
The show will include the history of Wicklow Gaol and will be broadcast on Sunday October 31st at 11pm on East Coast FM.