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Club FM


Club FM were a Dublin dance pirate radio station which was on air from 1990-2000 on 106.4MHz.

Club FM launched in September 1990 from a garden shed based in Glenn O’Ceallaigh’s parent’s house in Blanchardstown, a suburban town in west Dublin.

The station operated on a part-time basis for two years before migrating to 24 hour a day broadcasting in 1992.

Club FM only covered the Blanchardstown area until they found a mountain site in 1994, which gave them coverage all over Dublin.

This gave the station two distinct histories. Until 1994 they operated as a hobbyist station, happy to be heard in their own locale. But when listeners could tune in from all over the city, it really took off.

They replaced the shed with a new studio built from scratch in the exact same location – the back garden in Blanchardstown. They stayed in this location for the full life of the station and they were never raided.

The upgrade from the garden shed
Photo by kind courtesy of Glenn Ó’Ceallaigh

Newspaper Coverage

Evening Herald – May 9th 1995

Station information thanks to Glenn Ó’Ceallaigh / Tony Weston

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