Red Launch in Two Weeks

Red FM, Cork’s new licensed station, will launch at 8am on Wednesday January 16th. Music on test will replace the tone on the station’s various frequencies over the next few days.

Red FM, Cork's new licensed station, will launch at 8am on Wednesday January 16th. Music on test will replace the tone on the station's various frequencies over the next few days.

Speaking to Radiowaves News today, the station’s assistant Programme Controller and Music Director Matt Dempsey said: “We’ve had our fair share of setbacks over the months, from planning to just about everything you can think of, but we believe that from the 16th we will be able to hold our heads up and be proud of the service we will provide for the youth of Cork.”
That service includes an exciting new evening slot for ex-Laser 558 presenter Charlie Wolf. Other presenters confirmed for the station’s line-up include former Live 95FM star Richie O’Shea in the breakfast slot, Matt Dempsey (himself formerly with Live 95FM) in the ‘Drivetime’ slot and, in a bold move, Red FM will air a dance music show for four hours each weekday evening from 6pm. This will be hosted by ex-FM104 presenter Keith Cunningham. The station’s overnights will be automated.
Weekend shows include The Big Red bench on Saturdays and Sundays presented by Trevor Welsh, a local lad who is well-known as the face of TV3 Sport.
“Other weekend shows include Black on Red, an RnB Show mixed live with Cork Legend Stevie G,” according to Matt Dempsey. He continues: “We also have Green on Red, an Irish Music Show on Sunday nights presented by Colm O’Sullivan who joins us from 96FM.” O’Sullivan will also produce Charlie Wolf’s show. Finally, Pink on Red will be a Saturday night programme for Cork’s gay community.