In Dublin, the stolen 99.1 transmitter has been recovered. The equipment, which is the property of Glenn Kelly who recently pulled out of ESG and offered the use of the transmitter to Hot Radio, was stolen from Kiltipper Hill on Sunday at 4pm.
Yesterday morning’s broadcasts were traced to Terenure but were switched off just as apprehension was imminent. However a friend of “Tony Quinn” (real name Paul Archer from Blanchardstown) was found with the equipment later that day.
Hot Radio are requesting any information on Paul Archer and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin station ESG FM are presently back broadcasting on the 99.1MHz frequency they vacated two weeks ago which has had Hot Radio and “Cool FM” using for broadcasts in that time.
Pulse 103FM, referred to by many as “The Pirate of the Nineties”, closed down one year ago today hoping for a successful licence application which they didn’t achieve. Essential Galaxy 94FM will be rerunning the final hour of Pulse FM at 6pm this evening!
Dublin dance station ESG FM last night relaunched their website and it’s well worth a visit. Point your browsers to esgfm.com.
John Dempsey is leaving Hot Radio to join ESG FM. John – the man behind Dream FM and the highly recommended new ESG website – will occupy the Saturday evening slot from 6-8pm.
ESG FM broadcast to Dublin on 93.8, 94.1 & 99.1MHz.
Hot Radio is back broadcasting on the ill-fated 99.1 transmitter belonging to Glenn Kelly. This follows on-air announcements from ESG FM last night that they would no longer be using the frequency.
In Dublin, ESG FM were off air most of this afternoon on 94.1MHz for technical adjustments.
ESG FM’s station manager James Davids has this evening issued a statement stating that ESG is “NOT closing under any circumstances” and that a relaunch with big changes is on the way.
He also asks for supporters to “take no note of any of the rumours”.
The Dublin-based dance music station had been planning a move from their temporary premises of the past few weeks into a new studio which explains why they have had neither live programming nor RDS for the past few days.
ESG FM’s service was down for most of today but returned in the evening. The station broadcast to Dublin on 94.1FM and 93.8FM.
ESG FM’s station manager James Davids this morning said that the station’s relaunch is due in about a week’s time and that he can say no more.
Energy FM is the name of ‘The New 94’. The station – previously ESG FM – relaunched this morning with RDS reading ENERGY. The website is up and running but there is no telephone number yet and the live stream is coming soon.
Comment: It seemed like an age arriving and the new name surprised nobody but it should all be worthwhile. The best of luck to all at ‘The New 94’.