Dublin station Freedom 92FM have announced that they will be starting 24 hour a day broadcasting shortly.
In Dublin, Hot Radio’s live launch was hit by a power-cut on their mountain site this evening. All set to launch at 7pm, power went just after 6.30 also putting Freedom FM off-air. Power returned at about 7.45 but ABC 94FM were on Freedom’s 92FM frequency (as well as their usual 94.3MHz), however Freedom returned at 7.55pm. Meanwhile Hot Radio were carrying RDS and a test-tone on both of their frequencies.
Live programming on Hot Radio finally got under way with a countdown at 8pm. Power is slightly reduced and it will be a while before normality returns. Hot Radio are now broadcasting live programming to Dublin on 99.4MHz and 88.1MHz.
BBC Radio 1’s Simon Mayo show can once again be heard crystal clear on Dublin’s FM band courtesy of Freedom 92FM. In addition to Radio 1’s breakfast show, Freedom have extended relays of the UK national pop channel until 12 midday.
Freedom 92FM in Dublin were off the air for most of today due to transmitter problems which were resolved in the evening. The station will also be off air at some point this coming weekend for the installation of new aerials. Freedom FM can be found on 92.0MHz.
Sun 101FM were just a blank carrier for periods today but returned in the evening. Also blank today was DMR FM and another station blank for a short period was Freedom 92FM.
Jason Dee will be the new Drivetime presenter on Freedom 92FM from next week. This follows the departure of Mike O’Brien. Jason will be on air Mondays through Thursdays from 3pm – 6pm. He has been working on Energy 94FM, but regards his new position with excited anticipation.
Speaking to Radiowaves News he says: “I had a great month at Energy but I’d like to work with a more open-minded music mix.”
Jokingly, he warns not to expect too much at first: “The first week of The Cruise will be a disaster with all the wrong buttons being pushed and lots of ‘erms’ and ‘errrs’ so don’t tune in! After that though, you can expect a laid-back way to drive home with lots of brand new music first, entertainment news, features, text-in agendas, and lots more besides. I’m looking forward to working with what is, without a doubt, the most listened-to pirate station in Dublin – and a nice bunch of peeps besides!”