Pirates will have to walk the plank was a headline from The Cork Examiner dated February 17th 1997
Timeline: Dismissed radio presenter seeks court injunction was a headline from The Irish Examiner dated July 12th 1997
Timeline: Radio DJ in court challenge to block sacking was a headline in the Irish Independent dated July 19th 1987
Timeline: Station didn’t tell me about election ban, says sacked radio presenter was a headline in the Irish Examiner dated July 19th 1987
Pirates still loose on the airwaves was a headline from The Evening Herald dated February 5th 1999.
Radio pirates know how to play the game
Dublin chart music station Freedom 92FM announced today that they were to close. The shock announcement was made on this afternoon’s Mike O’Brien show and the station were flooded with phone-calls, texts and emails from distraught listeners.
“Some of the listeners were in tears,” Mike told Radiowaves News. It was later admitted that it was an April Fool’s Day hoax.
Dublin station Freedom FM have been off the air since 8.15 this evening as a result of a power failure after an ESB transformer blew up. They hope to be back on air as soon as possible on 92.0MHz.
Freedom FM are to make a return to Dublin’s FM band from September 18th. The former pirate station, who returned as an online outfit last year, will broadcast for thirty days consecutively under a temporary licence granted by the BAI. It will also be available in Cork, Limerick and Galway.
Freedom FM first appeared in March 1995, broadcasting from a garden shed in Templeogue. It ran until the infamous Black Tuesday raids of May 2003.
The majority of the old familiar names will be involved with the new Freedom FM, which will broadcast on 105.2MHz in Dublin and on different frequencies in the other broadcast areas.
Visit the new Freedom website here.
Revisit the old 00s website in our Museum by tapping here.
The Freedom FM database page at Radiowaves.fm is here.
And you can listen back to how the station used to sound by tapping here.