WXTC launched tonight on 91.6MHz in Dublin. The station, who have been supplying radio on demand over the internet for the past few months, plan to run live programming in the evenings on Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays and all day at weekends. Work is continuing on their studio and if all goes to plan live broadcasts will commence on Sunday morning at 9am.
Gem 88FM – on 88.1MHz – were on a blank carrier for a short period tonight.
WXTC – new to 91.6MHz – finished the day on a blank carrier.
WXTC have been marking the 20th anniversary of the Stardust tragedy by playing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ at the top of every hour.
In the early hours of Valentine’s Day 1981 a fire engulfed the Stardust nightclub in north Dublin leaving 48 dead and many maimed or injured.
The tragedy shocked the nation and the wounds are still raw to this day.
At the time, RTÉ Radio 2 (now 2FM) played ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon non-stop overnight even though the station usually finished broadcasting each night at 1.50am.
DMR FM – on 97.8MHz – were off air again today.
WXTC – on 91.6MHz – were on a blank carrier for part of this morning.
Heard playing rock music on and off in some parts of the city over the past couple of weeks have been Star FM on 102.5MHz. They are also airing their own jingle package.
WXTC, on 91.6MHz in Dublin, were on a blank carrier late last night and into the early hours of this morning.