Private radio station in Limerick was an article in The Irish Press dated February 5th 1936
Pirate radio station broadcast was an article in The Irish Press dated February 25th 1936
RTÉ jeopardise Limerick jobs was a newspaper comment from the Limerick Leader dated July 8th 1978
Tactical Silence by Radio Pirates was a headline from The Evening Press from January 5th 1979
Hopeful Pirate was a headline from The Evening Echo from January 5th 1979
Big L The last of the Pirates was a headline from The Limerick Leader from January 6th 1979
Adams pirate show ‘unwise’ was a newspaper headline from The Irish Press dated February 11th 1987
A legend in his own airtime was a newspaper headline from The Irish Press dated February 15th 1988
UK pulls the plug on local satellite radio is a headline from The Limerick Leader from January 16th 1999.
Kiss FM Limerick’s 106.0MHz transmissions are presently off the air because thieves stole their transmitters in Newcastlewest last Wednesday at 1.10am.
Kiss FM Limerick’s West County transmitter on 106.0MHz is off air at present. Their 106.3MHz transmissions in the city are unaffected. On-air announcements say that 106FM is off due to serious technical problems – it is hoped that it will be back on air on Thursday.
Meanwhile Country music station Galtee Radio 102.4MHz are also being heard at present via a relay transmitter on 104.1MHz.
Off air in Limerick for the past while have been the 107.9FM and 103.35FM transmissions for “All Hit Radio”.
Pirate radio stations being put off the air
The second UCB relay in Limerick returned to air today, now back on a previous frequency of 105.5MHz. This follows many frequency shifts, the last being on 106.5MHz.
Limerick station Hot Hits FM have told Radiowaves News that they have been forced to move to 100.3FM because of recent problems – referring to Country Gold transmissions close to their previous 103.4MHz frequency.
“We are broadcasting with 50watts erp and we are awaiting the arrival of our 300 watt transmitter by the end of the month,” they continued.
The station can be contacted on 087 2223584.
Limerick’s Live 95FM’s new broadcasting facility, Radio House, was officially opened today by Tanaiste Mary Harney. The station’s new fully digital studios are based on the Dock Road in the city centre.
It has been reported that a small number of Radio Limerick One supporters were present with placards stating “No RLO No Vote”
Junior Minister for Education Willie O’Dea has called for an urgent meeting with Minister for Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Islands, Síle de Valera. This follows the BCI announcement of just one new medium wave special interest licence for Limerick city. O’Dea is convinced that the demand exists for more licences.
Meanwhile, Radio Limerick One’s outspoken presenter Gerry Hannan has described the offer of a single licence for the city as a ‘complete joke’. He thinks that Limerick needs five new licences and has warned that people will refuse to vote in the next general election if RLO do not receive a licence.
“The Broadcasting Commission have thrown this licence to us like a crumb after the mounting political pressure being put on them. We don’t want the crumbs, we want the full loaf of bread,” he said.
Source: Limerick Leader
A delegation from Radio Limerick One will be meeting with Minister for Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Islands, Sile De Valera on next Wednesday (February 13th) to discuss recent official activity against the station. This will follow an RLO-orchestrated protest at the PD Conference in Limerick this Saturday.
Report: Francis Dunne
Limerick station Estuary FM were off air today on their 106.4FM frequency.
Report: Tommy Quille
Limerick’s Estuary FM have shifted frequency for the second time in a week. The station can now be found on 107.7MHz, following last week’s move from 106.7FM to 106.4FM.
Test-tones appeared on 104.2MHz and 105.2MHz in Limerick yesterday. Both these frequencies – along with 90.5MHz – were being used by Radio Limerick One until the station were put off the air by ComReg on Monday. Both transmitters are off the air again today.
RLO Back On Air
Live 95FM, Limerick’s licensed local station, today received the highest number of shortlisted nominations of any radio station in Ireland for The Guinness Radio Advertising Awards. In categories open to advertising agencies and radio stations, they have been nominated for Public Service/Charity advertising and The Greenhorn Award for new talent.
David Tighe, the station’s chief executive, told Radiowaves News: “Limerick’s Live 95FM has some of the best creative people in the country. To make the shortlist against national competition is a tribute to Eric Murphy our producer, and all the staff. We are delighted to be nominated for such prestigious awards by an independent adjudication panel and we are looking forward to the ceremony next Friday.”
Submissions for this year’s awards, which are now in their tenth year, were received from 21 radio stations and 15 advertising agencies.
New Limerick station Easy FM started live test transmissions on 103.3MHz at 4pm today. The tests were hosted by Gerry Hannan, formerly of fellow unlicensed station Radio Limerick One.
Source: Francis Dunne
UTV-owned Limerick’s Live 95FM have achieved a large number of shortlisted entries in this year’s Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards. The radio station has been nominated in five separate categories including the Best News Story category for the third year in a row. They are also shortlisted in the Best Sports Coverage, Best Presenters in a music driven format (Mark and Catriona of the Breakfast Show), Best On-Air Competition and Best Local Station of the year categories.
Live 95’s Chief Executive David Tighe said: “We received nominations in all areas of our output. It’s been a great year for the on-air team:. Firstly, [we had] a massive vote of confidence from our listeners, and now the radio industry recognise what Limerick listeners have known for a while, that they have a station to be proud of.”
The PPI’s are considered to be the Irish equivalent of the Oscars and honour the highest radio standards in local and national stations across the country.
Limerick’s Live 95FM previously won PPI news awards in 2003 and 2004 and earlier this year won a New York Radio Award for news coverage.
The awards ceremony will take place at The Burlington Hotel in Dublin on October 14th and both national and local radio personalities will be in attendance on the night.