Live Chaos

Live 95FM, Limerick’s licensed service, caused chaos in the city yesterday when it gave away a prize of £10,000 in a competition they called “Four Play”. The prize was awarded for catching a particular four songs in a row and callers jammed all the telephone exchanges in an effort to win a choice of a trip around the world, a new car, a pot-bellied pig or the cash.

Comment: With CKR FM running a similar competition for it’s upcoming 11th birthday celebrations it’s not a bad time to point out that Radio Nova were first in Ireland with this idea too – nearly 20 years ago!

Lightning Live

Limerick’s Live 95FM were suffering transmission problems as a result of thunder and lightning this morning. The station was silenced in the middle of their midday news bulletin and remained off for about ten minutes.

Galway AM

A new medium wave licence for the Galway area has been awarded to Galway 2AM, the BCI announced today. Galway Bay FM are behind the new station and the licence award is subject to successful completion of the contract. The expected frequency is 1359kHz with 2kW of power. Start-up costs are estimated at €320,000 and the station hopes to be up and running at the start of next year.