Freedom FM extends coverage almost nationwide

Freedom FM Paul Kavanagh, Sean Power with BAI contract, Ralph McGarry

Freedom FM has made a return to Dublin’s FM band, 12 months since its last FM radio broadcast. And this time they are extending their reach to much of the country. The former Templeogue based pirate station will broadcast on FM for thirty days with a temporary licence granted by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Programmes will continue until Sunday the 23rd of October.

Promising to cater for the musical taste of Generation Y, Freedom FM will play a mix of chart, dance, R n’B and rock from their extensive music library of songs which stretches from 1990 to 2009. The station will also air specialist music programmes and features helping listeners to relive the 90s and noughties. Established as an online station in August 2020, Freedom FM secured its first FM radio licence last year broadcasting to Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Galway cities. “This year”, said station manager Sean Power, “we decided to extend our reach to Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford and Cork Counties by adding four new broadcast locations. With eight transmitters on the go, we have one of the largest transmission footprints for any temporary licensed station.

“We are delighted to be bringing our entertaining mix of music from the 90s and noughties to more places across the country. I know our 28 DJs and radio presenters will get a real kick helping those who grew up in the 90s and noughties relive their youth through the music of those two decades.”

The success of last year’s FM broadcasts encouraged the team behind Freedom FM to consider bringing the music of their youth to more regions across Ireland, and so submitted an application to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in March this year, signing contracts in September. The station will broadcast to Dublin on 105.2 FM, as well as Cork, Galway, and Limerick cities, and counties Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford and Cork on different frequencies under a 30 day temporary broadcast license from the BAI. The station continues to broadcast around the world online so those living outside the reception areas can still tune in via the website or through a smart speaker.

Pictured: LtoR Paul Kavanagh, Sean Power with BAI contract, Ralph McGarry Freedom FM

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