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FM104
FM104
is an Independent Local Radio station broadcast across Dublin, Ireland, on the frequency 104.4 MHz. It is operated by Capital Radio Productions Limited (unconnected with, and not to be confused with, Capital Radio
Capital Radio
plc), and is a subsidiary of the Wireless Group, which itself is a subsidiary of News UK. The station broadcasts under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. FM104
FM104
broadcasts from Macken House in Dublin's Docklands.

Contents

1 History 2 List of current FM104
FM104
presenters 3 FM104
FM104
News

3.1 FM104
FM104
News Team 3.2 FM104
FM104
sports presenters

4 FM104
FM104
Production 5 FM104
FM104
podcasts 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Capital Radio, as the station was originally called, was the first Independent Local Radio contractor to take to the air on 20 July 1989. The station was owned by a consortium of Irish media and entertainment figures and managed by Mike Hogan. Although initially moderately successful, following the launch of rival 98FM, the station consistently trailed in the ratings. In May 1991, the station relaunched as Rock 104, however this was unsuccessful and in late 1991 it underwent a restructuring under new CEO Dermot Hanrahan, who relaunched the station in April 1992 as Dublin's FM104, using the tag-line "Superstars of the 80s and 90s". This format was moderately successful allowing the station to reach financial stability. However, the station still lagged behind its competitor 98FM. A change in programming direction in 1995, together with the introduction of the highly successful The Strawberry Alarm Clock, saw it finally overtake 98FM, though 98FM would itself undergo a (less radical) relaunch, dropping the "Classic Hits" moniker, and poaching Chris Barry for a time.In April 1996 FM104
FM104
moved into the Number 1 slot in the Dublin market for the first time. Since then, FM104
FM104
and 98FM have been keen rivals, however in the JNLR survey published in October 2012, FM104 has almost double the daily listeners and market share of 98FM. In 2004 the original shareholders sold the station to Scottish Radio Holdings for €30m, in the first of a sequence of ownership changes. SRH were subsequently sold to EMAP, who in turn sold the station in 2007. Denis O'Brien's Communicorp
Communicorp
was the highest bidder for Emap's Irish operations when that company decided to sell its radio stations, buying FM104, Highland Radio
Highland Radio
and Today FM on 14 July 2007.[1][2][3] In October 2007, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland
Broadcasting Commission of Ireland
(BCI) approved Communicorp's proposed takeover of Today FM and Highland Radio, but not FM104.[4][5] The deal was completed by January 2008.[6] Due to a Competition Authority decision, Communicorp
Communicorp
was required to sell-on FM104, which it did (to UTV Media) immediately upon its acquisition. O'Brien offloaded Highland Radio
Highland Radio
in mid-2008.[7][8] On 8 October 2007, it was announced by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland that it would not agree to the sale of FM104
FM104
to Communicorp, although it granted approval for the acquisition of Today FM and Highland Radio. [1]. On 19 December 2007 it was announced that UTV Media had agreed to purchase FM104, subject to approval from the BCI and the Competition Authority. Under the structure of the agreement Communicorp
Communicorp
acquired FM104
FM104
but sold it immediately to UTV Media, thus keeping to the spirit of the earlier BCI ruling and allowing it to acquire the other EMAP stations. [2] [3] The sale of FM104
FM104
to UTV Media was completed on 10 April 2008. List of current FM104
FM104
presenters[edit]

Jim-Jim Nugent (FM104's The Strawberry Alarm Clock) Mark Noble (FM104's The Strawberry Alarm Clock / Music Director / Assistant Programme Director) Andy Preston (FM104's 10-3 Show / FM104's Hit 20) Ben Murray (FM104's The Jam / FM104's All Request Saturday) Keith Ward ( FM104
FM104
PhoneShow) Cormac Moore ( FM104
FM104
PhoneShow) Tara Murray (FM104's The Takeover) Al Gibbs (FM104's Freaks on Friday) Johnny Bowe (FM104's Hits & Sport) Rob Gormly (Saturday Breakfast) Frank Jez (FM104's Block Party Mixshow / FM104's Big Urban Mix) Seán Munsanje (FM104's The Juice) (The Takeover (Saturday)) Saoirse Long (FM104's OverNighter Sunday - Thursday) Eamon Duffy (FM104's Wake Up to the 80s) Sarah Jane Coogan (FM104's Deireadh Seachtaine Show) Gavin Dowd ('FM104's Open-Mic) Mel Byrne (FM104's OverNighter (Saturday)

FM104
FM104
News[edit]

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FM104
FM104
News better known on air as FM104
FM104
Live underwent a revamp in 2011. New background music was introduced and the intro of the updates was modified to reference the various ways of accessing FM104
FM104
(FM, Online, iPhone). The news focus has remained the same throughout this time and the bulletins continue to vary in duration from three to four minutes, depending on the time of the broadcast. FM104
FM104
News Team[edit]

Ruth Kennedy Eamonn Falvey Karin Carthy Emma Ní Riain Natasha Reid Louise Phelan D'Cruiz

FM104
FM104
sports presenters[edit]

Hazel Nolan (Editor) Daniel Pitcher (Weekdays & reporter) Peter Brannigan (Weekend) Declan Drake

FM104
FM104
Production[edit] FM104
FM104
Production look after all Imaging, Commercial and Show elements (in particular, The Strawberry Alarm Clock sketches and features. Production Director is Denzil Lacey
Denzil Lacey
and Commercial Producer is Ciaran Kearney. FM104
FM104
podcasts[edit] Podcasts are available on the FM104
FM104
website of FM104's The Strawberry Alarm Clock, FM104's Phoneshow, FM104's Open Mic and FM104's The Juice. See also[edit]

FM104
FM104
PhoneShow

References[edit]

^ "Denis O'Brien's Communicorp
Communicorp
to acquire Irish radio stations -Today FM, FM104
FM104
and Highland Radio
Highland Radio
- in €200m deal". Finfacts. 16 July 2007. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015.  ^ " Emap
Emap
sells radio stations to O'Brien". RTÉ News. 16 July 2007. Archived from the original on 5 March 2015.  ^ "O'Brien buys Emap
Emap
radio stations in €200m deal". The Irish Emigrant. 18 July 2007. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015.  ^ "Blow for O'Brien's €200m radio bid". Irish Examiner. 9 October 2007. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015.  ^ Beesley, Arthur (9 October 2007). " Denis O'Brien cannot buy FM104
FM104
as part of €200m deal". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015.  ^ Hancock, Ciarán (12 January 2008). "O'Brien seals €200m deal for Emap's three Irish radio outlets". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015.  ^ " Denis O'Brien sells Highland Radio". The Irish Emigrant. 11 May 2008. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015.  ^ Hancock, Ciarán (12 January 2008). "O'Brien sells Highland Radio". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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National radio in the Republic of Ireland

national

Newstalk Today FM RTÉ Radio 1 RTÉ 2fm RTÉ lyric fm RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

regional

Beat 102-103 (south-east) iRadio (north-east, midlands, north-west, west) SPIN South West (Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary)

multi-city

Classic Hits 4FM Spirit Radio

digital only

All 80s Mocha Raidió Rí-Rá RTÉ 2XM RTÉ Chill RTÉ Choice RTÉ Gold RTÉ Junior RTÉ Pulse RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Radio 1
Extra

See also: Local radio in the Republic of Ireland

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Local radio in Ireland

Dublin

98FM Radio Nova 100FM Q102 SPIN 1038 FM104 TXFM Sunshine 106.8

Connacht–Ulster

Galway Bay FM Highland Radio MidWest Radio Shannonside Northern Sound Ocean FM Shannonside FM

Leinster

Beat 102 103 East Coast FM KCLR 96FM Kfm LMFM Midlands 103 Midlands Gold South East Radio

Munster

Beat 102 103 96FM C103 Clare FM Live 95FM Radio Kerry Red FM Spin South West Tipp FM WLR FM

See also: National radio in Ireland

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Media in Dublin

Local Radio

FM104 98FM Classic Hits 4FM TXFM Q102 SPIN 1038 Sunshine 106.8 103.2 Dublin
Dublin
City FM Raidió Na Life

Local Print

Fingal Independent Liffey Champion Northside People Southside People

Local Television

Dublin
Dublin
Community Television DTV (Dundrum Shopping Centre)

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