Energy FM (Isle of Man)
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2012)|
|City of license||Douglas|
|Broadcast area||Isle of Man|
|Slogan||You Love It We Play It|
|Frequency||98.6 MHz FM, 91.2 MHz FM,
93.4 MHz FM, 98.4 MHz FM,
105.2 MHz FM, 102.4 MHz FM
|First air date||since 27 July 2001|
|Owner||Energy Radio Ltd.|
Energy FM broadcasts from the Isle of Man on 98.6, 91.2, 93.4, 98.4, 102.4, 105.2 FM and online via the website energyfm.net and UK Radioplayer. The FM signal can be heard as far away as north Wales, southern Scotland, west Lancashire, and the east of Northern Ireland. The transmitters are licensed and nominally owned by the Department of Home Affairs. Energy Radio is responsible for the operation and maintenance of these transmitters.
Energy FM is a local radio station in the Isle of Man, providing music and local news for a family audience. Energy FM is licensed by the Isle of Man Communications Commission under the Broadcasting Act 1990.
When the licence was renewed in 2003, the station format was redesigned to appeal to a more mainstream audience with the inclusion of news, sport and local action programming. The music policy was also changed to focus on a 'hits' format, but still retaining some elements of special programming outside peak hours.
Providing a news service seven days a week in the Isle of Man, Energy FM also provides national and world news through IRN (Independent Radio News). News bulletins with local content can be heard at the following times:
Weekdays: 0730; 0800; 0830; 0900; 1000; 1100; 1200; 1230; 1300; 1400; 1500; 1600; 1700; 1730; with summaries at 1800, 2000 & 2200
Weekends: The news team are on a rota duty and provide live local news across the weekend in the event of breaking news.
At off peak times Energy FM uses the "Sky" UK and world news service.
Staff broadcast journalist
Energy FM provides live local programming in peak hours with pre-recorded content in off peak hours with live news and traffic and travel bulletins. Energy FM News is live throughout the day from the Energy FM Infocentre and IRN. A recorded news summary gets aired in the evenings.
On the average weekday Energy FM provides live and local presenter-led programming from 6:30am until 1am. Energy FM is then automated for 'The Nightshift'.
On Saturdays Energy FM broadcasts live and local from 7am until 12am.
On Sundays Energy FM broadcasts live and local from 7am - 4pm, with The Big Top 40 Show from London airing from 4pm until 7pm. This is a nationally networked programme.
- Matt Fletcher
- Dave Sherwood
- Simon Nicks
- Liam Scott
- Julian Saunders
- Jacqui Blay
- Jay McReary
- Juan Turner
- Illiam McCartney
- Chris Hedley
- Juan Turner
- Gary King
- Marvin Humes
- Kat Shoob
Matt Fletcher, presenter of 'Matt Fletcher in the Morning' (Weekdays 6:30am-10am) and 'The Saturday Shift' (Saturday 10am-1pm) is the stations programming controller and head of music.
Dave Sherwood is the presenter of the 'The Top 10 at 10' weekdays
Simon Nicks (simply referred to as: "Nicksy") presents 'Nicksy in the Afternoon' (Weekdays 2pm-5pm) and 'Energy Drive' (Weekdays 5pm-6pm)
Liam Scott is the evening show presenter on Energy FM. He hosts the 'Wall Of Sound' Weekday evenings from 6pm
Julian Saunders presents 'The Late Lounge' Monday through to Thursday 10pm-1am. Saunders also presents Weekend Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 6:30am-10am)
Jay McReary is the presenter of 'The Late Lounge' every Friday evening 10pm-1am
JP is the stations sports presenter presenting 'Supersport Saturday', every Saturday afternoon from 2pm-6pm.
Chris Hedley presents 'Floorfillers' between 8pm-10pm every Saturday night.
Illiam McCartney presents 'Talking Sport' every Friday between 6-7pm and 'The Wall of Sound', Sunday evenings between 9pm and 11pm
On Sunday between 4pm and 7pm, Energy FM broadcasts the nationally-syndicated radio chart programme The Vodafone Big Top 40. It is presented by Kat Shoob and Rich Clarke. The top 40 show will often call up a guest or have them in the studio if their song has entered the charts recently and they think it may be successful; such guests have included DJ Fresh, Cover Drive, Tulisa Contostravlos and Rita Ora, these guests will only be in the studio if they have a single being released recently that may have an impact on the UK charts.
Gary King presents the specialist shows Totally 90's (Saturday's 6pm-8pm) and Totaly 80's(Sundays 7pm-9pm)
- Ben Sowrey
- Tessa Hawley
- Tanya Humbles
Every year Energy FM provides live coverage of the IOM Golf Championships, motorcycle racing, rallying, charity events, the End to End Walk, Rally Isle of Man, Railway's Santa Trains and the Ramsey Lantern Parade.
Energy FM plays a wide selection of songs from the sixties through to the present.
The core of the output is music derived from the 80's 90's and Now.
In the community
A key element of Energy FM is its role in the community in the Isle of Man. It is involved in a number of charity initiatives, and provides free announcements of local events.
'Localness' guidelines from Ofcom
The UK media regulator Ofcom has details of what it considers is - and is not - true local content. Energy FM is regulated by the Isle of Man Communications Commission, and thus is not bound by the UK guidelines, but the station tries to follow these guidelines as best practice.
|Frequency||98.6 MHz||91.2 MHz||93.4 MHz||98.4 MHz||105.2 MHz||102.4 MHz|
|Max ERP||2 kW||1.2 kW||2.3 kW||30W||30W||30W|
|Direction||315°||30°||150°||150°||170° & 310°||280°|