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Broadcast area Counties Carlow & Kilkenny
Slogan The Heart of Carlow/Kilkenny
Frequency 96.0 96.6 (Kilkenny) & 96.9 (Carlow)
First air date May 2004
Format Mixed Hit Music
Website www.kclr96fm.com

KCLR 96FM is an Irish radio station which broadcasts to Carlow and Kilkenny in Ireland. It began broadcasting in May 2004.

The station's slogan "The Heart of Carlow Kilkenny" is taken from the idea that the shape of the two counties, as they appear on maps, form the shape of a heart.

More recently KCLR96fm is adopting the additional " Your Life, Your Music, Your Station !". This as part of its revamped imaging.


On The Record airs between 10:00 and 12:00. It is presented by Sue Nunn, who joined the station from Radio Kilkenny and is KCLR's Head of News, Current Affairs and Community Programming. The news division also produce Afternoon Live, presented by Tomm Dowling. This broadcatsts between 13:15 and 15:00. News is available on the hour, and is produced in-house during the daytime. Off-peak news bulletins are taken from Independent Network News INN.

The Community Diary is a service provided free-of-charge to groups who wish to advertise the service but might have no other means to do so.

The station has the ability to offer separate programming to each county when needed. At 6pm each evening, local news is available to each county- "Carlow Live" and "Kilkenny Live" The frequencies 96.0, 96.6 (Kilkenny9 and 96.9 (Carlow) are often "split" at the weekends to offer coverage of local sporting events.

The station has a varied schedule which aims to meet the needs of the different communities and special interests around the two counties. Between 8:00 and 9:00 pm on Wednesday evenings, Ade Oke and his son, Ayo Oke present The Rainbow, a multi-cultural programme. In 2005, the programme won the Broadcast Media Award at the MAMA Awards [1].

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