Radio Nova 100FM (Ireland)
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Radio Nova 100FM is a radio station licenced by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, based in Dublin, Ireland. It was awarded its broadcasting licence by the BAI in September 2008 and launched on 1 September 2010. It is the only Dublin radio station licenced to transmit to the extensive Dublin commuter belt, including Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath. Nova broadcasts on 100.3 FM from Three Rock Mountain Dublin, 100.5 from Saggart Hill, Co. Dublin, to serve Kildare and 95.7 FM from Bray Head in North Wicklow, to cover Co. Wicklow. The station covers Co. Meath from its main Dublin transmitter (100.3 Mhz).
Market position 
Nova is generally regarded as having had a very successful launch, and has consistently achieved respectable[clarification needed] daily and weekly listenership figures. In successive JNLR radio ratings, it has scored well against national stations Today FM and 2FM and local Dublin operators 98FM and Q102. As of its January 2013 ratings, the station had 127,000 weekly listeners, a figure the station has pledged to build on during 2013.
The station is one of the few independent operations in the Dublin market, with most other stations owned by RTE, Communicorp or UTV. Its shareholders are Bay Broadcasting Ltd, Vienna Investments, Des Whelan and Pat McDonagh. It has loose shareholder affiliations with Red FM (Cork), WLR FM (Waterford), Classic Hits 4FM (Dublin) and Sunshine Radio (Dublin).
The station has arguably[clarification needed] been the most visible in the Dublin area in marketing terms over the past 2–5 years,[when?] having run several major advertising campaigns during this period.
Nova broadcasts what it describes as a diet of "guitar-based music"; its playlist consists of songs by major Irish and international artists from Kings of Leon, The Killers, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters to Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, David Bowie and The Beatles. It plays approximately 15% of its music from the last 15 years, with the remainder being from the 1960s to the 1980s. In November 2012, it received a derogation from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to reduce its news content from 20% of total programming to 10%, on account of it being a special interest station. As a result, Nova continues to broadcast hourly news bulletins between 6 am and 12 midnight, as well as music news segments at various times during the day. Its main newscasters include John Harte and Conor Irwan.
Presenters include Pat Courtenay, Greg Gaughren, Marty Miller, Dee Woods, Paul Moriarty, Pat James, John Bowe, Kevin Branigan, Jason D, Mike Eastwood, Adrienne O' Hora, Barry Egan, Steve Downes and Peter Devlin. Past broadcasters include Hugh O' Brien, Mike Maloney and Breffni Clack.
The station is based at Castleforbes House, Castleforbes Rd., Dublin 1; its website is www.nova.ie
See also 
- Radio Nova (Ireland) - pirate station by the same name operating from 1980 to 1986
- Radio Nova Homepage
- Radio Nova main Facebook page
- Radio Nova Kildare Facebook page
- Radio Nova Wicklow Facebook page
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