Cork's RedFM is an Irishradio station which broadcasts to Cork and the surrounding area, and is aimed at a youth audience. The station commenced broadcasting on 16 January 2002" and was awarded Ireland's first youth radio licence. Its target market is the 15-35 age group in Cork city and county.
Some of RedFM's key personnel had previously worked with "Longwave, Atlantic 252" which ceased broadcasting on Thursday 20 December 2001. RedFM's first Chief Executive, Cork native Henry Condon and former presenter Charlie Wolf, a Boston native, were both well known voices on Atlantic 252. Adrian Bodenham was Red FM's Production Director at launch, and moved to Ireland to join the team from the UK's Virgin Radio. The station has picked up 13 PPI Radio Awards since first broadcasting, including winning the "Best Breakfast Show" award two years in a row, in 2008 and 2009.
Siteridge Limited currently told a license from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland for Cork City and County and broadcast as Red FM. Shareholders in Siteridge Limited include Thomas Crosbie Holdings.Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013. Their stake acquired by Landmark Media Investments.
On 24 January 2013, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland put the radio license, currently held by Siteridge Limited, out to tender. The license expires on 15 January 2014.
In March 2013, Diarmuid O'Leary, the advertising sales director of the Irish Daily Star joined RedFM as CEO.