Classic Hits 4FM

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For the Belgian radio previously known as 4FM, see Joe FM (Belgium).
Classic Hits 4FM
Broadcast area Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Clare and Galway,
Slogan No. 1 for Classic Hits
Frequency 94.9FM in Dublin, 94.8FM in Cork, 94.6 - 97.4 Mhz, 104.2 - 104.9 MHz and UPC Ch936
First air date 27 February 2009
Format Commercial
Owner Bay Broadcasting Ltd

Classic Hits 4FM is an Irish radio station. It is an independent multi-region radio station broadcasting to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.[1] Reception is also possible in parts of several other neighbouring counties. The station broadcasts under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.[1]

The station is part of Bay Broadcasting Limited, who also have interests in Radio Nova 100FM (Ireland) and Sunshine 106.8


Classic Hits 4FM is an Adult contemporary music / Classic Hits driven format with music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s with a small amount of more recent music, a specialist programme featuring Irish music, and also two phone-in shows on weekdays from 1-3PM and 9PM-Midnight. Most presenters on the station have previously worked on local and national radio stations across Ireland.

Specialist Programmes on Classic Hits 4FM include: Classic Song Investigation (Solve The Clues, Guess The Year), Classic Love Songs and Club Classics and Guaranteed Irish which are broadcast across the week on the Radio Station.

In November 2014, PJ Gallagher (comedian) joined the station's flagship breakfast show with former RTE 2fm presenter Damian Farrelly.


The Director of the National Women's Council Susan McKay spoke out against an "uncouth and objectionable" interview Tom McGurk conducted with her on 4fm. The National Women's Council has since refrained from giving interviews to 4fm.[2]

Mayor of Naas Darren Scully of Fine Gael apologised for comments he made on 4fm about the "aggressive attitude" of "black Africans" in November 2011. He later resigned.[3] 4fm presenter Niall Boylan said afterwards that he thought Scully had committed "political suicide" on live radio.[4]


  • The Jim McCabe Show
  • The Niall Boylan Show
  • Non Stop Classic Hits with Trina Mara
  • Niall Boylan at Night
  • Something For the Weekend
  • Club Classics
  • Classic Love Songs
  • CSI Sunday with Jim McCabe
  • Guaranteed Irish with Barbara NicD

Past staff[edit]

  • Derek Davis
  • Tom McGuirk
  • Brian McColl (Also known as: Nialls Mahony and Brian Conlon)
  • Gerry Stevens (Now working with Q102)
  • David Harvey (Former City Channel CEO)
  • Cathy Cregan (Now working with RTE)
  • Denzil Lacey (Now working with Spin South West
  • Paul Duffy (Now working with FM104



Frequency Transmitter Service area Power
94.8MHz Hollyhill Cork City and SE Cork 1.6kW
94.8MHz Seskin (Bantry) Bantry and SW Cork N/A
95.2MHz Fermoy Fermoy 0.1kW
95.4MHz Nowen Hill West Cork 5kW
97.2MHz Youghal Youghal 0.1kW
97.4MHz Bweeng Mountain North Cork, North East Cork and parts of South and East Limerick through overspill 2.5kW
97.4MHz Carrigaline Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Cobh and surrounding areas 0.1kW


Frequency Transmitter Service area Power
104.2MHz Woodcock Hill Limerick City and County 5kW
104.6MHz Maghera County Clare, parts of County Limerick, County Galway and some parts of County Kerry 50kW


Frequency Transmitter Service area Power
104.2MHz Clifden West Galway 1kW
104.9MHz Tonabrocky Galway city and surrounding areas 5kW

Dublin and commuter belt[edit]

Frequency Transmitter Service area Power
94.6MHz Saggart Hill Commuter belt areas of County Kildare and County Meath 0.5kW
94.9MHz Three Rock Mountain Dublin city and county 1.5kW
94.6MHz Bray Head Bray and Greystones 0.2kW


  1. ^ a b "Press Releases 2009 - BCI SIGNS CONTRACT WITH 4FM FOR FIRST MULTI-CITY SERVICE". Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. 2009-02-19. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ Murphy, Claire (10 August 2009). "Women's leader hits back over 'uncouth' McGurk's radio tirade". Evening Herald. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Darren Scully resigns as Mayor of Naas". RTÉ News. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Darren Scully resigns as Mayor of Naas". 22 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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