Classic Hits 4FM

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Classic Hits 4FM
Classic Hits 4FM Logo.png
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 Virgin Media Ch936
First air date 27 February 2009
Format Commercial
Owner Bay Broadcasting Ltd
Website www.classichits.ie

Classic Hits 4FM is an Irish radio station. It is an independent multi-region radio station broadcasting to Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Clare, Wicklow, Kildare and Meath.[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, which also has interests in Radio Nova 100FM (Ireland) and Sunshine 106.8

Programming[edit]

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 13:00-15:00 and 21:00-00:00. 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 RTÉ 2fm presenter Damian Farrelly

Shows[edit]

  • PJ Gallagher & Damian in the Morning
  • The Jim McCabe Show
  • The Niall Boylan Show
  • Gareth O'Callaghan in the Afternoon
  • Non Stop Classic Hits with Trina Mara
  • Niall Boylan at Night
  • Something For the Weekend
  • Club Classics
  • Classic Love Songs
  • Classic Hits Sunday with Damian Farrelly
  • CSI Sunday with Jim McCabe
  • Guaranteed Irish with Barbara NicD
  • "the best of niall boylan"

Location[edit]

The station broadcasts from state-of-the-art digital studios located at Castleforbes House, Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1 adjacent to the 3Arena.

Awards[edit]

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2012 Classic Hits 4FM PPI Radio Awards Community/Social Action Gold
2012 Classic Hits 4FM PPI Radio Awards Station Imaging Bronze
2015 The Niall Boylan Show PPI Radio Awards Interactive Speech Programme Gold
2012 The Niall Boylan Show New York Radio Awards Human Interest Silver
2013 Classic Hits 4FM New York Radio Awards Community Service Bronze
2013 The Niall Boylan Show New York Radio Awards Best Scheduled Talk Show Bronze
2014 Niall Boylan New York Radio Awards Speech Broadcaster Of The Year Silver
2013 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National) Silver
2013 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Government/Public Sector Silver
2013 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Retail Silver
2013 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National) Gold
2014 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Motor Trade Gold
2014 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National) Bronze
2014 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National) Gold
2014 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National) Silver
2016 Classic Hits 4FM The Love Radio Awards Best Motor Trade Silver

Frequencies[edit]

Cork[edit]

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

Limerick/Clare[edit]

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

Galway[edit]

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

Dublin and commuter belt[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. 

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/veterans-back-on-the-airwaves-as-4fm-launches-85562.html

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