Dublin's Q102

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Q102
Broadcast area Dublin
Slogan The Right Song, Right Now
Frequency FM: 102.2 MHz
First air date May 2000 (as Lite FM)
March 2004 (as Dublin's Q102)
Format Adult Contemporary
Owner Wireless Group
Website www.q102.ie

Dublin's Q102 is a commercial radio station in Dublin, owned by Wireless Group which is in turn owned by News UK. It broadcasts on 102.2 MHz FM. The station is licensed to target the 35+ age group, and must provide hourly news, as well as current events programming.

The station was launched as Lite 102.2. On purchasing the station, UTV rebranded it to Dublin's Q102 thanks to research of Dublin people aged over 35, who decided on bringing back the name of a former pirate radio station.

Relaunch[edit]

The station's relaunch was orchestrated by former Big Brother UK contestant Ray Shah, who took over the station until it was relaunched. The take over involved a defacement of Lite 102.2's website and the constant playing of "Mah Nà Mah Nà" during the transition period. The station's Radio Data System PS name was changed to MUPPET during this time, before settling on Q102 afterwards. The first song played on the new Dublin's Q102 was "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees followed by "What About Me" by Shannon Noll.

Programming[edit]

The station broadcasts mainly adult contemporary music aimed at the 35+ age group. The station broadcasts news on the hour (half-hour at peak times) along with sports, traffic and weather updates.

Presenters and Management[edit]

1. Presenters

  • Liam Coburn (Mornings with Liam Coburn 6-10am)
  • Martin King (9am-2pm)
  • Aidan Cooney (2-5pm)
  • Scott Williams ('Drive @ 5' - 5-7pm)
  • Debbie Allen (The Lovezone Mon-Thurs 7pm-12am)
  • Stephen Daly (Sat Breakfast)
  • Nails Mahoney (Weekend Mid-Mornings)
  • Stephen Keogh (Saturday Afternoons)
  • Lisa Armstrong (The Lovezone Fri,Sat 7pm-12am)
  • Conor Clear (The Lovezone Sun 7pm-12am)
  • Gerry Stevens (Sun Breakfast and Weekend Cover)
  • Matt Dempsey (Weekday Cover)

2, Management

  • Scott Williams has been the CEO of Q102 for a number of years and in 2017 was given a new role of Group Content Director for all the Wireless Group stations in Ireland. He is also one of the directors of Q102 in its own right.
  • Margaret Nelson, the CEO of FM104, which is also owned by Wireless, was given a new position in 2017 as Station Director for FM104 and Q102.
  • Matt Dempsey is Q102's Assistant Programme and Music Director.
  • Dave Kelly has been Group PD for FM104 and Q102 since 2008, having previously been PD of FM104 before they went under common ownership.
  • John Fitzpatrick is the Financial Controller for Q102 and FM104.
  • Gary Bailey was appointed Sales Director for FM104 and Q102 in 2017, having previously been Sales Manager for FM104.
  • Denzil Lacey is the Production Director with Dublin's Q102, sharing the role with FM104 and LMFM.

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