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[edit]

  • 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)

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