Galway Bay FM

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Galway Bay FM is an Irish independent local radio station and operates under a licence from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.[1] Established in 1989,[2] the station broadcasts from studios in Galway, serving the city and County Galway.


The programming format is a mixture of music, news, sport, current affairs and local issues.[3] Programmes are generally in English, although the station features some Irish language programmes. There is an opt-out service with alternative programming for Galway city on weekday evenings using the 95.8 MHz frequency.


The station was originally launched as Radio West[4] and was the first legal local radio station in Galway.[2] Radio West changed its name to Galway Bay FM in 1993.

In 2006, the Connacht Tribune newspaper bought the station outright, having previously owned 27% of it.



  1. ^ "Galway Bay FM Contact details". Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. Archived from the original on 10 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b "August 20, 1989 THE IRISH EMIGRANT Issue No.133". Emigrant Online. 200-08-20. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2009. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "DETERMINATION OF MERGER NOTIFICATION M/06/067 – CONNACHT TRIBUNE/GALWAY BAY FM". Competition Authority. 24 October 2006. Archived from the original (pdf) on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Sale of local radio station nets Galway county board a €800,000 windfall". Irish Independent. 28 December 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2009.

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