Kfm (Ireland)

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Kfm
Kfm nAAS logo.png
Broadcast area County Kildare
Frequency 97.6 & 97.3 MHz
First air date 2004
Format Contemporary
Transmitter coordinates 53°12′55″N 6°42′28″W / 53.215229°N 6.707827°W / 53.215229; -6.707827Coordinates: 53°12′55″N 6°42′28″W / 53.215229°N 6.707827°W / 53.215229; -6.707827
Website www.kfmradio.com

Kfm is an Irish radio station based in Naas, serving County Kildare, Ireland.[1]

Kfm broadcasts on 97.6fm and 97.3fm to all parts of county Kildare 24 hours a day from the state-of-the-art Kfm Broadcast Centre, Newhall, Naas, Co. Kildare and around the world on its website and IPhone and Android apps.

It began broadcasting in 2004, having won a ten-year franchise for the county from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. Kildare had previously been part of a combined franchise with County Carlow and was served by CKR FM, who did not get their licence renewed.

The station, with a contemporary format, caters for an audience from 15+ upwards.

In January 2014, Kfm was successful in the renewal of its broadcast licence by the BAI for another 10-year term.

Kfm transmitters are based on Slive Thuile, County Dublin - to serve the north of Kildare on 97.6Fm and in Rossmore, Co. Laois to serve the south of the county on 97.3FM.

Kfm's broadcast area is the most station saturated in the Republic of Ireland, primarily due to the close proximity to Dublin City.

Despite the intense competition, for the period from April 2013 to March 2014, Kfm is the most listened to radio station across the week in county Kildare[2]

The station has been nominated for a number of PPI awards and in 2011 won the FAI’s Communications Award (Radio).

Company CEO: Clem Ryan; Programme Director: Paul Power, Sales Manager: Bertie McDermott: News Editor: Ciara Plunkett

The station’s major shareholder is renowned horse trainer Dermot Weld. Other shareholders and/or directors include company chairman accountant Bernard Hurley; Kfm CEO Clem Ryan; Managing Director of Mongey Communications; Naas David Mongey; 4FM CEO and majority shareholder of East Coast FM Sean Ashmore; Managing Director of the National Ploughing Association Anna May McHugh; Dermot Weld Racing General Manager Mark Weld; and The Buggyman, Kill, Managing Director Liam Ross.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Licensed Operators: Kfm". bci.ie. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.ipsos/mrbi/jnlr[permanent dead link]

www.ipsos/mrbi/jnlr[permanent dead link]

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