Midlands 103

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Midlands 103
Midlands.jpg
Broadcast areaLaois
Offaly
Westmeath
Frequency95.7FM (Tullamore)
96.4FM (Athlone)
96.5FM (Mullingar)
103.5FM
FormatMusic from last 5 decades, talk
OwnerTindle Radio Group

Midlands 103 (previously known as Midlands Radio 3) is an Irish local radio station broadcasting to counties Laois, Offaly, and Westmeath.

The station's headquarters is in Tullamore, and it also has studios in Athlone and Mullingar.

As of the end of October 2017, Midlands 103 had a weekly reach of 119,000 listeners - representing a 12-month increase of 21,000.[1]

Station Output[edit]

The prime-time weekday lineup consists of "Breakfast with Ann-Marie Kelly" (6.30am to 9am), daily magazine show "Midlands Today" with Will Faulkner (9am to 12pm), and music driven programmes "The Afternoon Show" with Carl James (12pm to 3pm) & "Drive Time" with Roy Jennings (3pm to 7pm).

Specialist talk programmes are broadcast weekdays from 7 to 8pm, including documentary series "The Open Door" with Ann-Marie Kelly on Mondays, business show "Taking Care of Business" with Ronan Berry on Tuesdays, farming & country matters programme "Country Life" with M.J. Cleary on Wednesdays, arts & entertainment show "Encore" with Claire O'Brien on Thursdays and Irish language and music show "Bosca Ceol" on Fridays.

The station has a popular Country and Irish music programme "Country Roads" with Joe Cooney, weeknights from 8 to 10pm. From 10pm to midnight, the weekday schedule is once again split, with the music & pop culture driven "Last Orders" with Seanie Morris running Monday to Wednesday, love song request show "Twilight Time" with Keith Shanley on Thursdays and specialist music programme "The Roadhouse Café" with Ann-Marie Kelly on Fridays.

The weekend schedule is a mixture of music programmes and local & national sports coverage.

Midlands 103 News[edit]

The newsroom is staffed by head of news Sinéad Hubble, two full-time journalists and a sports correspondent. Midlands 103 also uses network reporters and freelancers to cover events across the broadcast area. A full-time sports reporter provides regular updates on Gaelic games, soccer and a variety of other sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JNLR – Sales House Report – 2017-3" (PDF). Ipsos MRBI. October 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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