South East Radio

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South East Radio
South East Radio logo
Broadcast areaSouth East Region
SloganPlaying Your Favourites!
Frequency95.6, 96.2, 96.4 MHz
First air date20 October 1989[1]
Websitewww.southeastradio.ie

South East Radio is an Irish radio station based in County Wexford, broadcasting at 95.6; 96.2, and 96.4 MHz.[2] The station also broadcasts on the same frequencies into adjoining counties - including Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford. South East Radio's studios are in a 19th-century Georgian-styled former bank branch, located on the quays of Wexford Town.

History[edit]

Originally operating as a pirate radio station under the name 'Slaneyside', those responsible for the station successfully bid for a single available broadcast licence during the late 1980s.[citation needed] The winning consortium (who were in competition with another pirate station named "Community Radio Wexford") were awarded the licence following an application and oral presentation. These were given in Waterford on 27 April 1989. The station launched on 20 October 1989.[3] The station was initially assigned 99.2FM by the then Independent Radio and Television Commission (IRTC), as this frequency was assigned to Mount Leinster. The station changed its name from 'Slaneyside' to 'South East Radio' during the summer of 1989 - prior to the launch.[citation needed] RTÉ broadcaster Noel Andrews joined the organisation briefly to assist in the setting up the station.[4]

Presenter Tony Scott during an outside broadcast, Christmas 2006

The station started broadcasting on a 24-hour-a-day basis on 2 December 1989. South East Radio moved to 95.6 MHz before the launch of RTÉ Lyric FM.[citation needed]

As of 2018, the South East Radio is overseen by managing director Eamonn Buttle,[5] who had been an original founder of the station in 1989.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday! South East Radio is 24 years old". Wexford Chamber. 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ ,"Frequency Finder". Southeastradio.ie. Archived from the original on 21 September 2007.
  3. ^ "Our History". Southeastradio.ie. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Commentator who enjoyed lifelong love of boxing". Irish Times. 27 August 2011.
  5. ^ "About Us - Our Team". Southeastradio.ie. Archived from the original on 8 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Eamon Buttle in Hall of Fame". Independent News & Media. 1 October 2016.

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