Christmas FM is Ireland ‘s radio place dedicated to Christmas theme music. It is a temp accredited station, traditionally broadcasting from 28 November until 27 December since 2008. The station streams over the internet and maintains social media presence .
history [edit ]
It began broadcasting in Dublin in 2008. Cork was added in 2009. Limerick, Galway and the South East of Ireland were added in 2010. [ 1 ] With the inclusion of an extra vector, Kildare was added in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, transmitters were added in the North Midlands, in the North East and in North Wicklow.
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In 2018 the place broadcast network was Sligo 95.0, Dublin 105.2, Cork 106.7, Galway 87.7, Naas 88.1, South East 103.8, Nth East 99.4, Nth Midlands 101.6, Kilkenny 104.3, Wicklow 106.6, Nth Wicklow 99.5, Limerick 105.5, Ennis/Clare 105.2, Letterkenny 105.7, Kllarney/Tralee 105.0. The format is music drive with the addition of Christmas-themed contentedness, all aimed at creating the ‘Magic of Christmas ‘. [ 2 ] As a temp license place it does not carry commercial advertising but does have both on-air and on-line sponsors to cover functional costs each year. Dunnes Stores and Cadbury were the main sponsors of the station for 2017, in 2018 Coca-Cola joined these two independent sponsors .
Charity work [edit ]
The post has chosen charity partners in each of its air years with the objective of raising awareness and funds for the collaborator. Funds are raised through a mix of premium textbook, on-line contribution and in-branch contribution. 100 % of hearer donations go directly to the chosen charity. Charity partners for the last decade are listed below :
Christmas FM besides operates a song competition in the operate up to the broadcast period with the short-circuit list being aired for a hearer voted winner to be selected. [ 14 ]
on-line stations [edit ]
Christmas FM besides operates four on-line entirely Christmas themed music stations – classical Christmas FM, Classical Christmas FM, Christmas FM North Pole and Christmas FM UK. All stations are available to listen through the place web site, mobile apps, Alexa, TuneIn or LiveRadio .
staff [edit ]
The station is staffed by approximately 100 volunteers and provides a 24-hour military service during the license period. The Voice Over used in many of Christmas FM ‘s charity promotional appeals since 2008 belonged to Bob Gallico ( 1930–2013 ).
The founders of the place were Paul Shepard, Walter Hegarty, Garvan Rigby and Daragh O’Sullivan. It was the inspiration of Garvan Rigby. All had previous experience in commandeer radio and in irregular license stations, with the first gear two having been among the principals of irregular licensed Premier FM. The first station director was the late Jim Kenny. Chris Maher, an adept in person music, did a stint as station director. The stream station director is Dan McDermott, who occasionally presents on Christmas FM, bite is bettet known as a presenter on alternative-oriented on-line station 8Radio.com. Presenters ( by and present ) include : Keith Shanley, Niall O’Keeffe, Ray Jackson, Walter Hegarty, Garvin Rigby, Daragh O’Sullivan/Steve Davitt, Chris Murray, Hugh O’Brien, Mike Moloney, Lyndsey Dolan, Dave Hynes, Andrea Hayes, the deep Jim Kenny, Niall Boylan, Derek Jones, Jacki Ascough, Shane Pearse, the late Simon Young, Chris Barry, Damien Allen, Tommy Greene, Tommy McCabe, Hugh Browne, Chris Maher, Niall Cassidy, Stevie Bolger, Electric Eddie, Mike Eastwood, Gary Matthews, Declan Ralph, Noel Shannon, the belated Noel McCaul, Paul Scanlon, Ollie Clarke, Isobel Tobin, Tony Scott, Lucianne White, Wendy Grace, Mathieu Norrie, Enda Caldwell, Bernie Jameson, Ray G, Brendan Flanagan, Amanda Brunker, Mike Williams, Mark Manning, Stephen Keogh, Gareth O’Connor, Gerry Wilson, Shay Harford, Mike Ryan, Karl Tsigdinos, Keane Harley, Marty Miller, Fergal Mitchell, Dan McDermott, Anne Marie Walsh, Jennie Ridyard, Adrian Nolan, Roger Lane, Patricia Lane, Ruth Scott, Lisa Gernon, Esther Moore O’Donoghue, Emily Brew, Alan Young, Aisling Cuffe, Adrienne O’Hora, Aine O’Neill, Alan Young, Ally Courtney, Karl Dawson, Brian Boyle, Celine Weldon, Claire Murrihy, Craig McComish, Zeinab Elguzouli, Stella Bass, Sean Coffey, Sarah-Jane Fortune, Ronan O’Brien, Robbie Irwin, Philip Smith, Mark Byrne, Niamh Ní Chróinín, Mark O ’ Hare, Mark Fennell, Lorraine Larkin, Lucianne Hughes, Liam Walsh, Laura Campbell, Laura Bury, Lar Flynn, Kieran Carrick, Kelley Bermingham, Katie Harrington, Karen Winston, John Troy, Jessica Spencer, Jenny Branigan, Greg Manahan, Gordon Hislip, Gerry Healy, Fionnuala Moran, Emmet Reilly, Ellen McEvoy, Edel Corrigan, Dee Maguire, Davin O ’ Callaghan, Bróna Waldron, Arthur Owen, Aoife Whelan, Aoife Carberry, Andrea Wickham Moriarty, Amy Kelly, Allanah Scully, Ryan Phillips and Dermot Breen .