Last weekend, 8Radio.com, the multi-genre music station, returned to FM for the third year in Dublin, Cork, Limerick AND Galway.
8Radio.com has become the go to station to hear brand new music, classic tracks and everything in between, for audiences who are so often ignored by traditional radio stations. Since its launch in spring 2013, 8Radio.com has broadcast 7 days a week with specialist music programmes each weeknight evening and live programmes all weekend!
8Radio.com has found a niche among music lovers and those who may not currently consume much, if any, traditional FM radio.
8Radio.com is brought to listeners through a variety of platforms, including live Internet streaming, bespoke Smartphone Applications, and a temporary FM license. 8Radio.com will broadcast live in Dublin (94.3FM), Cork (106.7FM), Limerick (105.5FM) and Galway (89.5FM) and will run every Saturday and Sunday until July 19th 2015 and again at weekends from September 26th to November 22nd 2015. By broadcasting on FM, 8Radio.com believes there is an opportunity to further strengthen its audience and drive traffic towards its online presence.
8Radio.com is the brainchild of Simon Maher, a man who is no stranger to the Irish radio industry. One of the founders and the public face of Phantom FM since 1998, Simon, along with the 8Radio.com team has relished the new challenges and excitement that 8Radio.com brings!
Speaking ahead of this year’s FM launch of 8Radio.com, Managing Director Simon Maher said “8Radio.com is delighted to be returning to FM for a third year! This year we’ve expanded our broadcasts to also cover Galway, a city rich in musical heritage and amazing music venues. At 8Radio.com our aim is to put the excitement and human engagement back into radio and we have built a brilliant team of more than 20 presenters and support staff, all of whom have a love of music and radio and this passion and enthusiasm comes across on air. We realise that radio stations have to change with the times and that’s why we have tailored our station to deliver something unique and compelling. There should be nothing revolutionary about playing The Frank & Walters followed by Sylvan Esso followed by Kate Bush at Breakfast. We play the music we like and it’s just the natural thing to do. No auditorium tests, no focus groups, just lovers of music listening to and sharing great music in the company of passionate and knowledgeable presenters.”