County Wexford will have a new radio station for 30 days as Freedom FM expands its reach

Music fans in County Wexford and the South East will have a brand new radio station to listen to next month when Freedom FM broadcasts across the region on 103.8FM.

he station will play music from the 90s and 2000s and its writers say it will “catch the musical tastes of millennials”.

The station will broadcast a mix of music, dance, R ‘n’ B and rock from its extensive music library of songs that spans from 1990 to 2009.

“The station will also air specialty music programming and features to help listeners relive the 90s and 2000s,” a Freedom FM spokesperson said.

Established as an online station in August 2020, Freedom FM secured its first FM radio license last year broadcasting in the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.

However, station manager Sean Power said this year the team behind the radio had decided to extend its reach and set up a transmitter to reach County Wexford and much of the South East. .

“We are delighted to bring our entertaining mix of 90s and 2000s music to Wexford,” Mr Power said.

“I know our 28 DJs and radio presenters will get a real boost helping those who grew up in the 90s and 2000s relive their youth through the music of those two decades,” he added.

Summing up the station’s ethos, he said one of the station’s promos captured it perfectly: “Freedom FM – broadcasting to millennials. Why? Because someone has to!

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Aidan Power tests the Freedom FM studio

Aidan Power tests the Freedom FM studio

The success of last year’s broadcasts encouraged the team behind Freedom FM to consider bringing the music of their youth to other parts of Ireland. They submitted an application to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in March this year and signed contracts in September.

The station will broadcast in Wexford and the South East on 103.8FM, under a 30-day temporary broadcasting license from the BAI.

However, the station continues to broadcast online worldwide so those living outside the Wexford reception area can still tune in via the www.freedomfm.ie website or through a smart speaker.

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