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'Tis almost the season: Christmas FM returns next week - here's how to hear it

The seasonal charity station airs from Tuesday. Here are the frequencies.

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SEASONAL STATION CHRISTMAS FM returns to the airwaves next week. It launches at 1pm on Tuesday 28 November.

The station, which operates under temporary month-long licences from the BAI, will be broadcast on the FM band in these areas:

  • Dublin City and County 105.2FM
  • Cork – 106.7FM
  • Galway – 87.7FM
  • Kildare – 88.1FM
  • Kilkenny – 104.3FM
  • Letterkenny – 105.7FM
  • Limerick and North Tipperary – 105.5FM
  • Midlands North – 101.6FM
  • North East – 99.4FM
  • South East – 103.8FM
  • Tralee / Killarney – 105FM
  • Wicklow North – 107.3FM
  • Wicklow South – 106.6FM

The station will also broadcast online from and via Virgin Media Channel 900.

The charity being supported this year is Sightsavers, which provides sight-saving operations for people in the developing world. Charities in recent years have included the ISPCC, Barnardos, Simon, Age Action, Aware and Make A Wish Ireland.

It will broadcast from the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin 4, which is donating studio space to the venture free of charge.

The station is entirely funding through sponsorship and is run by a team of more than 100 volunteers.

“We are delighted to bring Christmas FM back on-air for our tenth year,” co-founder Garvan Rigby said.

We are beyond delighted to have reached this point and want to thank each and every one of our listeners who have supported us on our journey and in turn, supporting each of our chosen charities.

Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) Michael O’Keeffe said in a press-released comment:

“This is the tenth year that the BAI has granted a temporary sound broadcasting licence to Christmas FM and we are delighted to see it returning to the airwaves.

With a fantastic fundraising record, Christmas FM underlines the value of radio in the everyday lives of people in Ireland.

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