Frequency changes on Irish FM

May 16, 2007 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

The Dublin based news station Newstalk went countrywide as of 29th of September 2006. They were allocated a number of frequencies around 107 to 108 MHz. As a result, a number of the low power radio stations have had to move frequency.
Community Radio Youghal (CRY), which was on 107.2 MHz, has now moved to the relatively clear frequency of 104.0 MHz. If anything, it may be a slightly better frequency than the old one as they no longer have to share the frequency with CSN in Cork City. CRY, despite its low power, can be heard quiet well in certain areas in Cork City (when the pirate station Club 104 is off air)
South Tipperary General Hospital Radio– They have moved from 107.2 to 93.7 MHz. This was to avoid clashing with the new Newstalk transmitter on 107.2 MHz on Mt. Leinster in Carlow.
Limerick Regional Hospital Radio – They have moved from 107.2 to 94.2 MHz. The new frequency is far from ideal however in that the 160 KW RnG from Mullaghanish is on 94.4 MHz. This will probably reduce the coverage area of Limerick Regional Hospital station.
Cork University Hospital Radio – They have moved from 107.8 to 102.0 MHz. The new frequency will have a large reduction in it’s coverage area. The 160 KW Today FM transmitter on 101.8 MHz on Mullaghanish and the 5 KW Beat 102-3 FM transmitter on 102.2 MHz near Dungarvan will cause a lot of interference to any listeners outside of Cork City.

(FM Radio in the Cork and Munster region -website)


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