New Irish weekend station on 1278 kHz
A new radio station is set to hit Dublin. Delivering a diet of rock music to the over-30s, The Rock will commence broadcasting under a temporary licence from the BCI and will operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 2nd. The station, which is licenced for Dublin city, county and the commuter belt, will transmit on 94.9MHz FM and 1278kHz AM.
Speaking to Radiowaves News about the launch, The Rock’s general manager Kevin Branigan said: “The Rock will play a mix of rock music from the 1960s to the present day, focussing particularly on the classic rock music not really heard on any station in the area. Mainstream radio seems to have forgotten about the more mature rock music fan, we aim to fill the gap.”
Broadcasting from Dun Laoghaire, the station will provide various music and speech-based programmes presented by a mix of well-known broadcasters and new talent. There will also be a full news service every day between 7am and 9pm.
The station is linked with Choice FM, which broadcast under various temporary licences in recent years.