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About Northern Sound

Listen to the online radio of Northern Sound Radio live, which started its radio service in 1989 alongside with its twin-station Shannonside FM. The two stations have partly simulcasted programmes in their schedule besides their own programmes, Northern Sound is the territorial responsible local radio station for counties Cavan and Monaghan, and is in the ownership of Radio Kerry Holdings.
The radio’s target audience is the adult age-group, so its broadcast is built from more speech related programmes, and as operating as a local radio, the discussed topics are mainly about the locally relevant current affairs. The playlist is a low key selection of pop music from the last 40 years, quilted with plenty country and folk music.
The broadcaster's news bulletins bring local news, sports, travel and weather mainly about its editorial area, and also national and international news are aired.
The station wakes the life-appetite of the North on weekdays from 7am to 9am with "The Breakfast Roll" morning show led by Sean McCaffrey. The weekend mornings are ignited on Saturday from 8am to 10am and on Sunday from 8am to 9am with "The Weekend Breakfast Show".

Northern Sound slogan: "The Spirit of Cavan & Monaghan"

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Postal address: Milltown Business Park, Monaghan, H18 YF22, Ireland

Phone: +353 47 72666, +353 81 822 7788 (Check your phone provider about actual call costs)
Text: +353 871 223 333 (Get informed by your network provider about SMS service costs)
E-mail: reception[kukac]


Northern Sound frequencies

Carrickmacross - 97.5 FMCo Monaghan - 96.3 FMCounty Cavan - 94.8 FMKingscourt - 97.5 FMNorth East Cavan - 96.3 FM
The broadcast is available on the traditional analogue way in counties Cavan and Monaghan, and also by its online radio stream without territorial restrictions.
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Northern Sound's programmes30

00:00 - Music Through The Night
07:00 - The Breakfast Roll
Get your day started in the best possibly way in the company of Sean McCaffrey on the Breakfast Roll from 7am and 9am. It's 2 hours of fun, music, conundrums and head to head battles.  There's also some general mayhem along the way that will brighten up your morning. The latest chart tracks mixed in with the tunes of yester year will ensure a pep in your step; as well as a song in your head.  We keep you well informed for the day ahead with regular updates on news, sport, traffic and the local goings on. Be part of the show by getting in contact on the text or WhatsApp on 087 1223333.  You can also email :- .  Or you can follow on the social media channels at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram The Breakfast Roll greeting you with a GOOD MORNING and a smile!!
09:00 - The Joe Finnegan Show
Entertaining, informing, engaging, funny, heart-breaking, fast-paced, agenda setting and thought provoking. The dictionary doesn’t have enough words to describe The Joe Finnegan Show. The show has for over three decades been a community and friend for its listeners. The programme gives a voice to the voiceless in society. The flagship show on Shannonside Northern Sound is on air weekdays from 9am to 11am. It broadcasts to Counties Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon, Cavan, Monaghan and surrounding areas and can also be 'gotten anywhere in the world on the worldwide web. The show stokes debate and gives a full picture of what's going on in the region; the country and internationally. Through letters, emails, phonecalls and text messages the listeners decide what will be covered on the programme. Problems are shared.  The Joe Finnegan Show and its listeners will go about solving them. Throughout the two hours you might get angered, irritated or shocked.  The Joe Finnegan Show will always be compelling listening. During the show you can contact the Show by text or whatsapp on 087 1200900 or call 0818 227777 . Listeners can contact the show 24/7 on 0818 227 100 or by email to  You can also follow The Joe Finnegan Show on Twitter Regular features includes – The paper review: GP Dr Illona Duffy from Swan Park Surgery, Nutritionist & Bio Resonance Practitioner Laura Thompson, Crimeline, Dentist Joanne O’Riordan of Church St Dental Clinic A weekly panel discussion on the topics of the week featuring well-known people in the region. A Review and Preview of all the sporting action with Dave Hooper Legal Feature with Byrne, Carolan, Cunningham Solicitors.
11:00 - The 11 to 1 Show
The 11 to 1 Show weekdays on Shannonside Northern Sound is your perfect mid-morning pick me up! We have the ideal blend of classic and contemporary Irish & American Country music with a smattering of your favourite hits from yesteryear thrown in for good measure too. There's a plethora of addictive interactive quizzes to get the auld grey matter working! Can you crack “The Code”? Paul will play you some short clips from four well-known songs. Taking the first letter of each of the song titles reveals the Code Word. But Beware!! It’s not as easy as it sounds! Try cracking today’s at 11.20. There’s the “Long Lost Lyric” at 12.35 where Paul and his team tease you with just a few words from a famous song and task you to suss the song’s title.  Pit your wits in the show’s General Knowledge quiz “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue”.  Why not see if you can secure your place in the Hall of Fame by answering one or more of those questions correctly! If all that’s not enough, there’s some merry banter together with the Coffee Break Selection, Midday 70’s Double Play and, of course, your requests and dedications along the way. The 11 to 1 Show is the fastest two hours of the day! Join in the craic by texting to 087 1200 900.  You can also call 0818 227777.
13:00 - News at 1
Join News at 1 for the latest local, national and international news, sports news, farm news and Obituaries. Tune in from 1pm.
13:30 - The Wider View
The Wider View covers all of the issues and stories that matter in Cavan and Monaghan.  The show brings you from current affairs to farming, politics to community activities and everything else in between. And the most powerful and emotional stories of real people.  You will hear it all on The Wider View, Monday to Friday from 1.30pm-2.30pm. Live interviews, special live reports from the Northern Sound News team and all the breaking news from across the region.  It's what makes the show  the most popular lunchtime news show in Counties Cavan and Monaghan. The show also loves to hear from local people to share their experiences and highlight local community news and events. If you’d like to get in touch with the show; you can send a text or WhatsApp directly into studio on 087 122 3333 or call us on 047 72666. Find Northern Sound on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - or email us on
14:30 - The Afternoon Show
17:30 - The Evening News
18:00 - Walker’s Way with Junior Walker
Walker's Way is presented by Junior Walker every weekday from 6.00 to 8.00 pm on Shannonside Northern Sound. The programme is a mix of country music; Irish and American.  The show also contains a sprinkling of golden oldies and Irish ballads.  Features  includes the popular Teatime Teaser where Junior plays the intros to well known songs!!  Listeners are then asked to identify the song.  There's a lot of stiff competition to be first in with the answer!! Other features on the programme includes 2 tracks from the archive. There's a gospel music slot and we take a trip down memory lane with old songs from days gone by.  For those of you who enjoy a good old sad song Walker's Way caters for this with a tearjerker section. On the show there's the 5 minute quiz which asks questions about the content of songs. And just for a change on Wednesday evening Walker's Way crosses the atlantic for an all American country show with a featured country music artist.  So whatever you are up to weekdays; join Junior for Walker's Way from 6pm.
20:00 - Sportsbeat
Sportsbeat with Kevin McDermott every Monday evening between 8 and 9 is the beat to what’s been going on in sport nationally, locally and internationally. We will talk about the goals, tackle the issues, hear from the experts and keep you up to date with everything you need to know about the sporting worlds in Counties Cavan and Monaghan
21:00 - Power Play
Join Mike Mulvihill from the green room for Power Play ‘Homegrown’ every evening from 9pm to 11pm. The show features new Irish releases from both signed and unsigned Irish artists.  Each week Mike will choose a new release as one to watch.  He will also keep you up to date with featured album tracks.  The show also brings you the latest Irish music news as well as an insight into some of the tracks played and how the came to be written, recorded and released.  On the show from time to time you will also hear interviews with some of those played and details of super competitions. If you are a band or an artist who would like to have an opportunity to get your music heard by the Shannonside Northern Sound audience please email  And you never know, perhaps on the next ‘Homegrown’ show Mike will be introducing you to listeners of the show.