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About WLR FM

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WLR FM launched officially in 1989, but also operated before as a pirate radio station for a decade. WLR FM broadcasts on FM in County Waterford and digitally over the world. WLR FM is in the ownership of The Irish Times.
WLR FM operates as a local commercial radio station which serves primarily the people of its home county as the most important information and music source. WLR FM is a multi-award winner radio station, for example it has won the “Local Station of the Year” title in 2012 at the PPI Radio Awards.
WLR FM’s playlist is built from the last 40 years’ best pop music, but also country and Irish music appear in specialist programmes. The traditional Irish culture appears not just in music, but WLR FM has native language programmes too. As a local radio WLR FM provides the air-time for debates about locally relevant politics, current affairs, community issues and every imaginable topics which could have importance are discussed in the talk shows.
WLR FM makes the oversleeping impossible on weekdays with its morning show “The BIG Breakfast Blaa” from 6am to 10am lead by Ollie Carroll and Mary O’Neill.

The popularity of the country and Irish music selection of WLR FM made the launch of a spin-off station necessary, so in 2018 the “Absolute Irish” digital radio commenced broadcasting.

You can select the “Absolute Irish” below the player!

WLR FM music genre: pop, country, Irish

WLR FM is available by the traditional analogue way in County Waterford and partly in its surrounding counties. For the detailed FM allocation, check the Frequencies section below and the Frequency Map! You can follow WLR FM also by its online radio stream.

WLR FM 's slogan: "We are WLR"

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Contacts

E-mail: reception[kukac]wlrfm.com

Postal address: WLR FM, The Broadcast Centre, Waterford, Ireland

Phone: 051 872248 (Check your phone provider about actual call costs)
058 439513 (Check your phone provider about actual call costs)

Text/WhatsApp: 083 33 33 975 (Get informed by your network provider about SMS service costs)

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTMae5c1XAJ8JJmn0TQQGOg
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/wlrfmwaterford
Website: https://www.wlrfm.com

WLR FM frequencies

Ballymacarbry, NE Waterford - 97.5 FMEast County Waterford - 97.5 FMSuir Estuary, E Co Waterford - 94.8 FMWaterford City - 95.1 FMWest County Waterford - 95.1 FM
WLR FM Frequency map
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News about WLR FM

WLR’s Christmas Appeal raises over €90,000
This year’s Christmas Appeal at WLR has raised over €90,000 despite restrictions over activities due to the coronavirus. The Money raised will go directly to the SVP in Waterford so they can continue to help the people of Waterford City and County. The services provided not only include financial assistance for food, bills, rent, fuel, and electricity where necessary, but also, support for people in making a better life for themselves and their families. Events this year were difficult due to restrictions, but several virtual events took place including the ‘Wear Red Day’, the annual Santa run, a virtual swim, 12-dogs of Christmas...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 23.12.2020
Showtime returns to WLR FM with Wayne Brown
WLR FM is bringing back its Showtime show with music from the musicals every Sunday with Wayne Brown. Showtime, starting September 20th at 7pm, will feature songs from old favourites like ‘Les Misérables’, ’Chess’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to the best up to date modern musicals such as ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, ’Come From Away’ and ‘Hamilton’. Plus – classic shows like ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Fiddler on The Roof’ and ‘My Fair Lady’ mixed with movie musicals like ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘La La Land’. There’ll even be some Disney tunes and Movie Themes thrown in for good measure...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 10.09.2020
New News and Sport Editor at WLR FM
WLR FM has appointed Julie Smyth as its new News and Sports Editor. The Tramore woman began her career with the BBC and has recently taken over the position with station. Julie will be responsible for day to day management of the station’s news and sports output, implementing the station’s strategy, and identifying and training new talent. She will also be in charge of evolving the news and sport offering to maximise listenership growth in news and current affairs programming. Announcing the news this week the Managing Director of WLR FM, Des Whelan, said the company was delighted to announce the appointment...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 04.09.2020
WLR FM helps raise €16,000 for mental health charity
An event supported and driven by WLR FM in aid of mental health charity Suicide or Survive has raised €16,000. This year’s Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle was due to take place on Easter Sunday, however the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 saw the organisers having to rethink their usual approach. Cycle organiser Liam Brazil joined forces with WLR FM to initiate an online cycle challenge, namely ‘Cycle for SOS’, whereby people could partake in a 20 km cycle from their homes, in keeping with the imposed travel restrictions. The event was supported and driven by WLR FM, and via social media platforms...More >>
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The latest radio listening figures show 81% of the population are tuning in every day, which translates into weekday figures of 3.2 million listeners. More than half tune into their local or regional station and 43% listen to a national station. Among the younger, 15 to 34-year market, 71% listen daily. Gabrielle Cummins, Chairperson of the Choose Radio group says access to radio on smart devices is helping radio stay at the top of its game: “The growth in streaming services has revitalised radio advertising and reiterated its relevance to the listener. Access to radio is now...More >>
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