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About WLR FM
Listen to the online radio of WLR FM live, which was officially launched in 1989 but had also operated as a pirate radio station for a decade prior. The radio is owned by The Irish Times. WLR FM functions as a local commercial radio station primarily serving the people of its home county as the most important source of information and music. WLR FM has earned multiple awards, including the "Local Station of the Year" title at the PPI Radio Awards in 2012 and Ireland's IMRO Local Station of the Year award in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The station's playlist features the best pop music from the last 40 years, with specialist programmes also including country and Irish music. Traditional Irish culture is not only reflected in its music but also in native language programmes. As a local radio station, WLR FM provides airtime for debates on locally relevant politics, current affairs, community issues, and a wide range of topics of importance in its talk shows. The broadcaster ensures that oversleeping on weekdays is impossible with its morning show, "The Big Breakfast Blaa", hosted by Ollie Carroll and Dymphna Nugent, airing from 6am to 10am.
WLR FM slogan: "We are WLR FM"
WLR FM slogan: "We are WLR FM"
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Postal address Waterford: The Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen, Waterford City, X91 C4VN, Ireland
Phone: +353 51 872 248
SMS/WhatsApp: +353 83 333 3975
Phone: +353 51 872 248
SMS/WhatsApp: +353 83 333 3975
Ballymacarbry, NE Waterford - 97.5 FMEast County Waterford - 94.8, 97.5 FMSuir Estuary - 94.8 FMWaterford City - 95.1 FMWest County Waterford - 95.1 FMWLR FM Frequency map
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News about WLR FM
Today FM, Cork’s Red FM and WLR win top awards at the IMROsAll the winners from the IMRO Radio Awards 2022 have been announced including the top Station of the Year titles. The Full-Service Station of the Year award went to Today FM, Music Station of the Year was won by Cork’s Red FM, whilst the Local Station of the Year award went to WLR FM...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 07.10.2022
Here’s how the new WLR FM studios look after major refurbishmentThe brand-new look for WLR FM was unveiled this week after a major refurbishment and technical upgrade was made to the studios. The first two of six WLR studios are now in operation and began broadcasting this week. This is the first major refurbishment in a number of years and it will enhance WLR’s audio, video and digital offering...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 08.09.2022
The WLR Christmas Radio Appeal raises over €100,000The WLR Christmas Radio Appeal has raised over €100,000 for the St Vincent De Paul in Waterford, Tramore and Dungarvan. Through a series of events over the month of December, WLR listeners came together to raise funds for those most in need in Waterford. Michael Byrne, WLR’s Operations Manager said: “The appeal is a massive undertaking for the station but worth all the time and effort...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 04.01.2022
Vinny and Aoibhin host their first WLR Big Breakfast BlaaVinny Bradley and Aoibhin Fallon go back a long way. It’s easy to tell they’re completely relaxed in each other’s company as they dissect their first morning on air together on WLR’s all new Big Breakfast Blaa. Vinny, originally from County Wexford but living in Waterford City for almost two decades, is well used to the early starts having moved from sister station Beat, where he was an integral part of Beat Breakfast for 15 years...More >>
radiotoday.ie - 31.08.2021
WLR’s Christmas Appeal raises over €90,000This 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 BrownWLR 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 FMWLR 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 charityAn 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 >>
radiotoday.ie - 25.08.2020
JNLR: 81% of the population listen to radio every dayThe 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 >>
radiotoday.ie - 06.02.2020
11:55FREE ELECTRIC BAND - ALBERT HAMMOND
11:48WLR-IMRO LOCAL STATION OF THE YEAR.
11:43SAD CAFE - EAGLES
11:39CHERRY CHERRY - NEIL DIAMOND
11:35WLR-IMRO LOCAL STATION OF THE YEAR.
11:32I DONT BELIEVE - ROGER WHITTAKER
11:28THE LAST FAREWELL - ROGER WHITTAKER
11:24ADIOS - LINDA RONSTADT
11:14ANGEL EYES - ABBA
10:38WLR-IMRO LOCAL STATION OF THE YEAR.
Get older playlist
00:00 - Overnight Music
WLR doesn't switch off, so you don't have to either. Whether you're on the graveyard shift at work, on child-minding duties, or simply a night owl who snoozes during the day, our overnight music is a brilliant mix of classic, pop, 80s, 90s, rock, indie and more.
06:00 - Abair Amach É
Abair Amach É is presented by Mollaí Nic Eochaidh. Abair Amach É will connect listeners on a variety of different topics ranging from music, arts and events, entertainment and anything else that’s happening across Waterford. Mollai has a passion for Irish Language and loves speaking to people, especially in her native tongue! Mixed with the best tunes, this is a show not to be missed each week. Abair Amach É, Saturday’s from 9pm-10pm and is repeated Sunday mornings from 6-7am on WLR. Listen back to Abair Amach É here.
07:00 - Seán’s Sunday Sunrise
Let Sean Organ brighten your Sunday morning and put a spring in your step with great music, the stories of the day from the newspapers, good competitions, news of events from around the county and much, much more on Seán's Sunday Sunrise. Listen back to Seán's Sunday Sunrise here.
10:00 - Timmy on Sunday
Sunday mornings are for lazy lie-ins, good coffee and great music with Timmy On Sunday. From 10 am to midday, Timmy plays the best classic hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s and he loves requests too. Timmy On Sunday is brought to you by Coffee House Lane. Listen back to Timmy On Sunday here.
12:00 - Damien Tiernan on Sunday
Damien Tiernan on Sunday delivers a quality informative and entertaining programme each Sunday looking back at the big stories from the news week in Waterford. Listen back to Damien Tiernan on Sunday here.
13:00 - The Sunday Jukebox
Sunday is always a great day for sport. Andy McCloskey brings you results and updates from sporting fixtures as they unfold, with the help of the team on the WLR sports desk, on The Sunday Jukebox. Combined with good music, this rundown on action from at home and abroad makes for great listening on a chilled out Sunday afternoon – tune in and see for yourself! Listen back to The Sunday Jukebox here.
16:00 - Here’s Ricky
Join Rick Whelan every Saturday and Sunday playing all your favourites on Here's Ricky! Whether your musical decade of choice is the 70s or 80s, you’ll find yourself in top form listening to Rick play the classic hits over the airwaves. Listen back to Here's Ricky here.
19:00 - Showtime with Wayne Brown
Listen in to Showtime with Wayne Brown each Sunday for the very best of music from the world of musicals and stage. This is a hugely popular show as Wayne brings his wealth of knowledge and experience of theatre to the radio waves. Listen back to Showtime with Wayne Brown here.
21:00 - Absolute Irish with John O’Shea
John O’Shea plays the best country and Irish songs for his legion of loyal listeners on Absolute Irish which is one of the most popular in the WLR evening schedule. Let John ease you into Monday morning with your favourite hits…what better way to lift your mood for the week ahead! Listen back to Absolute Irish here.