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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:22 pm

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I personally think no matter what licenses the BAI offer/advertise dance music belongs to the pirates. Look at Spin1038 for example. Weren't they given what was called the 'dance' license? Look at them now, just another youth station like Beat, iRadio etc. Any attempt the BAI make to give out a dance license will end up nowhere because most likely the station will be forced to play all commercial dance and completely ignore the underground styles, or become another youth station like Spin did.
spin was licenced to cater to the audience younger then fm104 and 98 fm. The licence was known as and assumed to be by many including me to have been a dance licence when awarded, but actually it isn't, but a youth licence like the others.
There was no dance licence. I agree it is best to leave dance music to the pirates and online, unless the BAI go down the route of licencing more community of interest stations. I can imagine a station like power fm on the radio right now. Their temp licence back around 2010 was rather successful and hugely received i believe. They have been on the go in various forms since 1992 and play everything likely to be covered by a pirate. Or someone like opentempo in waterford if they were interested in such a licence if it existed. won't happen though as the BAI are only interested in protectionism rather then improving listening choice.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:36 pm

Yeah Opentempo are great, though I think they, again, are better off to stay pirate. Opentempo are sounding excellent as they are, and I do not think getting a license would be a positive step for them. They are better off as they are, serving the community de-regulated. It would be just like the BAI to ruin a good station like Opentempo. Power FM would do well with a community of interest license yes, unfortunately they haven't been streaming live online for a good few months now, just the odd Mixcloud show, would not expect them to return at this stage.
Speaking of returning stations, can anyone shed some light on the current situation in Cork? I know Klub are gone, but have heard that Newstalk have a new TX on 106.4FM covering northwest Cork. This surely means that Hazard, and (maybe) Caroline, will have had to move frequency or go off air completely. Anyone know what the situation is?

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Yes that's right power are only doing chew.tv the odd time now. I believe they were to be moving studio so i wonder if that is anything to do with that.
I think cork just has cityview and DHR on air now. Caroline only relayed other stations and Hazard was hardly on air anyway i believe.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:31 pm

As has been stated before here, Hazard is (or was) on air 24/7. Caroline had their own programmes on when I checked on 27/12/16 anyway.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:07 pm

Thanks. I always thought caroline never or rarely caried live programing but good to know they did at least.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:24 pm

You are right in that yes they did relay programmes from time to time, but outside of that, Caroline always had an odd, but varied playlist. It could go from rock, to dance, to pop, to R&B etc. It always reminded me of listening to an iPod on shuffle. Speaking of which, have you ever picked up one of those low-powered iTrip transmitters usually on 88.0 or so? They're basically these little adapters (transmitters) that plug into a phone or iPod and rebroadcast the signal to a nearby radio. If you're in an ajacent car to one running an iTrip and on the same frequency where there is one broadcasting, you can receive the Trip. The weirdest things have been heard!

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:35 pm

I don't have access to anything that receives fm now as my radio listening is online only, but when i did i never picked up any of those transmitters. I'm not sure if they were very common back when i last had a radio tbh.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Fair enough. Most of my own radio listening is online now also, I normally only listen to FM when a pirate is recievable.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:47 am

Dublin. A new station called trax has been on 107.1 since a couple of days ago. the station plays 90s dance. Info will be in the next update.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:14 pm

Do you know if it covers the whole city and/or county, or a low power outfit? Wonder if it's the return of Rince?

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:26 pm

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
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Do you know if it covers the whole city and/or county, or a low power outfit? Wonder if it's the return of Rince?
I don't know it's coverage as i'm not in dublin. I don't know if it is a rince return or someone else.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:04 pm

A scan I conducted in Cork today revealed a new station called Vibe FM on 87.8. Pretty good signal in the city.
Caroline are back on air on 106.7FM.
DHR was on 104.9 as usual, and although I did not pick up Cityview on 97.6 I would assume they will be back soon.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:08 pm

Is Opentempo now on FM 24/7? They were heard in Waterford city today on 105.1, despite it not being the weekend.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:01 am

Klub FM are back, returned to air in Cork a number of hours ago.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:02 pm

Easyradio have, according to their Facebook, ceased all FM transmission. They went off this afternoon. 93.2 now relaying All80s.
By the way, why have the 2 stations that remain on 105.7 in Dublin been removed from the scan? I wasn't ever aware of them coming off air. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:14 pm

drumandbasshead010 wrote:
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Easyradio have, according to their Facebook, ceased all FM transmission. They went off this afternoon. 93.2 now relaying All80s.
By the way, why have the 2 stations that remain on 105.7 in Dublin been removed from the scan? I wasn't ever aware of them coming off air. Correct me if I'm wrong.
They were removed because there is no evidence of them still being on air. Nobody could pick them up anyway.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:11 pm

I can confirm that the No.1FM relay is still on 105.7, along with several other relays.
Soulcity are now back on air, on 105.2 in Dublin.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by Rock Solid » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:24 pm

Kiss Fm is on 101.4 at the weekends and some evenings playing Euro Dance music and DJ sets.

Heat Fm on 99.5
Phever on 91.6
Soul City on 105.2
All 80s on 93.2
Energy Am on 1395

There's another Kiss Fm on from Co Meath on 105.7
Also a relay of No1 Fm on 105.7 from West Dublin.

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Re: Irish Band Scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:37 pm

So there are 2 Kiss FM's? I wasn't sure. The other pirate radio thread (we both read since I have seen your name on there) is much more up to date.
No.1FM was on the scan for a wwile but it seems the owner insisted on taking it off the scan purely because it has a weak signal.
Also read somewhere of a lo-power relay of RTE Gold on 87.7 in Dublin.

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