Dublin's 98FM

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98FM is an independent local radio station in Dublin, Ireland, operated by Radio Two Thousand Limited, a subsidiary of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp, under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.wikipedia
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98FM is an independent local radio station in Dublin, Ireland, operated by Radio Two Thousand Limited, a subsidiary of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp, under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Communicorp

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98FM is an independent local radio station in Dublin, Ireland, operated by Radio Two Thousand Limited, a subsidiary of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp, under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Based in Dublin, the company now owns radio stations including Ireland's Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM, SPIN 1038 and SPIN South West.

County Dublin

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98FM's broadcast antenna is located on Three Rock Mountain, County Dublin at 5 kW, and can be heard in Dublin and neighbouring counties.
Local radio stations include 98FM, FM104, 103.2 Dublin City FM, Q102, SPIN 1038, Sunshine 106.8, TXFM, Raidió Na Life and Radio Nova.

Dublin

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98FM is an independent local radio station in Dublin, Ireland, operated by Radio Two Thousand Limited, a subsidiary of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp, under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Commercial radio stations based in the city include 4fm (94.9 MHz), Dublin's 98FM (98.1 MHz), Radio Nova 100FM (100.3 MHz), Q102 (102.2 MHz), SPIN 1038 (103.8 MHz), FM104 (104.4 MHz), Sunshine 106.8 (106.8 MHz).

FM104

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The station's first broadcast was in 1989, as a rock station called Classic Hits—98FM and quickly overtook rival Capital Radio 104.4 (now FM104), sometimes attributed to the Morning Crew show, originally presented by Pat Courtnay and Elaine Geraghty, and to its evening talk show presented by Fr. Michael Cleary. Currently 98FM have a market share (all adults 15+) of 6.4% and a listened yesterday figure 12% thus making them the 4th most listened to Dublin station behind SPIN 1038, Dublin's Q102 and FM104 at numbers 3, 2 and 1 respectively.
Although initially moderately successful, following the launch of rival 98FM, the station consistently trailed in the ratings.

SPIN 1038

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Currently 98FM have a market share (all adults 15+) of 6.4% and a listened yesterday figure 12% thus making them the 4th most listened to Dublin station behind SPIN 1038, Dublin's Q102 and FM104 at numbers 3, 2 and 1 respectively.
It was intended to provide an alternative for listeners younger than those catered for by the original two Dublin ILR stations, FM104 and Dublin's 98FM.

Three Rock Mountain

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98FM's broadcast antenna is located on Three Rock Mountain, County Dublin at 5 kW, and can be heard in Dublin and neighbouring counties.

Adrian Kennedy (journalist)

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Its flagship programmes are The Big Breakfast with Steven Cooper and Luke O'Faolain, Dublin Talks with Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon and The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty.
In August 2013, Kennedy and his co-host and producer Jeremy Dixon resigned from FM104 to take up a job offer with the rival station 98FM.

Today FM

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In November 2012, the station dropped the Morning Crew title when former Today FM presenter Ray Foley took over the breakfast show replacing Aidan Power and Claire Solan.
Louise Duffy moved from the Early Breakfast to take over the slot from April until August 2014 when she was succeeded by Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore, who left the Dublin regional radio station, 98FM after twelve years to take over the slot permanently from September 2014 onwards, their show airing for the first time on 1 September 2014 with the show continuing to air every Monday to Friday from midday to 2:30pm.

Ray Foley

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In November 2012, the station dropped the Morning Crew title when former Today FM presenter Ray Foley took over the breakfast show replacing Aidan Power and Claire Solan.
Having worked at Dublin's 98FM and SPIN 1038 early in his career, Foley moved to Today FM in 2004, presenting the night time show The Blast with close friend JP Gilbourne.

Aidan Power

In November 2012, the station dropped the Morning Crew title when former Today FM presenter Ray Foley took over the breakfast show replacing Aidan Power and Claire Solan.
Power replaced Steven Cooper who left to present 98fm's breakfast show alongside former iRadio presenter Luke O'Faolain, the same show which Power left in 2012.

Republic of Ireland

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98FM is an independent local radio station in Dublin, Ireland, operated by Radio Two Thousand Limited, a subsidiary of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp, under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Denis O'Brien

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98FM is an independent local radio station in Dublin, Ireland, operated by Radio Two Thousand Limited, a subsidiary of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp, under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

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98FM is an independent local radio station in Dublin, Ireland, operated by Radio Two Thousand Limited, a subsidiary of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp, under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Frequency modulation

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The station broadcasts on the 98.1 MHz FM frequency.

Watt

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98FM's broadcast antenna is located on Three Rock Mountain, County Dublin at 5 kW, and can be heard in Dublin and neighbouring counties.

Popular music

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The station broadcasts mainly popular music, aimed at 25- to 44-year-olds.

Michael Cleary (priest)

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The station's first broadcast was in 1989, as a rock station called Classic Hits—98FM and quickly overtook rival Capital Radio 104.4 (now FM104), sometimes attributed to the Morning Crew show, originally presented by Pat Courtnay and Elaine Geraghty, and to its evening talk show presented by Fr. Michael Cleary.

Dublin's Q102

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Currently 98FM have a market share (all adults 15+) of 6.4% and a listened yesterday figure 12% thus making them the 4th most listened to Dublin station behind SPIN 1038, Dublin's Q102 and FM104 at numbers 3, 2 and 1 respectively.

The Supernaturals

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The slogan "Smile" was backed by the song "Smile" by The Supernaturals.