Radio Nova granted licence for Dublin rock station

The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) have awarded Radio Nova a commercial radio licence fo a new classic rock station in Dublin, to begin broadcasting from August 2009. Despite applications for the licence from two other contenders – Rock Radio and Classic Rock Radio – the licence was awarded without an oral hearing – a first for the BCI. Phantom FM broke the mould in 2004 when they were granted a licence from the BCI to broadcast an alternative music station after years operating as a pirate station. Personally I can’t wait to have another alternative to Westlife and breakfast DJ’s. For the full story click here.

2 Comments so far

  1. renegadeacademic on September 12th, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

    Is this at all related to the Radio Nova pirate station of the 1980s?

  2. sheena on September 12th, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

    As far as I know the two just share a name. Chris Carey was the boss man in Radio Nova back in the 80’s and he died in February this year. I could be wrong but I’m almost certain that they’re unrelated.

    There was a great programme on RTE a few months ago about the rise and fall of Radio Nova, did you see it? They might still have it in the archives, interesting stuff. I came across this website too, it has soundclips from the broadcasts from the 80’s too…. very nostalgic altogether!!

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