Classic Hits (Ireland)
Classic Hits is an Irish independent multi-region radio station based in Dublin, and broadcasting to that city as well as Cork, Limerick, Galway, County Clare, County Wicklow, County Kildare, County Meath. It can also be picked up in parts of County Kerry, County Tipperary, County Waterford, County Wexford and County Mayo.
|Broadcast area||Greater Dublin, County Cork, County Limerick, County Clare and Galway|
|Slogan||Ireland's Only Multi-City Radio Station|
|Frequency||94.9 FM (Dublin)|
94.6–97.4 MHz, 104.2–104.9 MHz
|First air date||27 February 2009|
|Owner||Bay Broadcasting Ltd|
The station broadcasts under a sound broadcasting contract from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, aimed at Ireland's four main commuter belts, hence its original name of "4FM". It later went by "Classic Hits 4FM", dropping the "4FM" part in 2018.
The station's flagship breakfast show is presented by PJ Gallagher and Jim McCabe. Niall Boylan hosts two daily phone-in shows from 12:00-14:00 and 21:00-23:00 while an additional pre-recorded programme, Niall Boylan Extra, continues until 01:00. The show won best talk show award at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards Gala in June 2017.
A five-hour drivetime show is now hosted by former 2FM presenter Damian Farrelly.
The station has a commitment to regularly play Irish music, which it promotes under the slogan Guaranteed Irish. A specialist Irish-language programme is hosted on Sunday nights by Meghann Scully.
Additional specialist programming includes the twice-daily segment Classic Song Investigation, Classic Love Songs, Club Classics and 90's @ Nite' and Sunday Nite 90s with former 2FM hotline presenter Dusty Rhodes.
Programming is broadcast from its digital studios located at Castleforbes House in Dublin's Docklands area.
The breakfast show was previously presented by PJ and Damien Farrelly, before that Jim McCabe and originally Gareth O'Callaghan.
|2012||Classic Hits 4FM||PPI Radio Awards Community/Social Action||Gold|
|2012||Classic Hits 4FM||PPI Radio Awards Station Imaging||Bronze|
|2015||The Niall Boylan Show||PPI Radio Awards Interactive Speech Programme||Gold|
|2012||The Niall Boylan Show||New York Radio Awards Human Interest||Silver|
|2013||Classic Hits 4FM||New York Radio Awards Community Service||Bronze|
|2013||The Niall Boylan Show||New York Radio Awards Best Scheduled Talk Show||Bronze|
|2014||Niall Boylan||New York Radio Awards Speech Broadcaster Of The Year||Silver|
|2013||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National)||Silver|
|2013||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Government/Public Sector||Silver|
|2013||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Retail||Silver|
|2013||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National)||Gold|
|2014||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Motor Trade||Gold|
|2014||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National)||Bronze|
|2014||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National)||Gold|
|2014||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Radio Station Ad (National)||Silver|
|2016||Classic Hits 4FM||The Love Radio Awards Best Motor Trade||Silver|
|94.8 MHz||Hollyhill||Cork City and SE Cork||1.6 kW|
|94.8 MHz||Seskin (Bantry)||Bantry and SW Cork||N/A|
|95.2 MHz||Fermoy||Fermoy||0.1 kW|
|95.4 MHz||Nowen Hill||West Cork||5 kW|
|97.2 MHz||Youghal||Youghal||0.1 kW|
|97.4 MHz||Bweeng Mountain||North Cork, North East Cork and parts of South and East Limerick through overspill||2.5 kW|
|97.4 MHz||Carrigaline||Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Cobh and surrounding areas||0.1 kW|
|104.2 MHz||Woodcock Hill||Limerick City and County||5 kW|
|104.6 MHz||Maghera||County Clare, parts of County Limerick, County Galway and some parts of County Kerry and parts of County Mayo||50 kW|
|104.2 MHz||Clifden||West Galway||1 kW|
|104.9 MHz||Tonabrocky||Galway city and surrounding areas||5 kW|
- "Press Releases 2009 - BCI SIGNS CONTRACT WITH 4FM FOR FIRST MULTI-CITY SERVICE". Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. 19 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009.