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Kerry
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Country: IrelandListen to radio stations broadcasting from Ireland
City: Kerry
Address: Maine St., Tralee
FM (MHz): 92.6
Genre: Irish
Phone: 066-7123666
E-mail: info@radiokerry.ie
Website:  www.radiokerry.ie
Description: Radio Kerry was established in 1990. The station headquarters are in Tralee, the county town of Kerry, with additional studios in Killarney and Cahersiveen.

April 1995 … Radio Kerry moved to a new custom-built building in Tralee town centre with top quality digital broadcasting and production facilities as well as a fully equipped editing suite and a television studio. There are approximately 60 people employed at the station in full-time, part-time and freelance positions.

January 2005 … Radio Kerry moved to custom built studios in Killarney town centre. Many programmes and features are broadcast from here on daily basis.

August 2005 … Radio Kerry completed the purchase of Shannonside/Northern Sound, becoming the first of the original local radio stations to go on to this level of expansion. Shannonside/Northern Sound broadcasts to Longford, Roscommon, Cavan, Monaghan and Leitrim.

January 2006 … Radio Kerry commenced providing a Broadcast Media Skills course in conjunction with FAS and established the Radio Kerry Training Centre.

Summer 2006 … a new logo was introduced, the building refurbished and the entire broadcast network along with studios and equipment was updated.

April 2007 … Radio Kerry introduced a new Outside Broadcast Unit which is equipped with the latest in digital broadcasting and IP satellite technology.

Broadcast

Radio Kerry broadcasts on five frequencies – 96.2, 96.6, 97.0, 97.2 and 97.6FM - throughout the County of Kerry. The station can also be picked up in parts of the surrounding counties of Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Clare and on the internet at www.radiokerry.ie. Radio Kerry is also the first station outside of Dublin to take part in the DAB digital radio trial, which means we are ready with the latest technology if DAB continues to develop. Digital radio owners in Dublin city and county and the greater North East region (approx. 36% of Ireland’s population) can now tune in to Radio Kerry at home or in their cars.

Listener Profile

Due to the nature of a local radio station's audience profile it is necessary to cater for a variety of programming tastes. A typical Radio Kerry listener is aged between 25 - 65 and their main information requirements are current affairs, local news, sports, music, specialist speech programming and weather. Their music interests are very varied. For this reason Radio Kerry broadcasts a number of special interest music programmes nightly.


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