The 4th July is Independence Day in the USA….and it’s also Community Radio Youghal’s birthday.
The station first went on air back in the summer of 1979 as a pirate station. Among the founding members were Noel Cronin, Barty Murphy, Conor O’Reilly and Tony Hannon. Since then,CRY104fm has gone from strength to strength.
Broadcasting to Youghal Town and the surrounding areas of East Cork and West Waterford on 104fm, Community Radio Youghal became an officially-licenced community station back in October 1995. It was one of eleven stations licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the pilot scheme for community radio stations and in 2008 we were granted a ten year broadcast license. Like all community radio stations, we are a not for profit organisation and rely heavily on the goodwill of the community and businesses in the area to provide us with funding and other resources.
From our studios in Nagle House, we broadcast 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
Happy 38th birthday to us!