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CRY104fm to Extend Broadcasting Hours

From The East Cork Journal

Community Radio Youghal will extend its broadcasting hours later this month, with an exciting range of programmes set to compliment the move to 126 hours of radio per week.

The community radio station updated its schedule two years ago, introducing early morning programming from 8 am, and broadcasting right up until midnight. Now, CRY is ready to go a step further. From January 22, CRY104fm will be on air for an extended 18 hours per day. Broadcasting from 8 am until 2 am daily, and introducing an extra 14 hours of programming each week, exciting times lay ahead, for presenters and listeners alike.

Speaking to the East Cork Journal, the Station Manager at CRY104fm, Darragh Parker, said; ‘‘the new schedule is the latest phase of the plan to introduce a 24/7 Community Radio service for the people of East Cork and West Waterford. It will offer more variety to our listeners, who can now listen to the station from early morning to late at night. We will continue to provide youth programming, with Holly McCarthy Thompson presenting a brand new show on Wednesday evenings, and the award-winning Billy Gillman hosting a new extended youth show on Tuesdays at 6.10pm.’’

The latest phase will feature a host of new late-night and early-morning programmes. A wide variety of presenters are ready to take up the hot-seat, and they will keep the listeners company right into the early hours.

‘‘Late Night Love on Tuesday nights and Alter Ego on Thursday nights are other new shows. The schedule also sees us specifically target younger listeners on Friday nights, with a brand new line-up. Friday night will be party night on the station, with Going Out With Steve, Friday Night Anthems and ABM – Remix and Dance entertaining revelers from 9pm to 2am. There’s a new Sunday night line-up, aimed especially at musical connoisseurs, with a mixture of classical, jazz and world music, before the Night Train, which will air at midnight,’’ Darragh explained.

As community radio prides itself on, there is indeed something for everyone.