Power FM Dublin commences 10 weekends of broadcasts On 99.5FM this Friday.
Dublin’s Own Boat That Rocked Brings New Music And Sunshine With A Series Of Weekend Broadcasts Through To 14th June 2009 – new Website Now Live at www.powerfm.org.
One of Dublin’s most important outlets for new and specialist music over the past fifteen years, POWER FM, will kick off a series of three day weekend broadcasts from this Good Friday 10th April 2009.
Power FM will broadcast on 99.5FM* to Dublin & Greater Dublin under a temporary licence for TEN consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sundays through to Midnight on Sunday 14th June 2009.
The station officially goes live at midnight this Holy Thursday 9th April.
The station currently broadcasts live shows digitally – online at www.powerfm.org and on mobile – seven days a week from its Dublin studios in Glasnevin. Power FM currently has a roster of 40 DJs who are all voluntary.
In addition, Power FM regularly hosts live broadcasts from venues, clubs and cultural institutions around Dublin city. The station also currently broadcasts live radio shows by Irish artists who have moved to cities such as London and Barcelona, but who are still very much involved in music production and releasing their own music.
Musically, Power FM has always played new as well as sometimes overlooked music – no matter what the decade – handpicked by DJs whose commercial concerns were more aligned to having enough money for the bus fare home after their show.
It’s always been about a passion for discovering music, be it soul, jazz, funk or vocal house music from the heart of New York’s latin neighbourhoods to new electronic and improvised music produced in a basement under the Liffey – all joined by the hearts and minds of their counterparts around the world – from Rio to Detroit, Cork to Tokyo. “The station has always been about keeping an eye on the future with lots of respectful nods to the past. Just good music,” says Brian Chamberlain, original founder of the station.
The station’s first full day of broadcasting on Good Friday will include Decks & The City with Claire Roche (formerly Scooter Girl of City Channel), Irish Music Blog Award Nominee, The Golden Maverick aka Matt Vinyl on lunchtime, and Michael Black of Stereotonic on Friday drive-time.
Power FM will also be broadcasting live from the All City Dublin Jam this Easter Saturday afternoon 11th April at The Tivoli Theatre, Francis St, Dublin. In addition, DJ Laz-e will also be broadcasting highlights from the event the following day Easter Sunday from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
The All City Jam will feature live Hip Hop, graffiti, B-Boys battles, and a 10 strong DJ line-up that includes T-Kid & Ces from the US, and
Kacao77 from Germany.
A full FM schedule for the 10 weeks of broadcasting will be announced this Tuesday 6th April.
Everyone involved in the station’s current seven day live digital schedule will be taking to the Dublin airwaves along with some very special guests and collaborators in both music and the wider digital and visual arts.
Throughout the ten weeks, the station will be working with venues, Twisted Pepper, Tripod/Pod/Crawdaddy, Bernard Shaw, Solas, The Sugar Club; and promoters Bodytonic, Reach, Hoot, Lazybird, Subject, and more. The station will also continue to showcase Irish creativity with organisations such as Candy Collective and SweetTalk, Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), the Darklight Digital Film Festival, and more still to be announced.
Power FM’s existing digital Monday to Thursday schedule will also continue to run online at www.powerfm.org throughout the weeks of the FM broadcast.
NEW WEBSITE NOW LIVE
The new Power FM website is now live on public Beta test at www.Powerfm.org. The site includes an On Demand "Listen Again" streaming service with full playlists.
More features will be rolled out as the site gets a full launch from next Thursday 9th April.