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Freedom FM returns to Rascals HQ

Freedom FM continues with its series of outside broadcasts with a return to Rascals HQ, on Thursday 6th October from 7 pm to 9 pm. Join Aidan Power as he broadcasts live from Inchicore in Dublin 8 playing the best music from the 90s and noughties. Come along to Rascals HQ,   Brewery, Pizza Restaurant and Bar, Goldenbridge Estate, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 D08 HF68, for some tunes, beer, and […]

today25 September 2022

Music

Blur Vs Oasis

Yes, it was in that very moment when Blur made the decision to move forward the release date of their single Country House to the very same day as Oasis were due to release Roll With It, all gloves were off. The media spiralled into a frenzy in the summer of 1995, and it became forever known as ‘The Battle of Britpop’, and in doing so, a new music movement […]

today25 September 2022 2

Music

Freedom FM in the Park!

Freedom FM is leaving the studio, and getting out into the fresh air this Saturday, the 30th of July, for the Tymon Park Food and Craft market. We’ll be broadcasting live, and playing the best music from the 90s and noughties. There’ll be a great selection of hot food, artisan, craft stalls, and entertainment for the entire family. The Market takes place between 11 am and 4 pm at the Castletymon […]

today21 July 2022 2

Irish Punt

Humour

The Millennium Saga

Only the '90s and noughties can be remembered as two decades in the right place, at the right time to steward the Millennium’s night of passage.  A euphoric and fearful time where 1,000 years in passing reached its date of reset.  Legion of Mary prayer groups went head to head with world extinction theorists.  One side prayed for the continuance of life after the stroke of midnight whilst the other […]

today13 December 2021

Nostalgia

Louis Walsh what have you done? 

If one man could be held accountable for the regulation of teenage hormones in Ireland in the 90's, it'd be Louis Walsh.  Only he knew that a few dance sessions in Diggs Lane and the ancient art of bleaching virgin hair could transform five Northsiders into an emotional harpoon aimed at Irish cailinis. A teen in love had great power in the Irish household when the boyz were due on […]

today13 October 2021

Nostalgia

Those 90’s Clubs……

We still have the music but what about those 90's venues that contained our teenage spirit? The Belgard Inn Who recalls Nirvana's 'Smells like Teen Spirit' lifting the Old Belgard Inn up in rapturous song at 1am, or the tomfoolery of those carefree nights?  Tallaght teens, queuing to gain entry, with their 'Rachel' haircuts at the mercy of the elements.   Cascadas 'Everytime We Touch' bellowing out into the night air […]

today27 September 2021

Fashion

90’s Fashion

Dublin teens sported those Adidas tearaway tracksuit bottoms of the 90's without a care for athleticism. Three bold stripes and a legs length of snap buttons guaranteed the envy of the O'Neills cargo pants crowd. A good level of trust was essential when wearing these – as one’s friends could come along and rip the bottoms open, exposing legs, and with stronger conviction - your thighs and all.  Yet fashion […]

today22 September 2021 2

News

WTAF!? Freedom FM got an FM licence!!!

As most of you will know already, Freedom FM started as a pirate radio station back in the day (1995) and was operating outside of the law until we were closed down on that fateful day (Tuesday 20th May 2003) known as black Tuesday. This was the day when Comreg (the Irish governing body of TV/radio) got control of the FM band; not just in Dublin but countrywide. Although pirate […]

today17 September 2021 3

DJ

Where on Earth… Ultra-Sonic

It was 1995 when I first saw a live gig by Ultra Sonic [US].  On 27th December 1995, I boarded a chartered bus from the Square Shopping Centre car park in Tallaght, Dublin circa 6.30 pm, destined for N.E.C. Navan, County Meath. Fortunately, I had a V.I.P. pass giving me [triple AAA] Access-All-Areas, even backstage!  When we arrived, my friend and I got to hang out with the performing artists, […]

today21 August 2021 2

Events

Lovers and Friends – Second date added!

If you had read our article on Lovers and Friends Festival 2022 you'll know that i was very, very skeptical about this event but was also going to be in the queue to buy a ticket. For this to be true, i was more than willing to risk a couple hundred to avoid FOMO. It certainly looks like this is legit. Many more stars have now confirmed and the event sold […]

today6 August 2021

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