IN THE BEGINNING….I started on radio sometime around 1997 (I think) on a small radio station called Solar FM. The station was a dance music station run by the infamous Tracey Lee in an attic room beside a bunch of shops on St Peters Rd in Walkinstown, Dublin. They ran an ad on the radio that went something along the lines of “if you see yourself broadcasting to hundreds of listeners, then get in touch”, so…. I did.
I currently present a pop music programme on Monday between 6pm and 8pm UK/IRL time where I play the best in music from the 90s and noughties and include two features: ‘This week in the 90s and noughties’, revisiting headlines from that period, and ‘Birthday Share’, highlighting which celebrities and famous people you share your birthday with.
I began my journey into radio at the very beginning of Freedom FM in 1995. I always had a huge interest in it so when I got the opportunity to present a show I jumped at the chance. At the beginning I think we were broadcasting to about a half mile radius but no one cared because it was such an exciting hobby to have as a teenager.
I started off on Freedom FM doing one day week on drivetime in late summer 2001. I worked for another radio station called Radio Caroline at the time and Freedom was the station to be on. I chanced my arm and the station manager Mr Simon Davis gave me a few more shows as I gained in confidence and ability. Freedom for me was and is the soundtrack to my early 20s and I loved every single second of being on air. So much so that I have nearly taped every single show I did on the station!!! I have made lifelong friends from Freedom 92FM and was gutted when it closed. We have all now as a group relived all the memories and there is good craic on the WhatsApp group too. I hope you can join me Mondays and Tuesdays for some great music on the Breakfast Show.
“So here I am, back where it all started on radio for me about 23 years ago with the Freedom crew. Things were very different back then. It was around 1998, I was playing in clubs around Dublin at the time but couldn’t pass the opportunity to join Simon and Andy and the rest of the freedom family on this fantastic station. I stayed at Freedom for around 2 years and moved on to Hot Radio and eventually Nova Dance but as time went on and djing became more popular the scene became saturated and I moved away from it. Older (yes) and wiser (no) have I become since then? Move forward almost 20 years and the team is back bigger and better and no cold shed to sit in either 🙂
Nikki is an author , mindfulness advocate and pod-caster from Cavan. From a young age Nikki had an interest in media and writing. At the age of 15 she worked in RTE. she studied Media and presentation skills for drama in college and went on to work in shows such as Sm:Tv and Cd:Uk in London. Nikki absolutely loves music and loves being on the air waves sharing music with all the listeners. She is so happy to be joining the team at Freedom Fm
Origionaly from Clonmel in Tipperary Eamonn can be heard on Radio Stations across Ireland and the UK and also DJ's across the country. Eamonn always had a huge love of music with Armin Van Buuren and Tiesto as his influences Eamonn brings his personality and passion to Freedom FM where he presents The Friday Night Mix from 8-10pm
When I first moved up to Dublin from the country with friends back in 98, we listened to Freedom all the time. We used to phone in our music requests and the excitement when they were called out. They were good times. I loved the station then and was delighted to hear it was back on air in 2020.
Welcome – Scott Turner here… 25 years on and I’m back with the Freedom 92FM crew. The difference now is we have all grown up (kind of…) and Freedom 92FM is accessible online and digital all around the world from smart devices. I first met with Simon Davis and Andy Walker when I got involved with another Radio Station – Dublin’s KISS 103.2 FM. Ralph McGarry was also a part of the radio station but because of rotas I probably didn’t know him as well as the others.
I Joined the freedom FM crew when I was only about 17 years old. I sent in a letter ( yes, a letter, with like an actual pen) into the mark Brennan show asking him to play ” olive – you’re not alone”. Just so happens, my geography teacher at the time heard my request on the radio and told me she knew mark. Long story short, Mark Brennan and DJ power arranged for me to come down to the freedom FM studio to sit in on one of the shows. I was so quiet and shy at the time, but Louise Jordan took me under her wing.
Growing up in a fairly music-obsessed house, dJ’ing was always something that appealed to me, doing my first gigs aged 13 (for free btw Mr. Tax man). Fast forward to my late teens, and the musical obsession had fully taken hold. Regularly gigging at that stage, I had always wanted to try to get into radio, and the Freedom lads took a chance, giving me a daily weekday show.
Paul is one of Ireland’s top Trance DJs since the 1990s and is dedicated to the world of Trance music over 3 decades later. A long time ago in the late 1980s, electronic music was discovered by Paul in Dublin and as Ireland was not known for this style of music, he knew it was going to be a difficult road ahead, to promote this music.Then came Acid house music to the UK and the era of Ecstacy was found and the introduction of the rave scene was born in the 1990s. Paul travelled to Cream in Liverpool and The Ministry of Sound in London, to study the scene. Eventually, the rave scene arrived in Ireland, with the underground clubs popping up all over Dublin, then the rest of Ireland.
Growing up the radio was never not on in our home, and I was always fascinated with the Presenters and DJs and how they always made you feel like you were in the room with them, so I got myself a Casio voice recorder and would record myself on tapes pretending I had my own radio show.