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Beat 102 103

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Slogan  Your Music Now
First air date  Tuesday 1 July 2003
Frequency  102.0 – 103.1 FM
Format  CHR
Beat 102 103
Broadcast area  Counties Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary
Language(s)  English with dedicated Irish Language Chart Music programme

Beat 102 103 is an independent regional radio station in Republic of Ireland licensed by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland covering counties Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary in South East Ireland. It began broadcasting on 1 July 2003 from studios at The Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen, Waterford City (shared with Waterford station WLR FM), becoming the first station to operate under a regional licence.


The station is a Top 40 Hit/CHR station aimed at listeners aged between 15 and 35.

On 13 April 2007, Cork based Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH) announced it had acquired 75% ownership of both Beat 102 103 and WLR FM, in a deal worth a combined €14 million with WLR FM managing director Des Whelan keeping 25% of each. TCH already had a media presence in the South East, owning several newspapers in the region.

Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013. The 75% stake was acquired by Landmark Media Investments.

Beat News & Beat Sport

News and Sport bulletins are at 10 to the hour from 07.50 'till 17.50 daily, with a 10-minute Beat News Roundup broadcast at 12.30 and 18.30. At 19.50, 20.50, 21.50, 23.30 and 01.00 on weekdays, "The Juicy Bits", a news, showbiz and weather bulletin is broadcast, presented by Trish Archer.

The News Team

  • Gail Conway – News Editor
  • Andrew Lowth – Broadcast Journalist
  • Grace O'Sullivan - Broadcast Journalist
  • The Sports Team

  • Stephen Long – Sports Editor
  • Vincent Bradley – Sports Presenter (Beat Breakfast)
  • Station Imaging

    Tara Murray is the female station imaging voice and Ben Murray is the male station imaging and promo voice of the station. Beat's sung jingles are by ReelWorld Europe. The station strapline is "Your Music Now".


    Beat 102 103 Wikipedia

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