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EIREWAVE logo.svg
Broadcast areaIreland
SloganFeel Good, Feel Irish (currently)
First air date28 August 2018
FormatAdult Top 40 100% Contemporary Irish Pop Rock
OwnerNextWave Media Limited

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Nextwave Media Limited[1], trading as Eirewave, is a commercial radio station which is available nationally in Ireland.

Eirewave (formerly URadio) is an Irish Independent Radio station. The station rebranded to its current name at 8:00 am on 28 August 2018.

The station is based in Dublin and plays popular contemporary Irish Pop RockMusic. Eirewave developed also a free encyclopedia that is based on a model of openly editable content for Irish music.[2]

It is mostly an online station but has occasionally done trial broadcasts (temporary licence runs) on FM.


2014-2018: URadio[edit]

The station's first broadcast was in February 2013 at this moment they play mostly Pop Rock and contemporary folk music. In September 2013 URadio made an application to the BAI to provide a 100% contemporary Irish music radio service for Dublin and Dublin County.[3][4]

On February 2014, URadio was not awarded for the FM broadcasting licence in Dublin.[5]

2018-Present: Eirewave[edit]

On August 2018 URadio became Eirewave and they decide to improve the format and the concept with a new digital platform. Eirewave is mostly an online station but will occasionally do trial broadcasts (temporary licence runs) on FM, in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.[6]


Eirewave is an Irish Adult Top 40 Format. Eirewave play mostly Pop, Rock as well as Pop alternative dance and electro, exclusively from Irish artists. With 350 000 listeners per month Eirewave is the n°1 Irish Music Radio Station in Ireland…


7am - 9am: Eirewave's Big Breakfast
9am - 1pm: Eirewave Hits with Jack McCarthy
1pm - 2pm: Eirewave Anthems
2pm - 6pm: Eirewave Hits with Kerry Mitchell


  1. "NextWave".
  2. "Irish Music Artists - New songs, Playlists & Latest News - Eirewave Irish Music Radio".
  3. "Country FM & URadio bid for Sunshine licence". 2013-11-19.
  4. McCaughren, Samantha (2013-09-15). "Triple bid for radio licence". The Sunday Times.
  5. "So What Now?". 2016-10-27.
  6. "Eirewave – a new radio station playing contemporary Irish music – has been launched". 2018-09-25."Eirewave goes full Irish". 2019-07-25.

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