Citybeat launches Christmas radio station

Christmas radio is spreading north of the border with CN-Group station Citybeat launching a 24 hour Christmas service on DAB.

Citybeat Christmas launched yesterday and is playing non-stop Christmas songs along with some Citybeat presenters, along with imaging by Devaweb.

The DAB station will revert back to Citybeat’s main service on 27th December.

Citybeat’s Managing Director Brian Commins told RadioToday: “This is a very exciting time for us, we has had a fantastic year with record audience numbers and we want to say thanks this festive season by providing the soundtrack to your Christmas celebrations whilst introducing many new listeners to Citybeat via a targeted seasonal channel.”

Mobile App TuneIn tells us the top three most popular Christmas radio stations people listened to last year in Ireland via their service was:

  1. Radio Station Claus, Helsinki, Finland
  2. Christmas Radio Unwrapped, Houston, Texas
  3. 1.FM – Always Christmas, Zug, Switzerland

Back in Dublin and Classic Hits 4FM is operating an online only station, Classic Hits Xmas and Christmas FM has a classical version online.

Meanwhile, it’s the first full week of broadcasting for Christmas FM, having officially launched last Thursday at 8am. Christmas FM is operating in Dublin City and County on 94.3FM, Dublin Commuter Belt on 88.1FM, Limerick on 105.5FM, Galway on 89.5FM, Cork on 106.7FM, Wexford on 103.8FM, North Midlands on 99.4FM, North East on 101.6FM and North Wicklow on 99.5FM.

It is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the charity Aware.

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