Radio Snowflake has launched its Christmas schedule this week as the station returns for another festive season.
Founded by Sandymount resident Dave Reddy in 1982, the station funded itself by local business advertising and brought in many presenters from existing stations in the Dublin area who all had some kind of connection with the local areas.
Over the last few years the station has supported Team Hope the shoebox appeal, Samaritans Dublin and the Irish Kidney Association.
The station is run by David Baker, who has been associated with the station since it started. He has worked on stations including Q102, Spirit Radio and more recently Kfm. He has his own online music station, Melody Radio, which plays love songs and easy favourites and is a wedding DJ.
One of the presenters, Daphne Mitchell broadcast on BLB in Bray in the 1980s before moving onto Radio Leinster in 1982. Daphne is currently battling bowel and stomach cancer, where she is currently undergoing chemotherapy for this, but despite this, she is insistent on broadcasting on Radio Snowflake and she’ll be on each day of their broadcast between 10am and 12 noon.
Another presenter is DJ and actor Liam Tuohy, better known to radio people as DJ Lee. His most famous acting part came in the classic Titanic film alongside Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio. He played the baker. His time in radio was spent at Radio Dublin and KLAS Radio.
Radio Snowflake can be heard online at radiosnowflake.com.