New online radio station for Limerick

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

LIMERICK has a new online radio station, one which is dedicated to promoting the alternative music scene in the city.

LIMERICK has a new online radio station, one which is dedicated to promoting the alternative music scene in the city.

XLR-Radio, broadcasting from 31 Thomas Street, was launched to much fanfare last weekend and is the brainchild of co-founders Ray Fennelly and Fintan Moloney.

The station will cover a wide variety of music, with a leaning toward the indie, dance and hip-hop sectors, and Ray said he is proud to be involved in setting up a new station which will promote and serve the local music scene.

“The station will offer support for local artists and DJs to get their music or sets heard alongside international artists and DJs,” he explained.

“Our music policy is primarily based around an indie, electro, hip-hop and dance format, with specialist shows taking over in the evenings,” he added.

The station’s founders believe that XLR will offer ‘personality driven radio’ - something they feel is lacking among rival online stations, of which there are several springing up in what is a completely unregulated sector.

XLR shows will be built around the individual musical tastes and personalities of the presenters - who range from local musicians to DJs, journalists, bloggers, and internet TV personalities, along with more established radio presenters.

“We feel it is vital that each presenter has a platform to showcase their knowledge and genuine love for their style of music,” explained Fintan of the station’s programming.

The station hope to be a ‘soundtrack to the city’ by monitoring acts playing in Limerick and seeking out new trends emerging in the vibrant local music scene.

To keep up to date with everything XLR-Radio you can access the website at www.xlr-radio.com or by downloading the free app TuneIn Radio and searching for XLR.