Radio Kerry was established in 1990. The station headquarters are in Tralee, the county town of Kerry, with additional studios in Killarney and Cahersiveen.
… Radio Kerry moved to a new custom-built building in Tralee town centre with top quality digital broadcasting and production facilities as well as a fully equipped editing suite and a television studio. There are approximately 60 people employed at the station in full-time, part-time and freelance positions.
… Radio Kerry moved to custom built studios in Killarney town centre. Many programmes and features are broadcast from here on daily basis.
… Radio Kerry completed the purchase of Shannonside/Northern Sound, becoming the first of the original local radio stations to go on to this level of expansion. Shannonside/Northern Sound broadcasts to Longford, Roscommon, Cavan, Monaghan and Leitrim.
… Radio Kerry is named Local Station of the Year at the PPI National Radio Awards for the first time
… Radio Kerry commenced providing a Broadcast Media Skills course in conjunction with FAS and established the Radio Kerry Training Centre.
… a new logo was introduced, the building refurbished and the entire broadcast network along with studios and equipment was updated.
… Radio Kerry introduced a new Outside Broadcast Unit which is equipped with the latest in digital broadcasting and IP satellite technology.
… Radio Kerry is named as Local Radio Station of the year for the second time at the PPI National Radio Awards
… Radio Kerry introduced two new events … The Kerry Wedding Show in February and Kerry’s Got Talent for the Summer period.
… Radio Kerry brought X Factor Winner Alexandra Burke and Britain’s Got Talent winners dance group Diversity to Tralee and also introduced a FREE App for download to enable Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users the opportunity to listen to Radio Kerry wherever they are in the world!
… Radio Kerry wins the award for Local Station of the year for the 3rd time at the PPI National Radio Awards
… Radio Kerry celebrated 21 years on air on July 14th 2011.
… Radio Kerry unveiled a new 21st Century website!
… Radio Kerry’s General Manager Fiona Stack is presented with the Outstanding Achievement in Radio at the PPI National Radio Awards … the only female in Local Radio to ever receive the award
Radio Kerry broadcasts on five frequencies – 96.2, 96.6, 97.0, 97.2 and 97.6FM – throughout the County of Kerry. The station can also be picked up in parts of the surrounding counties of Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Clare and on the internet at www.radiokerry.ie. Listening is also available via our App for iPhone, iPod Touch, Nokia and Android devices.
Due to the nature of a local radio station’s audience profile it is necessary to cater for a variety of programming tastes. A typical Radio Kerry listener is aged between 25 – 65 and their main information requirements are current affairs, local news, sports, music, specialist speech programming and weather. Their music interests are very varied. For this reason Radio Kerry broadcasts a number of special interest music programmes nightly.
IPSOS/JNLR Quarterly Listenership Survey
The IPSOS/JNLR Listener Survey results are released quarterly.
Weekly Reach : 86,000 (74% of available radio listeners in Kerry)
Market Share: 51%
Listened Yesterday : 50%
Average Quarter Hour Listenership 7am to 7pm : 18,229
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