Christmas FM is Ireland’s Christmas radio station. We are an all volunteer radio station broadcasting from Dublin, Ireland, on FM around Ireland, online and via our mobile apps. Every year we raise funds for our chosen charity partner. Our mission is to bring the magic of Christmas to our listeners in Ireland and around the world.
Each year, Christmas FM partners with a charity partner each year in order to raise funds through listener donations for that charity.100% of all listener donations are passed through to our charity partner. Since 2008, we will have raised over €890,000 for charities including ISPCC,Simon Community, Barnardos, Focus Ireland, ISPC/Childline, Aware, Age Action and Make-A-Wish in 2015.
The station is run as a not-for-profit operation where all excess revenue each year goes back into the station to build and expand the operation the following year. The station’s operations are funded through on-air and online sponsors and partners and online advertising.
Christmas FM operates on FM in Ireland annually using a 30-day temporary radio licence issued by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. During this 30-day FM licence, Christmas FM operates a live programme schedule from 7am to midnight each day. Broadcasts usually start at the end of November and continue up onto December 27th when the station reverts to an automated format all year round (yes people love Christmas music all year round!). In its first year the temporary FM licence covered Dublin city only and since then the station has expanded FM coverage to Cork, Limerick, Galway and other parts of Ireland – Kildare, North Wicklow, south-east region, north midlands and the northeast of the country.
In 2013, Christmas FM launched a second music driven online only station, Classic Christmas FM, playing classic Christmas songs (think Frank Sinatra). This was followed by two other online Christmas music formats – Classical Christmas FM (Classical and carols) and Country Christmas FM. All our Christmas stations can be listened to on christmasfm.com,our mobile apps and TuneIn.