Eirewave is a new independent digital radio station in Belfast broadcasting 100% British and Irish music (i.e. bands or singers) listened to by more than 350,000 monthly listeners online.
Eirewave is passionate about showcasing music created by local people.
Every day from 7:00 am to 9 pm our presenters entertain and inform programme audiences, acting as the public face on various types of programmes.
Jack McCarthy, from the station’s programming team, said: ‘We are delighted to launch this new radio station in Belfast. In this competitive market, we had to propose a unique format. Eirewave stands alone in providing a unique alternative to current radio station offerings. The main target market is very socially active and attends a lot of musical gigs, concerts, events etc. Eirewave keeps them constantly up-to-date on contemporary pop-rock music developments and events both on the airwaves and online. We strive to have a visible impact on the British music business industry by introducing new British & Irish artists, highlighting existing artists and promoting both to our listeners.”
Eirewave is founded by Olivier Mauxion, a Frenchman who has worked with radio stations across Europe and all around the world – including in France, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia.
Speaking about the launch of Eirewave, Mauxion said:
“Eirewave is an Ad-Free radio station, we believe that the radio stations economic model has to change, we can’t get 15 minutes ad breaks per hour when you have Spotify and other musical platforms as competitors. We have new ideas to monetize the radio station on a different way” and Olivier added “Eirewave as a radio station is of Irish blood and English heart, to quote the famous singer Morrissey’
Eirewave has now applied to get terrestrial frequencies Licence (DAB +) in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.
2 Woodstock Link Belfast