Turn up the radio, Christmas FM is officially back tomorrow

By Katy Thornton

November 27, 2023 at 12:12pm


As Buddy the Elf says, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

If you have been a total Scrooge for the month of November, lamenting the earlier and earlier arrival of Christmas with every passing year, you may be able to deny the festive season no longer, as the Christmas FM radio station officially switches on tomorrow (Nov 28) at midday.

Mullingar twins Ben and Louis McPhillips will officially turn on the radio station for 2023, after winning a competition run by Christmas FM to find a very special helper (or in this case, helpers) to visit the studio and do the honours.

The much-loved station will play all your favourite Christmas hits, around the clock, until that oh so special day in December. Listeners can look forward to hearing the classics from Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Britney Spears, The Pogues, Wham!, and more - they will even have newer Christmas hits at their disposal.

Photo via Andres Poveda


Meanwhile the radio station presenters will be spreading lots of seasonal joy and fun, keeping the spirits of the nation merry and bright as we embark on the big countdown to Christmas Day.


Christmas FM is now in its 16th year, and has raised over €3 million for a range of charities since it began broadcasting. This year, the radio station will continue with their hugely successful ‘Magic of Christmas’ appeal, raising funds for Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and a range of children’s charities around Ireland making a difference in local communities through Community Foundation Ireland.

Find your specific radio frequency for Christmas FM below:

Cavan   92.8 FM

Clare 105.2 FM

Cork City, Part County 106.7 FM

Cork North, Part County 87.7 FM


Drogheda & Dundalk 104.2 FM

Dublin City & County 105.2 FM

Galway City 87.9 FM

Kildare North 88.1 FM

Kilkenny City 104.3 FM

Letterkenny 106.2 FM


Limerick City 105.5 FM

Longford 99.8 FM

Sligo Town 95.0 FM

South East 103.8 FM

Tralee/Killarney 105.0 FM

Waterford City  105.9 FM


Wicklow – Bray area 99.5 FM

Wicklow – Wicklow Town 106.6 FM

Header image via Getty & Unique Media (via Andres Poveda)


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