Cork’s Red FM is an Irish radio station which broadcasts to Cork and the surrounding area, and is aimed at a youth audience. The station launched on 16-01-2002 and was awarded Ireland’s first youth radio licence. Its target market is the 15-35 age group in Cork city and county.
Some of Red FM’s key personnel had previously worked with “Longwave, Atlantic 252” which ceased broadcasting on Thursday 20 December 2001. Red FM’s first Chief Executive, Cork native Henry Condon and former presenter Charlie Wolf, a Boston native, were both well known voices on Atlantic 252. Adrian Bodenham was Red FM’s Production Director at launch, and moved to Ireland to join the team from the UK’s Virgin Radio.