There is no better way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit than with a healthy dose of festive music. Christmas FM is a perennial favourite, and we can’t wait – here are all the details for when Christmas FM is back on the airwaves!
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Seen by many (including me!) as the official soundtrack to Christmas, Christmas FM plays new and old Christmas classics, bringing plenty of seasonal magic through the airwaves!
You can get ready to sing along to all your festive favourites when the radio show hits the airwaves in November, however you can listen now online at www.ChristmasFM.com
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Why We Love Christmas FM
Entirely funded through sponsorship and staffed by volunteers, Christmas FM will be celebrating its 14th year on air this year and has raised almost €2.7 million for a range of wonderful charities. Broadcasting almost nationwide, the station is listened to by almost 1 in 3 adults – and more than a few kids!
Thanks to sponsors and partners who cover the costs of running the station each year, 100% of listener donations go to the annual charity partner.
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Christmas FM’s Charity Partner
Each year Christmas FM partners with an official charity partner – this year, it’s the turn of Barnardos, the organisation that supports older people to age at home.
The radio station is aiming to raise over €250,000 which will go directly towards Barnardos’ mission of working to give vulnerable children living in disadvantaged communities a better chance – because childhood lasts a lifetime.
Barnardos is a trauma informed organisation working directly with about 18,000 children and their families every year across its 45 projects. Their aim is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences.
Christmas FM’s listener donations raised for Barnardos will be used to provide targeted and intensive support for over 5,000 children most in need – providing nutritious food, support with education, and therapeutic services with their trained support teams.
Christmas FM is on-air thanks to more than 100 volunteer presenters and staff each year, and funded by various sponsors – which ensures all on-air fundraising and donations will go directly to Barnardos.
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How Can I Tune In?
If you fancy listening to Last Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (a great one to sing along to!), Christmas FM will broadcast on the FM band in Ireland from November til late December (final dates TBC). You can check your local Christmas FM frequency here.
Virgin Media Digital TV subscribers in Ireland can listen in on Channel 900 during the on-air dates.
But, wait for it! The news that really made my day is that I can actually listen to Christmas FM all year round! It’s true – you can sing along to your festive favourites 24/7 every day throughout the year online and via the mobile apps.
I can’t wait!
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