Galway Independent Bay FM was founded in 1989. It is an Irish radio station and carries out its activities with a license is obtained from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. Due to this, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland is in charge of supervising and regulating all activities that are carried out by Galway Bay FM.
Galway Bay FM radio station is situated in Galway and offer its services to both people in Galway city, as well as people that reside in County Galway.
This station carries out its programs in English and is not entirely focused on a particular niche. Some of its programs cut across local issues, sports, current affairs, news, and music. Although the majority of the programs on Galway Bay FM are in English, it has some of its programs in Irish.
Although now generally known as Galway Bay FM, this radio station used to be known as Radio West. Also, it is Galway’s pioneer local radio station. After operating from 1989 when it was set up to 1993 as Radio West, it was renamed Galway Bay FM radio station.
Galway is a city which is located in the western region of Ireland. It lies between Galway Bay and Lough Corrib. Also, it has County Galway surrounding it. According to the 2006 census, Galway is the 6th most populous city in Ireland and has a population of 79,934.
This city gets got its name for Gaillimhe, an Irish name that made up the western boundary of Dun Gaillimhe and those that are resident in it are called Galwegians.
Shows on Galway Bay FM Radio Station
Just like every other radio station, there are lots of shows on Galway Bay FM which appeal to a broad range of audience. Some of these shows are;
Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan: This is a show that is on between 9 am and 12 noon on weekdays. It is focused majorly on current affairs and is one you can rely on to get to know all that is happening both in Galway and in other parts of the world. As a listener on this show, you do not have to limit yourself to just listening. You can also send in your comments and share your thoughts.
The Big Drive Home: The big drive home is a show on Galway Bay FM that is anchored by Donal Mahon. It is a show that is all about helping listeners come to the knowledge of facts which they never thought existed. These facts are not just facts about things related to Galway or Ireland. They are facts about things from every part of the world. In addition to letting you know about old and new facts, the Big Drive Home entertains you with music that you love to hear.
This show runs during the week from 6 pm to 8 pm.
The Live Wire with Ronan Lardner: This is Galway Bay FM’s lunchtime show. It is a show that is on from 12 pm to 3 pm and is focused mainly on music. The songs played on this show range from oldies to the most recent hits.