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Christmas FM is Ireland's radio station dedicated to the religious and secular festival of Christmas. It is a temporary licensed station, traditionally broadcasting from the last weekend in November until the 26th of December and has operated covering Dublin in 2008, Dublin and Cork in 2009 and Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and the South-East of Ireland in 2010. The station is staffed by approximately 100 volunteers and provides a 24 hour service during the license period. The format is primarily music driven with the addition of Christmas themed content all aimed at creating the 'Magic of Christmas'. As a temporary licensed station it does not carry commercial advertising but does carry limited sponsorship messages.
The station has chosen charity partners in each of it's broadcast years with the objective of raising awareness and funds for the partner.
- 2008: ISPCC, Funds raised Euro 35k approx.
- 2009: Simon Communities Dublin and Cork, Funds raised Euro 70k approx.
- 2010: Barnardos, Funds raised 86k approx.
Christmas FM also operates a song competition in the run up to the broadcast period with the short list being aired for a listener voted winner to be selected.
The station streams over the internet while on-air and maintains a Facebook and Twitter presence.
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