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About Downtown Radio

Listen to the internet radio of Downtown Radio live, the pioneer commercial radio station of Northern Ireland established in 1976. The station is owned by Bauer Radio Ltd. and is a member of the Planet Radio station fleet. Downtown Radio offers a mature playlist that features the finest melodic pop music spanning from its inception to the millennium, complemented by some newer and melodious tracks. In addition to its music lineup, the station features Northern Ireland-related news and weather updates, along with engaging talk-shows that enhance the programming diversity. Weekday mornings come alive in Northern Ireland with the "Downtown Breakfast with Gary & Glen", a show that infuses the airwaves with delightful melodies and lively discussions from 6am to 10am. The station consistently holds competitions, offering listeners the opportunity to win money and various prizes.

Downtown Radio slogan: "The Home of Great Music"

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Postal address: Kiltonga Industrial Estate, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT23 4ES

Phone Reception: +44 289 181 5555
Studio: +44 289 181 5050
SMS: 63103 - Please start your message with "DOWNTOWN"


Downtown Radio frequencies

Antrim - 102.3 FMBallymena - 102.3 FMBelfast - 103.4 FMDerry area - 102.4 FMFermangh - 96.6 FMLarne - 97.1 FMNewcastle - 103.4 FMNewtownabbey - 103.4 FMNorth Northern Ireland - 96.4 FMNorthern Ireland - 97.1, 103.4 FMSouth East Northern Ireland - 103.1 FMSouth Tyrone - 96.6 FM
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News about Downtown Radio

Downtown Radio to switch to non-stop Christmas music from December 1st
Downtown Radio is flipping to all Christmas music from December 1st in a partnership with Ballymena BID. The station is aiming to help shine a light on rising child poverty levels across Northern Ireland.More >> - 29.11.2023
Two Bauer stations switch to 100% Christmas music
Magic in the UK and Downtown Radio in Northern Ireland have both dropped their usual playlists and flipped to 100% Christmas music. In London, Magic breakfast presenters Ronan and Harriet kick-started the festive tunes on November 26th, whilst in Ireland, Downtown changed format on December 1st with the help of Leona Lewis...More >> - 02.12.2021
Winners announced at Irish radio awards event
Five radio stations in Northern Ireland picked up awards at the All-Ireland radio awards, the IMROs, last Friday. BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle, Q Radio and Cool FM/Downtown were recognised in various categories. Broadcaster Stephen Nolan won Best Interactive Speech Programme whilst John Toal got the Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year award. Q Radio’s Connor Brennan won Gold for Newcomer of the Year whilst Cool FM/Downtown Radio’s Sarah McKinley won Silver...More >> - 06.10.2020
RAJAR Q1 2020: Regional and local radio facts and figures
XS Manchester has doubled its listening hours year-on-year after the station was saved from closure. The Communicorp station now has 132,000 weekly reach (last year 94,000) and 1.28 million hours (last year 546k), giving it more total hours than Manchester’s heritage station Hits Radio. Also in the north west, Radio City Talk, which will close at the end of this month, leaves with 32,000 weekly listeners, down from 45,000 a year ago. Sticking with Bauer, local stations are mostly on the up. Of the 15 local services for Greatest Hits Radio in Scotland and England, eight are up and seven are down...More >> - 14.05.2020
New logo and transmitter for Downtown Radio
Downtown Radio is marking its 44th year on the air with the launch of a brand-new FM transmitter and new visual logo. The new frequency will broadcast from Carnmoney Hill on 103.4FM and will complement the stations existing FM network across Northern Ireland. Downtown can now be heard on 96.4FM, 96.6FM, 102.3FM, 102.4FM, 103.1FM, 103.4FM and 1026AM plus DAB. Also, former Cool FM DJ Glen Pavis is joining Gary Myles on the Downtown Breakfast Show whilst Owen Larkin is crossing over from Q Radio for a new afternoon programme...More >> - 16.03.2020
Nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards revealed
The nominations for the 2020 IRN Awards have been announced by Sky News presenter Kay Burley. There are 12 categories including the Student Journalist of the Year prize which is supported by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council. The awards event itself will take place at Sky Cinema in west London on Thursday 26th March 2020, also hosted by Kay. IRN Editor and Chair of Judges, Dave Terris said: This is a stellar list of nominations representing the gold standard in commercial radio news and sport...More >> - 12.02.2020
Downtown Radio moves country music off FM
A new evening show is launching on Downtown Radio’s FM frequencies next month with Kirstie McMurray. At the moment, Big T hosts Classic Country on both Downtown Radio and Downtown Country. But starting in March, former Cool FM and Downtown Radio breakfast presenter Kirstie McMurray, who currently hosts breakfast on Downtown Country, will be on-air 7pm till 10pm on Downtown Radio’s FM service...More >> - 03.02.2020
Downtown Radio goes 100% Christmas for Northern Ireland
All mainstream shows across Downtown Radio will play a 100% Christmas playlist from Monday 2nd December. It’s a first for radio in Northern Ireland but follows fellow Bauer station Magic which flipped to 100% Christmas music earlier this week. Breakfast presenters Gary and Glen will be ‘pressing play’ in the studio at 8.30am this Monday as the Breakfast Show kickstarts the station-wide activity. Stuart Robinson, Programme Controller for Bauer Media Group – Northern Ireland, said: “We are big fans of Christmas here at Bauer Media Group – Northern Ireland, so we thought what better way to celebrate the season than by creating the"...More >> - 28.11.2019
Cool FM signs two year deal with Ulster Rugby
Cool FM has teamed up with Ulster Rugby in an exclusive two-year deal, extending to sister stations Downtown Radio and Downtown Country. The partnership will see Cool FM deliver new match day initiatives at the home games across the year, with content online, on air, and across news programming.More >> - 27.07.2018

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Downtown Radio's programmes15

06:00 - Downtown Breakfast with Gary & Glen
Join Gary & Glen for the best music and craic along with latest news, weather and travel
10:00 - Declan Wilson
Join Declan for a lively mix of news, views, lifestyle and entertainment combined with all the music you love.
13:00 - Owen Larkin
Join Owen Larkin for great music in the afternoon
16:00 - Neal McClelland
Join Neal at the weekend with great music
19:00 - Kirstie McMurray
Kirstie continues the best music for Northern Ireland
22:00 - All Night Downtown
Playing the best music throughout the night on Downtown