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South East Radio is an Irish radio station, broadcasting at: 95.6; 96.2, and 96.4 MHz. Broadcasting from County Wexford the studios are based in a 19th-century Georgian-Styled former bank branch, located in Wexford Town on the quay. The station successfully bid against Community Radio Wexford, another pirate radio station for the single available licence.. The Station also broadcasts into adjoining counties on the same frequencies such as Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford. The winning consortium had won the licence based on an application and an oral presentation given in Waterford on 27 April 1989. The station launched at 3pm on 20 October 1989. The first two pieces of music aired by the station were 'Boolavogue' by Paddy Reilly and 'Gone Forever' by Cry Before Dawn. The station was initially assigned 99.2FM by the IRTC, as this frequency was assigned to Mount Leinster. South East Radio moved to 95.6 MHz before the launch of RTÉ Lyric FM. The initial name to be used by the station was Slaneyside. The name change to South East Radio came into effect in summer 1989 prior to the launch. RTÉ broadcaster Noel Andrews was recruited to head up the programming side of the station in the first year. he worked with then general manager Clive Roylance in recruiting on air presenters. The initial line up was as follows: 7am – Breakfast with John Keogh 10am – Alan McGuire 2pm – Talk programme with Marian Egan 3pm – jarlath Judge 7pm – Specialist Programming 8pm – Various Presenters including Stephen Dee, Joe Howlin, Noel Quaid 10pm – Late Night Affair with Jimmy Ryan 2am – Close The station started broadcasting on a 24-hour-a-day basis on 2 December 1989. Neil Butler presented the Nightflight programme. The station's current managing director is Eamonn Buttle. South East Radio is owned by a group of Co. Wexford based shareholders.

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