Breakthrough DJ-s here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for.

Thanks to Áine Lawless for designing our new Spotlight poster. Do you know someone who has an interest in radio broadcasting and would like to start by doing a one hour show about their favourite band or musician? We have one slot each week for a breakthrough DJ – 3pm – 4pm on Saturday. To get started send us your contact details and we’ll do the rest.

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Open call for entries for 97 second song challenge

Dundalk FM’s frequency is the inspiration for the 97 second song competition, the Undertones got it right in 1979 when they sang ‘you’ve got my number, why don’t you use it’.

The launch takes place downstairs in the Spirit Store, Dundalk on Tuesday 3rd May at 7 o’clock. We’ll have a few rock n rollers there to play some sample tunes and a chance to meet a few old and new friends.

Dundalk FM 97 second song challengeMaplins Dundalk have come on board to provide a DJ deck for the winner.

Entries can be emailed to and the closing date is Wednesday 25th May.

Good Luck!

Brendan McCahey winner of the Voice of Ireland

Brendan McCahey To where I begin

Listen to an interview with winner of the Voice of Ireland Brendan McCahey, who was in studio before Easter to play a few tunes from his new album ‘To where I begin’. Brendan sang ‘On and On’. and a cover of the Monkees’ I’m a Believer’.

Brendan talks ‘making those connections’ and using the platform of winning The Voice. He talks about meeting John Cleese, recording with Don Mescal and writing with Grammy nominated song writer John Peppard. There is a special thank you to Derek Turner and Mark Dearey from the Spirit Store who have been supporting him for 20 years.

Brendan is in the middle of writing songs for his new his new album which will be recorded in July and will be released in September.

Brendan’s website is

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Brendan McCahey at Dundalk FM
Brendan McCahey at Dundalk FM

Brendan is a regular guest on Dundalk FM and here he is with Michael Duffy on the Town Talk show singing David Bowie’s ‘Sorrow’ in 2012.