Northern Ireland’s original and best radio station

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Downtown Radio is a brand synonymous with radio audiences across Northern Ireland having been the first commercial radio station to launch in the country back in 1976. For over 40 years the station has provided great local content, delivered in an entertaining and engaging manner with many of the station’s presenters firm favourites and household names.

Downtown Radio was also the ‘stomping ground’ for many of the UK’s biggest personalities – Eamonn Holmes and Gloria Hunniford started their careers in broadcasting here. Downtown Radio was also the first province-wide commercial station in Northern Ireland. Generally catering for an audience over 35 years old…you can find the greatest hits of all time from legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Take That alongside the best of the biggest songs around today.

Each evening Downtown Radio joins up with sister ‘Downtown Country’ for Big T’s show that gave the young sibling its name with the best of classic country thats still one of Downtown’s biggest shows 40 years on.

Get a taste for the station! Listen to our Downtown Radio montage here…

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Downtown Radio Schedule

Downtown Radio Playlist

215000 Weekly Reach
7.5 Average Weekly Hours Per Listener
120296 Facebook followers

Bauer Media Northern Ireland combined figures

643000 Listeners
across all our stations
5444000 Weekly Listening Hours
across all our stations
863674 Facebook Followers
350000 Monthly
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