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26-11-2018, 15:53   #1
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Now ye're talking - to Christmas FM!

This week we have Ronan from Christmas FM here to answer your questions about the Christmas station.

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Christmas FM is coming back for its 11th year on air, launching on Wednesday 28th November at 1pm.

Christmas FM has five stations, 4 of which only stream and Christmas FM Ireland that goes out on the FM dial. Between the five stations we have something for everyone (who likes Christmas ) and every Christmas mood.
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ChristmasFM Ireland is a quasi national FM radio station serving Ireland for 30 days each Christmas period. We operate a unique temporary radio service funded by commercial sponsorship and activities and have a strong focus on fundraising for charity. To date we have raised over 1,250,000 for Irish charities.

Ronan is here to answer as many questions as he can about Christmas FM and the work that they do. They have a charity partner every year who benefit from the monies raised. Raising money for charity is one of the main reasons that Christmas FM is on air. This year their 2018 charity partner is Temple Street Hospital.

If you have any questions, ask away!

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26-11-2018, 16:26   #2
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How is the charity partner selected?
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26-11-2018, 16:46   #3
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Do you ever get tired of hearing Christmas music
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26-11-2018, 16:57   #4
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When does the heavy preparation work kick off for Christmas fm?

October or sooner?

Also how is scheduling and song rotations decided.

Thanks so much for doing this Ronan. Great appreciated during what will be an extremely busy week for you.
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26-11-2018, 16:58   #5
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Congratulations Ronan on such a great product. It’s a unique station with such professional djs and output and brand loyalty that every other radio station owner in Ireland would die for. They must hate you to bits for taking what I imagine is a large chunk of their listeners away at this time of year.

As a serial entrepreneur are you not tempted, just a teeny weeny bit, to commercialise it?

How long, from the initial idea, did it take to get to launch? What was the biggest obstacle you faced at the time and how did you overcome it?

Sean Dunne was an early backer, accommodating you in the Berkerly Court. You obviously met him, what did you think of him?

Have you had many approaches to buy it?

What’s your favourite Christmas song?

Well done again, and best of luck with the AMA.....

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Hi , thanks for doing this

What keeps you busy for the rest of the year?
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26-11-2018, 20:50   #7
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No questions, just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for all your hard work. You're as much a part of Christmas in my home as the toy show and fairy lights. Best of luck and have a lovely Christmas.
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What frequencies are you on? Do you yourself enjoy Christmas, or is it a case of too much of a good thing?*




*though I can't believe this is actually possible with Christmas.
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What are the busiest and quietest times for texts? How often does it get to the point where you can’t read every text out? Do you ever get angry texts? (Presumably from people on the naughty list.)
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Do you wish it could be Christmas every day?
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Christmas Shoes.

Why?

Why, why, why?

Why?
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Just for clarity....

You are aware it's still November?!?

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Do you accept that some ppl have no interest in xmas whatsoever and that your station exists as a part of the whole xmas advertising machine to make xmas compulsory for everyone, all done not to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ but to increase consumerism as far as you possibly can.
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Do you accept that some ppl have no interest in xmas whatsoever and that your station exists as a part of the whole xmas advertising machine to make xmas compulsory for everyone, all done not to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ but to increase consumerism as far as you possibly can.
I can't help meself...

Despite my previous, I simply must draw attention to the fact that there is a user-operated 'tuning' function on most radios these days. And usually an on/off button, switch or slider of some sort?

It pained me to type that. I agree with you 100%. Bar the celebration of holibabijebus's birthday. Couldn't give a polite shyte for that.

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Are you going to play A Merry Jingle by The Greedies? It's possibly the best xmas song ever......better than that fairytale rubbish!
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