Shannonside FM celebrates its 30th birthday

The celebrations are well underway at Shannonside FM this afternoon as the station celebrates thirty years on air.

The station began broadcasting from castle Street in Roscommon on the 13th of November 1989.

The regional station, covering Longford, Leitrim and Roscommon was the first official radio station for the region, taking over from the pirates which had been serving the area for much of the 1970s and 80s

CEO of the Radio Kerry group, which owns Shannonside, Paul Byrne, says today is a very special day for the station, and its listeners: