Radio elected again in Limerick as Live 95 tops the polls

Limerick's Life 95 fm. Photo: Google Maps.

AS ELECTION fever fills the air in Limerick, it’s one local broadcaster on the airwaves who has won the popular vote.

The latest JNLR listenership figures showed that Limerick’s Live 95 has 91,000 local listeners tuning in each week – more than 50 per cent of people across the entire county.

According to Live 95, 81 per cent of Limerick adults tune in to a radio station every day, with 50 per cent of all of Limerick turning the dial to Live 95.

Among the most listened to topics in recent weeks is the local elections, with Live 95 playing an active role in informing listeners about its aspiring local representatives.

As Limerick voters take to the polls to name their first directly-elected mayor, the station has been hosting regular candidate conversations and debates – the latest of which is set to air on the Limerick Today show on Monday, May 27.

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Station director and presenter of Limerick Today, Joe Nash, welcomed the station’s latest achievement, saying that “radio is such a powerful medium and its connection with Limerick people is clearly shown by these latest official listenership figures”.

“The CEO of the National Electoral Commission, Art O’Leary, recently acknowledged the role Live 95 is playing in bringing coverage and analysis of the role of Limerick’s first ever directly-elected mayor to local voters. This is a unique election, as Ireland has never had a directly-elected mayor and the radio station believes that we and other local media have a major responsibility to give it the maximum, most accurate coverage possible.”