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Beat 102 103
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licensed by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland covering counties Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary in South East Ireland, Beat 102 103 is an independent regional radio station in the Republic of Ireland. Becoming the first station to operate under a regional license, it began broadcasting on 1 July 2003 from studios at The Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen, and Waterford City. As the station is a Top 40 Hit/CHR station, it’s aimed at listeners aged between 15 and 35. With WLR FM managing director Des Whelan keeping 25% of each, Cork-based Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH) announced it had acquired 75% ownership of both Beat 102 103 and WLR FM, in a deal worth a combined €14 million on 13 April 2007. Owning several newspapers in the region, TCH already had a media presence in the South East.


Although Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013, the 75% stake was acquired by Landmark Media Investments. A sale was agreed to The Irish Times pending regulatory approval in December 2017. The sale of the station to The Irish Times was completed in July 2018. With a 10-minute Beat News Roundup broadcast at 12.30 and 18.30, at 19.50, 20.50, 21.50, 23.30 and 01.00 on weekdays, "The Juicy Bits", a news, showbiz and weather bulletin is broadcast, presented by Trish Archer, News and Sport bulletins are at 10 to the hour from 07.50 'till 17.50 daily.


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