On Tuesday, September 4th, WLR will launch a brand new Country and Irish digital radio station – playing all your favourite Country and Irish music 24/7 peak rock capital sinclairrange.

Reflecting the massive current popularity of Irish country music, ‘Absolute Irish Radio’ is Ireland’s newest radio station and will broadcast from its base in Waterford 24 hours, seven days a week.

Irish country music is huge and continues to sell venues across the country.

It is now a massive industry with growing followers, young and old, and WLR’s addition of ‘Absolute Irish Radio’ will – no doubt – be very well received by music fans.

Michael Byrne, Programme Director at WLR, said it’s a move that has been months in the planning, and all involved are now delighted to bring it to fruition!

“We’re finally ready to launch,” he said. “We have big plans to introduce some nice features, programmes and new presenters long-term. It’s a very exciting move by WLR and we have no doubt that this new station will prove hugely popular with country and Irish music fans, young and not so young!”

Absolute Irish Radio is playlisted to showcase the new and popular country artists whilst also playing the classic Irish songs that we all love listening to.

You can find it on the Irish Radio Player App and