Ireland has recently seen the launch of 4 FM a brand new multi-city radio station, broadcasting to counties Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Clare. Among the DJs lined up to present their varied schedule, aimed at the over forties, is Allen Smith, the man behind Jazz on the Terrace and this website (and my father!). You can hear Allen play an eclectic selection of Jazz every Wednesday from 9pm til 10pm. Continuing his role as a promoter and supporter of Irish jazz talent you can expect to hear many new and familiar Irish musicians alongside their international peers on Allen’s show.
This Wednesday’s show celebrates the launch of 4 FM and Jazz on Four by focusing on the number four and multiples and divisions of it. You can expect to hear among others the Count Basie Orchestra, Tommy Halferty and Mike Nielsen, Chet Baker and Blossom Dearie. The track list also includes a song composed by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Did I mention eclectic? So tune in on Wednesday 4th March at 9pm, sit back, and enjoy!
The full playlist will be posted here after each show and will include all the usual details and track length, album, composers and labels. A treasure trove for any music fan!
You can listen on 94 or 104 FM in the counties mentioned above (click here to check the exact frequency for your area). Online broadcast will be coming soon and all programmes will be available online to listen to again for seven days after broadcast.
Allen would like to take this opportunity to wish all his fellow presenters and the team and management of 4 FM all the best in their exciting, new endeavour.