Blast FM

When I heard there was a radio station in Belfast called Blast FM I did think it was a tongue in cheek. When I heard their antenna was on top on the most bombed hotel in Europe (The Europa) then I knew it was tongue in cheek.

Broadcasting to the Students and Youth market in Belfast Blast is on 106.4FM and in a volunteer based community station.

From their about page

Blast 106 is licensed by the national regulator (Ofcom) to broadcast across Greater Belfast on 106.4FM – an area of 80km2.

Although you may not realise it from the quality of our broadcasting, Blast 106 is volunteer-led and provides a variety of opportunities for people to get involved in the operation of the station. Whether that is behind the mic or behind the scenes – every volunteer contributes to the life of our station and the life of our community. We provide a structured and professional Induction & Training Programme for all volunteers and a Mentor is appointed for those new volunteers who wish to broadcast. We also provide schools placements in March and November each year.

The station had a licence breach case in 2013 which ended up being sorted in the courts in Belfast with the station getting its licence extended.