FM104 extends their legendary house and dance music show to two nights a week

by Aishling Conway
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FM104, Dublin’s hit music station, is extending their legendary house and dance music show ‘Freaks on Friday’ to two shows a week – Friday and Saturday evenings. And to accommodate the exciting development, the show, hosted by award winning DJ Al Gibbs now has a new name – ‘Freaks with Al Gibbs’.

On air for nearly two decades, FM104’s Freaks on Friday has enjoyed an almost cult-like following with lovers of house and dance music. From this week, the iconic Friday night slot from 7pm to 10pm will have some new features, including the ‘Freaks Remix Hour’ which will be dedicated to the best remixes to get listeners ready for the weekend. In addition, music legend Al Gibbs has also created a series of new ‘Freaks Iconic Mixes’ which are mega mixes of well-loved Freaks tracks.

‘Freaks with Al Gibbs’ on Saturday will broadcast on FM104 from 9pm to 11pm and will play some great new music, with Al also introducing listener’s to up and coming artists and acts in the house and dance music scene.

Both shows will showcase rising stars in the Irish club scene as well as supporting homegrown Irish talent, with guests such as Obskur, Yasmin Gardezi, Boots and Kats and DJ Elmo.

Each week, listeners can also catch up with live club action as Al plays snippets from gigs, along with world class recorded DJ mixes from acts such as Camelphat, Vintage Culture, Hannah Laing, For Amour, Purple Disco Machine, Hot Since 82, Meduza and many, many more.

And in more good news – the Friday edition of Freaks with Al Gibbs will also be broadcast on Cork’s 96FM and Limerick Live 95FM from 8pm to 9pm, bringing the legendary show to an even wider audience nationwide.

You can listen to Freaks with Al Gibbs every Friday and Saturday evening by tuning your radio to Dublin’s FM104, logging on to FM104.ie, downloading the FM104 app or asking your smart speaker to play Dublin’s FM104!

On Friday’s, listeners in Cork and Limerick can listen by tuning their radio to Corks 96FM or Limericks Live 95FM, logging on to their website, downloading their app or asking their smart speaker to play the radio stations.

Al Gibbs, presenter of the show, says:

I’m so excited with our new line up and also the opportunity to bring the show to new territories, especially cities like Cork and Limerick who have huge dance and music heritage. The demand for dance and house music has never been higher. We recently sold out the 3Arena with IBIZA Orchestra, which was around 13,000 people. We’re doing really cool things in FM104’s new studio and I can’t wait for both our online and on-air listeners to see and hear the new show from what I believe is the hottest studio in town.

We have huge plans for Freaks this year with events, parties and some very special little ideas so stay tuned. Its an exciting time to be a music DJ in Ireland and radio is in such a strong place. We can’t wait for you to hear our new format!”

In addition to ‘Freaks with Al Gibbs’, FM104 also broadcasts the iconic Strawberry Alarm Clock from 6am to 10am every morning, with Jim-Jim, Crossy and Zeinab delivering an entertaining mix of music, comedy and guests.

This is followed by the 10-3 Show with Tara Murray and then it’s time for Graham and Nathan from 3pm to 7pm. Then it’s time for the FM104 Hit Mix, followed by ‘Switched On’ with Louise Tighe from 10pm to midnight.

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