The Dublin 15 Community Broadcasting Cooperative Society was established in 1989 and registered by the Registry of Friendly Societies on July 25, 1990. We received our first licence in 1999 and went on air in January 2000. In 2015, 92.5 Phoenix FM celebrated 25 years of broadcasting.
In 2009 the Station employed a manager and staff recruited within the Community Services Programme supported by Department of Social Protection and POBAL to manage the station and increase services to the growing Dublin 15 community.
The station’s programming reflects the wide range of views and interests within the Dublin 15 community through programmes on a variety of topics such as the arts, sports, news, current affairs, local history, religious topics and many more. Specialist music, emerging local bands and theatre and musical societies are also broadcast regularly.
Alan Connolly was the Secretary in 1989 when Phoenix FM was formed and subsequently Chairman of the station. He is a Former Insurance Company General Manager and Chairman of Phoenix FM’s Programming, Training & Outreach Committee. Alan is also a former Member of the Community Radio Forum of Ireland Coordinating Committee, the Governing Body of CRAOL. He was Chairman of Anna Livia Radio, now Dublin City FM from 1999 to 2002 and is a former Chairman Dublin 15 Community Council.
David Hughes is the Deputy General Secretary INMO. He has been involved with the 92.5 Phoenix FM since 2000. and has produced and presented a six part series on horse breeding in Clonsilla, “Can You Hear the Sound of Thoroughbred Hooves?” He was also Presenter of “The Beautiful Game” and “Saturday Soundbites” until he stepped down in June 2016.
The Late Jim Connell was a Community Representative on the Board of Pheonix FM. Before joining Phoenix FM he had extensive experience working within the framework of mayoral and community based agencies in New York in the United States. Jim was a Presenter on D15 Today on Thursday mornings for many years with his Co-presenter, Charlie Kurtz. Jim died in December 2015 and is sadly missed by the members of the board, staff and voluteers of 92.5 Phoenix FM.