Radio Nova 100 signs contract with Rock Solid Communications Ltd to provide Three Rock transmission

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Radio Nova 100, the newly-licensed rock music station for Dublin city, county and commuter belt, has signed an agreement with Rock Solid Communications to supply transmission facilities over a ten year period commencing in 2010.

Kevin Branigan, speaking for Nova 100, said: “We chose Rock Solid after a tendering process that involved three major companies operating services at Three Rock Mountain. Our criteria revolved around reliability and mission-critical ability and Rock Solid was the clear victor on both of these points.”

Anne Foley, from Rock Solid Communications, said: “We are happy to welcome Radio Nova 100 to join the other services broadcasting from our facility on Three Rock Mountain. Nova is a very exciting project and we are delighted to have won this valuable tender.”

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Rock Solid has been in operation as an FM transmission facility since 1995. The facility, managed by Broadcast Technical Services, provides services for nine radio services in the Dublin area – 4FM, Dublin’s 98, Q102, Dublin City FM, Spin 1038, Phantom 105.2, Newstalk, Raidió na Life and Country Mix 106.8.

Kevin Branigan says: “There will be no technical compromises at Nova 100. When we launch, our signal will be the strongest and most clearly-modulated to broadcast from Dublin. Our partnership with Rock Solid will ensure that we have the best infrastructure in place to accomplish this.”

Nova 100 will broadcast on 100.3MHz FM and will launch in 2010.