WLR, Ireland’s Local Radio Station of the Year, has undertaken a major digital upgrade which includes a new website, new app, new video studio and the digitalisation of all nine studios at The Broadcast Centre.

WLR is part of the Irish Times Group and on Monday next August 30th the station will launch a new website and app with more comprehensive coverage of news, sport and current affairs.

Recently appointed Digital Content Creator Mary O’Neill said the aim is to expand the station’s service: WLR is a huge source of daily news and information, and our enhanced online service will reflect the breadth of our radio coverage in Waterford. We'll have more news and sport content, along with community profiles, lifestyle, showbiz, and lots more. Video will be a major part of that service and WLR's new dedicated studios will allow video production of the highest quality"

WLR’s Head of Digital and Creative Solutions Claire Power says: “We are continuing to evolve as a multi-platform broadcaster. WLRFM.com receives almost one million visits per month so obviously a lot of our listeners are regular users of the website, and we now want to reflect the quality of the radio service across all our social and digital platforms.”

Phase one of the upgrade, which includes the new web site, app and video studio, is complete and over the next 12 months, all nine radio studios in the Broadcast Centre will be equipped and fitted to the highest international broadcast standards.

 “As Ireland’s top local broadcaster, WLR strives to give its listeners the best service it can and really the digital upgrade is just a continuation of this. More and more people connect to us on smart speaker, on mobile and online,” says Mary O’Neill.

WLR listeners want the latest news, sport, and features when and where they choose, and the upgrade will deliver on this.

WLR the sound of Waterford.

For more details see WLRFM.com