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23 Jun 2024 04:37

Radio, Music & Podcast

Umm Al Quwain Broadcasting Network partner with SHOCK-ME to launch the UAE’s first dedicated Dance Music Station – Dance FM 97.8

This February Dance FM 97.8 launched into the region, broadcasting the best in dance music across various genres.

The station plays accessible dance-influenced music 24 hours a day with live sets from international and local DJs – as well as visiting international artists. Listeners can tune into live DJ sets nightly from 8pm.

Launched by Theo Makris co-owner of PointBlank FM: London’s longest-running award-winning house and dance music station and Raed Zidan, local businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Dance FM 97.8 is run by Makris and Digby Taylor, who has worked closely with Gulf News Broadcasting LLC developing new stations across the Middle East. 

Dance FM 97.8 offers guest shows to the promoters for their booked artists, in addition to the advertising for their up and coming event, bringing a unique concept to the station, generating revenue in advertising and giving the listeners the opportunity to listen to international guest artists, making Dance FM 97.8 the only station with this unique approach to combining artists, events, club nights and on-air broadcast.

Dance FM has seen a 40% increase in daily listeners and in the first wave of 2017 has already achieved the number three positions for expats in the country. Month on month the station is seeing staggering engagement of numbers.  Dance FM is now officially the number three station in its competitive set with 2.8% of expats plus 0.5% of Local and Arab Expats! All of this achieved in eight weeks

Theo Makris, Managing Partner for Shock Middle East the operators of Dance FM 97.8, said: “As a new station in the market, our team works incredibly hard to be at the heart of our community. These buoyant numbers show that there’s an appetite with both advertisers and listeners alike for good quality and truly effective Dance music.”

The growth will continue as Dance FM 97.8 has entered in to strategic partnerships with the best venues in the UAE, and is now the official radio partner of the biggest event in the world, Tomorrowland in Belgium and Unite with Tomorrowland Dubai.

DANCE FM 97.8 weekly broadcast schedule is available on www.dancefm.com and DANCE FM 97.8 Facebook page – with the station broadcasting live on 97.8FM and online via the DANCE FM 97.8 website www.dancefm.com and from streaming apps including TuneIn.

DANCE FM 97.8: the station you’ve been waiting for.

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