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Friday 9 December 2016

LiveDrive marks 10 years of getting cars out of jams

DJ John Neary presents the evening show. He has been a presenter since the show's inception in 2005.
DJ John Neary presents the evening show. He has been a presenter since the show's inception in 2005.

A SMALL project that developed into the capital's biggest traffic radio show has celebrated its tenth year on air with thousands of dedicated listeners.

The 103.2 Dublin City FM programme LiveDrive has been delivering constant traffic updates to the city's commuters six hours a day for 10 years with the help of 280 cameras in the city.

The show, which runs from DCC's Traffic Management Centre on Wood Quay twice daily, relies on a wall of TV screens which show live images of traffic around the city.

Already compulsive listening for commuters, the station's CEO Mick Hanley believes LiveDrive will play a bigger role in the future.

"This programme will be even more important to the citizens of Dublin in the coming year," he said.

DISRUPTION

"With the anticipated disruption caused by the Luas works, the options for traffic will be greatly reduced."

Evening show presenter John Neary (above), who has been with the LiveDrive show from the first day described how the programme has changed in the last 10 years.

"When we originally started we were giving one minute reports which wasn't feasible," he said. "Now we play a bit of music and receive feedback from listeners."

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