Beat 102 is an independent regional radio station in Republic of Ireland licensed by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland covering counties Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary in South East Ireland. It began broadcasting on 1 July 2003 from studios at The Broadcast Centre, Ardkeen, Waterford City (shared with Waterford station WLR FM), becoming the first station to operate under a regional licence.
The station is a Top 40 Hit/CHR station aimed at listeners aged between 15 and 35.
On 13 April 2007, Cork based Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH) announced it had acquired 75% ownership of both Beat 102 and WLR FM, in a deal worth a combined €14 million with WLR FM managing director Des Whelan keeping 25% of each. TCH already had a media presence in the South East, owning several newspapers in the region.
Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013. The 75% stake was acquired by Landmark Media Investments. In December 2017, a sale was agreed to The Irish Times  pending regulatory approval. In July 2018, the sale of the station to The Irish Times was complete.