Listener Information

Every week, across Ireland, 2000 Community radio volunteers engage with an estimated 170,000 listeners in 20 fully licensed stations and 30 aspirant stations at different stages of development. Community Radio is a rapidly growing broadcasting sector and a force for community development, identity, and expression.

Community Radio offers:

  • rare and direct media access for all perspectives in our communities,
  • the potential for innovation inherent in non-profit,community owned and operated media
  • diversity in the provision of programming, especially where there would be insufficient profit for the commercial sector and too much cost for the public service sector.
  • offers a resurgence of local media highlighting local issues,opinions and voices in contrast to mainstream medias increasingly centralised content production.
  • the skills, resources and the opportunity to understand media by members of our communities through actively participating in its creation and delivery.
  • a unique mechanism to engage with social exclusion by acting as a vehicle for outcome-driven personal and professional training and development
  • a powerful tool in providing services and supports to communities, especially disadvantaged and excluded communities.
  • the opportunity to promote democracy, human rights and the environment.
  • a challenge to global media blandness in reinforcing local identities while acting as a catalyst for integration and inclusion.

Station Directory

Click here to view a list of Community radio stations

Latest News

CRAOL Achievements Awards 2017 – Applications now open

Who can enter? Entry to the awards is open to all full and 100-day licensed community radio stations in the Republic of Ireland.  Only station representatives can put forward entries for the awards. Why enter? The purpose of the CRAOL Achievement Awards is to give...

Job Vacancy at Athlone Community Radio

Job Title: Accounts Administrator Criteria: This role is part funded by Pobal through the Community Services Programme and candidate must meet criteria. Job Description: * Managing all administrative aspects, including financial management of Pobal CSP Programme and...

CRAOL Registered QQI trainer induction January 18th 2018

CRAOL will be running a QQI induction for new station based trainers who would like to run QQI courses in their station. The training will take place on the 18th of January in the Ashling hotel, Dublin from 10.30 to 4pm. This course is suitable for volunteers or staff...

CPD for CRAOL registered trainers – Jan 2018

CRAOL will be holding 3 trainer CPD day events in Limerick, Dublin and Mayo on the 23rd, 24th and 25th January. Only registered Trainers of CRAOL can attend the event. CPD will cover the following: - Funding options - CRAOL Course suite overview - New course...

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Latest Events

The National Student Radio Conference 2017

The National Student Radio Conference 2017

        The 2017 conference is being run by Flirt FM and supported by Craol, the representative, co-ordinating, lobbying, training, & support organisation for Irish Community Radio and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland....

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