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

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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...
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Locals Get Their Running Shoes on for Community Radio Youghal

Community Radio Youghal hosted its first -ever road race last weekend and it has been hailed as a huge success. Almost 80 runners took the start line in Youghal on Saturday evening, for the inaugural running of the Tale the Whale 5km Fun Run. The event was organised...
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Dublin and the Great War

Near FM will be broadcasting a series of talks on the topic of Dublin and the Great War. Tuesdays June 6th, 13th & 20th at 6pm June 6th – anti-conscription and the influence of the Russian Revolution June 13th – How womens lives were affected by The Great War June...
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Results of the CRAOL Achievement awards 2017

A great night was had by all who attended the CRAOL Achievement awards 2017 at the Falls hotel, Ennistymon as part of the CRAOL Feile which was hosted by Raidio Corca Baiscinn (RCB). CRAOL would like to thank anyone who helped in the organisation of the weekend,...
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Latest Events

National Community radio day – 23rd June 2017

National Community radio day – 23rd June 2017

The 3rd annual National Community Radio Day takes place on the 23rd June 2017 with stations from around the country celebrating 22 years of community radio in Ireland. Get in contact with your local station to see what they have planned and remember to follow the...

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