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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COMMUNITY RADIO YOUGHAL TO PARTAKE IN CRUINNIU NA CASCA FESTIVITIES

This Easter Monday, it’s Cruinniu na Casca - a national day of celebration of contemporary Irish culture and creativity . And Community Radio Youghal will be marking the day in several ways. On Easter Monday, listeners will have another chance  to hear the fantastic...
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THE COMMUNITY RADIO YOUGHAL ‘TAIL THE WHALE’ 5KM FUN RUN

COMMUNITY RADIO YOUGHAL are hosting their first-ever Fun Run this June Bank Holiday weekend. CRY104FM, in association with the Moby Dick Festival, present the ‘Tail The Whale’ 5km Fun Run in Youghal Co Cork on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Youghal is a hotbed for fun...
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Latest Events

Media Literacy for Craol Registered Trainers

Media Literacy for Craol Registered Trainers

CRAOL is running an information workshop on our new Media Literacy Level 5 QQI course. This QQI validated course is suitable for many forms of delivery. In the case of Craol, it is aimed at volunteers and staff in community radio, to provide them with a grounding in...

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