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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CRAOL Women’s network Nov 29th 2017

Craol with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is launching a women's network for women involved in community radio around the country. This first meeting will take place in the Shamrock lodge hotel, Athlone on the 29th November from 11 - 4pm. If you...
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CRAOL launches Skill needs survey for their members

Today CRAOL launched its online survey to get feedback from the sector on the skill needs for the next few years. CRAOL is committed to providing its membership with the best training and development opportunities for the sector. The survey is completed on-line, and...
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Community Radio Youghal gearing up for another busy edition of Radiothon

The CRY104fm Radiothon takes centre stage in Youghal this coming weekend. Presenters at the station will broadcast live for 50 consecutive hours - non-stop - between 9am on Friday 18th August and     11am on Sunday 20th August. All proceeds of the event will go...
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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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