New 10 year licenses signed by 3 community radio stations
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday 3rd July) announced the signing of three community and community of interest sound broadcasting contracts. The services comprise of community radio service Tipperary Mid-West Radio, serving South West Tipperary; Raidió Corca Baiscinn, serving South West Clare; and a community of interest service for the Christian community of Cork City, Life FM.
Speaking at the contract signings, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are very pleased to sign ten-year contracts with each of the three services today. Life FM, Raidió Corca Baiscinn and Tipperary Mid-West Radio have been operating for many years, each providing a valuable service based on community and community of interest access and the needs of the listenership it is licensed to serve. We wish each contractor continued success over the 10-years of the new contracts.”
The BAI was represented at the contract signings by the Chairperson, Pauric Travers and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive. The signatories for each of the stations, together with the effective date for each contract, are as follows:
|Station Name||Franchise Area||Station Signatories||Effective Date|
|Tipperary Mid -West Radio||South West Tipperary||Chairperson; Pat O’ Brien Secretary;Mairead Horan||1st August 2018|
|Raidió Corca Baiscinn||South West Clare||Chairperson; Kevin Heapes Director; Paul Williams||1st August 2018|
|Life FM||Cork City||Chairperson; Brian Daly Secretary; Ann Glanville||1st August 2018|