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

Message from President Higgins for National Community Radio Day

Message from President Michael D. Higgins for National Community Radio Day Friday, 18 June 2021 It is now over 25 years since I, as the first Minister for the Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, approved the issue of 11 licences for community radio stations. That was a...

BAI launches Community Media Policy on National Community Radio Day 2021

Today June 18th 2021- National Community Radio Day The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland launched its new Community Media Policy. The document defines the key attributes that are representative of the community media sector and acknowledging the significant...

National Community Radio Day 2021 – Friday 18th of June

Join us for National Community Radio Day 2021 on  Friday 18th of June 2021 from 10.00 am – 7.00 pm which will be hosted by Dundalk FM on behalf of Community Radio Ireland and supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland....

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National Community Radio Day 2021

National Community Radio Day 2021

Join us for National Community Radio Day 2021 on  Friday 18th of June 2021 from 10am – 7pm which will be hosted by Dundalk FM on behalf of Community Radio Ireland and supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.The day will be packed with voices from the...

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