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

National Community Radio Day- June 17th 2022, Hosted by 92.5 Phoenix FM

National Community Radio Day 2022 will be broadcast live from the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre on Friday June 17th from 12-4pm, hosted by 92.5 Phoenix FM. Since 2015 Craol has celebrated National Community Radio Day on the third Friday in June.                       ...

The Soundseekers Audio Festival – from the 21st of February until the 21st of March 2022.

The Soundseekers Audio Festival is delighted to announce its first-ever broadcasting launch from the 21st of February until the 21st of March 2022. In partnership with a network of 18 community radio stations across Ireland, Refugee, Asylum & Migrant communities,...

Craol Achievement Awards 2021 now open for Applications

The Craol Achievement Awards are open to member stations only.         Closing date October 1st at 5pm   Click Here to download details.    

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Latest Events

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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