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

2020 National Community Radio Day (NCRD) a great success

Thanks to our colleagues at 92.5 Phoenix FM for hosting the highly successful 2020 National Community Radio Day in spite of having to deal with a pandemic and...

National Community Radio Day sees the publication of the BAI report highlighting social benefits of Community Radio

On National Community Radio Day (Friday 19th June, 2020), Community Radio Ireland (CRAOL), which represents 21 fully-licensed and 11 developing community radio stations in Ireland,  celebrates and recognises the work and commitment of the more than two and a half...

National Community Radio Day 2020 – Friday 19th of June

This Friday, June 19th is National Community Radio Day. It’s the day when CRAOL- Community Radio Ireland - and its member stations across Ireland celebrate and recognise the work and commitment of the more than two and a half thousand people - volunteers and staff –...

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Latest Events

National Community Radio Day Launch – June 22nd 2018

National Community Radio Day Launch – June 22nd 2018

A national campaign to increase participation in community broadcasting around the country will be launched on National Community Radio Day, Friday, June 22. The campaign, entitled Community/Speak, is being organised by the Community Radio Forum. The campaign will be...

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