Future of Spin 1038, Red FM & WLRFM secure

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has signed three, ten-year sound broadcasting contracts with RedFM, Spin1038, and WLRFM.

The contracts with Spin 1038 (for Dublin City and County) and RedFM (Cork City and County) are for music-driven radio services targeting 15-34 year olds.

WLRFM’s contract is for a local, broad-format radio service for listeners in County Waterford.

Speaking at the contract signings this morning, the Chairperson of the BAI Bob Collins said: “The BAI is delighted to sign contracts with these three service providers today. As with many other sectors in the media, radio has experienced significant challenges in recent years, both from the perspectives of the economy and the changing media landscape.

“The sustained high level of listenership to Irish radio, as evidenced in recent JNLR results, has demonstrated that Irish broadcasters have been responsive in serving their audiences. I wish RedFM, Spin 1038 and WLRFM renewed success over the term of their ten-year contracts and I am confident that they will continue to adapt and remain relevant to audiences into the future.”

The BAI was represented at the contract signings by the Chairperson, Bob Collins and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive.

Pictured following the contract signing with Wlrfm were (L-R): Desmond Whelan, Secretary of WLRFM; Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of the BAI; Tom Murphy, Director of WLRFM; and Chairperson of the BAI, Bob Collins. Pic: Paul Sharp

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