Date set for North Donegal oral hearing

The date has been set for the oral presentation to help the BAI decide who should be awarded the broadcasting contract for North Donegal.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland will hold the event this Monday (31st March), in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, from 10.30am and is open to attendance by anyone.

The BAI received two applications for the licence from Donegal Highland Radio Limited (Highland Radio) and Donegal Commercial Radio Broadcasting Limited (DLFM).

The oral presentation will be conducted by the Contract Awards Committee, a statutory committee of the BAI which has responsibility for the assessment of any applications received in a licensing process. Each applicant has the opportunity to make a presentation to the Contract Awards Committee, based on the application submitted and to answer any questions or clarifications that the Committee may have in relation to the application.

The time allocated for each applicant is one hour, consisting of a 15-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session of approximately 30 minutes. The Q&A session will be led by the Chairperson of the Contract Awards Committee.

Following completion of the oral presentation process, the Contract Awards Committee will then assess and score both applications received. Once assessment and scoring is completed, a recommendation will be made for the award of the licence to the Authority of the BAI.

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