The BAI has signed a ten-year contract with Raidió Chiarraí Teoranta, trading as Radio Kerry, to continue to provide a local, broad-format radio service for County Kerry.
Speaking at the contract signing, the Chairperson of the BAI, Bob Collins said: “The BAI is very pleased to sign this contract with Radio Kerry. The service has sustained a strong connection with its audience since it first came on air and is currently the third most listened-to local radio station in Ireland. Over the term of its new contract, Radio Kerry has committed to preserving and promoting the heritage, culture and contemporary values that are unique to the county. I wish the station continued success over the term of the licence.”
The BAI was represented at the contract signing by the Chairperson, Bob Collins and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive. The signatories for Radio Kerry were Tim O’Keeffe, Chairperson and Frank Lewis, Secretary. Paul Bryne, CEO and Fiona Stack, General Manager, also attended the contract signing. The effective date of the new contract is 10th July 2014.
Radio Kerry started broadcasting in 1990 and is now heard on five frequencies – 96.2, 96.6, 97.0, 97.2 and 97.6 MHz FM stereo throughout the county.
Details of the five remaining Contracts will be made available in the coming months.