96FM & C103 extend weekday local news service
Cork’s 96FM & C103 have extended their local news service by 3 hours in the evening, with locally produced and presented bulletins now running until 10pm instead of 7pm each weekday.
Locally produced and presented bulletins will be presented by the stations from 6:30am to 10pm Monday to Friday and until 6pm at weekends, with bulletins outside those hours being produced & presented by a national sustaining service.
Head of News, Barry O’Mahony says: “Cork’s 96FM & C103 has consistently been people’s first choice for comprehensive local radio news coverage. There was strong demand for that service to continue beyond 7pm which was our previous last bulletin. This move will be particularly helpful to our unrivalled coverage of local sports events, many of which take place in the evenings.”
Chief Executive of Cork’s 96FM & C103, Kieran McGeary added: “This move is another point of difference for our listeners as many of our competitors are running the same sustaining service through the evenings. This allows us to add to diversity in the local marketplace and is in keeping with our consistent record of providing the highest quality programming for the people of Cork.”