Dublin City FM’s community licence up for grabs

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is seeking applications for the provision of a special interest community sound broadcasting service for Dublin City.

The service is currently operated by Dublin City FM and this Contract will expire on 31st August 2016. The community radio station has confirmed to RadioToday that they will be re-applying for the Contract.

The BAI says the service should be primarily talk-based in nature, with a community focus. It should address the interests of, and seek to provide a social benefit to, people in Dublin City and should be non-profit maximising. It should also facilitate access to, and involvement in, the service by individuals and groups living in the franchise area.

The BAI has developed a Guide to Submissions for this special interest community radio service and it requires that any application received must be in accordance with the detailed format set out in the Guide.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 11th February 2016 and you can see the application form here.

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