The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is inviting the first new community radio licence in five years.
Applications are sought for a new service for Kilkenny City, and in Lucan where Liffey Sound Communications Co-Operative Society Limited (t/a Liffey Sound FM) as this contract will expire on 6th July 2016.
In Kilkenny, a number of 100-day pilot community radio services have been operated in the city and its environs by Kilkenny Communications Co-Operative Society Limited (t/a Community Radio Kilkenny City). The application process announced by the BAI today seeks to establish a community radio service for the area on a long-term basis.
The community radio services advertised should be primarily talk-based in nature, with a community focus. They should address the interests of, and seek to provide a social benefit to, people in the relevant franchise areas and should be non-profit maximising. They should also facilitate access to, and involvement in, the service by individuals and groups living in the franchise areas concerned.
The closing date for receipt of applications for Kilkenny City and its Environs is 12 noon on Monday 21st March, while the closing date for receipt of applications for Lucan and its Environs is 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd March.