Following public notices asking for anyone to express an interest in the licence held by News 106 Ltd, the BAI is thinking about invoking the fast-track licensing procedure.
The Contract Awards Committee of the BAI only received one expression of interest, from the the current licence holder, so Newstalk will enjoy a simplified Contract renewal process.
The national Communicorp speech station confirmed its intention to reapply with a deposit of €25,000.00 just before Christmas.
The BAI said today: “No Statements of Intent have been received by the BAI from any person for the contract advertised. The Contract Awards Committee will now consider whether to formally ratify the fast-track application process for the contract at its forthcoming meeting on Thursday, 28th January 2016. A further update on the licensing process is expected to be issued within two days of this meeting.”