Four community and community of interest sound broadcasting contracts have been renewed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The services are a community radio service for North West Dublin, Phoenix FM; a community of interest service for the students of Limerick City, Wired FM; a community of interest service, for the students of Galway City, Flirt FM; and a community of interest service for the students of Cork City, UCC 98.3 FM.
Speaking at the contract signings, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “Community radio plays an important role in facilitating active citizenship and in promoting access and participation by members of a community in a radio service that is representative of their interests and needs.
“Community and community of interest radio services have been an integral part of the Irish media landscape for the past twenty years. Today’s contract signings mark the continued commitment of each of the contractors and of the BAI to community radio in Ireland. I would like to wish the services continued success over the term of their new licences.”
The BAI was represented at the contract signings by the Chairperson, Pauric Travers and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive.