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Connemara Community Radio


CONNEMARA COMMUNITY RADIO

Connemara Community Radio is a community-based and run radio station broadcasting for 10 hours per day throughout the north-west Connemara region of Ireland from studios in Letterfrack & Inishbofin.

They legally began broadcasting on the July 1st July 1995. However, the station dates back to 1988 when they started broadcasting as a pirate community radio station for a short time (6 weeks).

They broadcast six hours of live radio between 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM and 4.00 PM – 9.00 PM and 4 hours of the previous evenings programme from 12.00 AM – 4.00 PM.

Connemara Community Radio provides a 50/50 music/talk mix with an emphasis on locally originated material. There is also a commitment to universal access.

How they see themselves…
Connemara Community Radio is a community-based and run radio station broadcasting for 10 hours per day throughout the north-west Connemara region of Ireland. We have been broadcasting since July 1st 1995. We broadcast six hours of live radio 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM and 4.00 PM – 9.00 PM and 4 hours of the previous evenings programme from 12.00 AM – 4.00 PM.

It’s the smallest radio station operating in Ireland with a possible audience within a franchise area of 10,500 people. The management and operation of the station is undertaken on a voluntary basis assisted by a small core staff.

Involved with the station we have a core of 85 volunteers who contribute each week to the station as presenters, technicians, correspondents, etc. We have enjoyed strong commitment by the 85 volunteers in the past eight years and believe we can continue to rely on this level of voluntary activity into the future.
From the station’s website 2003.

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