RTÉ COMMUNITY RADIO WEST
An RTÉ operated community initiative which launched on September 10th 1981
RTÉ Community Radio West was based in Castlebar (pictured), Mayo, with subsidiary studios in Knock, Claremorris, Ballina and Foxford. The Mayo station was set up as part of a campaign to show the type of radio service which could be provided on a regional basis. At the time RTÉ aspired to be the main provider of local radio services throughout the country with plans for a network of voluntarily staffed community local stations.