Two community radio stations have signed new ten year sound broadcasting contracts with the BCI. Both Raidió Corca Baiscinn (South West Clare Community Radio) and Tipperary Mid West Radio previously held five year contracts with the Commission and these new contracts will facilitate the long term development of the services.
Raidió Corca Baiscinn (102.7MHz FM & 106.4MHz FM) will continue to offer a community access radio service which entertains, educates and informs the local community. The station will broadcast from 10am–1pm and from 6pm-9pm Monday to Friday and 2pm-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The station will broadcast 50% music and 50% speech.
Tipperary Mid-West Community Radio (104.8MHz FM) will provide the local community of South West Tipperary with music programmes, sports coverage, current affairs, news and religious programmes. The service will broadcast from 8am-12pm Monday – Sunday. The station will broadcast 55% music and 45% speech.
Michael O’ Keeffe, the BCI’s Chief Executive, said: “I would like to congratulate Raidió Corca Baiscinn and Tipperary Mid West Radio on their contract signings and to wish them every success over the next ten years. I am confident that both services will continue to add to the diversity of programmes.”
Radió Corca Baiscinn was represented at the signing by Directors Mary Farren and Lily Sullivan. Tipperary Mid West Community Radio was represented at the signing by Directors Augustine Scott and Breda Ryan.