Claremorris Community Radio

Community licensing decisions announced

The BCI have announced two decisions with regards to community radio licences. The Commission considered applications from two applicant groups at a recent board meeting: Claremorris Community Radio Limited and Sligo Leader Partnership Company Limited.
The BCI have decided to call Claremorris Community Radio Limited to a private oral hearing for the franchise area of Claremorris town and environs. Following completion of the hearings, a report will be presented to the Board of the Commission for determination as to whether the group should be awarded a licence.
The Commission, however, have decided not to approve the application received from Sligo Leader Partnership Company Radio limited for the franchise area of Sligo Town and Environs. The BCI was of the view that the submission did not comply with the requirements for the provision of a community radio service under their Community Radio Policy. This group have operated a community service in the Sligo area over the summer for a number of years.
Commenting on the approved application the BCI’s Chief Executive Michael O’Keeffe said: “We look forward to progressing the licensing process further with Claremorris Community Radio and hope to reach an outcome in this regard in the near future.”