Junior Minister for Education Willie O’Dea has called for an urgent meeting with Minister for Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Islands, Síle de Valera. This follows the BCI announcement of just one new medium wave special interest licence for Limerick city. O’Dea is convinced that the demand exists for more licences.
Meanwhile, Radio Limerick One’s outspoken presenter Gerry Hannan has described the offer of a single licence for the city as a ‘complete joke’. He thinks that Limerick needs five new licences and has warned that people will refuse to vote in the next general election if RLO do not receive a licence.
“The Broadcasting Commission have thrown this licence to us like a crumb after the mounting political pressure being put on them. We don’t want the crumbs, we want the full loaf of bread,” he said.
Source: Limerick Leader