Legal Battle Looms for RLO

Radio Limerick One are seeking a judicial review of the reasons why they were not granted a hearing at this week’s oral presentations for Limerick’s new medium wave licence. Two applicants presented their cases to the BCI at Monday’s meeting in Portlaoise, and RLO are angry that they weren’t also invited to make their case.
RLO’s application was rejected by the BCI on the basis that the station had previously lost a licence. The Commission also cited their belief that a mainly talk station would not be financially viable. But both reasons are rejected by station boss Ger Madden, who says that if the judicial review fails, they will seek a high court injunction preventing the BCI from awarding the licence to anyone.