BCI Give CKR Reasons for Refusal

Carlow Kilkenny Radio have been informed by the BCI why they failed in their application for a licence to cover the new franchise area covering counties Carlow & Kilkenny.
The Commission considered that their application was weaker ‘in all respects’ than the other two applications received.
At ownership level, the station’s board was not considered to be as representative of both counties as that of the winning applicant.
In considering the relationship between Carlow Kildare Radio Ltd and Carlow Kilkenny Radio Ltd, CKR’s long-term ownership and control difficulties were viewed negatively.
Programming in the application was judged to be more ‘aspirational’ than realistic and the company’s financial proposals were considered by the Commission to be considerably weaker than the successful applicant.