BCI’s Verdict is Bias

The Kilkenny Community Communications Co-op Society, who have operated Radio Kilkenny for twelve years, have been informed by the BCI that they were not awarded the licence for their restructured franchise (which now includes Carlow) because the board and programming of the station is heavily biased towards Kilkenny. 14 of the 15 board members listed in the station’s application are from Kilkenny, the other member is from Waterford.
The application did state that the station would develop to include members from Carlow, but – in an explanatory note – the BCI wondered “why the station’s plans had not been more adequately progressed prior to the making of the application…”
Radio Kilkenny are holding a board meeting this evening to discuss these developments, and any possible action that may be taken.