Radio Kilkenny Take Extension

Radio Kilkenny, due to close next week, have at the last minute accepted the BCI’s offer of a two month extension. They will now close on the 30th November. At its meeting on the 8th September, the Commission approved an application from Radio Kilkenny to extend their contract. A conditional offer was made by the BCI to the station, the terms of which have finally been accepted by the directors of Radio Kilkenny.
The BCI’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “I am pleased that the terms and conditions of the extension were accepted. The primary aim of the Commission in granting this extension was to ensure the continued provision of a broad-based dedicated local radio service for listeners in the Kilkenny area.”
Radio Kilkenny is appealing the BCI decision not to award the station the licence for the newly created Carlow/Kilkenny franchise area at the Supreme Court and it is in relation to the station’s coverage of this that special conditions were introduced.