The BAI have signed a ten year Community Sound Broadcasting Contract with Athlone Community Radio Limited, on-air name Athlone Community Radio.
The service is expected to launch in mid-January 2011 and will broadcast on 88.4MHz FM to Athlone town and environs. It will initially broadcast for four hours on weekday evenings and for eight hours at weekends.
Speaking at the signing of the contract, BAI Chief Executive Michael O’Keeffe said: “I would like to congratulate Athlone Community Radio on their contract signing today. The Authority considers that community radio plays a vital role in ensuring that a diverse mix of services exist to serve the listening needs of the people of Ireland. We wish Athlone Community Radio every success over the term of their licence.”