Radio Kerry today celebrated 30 years on the airwaves. The station launched on July 14th 1990 and was today congratulated for the achievement by President Michael D Higgins
Higgins said that over the past three decades Radio Kerry has given a voice to the people of Kerry and provided an important platform for discussion. He added that the current pandemic shows the need for independent and high-quality journalism.
Meanwhile, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin also congratulated Radio Kerry on its landmark birthday.
The Fianna Fáil leader pledged to support independent broadcasting saying that local radio can be an antidote to fake and distorted news on social media by providing information in an objective way.
Mr Martin also said that local radio has been a powerful resource to deal with the global pandemic.
An Taoiseach believes that local radio stations, such as Radio Kerry, make politicians more accountable to the public: