Go (Mid)West

Following the re-advertisement of existing local radio services throughout the country, the BCI announced today that they have granted the Mayo licence (in principle) to the present incumbent Mid-West Radio, despite the station facing a challenge from Coast FM – a newcomer. This is subject to the successful conclusion of the contract.
Speaking on the station’s website, Mid West Radio’s station manager Paul Claffey said: “The winning of the licence was a testament to the many years of quality service that this radio station has given to the listener in County Mayo. Despite the emergence of a second application for the licence, the company was always confident that our successful track record over the past 13 years would be a key factor in winning the licence. Our application reflected on our past success and more importantly looked to the future, clearly demonstrating our commitment to the people of Mayo for the next ten years and beyond. No radio station can stand still and here at Mid West Radio we will continue to meet the challenges of an ever changing listenership as we have done. It is our job to work even harder to maintain and improve on our already record breaking listenership figures, to continually enhance and improve our programming schedule and to provide the business community the best platform from which they can reach their audience.”

100 to Come from BCR FM

BCR FM has been awarded a second 100 day licence which will come into effect from tomorrow, September 26th.
The station will broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays only which means the licence will run until September 5th next year.
They will be available on 101.9MHz FM, throughout Ballina and its surrounding areas and will also continue to stream all shows online at, as well as on the TuneIn app for smart devices and phones.