Commercial Radio Licensing: Fast-track process

The Contract Awards Committee of the BAI has announced its intention to invoke fast-track applications processes for a number of local sound broadcasting services, in accordance with Section 67(3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009.

The fast-track process can be invoked by the Committee when only one expression of interest, from an incumbent sound broadcasting contractor, is received following a call for expressions of interest. Such a call was made by the BAI in July of this year and no additional expressions of interest were made.

The BAI will place notifications of same on its website and in the national press during the week commencing 22nd October 2012. A guide to submissions and a Statement of Intent form will be available for interested parties. The Committee will meet at the end of November to consider any submission pursuant to the notifications, if any, and determine the next phase in the licensing process for each of the services.

For more information and/or to make a Statement of Intent, please click on the relevant franchise area listed below:

County Mayo: Broad-format, local radio service

Galway City and County: Broad-format, local radio service

Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford and Roscommon and South Leitrim

Counties Louth and Meath: Broad-format, local radio service

County Wicklow: Broad-format, local radio service

County Wexford: Broad-format, local radio service

Waterford City and County: Broad-format, local radio service

County Clare: Broad-format, local radio service

County Tipperary: Broad-format, local radio service

Dublin City and County: Music-driven service (1): Target Audience 15-34 year olds

Dublin City and County: Music driven service (2): Target Audience 25-44 year olds

If you have a query/ comment please contact: licensing@bai.ie

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