BAI Signs Two Sound Broadcasting Contracts With KFM and Shannonside FM / Northern Sound


The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13th November) signed two contracts for three ten-year sound broadcasting services with Shannonside FM / Northern Sound and Kfm.  Shannonside FM and Northern Sound operate in the franchise areas of Longford/Roscommon/South Leitrim and Cavan/Monaghan respectively, while Kfm operates the service for the County Kildare franchise area.  Shannonside FM and Northern Sound operate as two services under one contract.

Speaking at the contract signings, Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI, said: “We are delighted to sign contracts today with Kfm and Shannonside/Northern Sound.  Since its inception, the BAI has placed considerable emphasis on the role of local broadcasting in a modern democratic society.  Today’s contract signings will ensure that Kfm and Shannonside/Northern Sound will continue to play a central role in reflecting the views and tastes of listeners in their respective franchise areas, through varied and unique content.  The BAI wishes both contractors renewed success in serving their audiences over the duration of the next contract period.”

The BAI was represented at the contract signings by the Chairperson, Bob Collins and Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive.  The signatories for each of the stations, together with the effective date for each new contract, are as follows:


Station Name Franchise Area Station Signatories Effective Date
Shannonside FM /Northern Sound Longford/Roscommon/South Leitrim; Cavan/Monaghan Seán McCague, Chairperson;Paul Byrne, Secretary 1st December 2013
Kfm County Kildare Clem Ryan, Chief Executive;David Mongey, Company Secretary 17th January 2014


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BAI and KFM at Contract Signing







BAI and Shannonside FM / Northern Sound at Contract Signing