The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (29th May) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of a community radio service serving the community of Athlone and its Environs. A public notice seeking applications has been placed in the relevant local paper.
The service for Athlone and its Environs is currently provided by Athlone Community Radio Company Limited By Guarantee (t/a Athlone Community Radio). This contract will expire on 28th November 2020.
The community radio service should be community focused and should address the interests of and seek to provide a social benefit to the community in the franchise area. The service should be non-profit maximising and should provide for, and support, access by individuals and groups living in the franchise area.
In order to assist with the application process, the BAI has developed a Guide to Submissions and Application Form for the advertised community radio service. Further details regarding the application process and access to the relevant documents can be found here.
The closing date for receipt of applications for both services is 12 noon on Wednesday 28th August 2019.