BAI Grants four Temporary Broadcasting Licences

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) announced today (01.02.16) that it has granted temporary broadcasting licences to three college radio stations and one pilot community radio station.
Details of the services in receipt of temporary broadcasting licences are as follows:

  •  Trinity FM (Trinity College, Dublin) will broadcast on 97.3MHz to Trinity College and Environs on multiple dates for 30 days over 2016, commencing today the 1st February 2016.
  •  Griff FM (Griffith College Dublin) will broadcast from 30th January to 7th February 2016 to Griffith College Dublin and from 5th to 13th March 2016 to Griffith College, Cork.
  •  The Wave FM (Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute) will broadcast to Dún Laoghaire, Blackrock and Environs from 8th February to 14th February 2016.
  •  Limerick Community Radio commenced broadcasting on 99.9MHz on 9th January 2016 and will broadcast to Limerick City on multiple dates for 100 days over 2016.

A Temporary Radio Service is one licensed by the BAI to broadcast for a period of up to 30 days in a 12-month period. Additionally, if the service is for an aspirant community radio station, the BAI may licence the service to broadcast for up to 100 days in a 12-month period (pilot community service).

BAI Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “Temporary broadcasting licences have proved very popular and the BAI receives around 30 applications for these short-term contracts every year. They cover a wide variety of purposes – from providing schools and colleges with the opportunity to run a radio station, to services associated with festivals or art installations – and contribute to an open and diverse broadcasting landscape.”

More information on temporary broadcasting licences is available here.

Contact: Joanne Ahern / Sebastian Enke, DHR Communications, Tel: 01-4200580 / 087-9881837 / 087-3239496.