BAI signs contract with Athlone Community Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) today, 29th November 2010, signed a 10-year Community Sound Broadcasting Contract with Athlone Community Radio Limited.

The service, to be known as “Athlone Community Radio”, is expected to launch in mid-January 2011 and broadcast on 88.4FM to Athlone town and environs. It will initially broadcast for four hours on weekday evenings and for eight hours at weekends.
Speaking at the signing of the contract, Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of the BAI said: “I would like to congratulate Athlone Community Radio on their contract signing today. The Authority considers that community radio plays a vital role in ensuring that a diverse mix of services exist to serve the listening needs of the people of Ireland. We wish Athlone Community Radio every success over the term of their licence”.
The contractor, Athlone Community Radio Limited, was represented at today’s contract signing by the contractor’s Secretary, Denise Hughes and Director, Noel Breslin. The BAI was represented by Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive and Michael Moriarty, Authority Member.

Contact Details of the Station:
Athlone Community Radio
Unit 8
Business Development Centre
Parnell Square
Co. Westmeath
Contact Person: Mary Lennon
Contact Tel. No.: 090 6490722