BAI signs contract with Near FM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (19.02.20) announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Dublin North East Community Communications Cooperative Society Limited t/a Near FM, serving North East Dublin.

Speaking at the contract signing, chief executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are delighted to sign a new community radio contract with Near FM. Community radio plays an important role in facilitating active citizenship, and today’s contract signing marks Near FM’s continued commitment to represent and engage with its North East Dublin community, and to promote the participation of its members in radio. I would like to wish the station continued success over the term of its new contract.”

The new contract will begin on 1st of March 2020. The BAI was represented at the contract signing by BAI chairperson, Prof. Pauric Travers, and BAI chief executive, Michael O’Keeffe. Near FM was represented by Committee of Management member, Sabrina Ryan, and secretary, David O’Connor.


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