BAI signs Contracts for two Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (13.09.17) announced the signing of two ten-year contracts for sound broadcasting services. The services are for the existing Local Broad-Format radio service for Limerick City and County, Limerick’s Live 95FM, and a new community radio service for Kilkenny City and its Environs, Community Radio Kilkenny City.

Speaking at the contract signings, Chief Executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “The BAI is very pleased to have signed contracts with each of the services today. Limerick’s Live 95FM has been informing and entertaining listeners in Limerick City and County for almost 20 years while our newest community radio service, Community Radio Kilkenny City, has operated a number of temporary 100-day pilot community licenses with the BAI for the last number of years. We wish each contractor every success for the future.”

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

Station Name Franchise Area Station Signatories Effective Date
Limerick’s Live 95FM Limerick City & County Joe Nash, Station Director;

Ronan Mc Manamy, Director

24th October 2017
Community Radio Kilkenny City Kilkenny City & Environs Cathal Cullen, Chairperson; Miriam Hogan, Secretary 27th October 2017

Media Queries to:

Tony Heffernan/ Sebastian Enke, DHR Communications, Tel: 01-4200580 / 087 2399508/ 087-3239496.