Applications Sought for Regional Radio Licensing

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the BAI) has today (Wednesday 21st November) placed a public notice in a national paper seeking applications for a single sound broadcasting contract for the provision of the following two sound broadcasting services on the FM band: – A REGIONAL MUSIC-DRIVEN (YOUTH) SOUND BROADCASTING SERVICE … Continued

Expressions of Interest sought for Commercial Radio Licensing

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (Wednesday 14th November) placed a public notice in a national paper seeking expressions of interest in the provision of a sound broadcasting  contract for a multi-city music driven service (Classic Gold, Easy Listening, Smooth) targeting an audience for 45+ for Dublin City and … Continued

BAI Signs Contract with Community Radio Youghal

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Friday, 19th October) announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Community Radio Youghal, serving Youghal Town and environs. Speaking at the contract signing, Professor Pauric Travers, Chairperson of the BAI, said: “We are very pleased to sign today’s contract with Community Radio Youghal which … Continued

BAI signs Contracts with Virgin Media Television Limited

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has this week announced the signing of broadcasting contracts with Virgin Media Television Limited. Earlier this week, the BAI renewed its television programme service contract with Virgin Media Television Limited for the television services Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) and Virgin Media Two (formerly 3e). The BAI also agreed … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (3rd August 2018), announced the receipt of the following applications for two community radio services, serving the areas of Claremorris and its Environs and Dundalk and its Environs. Both services were advertised by the BAI last May. Claremorris and its Environs An application was received from Claremorris … Continued

Contracts Signed for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday 3rd July) announced the signing of three community and community of interest sound broadcasting contracts. The services comprise of community radio service Tipperary Mid-West Radio, serving South West Tipperary; Raidió Corca Baiscinn, serving South West Clare; and a community of interest service for the Christian community … Continued

Applications sought for Community Radio Services for Claremorris and Dundalk

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (1st May) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of two community radio services, one serving the community of Claremorris and its Environs, and one serving the community of Dundalk and its Environs.  Public notices seeking applications have been placed in the relevant local papers. … Continued

New Guides to Submissions and Application Forms for temporary sound broadcasting services

The BAI has today (29th January 2018) published the following new Guides to Submissions and Application Forms for temporary sound broadcasting services: A Guide to Submissions for the provision of Temporary Sound Broadcasting Services and an associated Application Form A Guide to Submissions for the provision of pilot Community Temporary Sound Broadcasting Services and an … Continued

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 … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (2nd August 2017), announced the receipt of the following applications for three community radio services, serving the areas of South West Tipperary, South West Clare and Youghal and its Environs, and one community of interest radio service serving the community of Cork City. The four services were advertised … Continued

BAI Voluntary Disclosure of Intention to Extend Contract Term: iRadio NW & iRadio NEM

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the Authority”) has today (6th July, 2017) published a Voluntary Disclosure Notice on its website here advising of the Authority’s intention to extend the term of two commercial sound broadcasting contracts; i) the Regional Music-driven (Youth) radio service for the North West Region and ii) the Regional Music-driven (Youth) radio service … Continued

Call for Submissions – New Commercial Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (Tuesday, 20th June 2016) placed advertisements in the national press calling for submissions from parties interested in the provision of new commercial analogue radio services on the FM band.  The BAI is open to suggestions on both the types of services to be provided, and the areas … Continued

Contracts Signed for Four Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today, 25th May 2017, announced the signing of four contracts for sound broadcasting services. The services include the national, broad-format sound broadcasting service, Today FM; a regional music-driven youth service for the South West, Spin South West; a community radio service for Castlebar and its Environs, Community Radio … Continued

Contracts Signed for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday 23rd May) announced the signing of four community and community of interest sound broadcasting contracts. The services comprise a community radio service for North West Dublin, Phoenix FM; a community of interest service for the students of Limerick City, Wired FM; a community of interest service, … Continued

Applications sought for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (4th May) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of three community radio services and one community of interest radio service, serving the communities of each of the following franchise areas:   South West Tipperary – Tipperary and Cashel Towns and their Environs The service … Continued

BAI Announces Licensing Plan Details

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Tuesday, 25th April) announced details of its Licensing Plan for the remainder of 2017.  The plan comprises three community radio services and one community of interest radio service.  Details of the services to be licensed are as follows: Service Type Franchise Area Target Audience Community South West … Continued

Contracts signed for Commercial and Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Thursday 15th December) signed contracts for four, ten-year sound broadcasting services.  The services include the Quasi-National Speech/News-driven service, Newstalk 106; a community radio service for Lucan and its Environs, Liffey Sound; a Special Interest Community service for Dublin City, Dublin City FM; and, a Community of Interest … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 26th October, announced the receipt of the following applications for two community sound broadcasting services, serving communities in Castlebar and North West Connemara. The two services were advertised by the BAI last July. Castlebar An application was received from Community Radio Castlebar FM Limited, broadcasting as CRCfm 102.9, … Continued

Licensing Update: National Broad-format Service & Regional Youth Music-driven Service

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 26th September, confirmed receipt of one fast-track proposal from the incumbent for each of the following services: a National Broad-format Service, and a Regional Youth Music-driven Service, serving the Southwest of the country. The Contract Awards Committee initiated a fast-track application process having received an expression of … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 9th September, announced the receipt of the following applications for three community sound broadcasting services, serving communities in North East Dublin, North West Dublin and South Dublin. The three services were advertised by the BAI last June. North East Dublin An application was received from Dublin North … Continued

Radio Licensing Update: Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 26th August, announced the receipt of the following applications for community of interest radio sound broadcasting services, serving student communities in each of Cork City, Galway City and Limerick City. The three services were advertised by the BAI last May. Cork City An application was received from … Continued

Radio Licensing Update

In May 2016, the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI issued a public notice announcing its intention to invoke the fast-track licensing process for the following sound broadcasting services, in accordance with section 67 (3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009: a National Broad-format Service, a Regional Youth Music-driven Service, serving the Southwest of the country, … Continued

Applications Sought for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (7th July) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of community radio services in each of Castlebar and North West Connemara. Public notices seeking applications have been placed in the relevant local papers. Each of the services should be community focused and address the interests … Continued

Radio Licensing Update

In May 2016, the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI issued a public notice announcing its intention to invoke the fast-track licensing process for a number of sound broadcasting services, in accordance with section 67 (3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The fast-track process can be invoked by the Committee when only one expression of … Continued

Applications sought for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (9th June) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of three community radio services further to its licensing plan for 2016. Public notices seeking applications have been placed in the local paper for services in each of the franchise areas of North East, North West and … Continued

Applications sought for Community Radio Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (12th May) announced that it is seeking applications for the provision of three community of interest radio services, serving student communities in each of Cork City, Limerick City and Galway City.  Public notices seeking applications have been placed in the relevant local papers. Each of the services … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Fast-track Process Update

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 10th May, announced its intention to invoke fast-track application processes for a number of sound broadcasting services, in accordance with section 67 (3) of the Broadcasting Act 2009. The fast-track process can be invoked by the Committee when only one expression of … Continued

Community Radio Licencing Update: Tramore & Dublin City

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 9th May, announced the receipt of the following applications for community and community of interest radio sound broadcasting services for Tramore and Dublin City respectively.  Both services were advertised by the BAI last February. Irish language service for Dublin City An application was received from Comharchumann Raidío … Continued

Licensing Update: Quasi – National Speech/News Broadcasting Service

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 14th April, confirmed that the incumbent has submitted a fast-track proposal for the quasi-national speech/news sound broadcasting service.  The Contract Awards Committee had initiated a fast-track application process on 3rd February 2016, having received only one expression of interest for the provision of the service on 2nd … Continued

Licensing Update: Commercial Sound Broadcasting Services

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 12th April 2016, announced details of the latest expressions of interest received for commercial sound broadcasting services advertised on 12th February last. One expression of interest was received for each of the following services: a National Broad-format Service; a Regional Youth Music-driven Service, serving the south-west of … Continued

Licensing Update: Music-driven (Alternative Rock) Sound Broadcasting Service

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 30th March, confirmed that no applications have been received for the music-driven (alternative rock) sound broadcasting service for Dublin City & County which was advertised on 21st December 2015.  The Contract Awards Committee had initiated a competitive licensing process, having received two expressions of interest in the … Continued

Community Radio Licence Lucan & its Environs: Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 22nd March, announced the receipt of one application for a community radio service for Lucan & its Environs, which was advertised on December 9th last. The application was received from Liffey Sound Communications Co-operative Society Limited, trading as Liffey Sound FM. Liffey Sound FM has operated under … Continued

Community Radio Licence Kilkenny City & its Environs: Update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 21st March, announced the receipt of one application for a community radio service for Kilkenny City & its Environs, which was advertised on December 9th last. The application was received from Kilkenny Communications Co-operative Society Limited, trading as Community Radio Kilkenny City, which recently operated a 100-day … Continued

Commercial Radio Licensing: Expressions of Interest Sought

The Contract Awards Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“the BAI”) has today (Friday, 12thFebruary) placed a public notice in a national newspaper seeking expressions of interest in the provision of three commercial radio services: a National Broad-format Service; a Regional Youth Music-driven Service, serving the south-west of the country; and, a Local Broad-format … Continued

Special Interest Community Radio Licence for Dublin City; update

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today, 11th February, announced the receipt of one application for a special interest community radio service for Dublin City, which was advertised on November 13th last. The application was received from Dublin City FM, which currently operates the service. The contract for the existing service is scheduled to expire on 31st August … Continued

Application sought for Irish language Radio Service for Dublin City

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI”) has today (11th February) announced that it is seeking an application for the provision of an Irish language community of interest radio service for Dublin City. A public notice, seeking the application, has been placed in a relevant local paper.  A community of interest service for Irish language speakers is … Continued

Application sought for Community Radio Service for Tramore

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has today (9th February) announced that it is seeking an application for the provision of a community radio service for Tramore and its Environs.  A public notice seeking the application has been placed in the relevant local paper. A number of 100-day pilot community radio services have been operated in the … Continued

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 … Continued

BAI Announces Licensing Plan Details

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Thursday, 21st January) announced details of its Licensing Plan for the remained of 2016. The plan comprises a mix of community, community of interest and commercial radio services. Details of the services to be licensed are as follows: Service Type: Franchise Area – Target Audience 1. Commercial … Continued

Radio Licensing Update

In December 2015, the Contract Awards Committee of the BAI issued a public notice announcing its intention to invoke the fast-track licensing process for the quasi-national speech/news sound broadcasting contract. This contract is currently held by News 106 Limited, trading as Newstalk 106-108FM. The fast-track licensing process, which is permitted under Section 67(3) of the … Continued