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 Castlebar; and, a community radio service for North West Connemara, Connemara Community Radio.

Commenting on the contract signings, Professor Pauric Travers, Chairperson of the BAI, said: “We are very pleased to sign ten-year contracts with each of the four services today. These services play a valuable role in contributing to the diversity of services available to Irish audiences, a key theme for the BAI in the context of its regulatory role and its strategic intent. We wish each contractor continued success over the term of these contracts.”

The BAI was represented at the contract signings by the Chairperson, Professor 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
Community Radio Castlebar Castlebar & its Environs Director; Mitch Commane

Secretary; Angela Faull

21st June 2017
Connemara Community Radio Connemara & its Environs Secretary; Janet O’Toole

Station Manager; Gráinne O’Malley

21st June 2017
Spin South West Regional South West Chairperson; Keith Wood

Chief Executive Officer;

Keith McCormack

29th June 2017
Today FM National Director; Lucy Gaffney

Chief Executive Officer;

Keith McCormack

1st June 2017


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