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 the country; and, a Local Broad-format Service for Limerick City and County.

The Contract Awards Committee of the BAI will meet on 28th April next to consider the expressions of interest received and determine the next stage in the licensing process for each franchise area.

Media Queries to:

Catherine Heaney/Tony Heffernan 01 4200580 / 087-2309835 / 087-2399508

DHR Communications

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Note to Editors

  • The contract currently held by Radio Ireland Limited, broadcasting as Today FM, is scheduled to expire on 16th March 2017.
  • The contract currently held by Spin South West Limited, broadcasting as Spin South West is scheduled to expire on 28th June 2017.
  • The contract for currently held by Treaty Radio Limited, broadcasting as Limerick’s Live 95FM is scheduled to expire on 23rd October 2017.