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BAI Licences Two New Radio Stations in Ireland


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The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has confirmed that Wilton Radio Limited, trading as iRadio, has been awarded two broadcasting services on the FM band.

iRadio will operate two stations, a regional music-driven (youth) sound broadcasting service for the North West (counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Longford, Roscommon and Galway), and a regional music-driven (youth) sound broadcasting service for the North East and Midlands (counties Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Kildare, North-East Laois, Offaly and Westmeath).

Speaking at the contract signing, chief executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are very pleased to sign a new ten-year contract with iRadio. Regional music-driven youth services add to the range of choices available to audiences and help foster a media landscape that reflects the diversity of Irish society.”

The new contract will begin on 1st January 2020 and will run for ten years. The BAI was represented at the contract signing by chairperson, Prof Pauric Travers, and chief executive, Michael O’Keeffe. iRadio was represented by chairperson, Willie O’Reilly and chief executive, Mark Cunning.