Community Radio Kilkenny City looks set to get ten-year licence

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Community Radio Kilkenny City looks set to get ten-year licence

Representatives of Community Radio Kilkenny City march in the St Patrick's Day parade.

The Board of Community Radio Kilkenny City has been notified by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) that it has agreed in principle to award a contract for a ten-year Community Broadcasting licence for Kilkenny City and Environs, subject to successful contract negotiations.

Since Community Radio Kilkenny City's latest FM broadcasting licence came to an end on March 20, the station has continued to broadcast online every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am – midnight, and every Monday from midday – 7pm.

In light of the news, the Board of Community Radio Kilkenny City took the decision to cease broadcasting online from 7pm on Monday. This is in order to engage fully in the contract negotiation process and to prepare studios for full time broadcasting.

Chairman, Cathal Cullen, thanked the Board, volunteers and staff of Community Radio Kilkenny City.

“Thanks to all of you, Community Radio Kilkenny City can look forward to a very bright future, serving the people of Kilkenny City and Environs,” he said.

“I would like to thank all of our listeners for tuning in and responding to the station in such a positive way. I would like to thank our sponsors for their tremendous support, which is ongoing.”