Willie O’Reilly: Ever wanted your own radio station? Now’s your chance

More than a dozen local radio licences will soon be up for grabs, but getting yourself one of them could be an expensive business

Thirteen local radio franchises are up for renewal with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Picture: Getty

Fancy owning a radio station? You could give voice to your community, get close to local politics and maybe even pick some of the music for the afternoon show. If you’re lucky, you and your fellow shareholders could even make some money.

Now is your chance to own a slice of the radio dial, as 13 local radio stations seek to renew their contracts with the regulator, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

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