Local radio stations may have to fight to retain licences

Several local radio stations could face a fight to retain their licences as five rival bidders have challenged existing broadcasters in a national re-licensing process.

30th March, 2013

Several local radio stations could face a fight to retain their licences as five rival bidders have challenged existing broadcasters in a national re-licensing process.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is reissuing ten-year radio licences for the independent sector. In this current phase, 12 licences are being renewed, with five stations receiving a second 'expression of interest' in addition to the one from the incumbent operator. The BAI will decide in May if the...

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