How many community radio stations are in Ireland?

How many community radio stations are in Ireland?

Currently there are 20 fully licensed community radio stations on air in Ireland, with offers of contracts from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, while there are 42 stations in the process of obtaining a licence.

How do you get a community radio station?

(a) Applications shall be invited by the Ministry of I&B once every year through a national advertisement for establishment of Community Radio Stations. However, eligible organisations and educational institutions can apply during the intervening period between the two advertisements also.

What is local community radio?

Community radio usually is a short-range, not-for-profit radio station or channel that caters for the information needs of people living in a particular locality, in the languages and formats that are most adapted to the local context.

How many FM radio stations are in Ireland?

There are 17 radio stations in Dublin in total. Most Irish are able to receive FM broadcasts from United Kingdom and Northern Ireland if the signal is strong enough. RDS transmissions are utilized to all stations….Radio stations in Dublin.

Frequency 0106.0 MHz
Station Newstalk 106.0
Operator Communicorp
Language English
Genre News and talk

Who owns Spirit Radio Ireland?

Spirit Radio is an Irish Christian and religious radio station which began broadcasting in January 2011. It is licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to broadcast to the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Bray, Greystones, Dundalk, Naas Athlone, Carlow, Kilkenny and Newbridge on FM.

Who can set up a community radio?

1: Community Radio Stations (CRS) is a low-power FM Radio Station having coverage in a range of 10 to 15Kms radius. The CRS can be set-up by eligible organizations such as “not-for profit” educational institutions, NGOs, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR institutions etc.

What content is a community radio station not allowed to broadcast?

music not generally broadcast by commercial stations; spoken word programming; and. local information.

What is the difference between radio and community radio?

For public radio stations that are National Public Radio (NPR)-affiliated, programming may be sourced directly from NPR or other public radio networks. Community radio stations usually have locally-oriented programming, which may be provided by local community members and/or volunteers.

How is community radio different from FM radio?

Community radio stations are operated, owned and operated by the communities they serve. They are generally non-profit and provide a mechanism to enable individuals, groups and communities to tell their own stories, share experiences and, in a media-rich world, become creators and contributors of media.

What happened Spirit FM?

Earlier this year, Spirit FM was bought by Bauer Media and replaced with Greatest Hits Radio losing local identity after serving West Sussex for 24 years. Now a number of presenters who lost their jobs due to the takeover have decided to launch their own station, to again be the voice for the local people.

How many minutes of advertisement is allowed in community radio for an hour?

7 minutes per hour
The Minister pointed out that currently Community Radio stations are allowed air time of 7 minutes per hour for advertisements while the same is 12 minutes for TV channels.

How does community radio make money?

Advertising (either in the form of ‘spot ads’ or commercial sponsorship of particular shows or strands) is how commercial radio stations (attempt to) make money. Their equation is simple: the more listeners they attract, the more advertising they sell and the more money they make.

What is the purpose of a community radio?

Community radio helps to build a sense of community A sense of community is created around these radio stations as people will gather to listen to radio programmes and will discuss the topics covered in the show. It also shapes the opinions of the people in the area as a whole, allowing for more discussion.

What are the examples of community radio?

Here are five prominent community radio stations that have truly evolved to become the voice of the voiceless in India.

  • Radio FTII 90.4 FM, Maharashtra.
  • Apno Radio, 90.4 MHz, Rajasthan.
  • Vidyavani, 107.4 FM, Maharashtra.
  • Vasundhara Vahini, 90.4 MHz, Maharashtra.