Competition to secure radio licence for region

Those who entered an expression of interest in providing a radio service for County Sligo/North Leitrim and South Donegal will now enter a competitive licensing process to establish who will be awarded the licnece.

Those who entered an expression of interest in providing a radio service for County Sligo/North Leitrim and South Donegal will now enter a competitive licensing process to establish who will be awarded the licnece.

Ocean FM currently holds the local radio service licence for this area but it is understood that another applicant has also expressed interest in securing the licence.

Late last week the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) the Committee decided that the provision of a service for this franchise area should be open to a competitive licensing process. Notices will be placed in the national press in this regard on a phased basis between June and September, 2013.