iRadio officially renewed its licence to broadcast this week following the recent decision by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to grant it another ten year license.
iRadio is Ireland’s third-biggest commercial franchise and it has 368,000 weekly listeners across Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Longford, Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Laois & Offaly.
“It’s been a wild ride from our launch in 2008 to today, but today’s a huge day. Today we signed a new ten-year license which means tomorrow is the start of a brand new chapter for iRadio. I genuinely believe we are one of Ireland’s most relevant, fun and engaging media brands. With our new ten-year license in our hands, we can continue to evolve the iRadio brand..it’s time we had some fun,” says CEO Mark Canning.
iRadio Chairman Willie O’Reilly adds: “Today’s a wonderful day for staff and listeners at iRadio. Winning this license is a great vote of confidence in what we’ve done over the years. We’re really excited now for the future.”
Speaking at the contract signing, chief executive of the BAI, Michael O’Keeffe, said: “We are very pleased to sign a new ten-year contract with iRadio. Regional music-driven youth services add to the range of choices available to audiences and help foster a media landscape that reflects the diversity of Irish society.”