Live 95fm seeking· licence Renewal
THE Broadcasting Commission of Ireland are seeking applications for the radio licence currently held by Limerick's Live 95fm.
The station's licence runs out in November 2007 and the Commission are inviting tenders for a "broad-format sound broadcasting service".
David Tighe, CEO of Live 95fm, confirmed that the station had made an application to retain the licence.
"We are following the application process and believe that we have made significant contributions with the radio station as it exists.
"We have record audiences and have reinvested in the community through sponsorship. and the advertising of charity events.
"We are part of the fabric of city and county life.
And hopefully we will be coming out with a positive result at the end of this," he said.
The station recorded a 50 per cent share of-the market in Limerick, according to the latest JNLR MRBI listenership survey.
The UTV-owned station is now ranked more popular with Limerick people than RTE Radio Two and Today FM combined.
Mr Tighe said that 95fm had been involved in the application process to keep their licence from the very beginning and 'were hopeful that they' would again be awarded the licence.
Advertisements have been placed at local and national level for the licence, which will have a ' broad-format and provide a mix of speech and music programming with a strong emphasis 'on" ' news and current affairs.
Programme content should be of particular relevance to the general audience in the Limerick city and county, according to the BCL Prospective applicants are advised to obtain a copy of the BCl's Guide to Submissions, available at their offices in Warrington Place, Dublin 2, and on their website, www.bcLie on request from the BCI offices via email info@bcLie or call 01·6441200.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday July 19. After consideration by the Commission, all expressions of interest will be made publicly available.