Athlone Community Radio back on the air

Athlone Community Radio, currently broadcasting online, is delighted to announce that it will be back broadcasting live on air on 88.4FM from today, Friday May 22 until June 20 after being awarded a 30 day temporary licence from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.

This second temporary licence allows the station to broadcast from 4pm to 8pm, Monday to Sunday over a consecutive 30 day period.

Listeners will also be able to listen live online at www.athlonecommunityradio.ie, where they will also be able to keep up to speed with recent developments and latest news about the station. A full programme schedule will appear on the website shortly and will include an eclectic mix of music and talkbased programmes.

Mary Lennon, station manager, commenting on the temporary licence, said “We are delighted to be back on the airwaves and would like to thank all our online listeners as well as our previous sponsors and the BCI for all their support to date. Our programme schedule will offer a wide choice of programmes designed to inform, educate, and entertain. It will cover the wide diversity of issues and interests of a very broadly based community and will give all individuals and groups in the community a voice”.

Athlone Community Radio was established in 2006 as a not for profit organisation with the aim of serving the wider community living within a five to 10 mile radius of Athlone Town. The station is run by both paid staff and volunteers from the local community, and the station is keen to hear from other individuals who may be interested in volunteering with the station.

The station is particularly keen to hear from volunteers who may be interested in acting as reporters for their local areas. Full training will be provided and the station welcomes applications from all ethnic, minority and community groups.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out further information, please contact the station on (090 ) 6490722.

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