National award for Athlone Community Radio

Athlone Community Radio was delighted to receive a Craol National Achievement Award at a gala ceremony which took place at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone on Saturday night.

This much sought-after national community radio award was given to Claire Brilly and Laura Cunnane to recognise their work on the youth-based programme ‘Teen Scene’.

Claire and Laura, both 16-year-old students at Athlone Community College, are enthusiastic volunteers at Athlone Community Radio.

The national awards were part of the Craol residential skills weekend for station chairpersons, secretaries, and station managers throughout the country, which was hosted by Athlone Community radio for the second year running.

Mary Lennon, station manager at Athlone Community Radio, says the weekend was a tremendous success and the national award was great recognition for the work that the radio station undertakes.

Athlone Community Radio has completed its full 10-year licence application and has lodged it with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It is hoped it will begin broadcasting full-time in the very near future; in the meantime programmes can be received on a daily basis on www.athlonecommunityradio.ie

The focus of Athlone Community Radio is offering local programmes for local people, while working closely with as many community groups as possible.

If you wish to get involved with Athlone Community Radio in any way contact (090 ) 6490722 or [email protected].

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