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BAI awards radio licence to Highland Radio

Billy Patterson, Highland Radio Board Member, Maureen Rabbitt, Financial Controller Hazel Russell and Highland Radio Chairman Gerry Rabbitt pictured last September, handing in the station's application for a new licence at the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland offices in Dublin city centre. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Billy Patterson, Highland Radio Board Member, Maureen Rabbitt, Financial Controller Hazel Russell and Highland Radio Chairman Gerry Rabbitt pictured last September, handing in the station's application for a new licence at the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland offices in Dublin city centre. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Highland Radio chairman, Gerry Rabbitt says he’s delighted that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has awarded Donegal Highland Radio Ltd with a new 10-year licence.

The long awaited decision on the commercial radio services licence for North Donegal was confirmed this afternoon.

Donegal Highland Radio Limited, operating as Highland Radio FM and Donegal Commercial Radio Broadcasting Limited, operating as DLFM had bid for the right to hold the licence for the next ten years.

The DLFM bid was headed by Carndonagh businessman Paddy Simpson and former station manager at Highland Radio, Charlie Collins.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Gerry Rabbitt said no other local radio station in Ireland has ever achieved the success of Highland Radio.

“We are delghted that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has recognised the strength or our offer and awarded Donegal Highland Radio Ltd with a new 10-year licence,” he said.

“Highland Radio looks forward to continuing to be Ireland’s number one local radio station and increasing our investment in the North West. I want to say a very big thank you to all our listeners for their support and to our loyal advertisers and sponsors for the confidence they continue to put in Highland Radio as the best place to promote their business. It is important to recognise that today’s achievement would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our fantastic staff.”

Meanwhile Highland’s Managing Director, Shaun Doherty, said the station’s listeners are at the heart of everything Highland does and achieves.

“On behalf of all the 53 staff members at Highland Radio, I want to thank each and every one for their support,” he said.

 
 
 

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