Last weekend, we were officially informed that Pobal, at the behest of the Minister for Social Protection Mr. Leo Varadkar, our contract through the Community Services Programme has been extended for a further 12 months. This funding enables the continuing operation and development of Claremorris Community Radio.
This development follows a successful engagement with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland where our licence has also been assured. These results come from the renewed commitment of staff and volunteers and from the relentlessness and diligence of our Board of Directors. Of course all would have been in vain were it not for the persistent, arduous and relentless intercessions of Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring and of Senator Catherine Noone. Thanks to their interposition, the services offered by Claremorris Community Radio will continue.
Claremorris Community Radio is a service which is available to all the community. We have a presence on the world’s stage through the internet.
Recently we held a Radiothon where we broadcast continuously for 27 hours. During this broadcast we linked to Facebook live, an experience which greatly enhanced our listenership. In fact we had continuous contacts from right across the globe as a result. So Claremorris Community Radio is an ideal way for people abroad to tune back in to Claremorris and keep abreast of current events. Our Morning Show which broadcasts each morning 9.00-11.00 am is our flagship show and is now found on Facebook. So remind your friends and family abroad to tune in.
Claremorris Community Radio is also a Professional Media Training Centre. If you’re young of old, if you want to upskill or have staff to upskill, Claremorris Community radio can provide the opportunity. Learn how to present your ideas, how to enhance those ideas and how to make them attractive and palatable.
For Mayo Day, April 29th, we want to amass a large volume of requests and links, to unite Claremorris area friends and relatives in a celebration of what we have in common and to express our pride in our heritage. “Is í an áit is dual duit is fearr duit”. Your native place is the best of you; Let us bring your home to you.
Claremorris Community Radio always needs volunteers. Everyone has a story to tell or can help tell a friend’s story. Join us and we’ll train you and enable you. Broadcast your project to the world, from your class, family, street, village or club with word, song, music or sound.
Ar scath a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.
– Pat Keane, Chair, Claremorris Community Radio