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Annual street collection

Our radio station is a not-for-profit organisation, which has to constantly raise funds to pay the bills and keep our programmes on air.

One of our most important fundraisers is our annual street collection which is taking place today and tomorrow (July 19th and 20th). If you are about the town on either day, and see one of our official collectors, please do your best to support us!

Collectors are stationed at Supervalu, the post office and in the Silverbridge shopping centre today. Tomorrow they will return to Supervalu and to the post office. The collectors themselves are also station members so, if you have any questions on the station etc., please feel free to stop and have a chat with them about it.

Thanks, as always, for your continued support.

BAI GRANTS US New 10 year contract

Yesterday, Thursday 25th June 2019, the BAI officially granted us a new 10 year licence! The signing of the contract took place in Dublin.

The new contract will begin on July 1st and will run until 2029.

The BAI was represented at the contract signing by its Chairperson, Pauric Travers, and Chief Executive, Michael O’Keeffe. Claremorris Community Radio was represented by Chairperson, Pat Keane, company secretary Anne McLoughlin along with several members of the board and staff.

D-Day and Ireland

Thursday was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

To mark this, on Saturday at 11am, Claremorris Community Radio will broadcast a live one-hour special, looking back at D-Day from Irish perspective.

Matt Macken and Bridie Sheeran will host the programme, along with Matt Masterson and Micheál McLoughlin.

The show will also feature an interview with Paddy Connolly, a 99-year-old resident of Dunmore who was resident in England during World War II.

The programme will also be repeated on Tuesday next, June 11th, at 5pm.