MTU Awarded Community Radio Broadcast Licence

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MUNSTER Technological University has been awarded a community radio broadcast licence by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

The licence affords MTU―Kerry Campus its inaugural FM radio station, and broadcasting will take place from its North Campus studio in Tralee.

Head of School of Business, Computing and Humanities, Ms Mary Rose Stafford said; “Community radio offers another model of radio broadcasting― alongside national broadcasters such as RTÉ and regional radio stations like Radio Kerry. While the transmission of community radio is bounded, the station is expected to reach most of the Tralee area.”

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Paul Collins, Head of Department Creative Media, described the station thus; “This is another exciting chapter in the Department’s development―expanding the current online radio programme offering on Campus. The Department also delivers online TV programming in cooperation with local community groups, and enjoys a great relationship with Radio Kerry through its integrated crafted radio initiative.”

Course Lecturer, Dr. Donnacha Toomey, also welcomed the development, adding; “The new station will allow students to experience the dynamism of live broadcasting. The station will broadcast within a number of programme formats including magazine, arts and entertainment, and specialist features.”

The station will operate on a frequency of 104.3 MHz and will broadcast on appointed dates only. Further information of broadcast dates will be published through the college website and social media platforms.

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