Community radio offers the listening public access to a more diverse range of music, information, news and views than would otherwise be available from commercial stations. It also provides communities with locally-produced content that is immediately relevant to their daily lives. It allows individuals and community groups to participate in producing their own programs and to maintain their local culture. In Ireland, the BCI requires that community radio stations subscribe to the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Community Radio Charter for Europe.
Ballina Community Radio is a non-profit station, which means that any money we make from the service we provide goes back into the station. We are limited in how we can raise funds to pay for the day-to-day expenses and rely on sponsorship, grants and fundraising while following a standard Code of Practice. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland guides all Irish community stations in their operations and helps them maintain a community focus.
The people who work in our radio station are all volunteers. This means that they don’t get paid for what they do. They work in radio for other reasons: because they believe that the information that they present is important; because they want to develop the skills associated with radio production; or just because working in radio is fun.
Board of Management
Rosann Mc Donnell – Aine Collins – Patrick Gallagher – Paul Dixon – Kathryn Lally – Christina Forde – Jason Kelly
Station Manager – Ray Forde