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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Spin FM wins regional licence

With radio gruop Spin South West being awarded a 10 year youth licence to broadcast in the South West yeasterday, RED Fm's Newsman Kevin Purcell Sheds more light on the story in an e-mail sent to The NewsWire;

The group(Spin South West) saw off the challenge from Red Fm south west based in Cork.The new radio service will provide a mix of music and speech to the 15-34 age group in Limerick, Clare,Kerry as well as parts of Tipp and Laois.

It expected to create up to 40 jobs and will be located at the Raheen roundabout.The station should begin broadcasting in March and will become the second regional radio station in Ireland after Beat Fm.

You may remember a few years ago Spin caused outrage in Limerick after they called it Stab City during their infamous news reports.Ironic that the BCI decided to award them the License to be based in Limerick

From the BCI Website:

Youth service for the South-West Region-Licensing Decision

The Commission has awarded a ten year licence in principle to Spin South-West Limited (trading as SPIN) for the provision of a new youth-based licence for the south west of Ireland. This service will cover the Counties of Kerry, Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary and South-West Laois.

The award is subject to the successful outcome of contract negotiations and these are expected to be completed in the coming months.

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