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East Coast strikes a 10-year deal with BAI

Esther Hayden

Published 02/10/2013 | 05:44

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EAST Coast Radio will be bringing news, sport and music to the Garden County for another 10 years after signing a ten year contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

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East Coast Radio will be bringing news, sport and music to the Garden County for another ten years after signing a ten year contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

Speaking at the contract signings, Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI, said, 'We are delighted to sign the contract with East Coast Radio today. The BAI's Broadcasting Services Strategy envisages that the people of Ireland will be served by a vibrant broadcasting sector which provides content and programming that caters for and reflects diversity within Irish society.

'East Coast Radio has contributed greatly to that vibrant mix in their respective franchise areas in the past and I am confident that they will continue to offer a unique service which is attuned to the needs of their listeners into the future. The BAI wishes them continued success in serving their audiences over the duration of the next contract period.'

The BAI was represented at the contract signings by the Chairperson, Bob Collins and Michael O'Keeffe, Chief Executive. The signatories for East Coast Radio were Blaise Treacy (chairperson) and Sean Ashmore (director).

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