Connemara Community Radio

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Connemara Community Radio is a community-based radio station broadcasting for 10 hours per day throughout the north-west Connemara region of Ireland. It initially began broadcasting in September 1988 until New Year's Eve 1988 as a pirate station. In 1995 Community Radio licences were issued[citation needed] and the station began broadcasting on 1 July 1995.[citation needed] The Station broadcasts six hours of live radio between 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM and 4.00 PM - 9.00 PM and 4 hours of the previous evenings program from 12.00 AM - 4.00 PM.

It's the smallest radio station operating in Ireland with a possible audience within a franchise area of 11,000 people.[citation needed] The management and operation of the station is undertaken on a voluntary basis assisted by a small core staff.

Involved with the station are a core of 90 volunteers who contribute each week to the station as presenters, technicians, correspondents etc. It also has a Walkers Group who have a fund-raising walk each year. The Station broadcasts from two 300 watt transmitters, due to the mountainous terrain of the Connemara area.[citation needed]

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