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Scariff Bay Community Radio returns to the FM band

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MULTI-AWARD winning radio station, Scariff Bay Community Radio (SBCR) makes a welcome return to the FM band, after renewal of its broadcasting licence.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has given the popular station a licence for the next 50 weekends, which means it will be available on air (88.3FM and 92.7FM), as well as online (scariffbayradio.com).

In recent weeks, the voluntary team have been out and about broadcasting from locations around East Clare, as well as from their studios in Scariff.

The ultimate goal for the station, which has been honoured for its Trojan efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, is to secure a ten-year licence from the BAI for its popular weekend programming.

As the BAI is restructured, the application process has been paused, but hopes are high that it will be back on track in due course.

Fundraising for the important work of the station is ongoing. The annual church gate collection in parishes around East Clare takes place this weekend (September 24/25).

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