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Financial squeeze on Clare community radio station

WHILE West Clare community radio station Raidió Corca Baiscinn has kept broadcasting throughout the pandemic, it is now under serious pressure for funding. Chairman of RCB Paul Williams said that the station generally fundraises to continue operating, but that has been very difficult since March of 2020. “We receive money from various outlets such as Pobal, we get money from the BAI for programmes and we have to top that up with fundraising throughout the year. “We’d have bands playing in pubs, we’d have draws so people would go out and sell tickets, even things like the bucket shake, you can’t have any music, there has to be social distance, so we’ve been hampered in our fundraising efforts.” Without the income that would be coming in, it is hard to keep things running. “The money that we need to pay for day to day things has been reduced, we’ve been put to the pin of our collar to pay the …

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Championing The Banner on the airwaves

NEXT Monday, Raidio Corca Baiscinn will broadcast a documentary on the history and role of The Clare Champion newspaper in the county. This one-hour documentary, Championing The Banner, highlights some of the key and important events reported in Clare. It explores how The Clare Champion came into existence in 1903 and the circumstances surrounding it. It will also explore the cultural and social scene that the paper was born into and how the paper progressed through the early years. “Listeners will be given an insight into the day-to-day running of the paper. It is also an interactive documentary between the broadcaster and the community of Clare,” producer and presenter of the documentary, James Flanagan said. The programme also discusses key stories, such as Clare’s Munster football success in 1992, the success of the Clare hurlers in the mid-90s, the opening of Shannon Airport, Muhammad Ali’s visit to Ennis, De Valera’s election in Clare and many more of the most important …

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