Boost for local radio stations with reduction of levy fee

Posted on by on May 11th, 2017 | 0 Comments »

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The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, has said that local radio in the Cavan Monaghan region will benefit greatly from the reduction in the broadcasting levy as approved at cabinet this week.

Speaking on the matter, the Minister said:

“We as Irish people love listening to our local radio stations. They play an essential role in bringing our communities together, and in keeping us informed and entertained.

“This move will reduce the broadcasting levy by up to 50%, and we would expect that smaller community radio stations will be exempted altogether. This is a major boost for our local and regional independent radio stations, such as Northern Sound.

“Northern Sound provides a fantastic local service, and is an intrinsic part of our community. The station keeps everyone connected with what’s going on in the locality here in Cavan and Monaghan, and the surrounding areas.

“Fine Gael in government are committed to supporting independent radio stations, and are acutely aware of the valuable contribution that stations such as Northern Sound make to communities across the country.”

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