08 Feb Grassroots Radio featured on local Irish newspaper
We are delighted to see Grassroots Radio featured on The Southern Star, a local Irish newspaper covering the area of Cork. With a brief description of the project, the article focuses on the benefits that Grassroots Radio is bringing to the community in Bere Island. Bere Island Projects Group is indeed one of the project partners, which was recently awarded a temporary broadcast licence form the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, which projects officer John Walsh says will allow the community to broadcast for two hours every Sunday. According to Walsh, Grassroots Radio:
is a great project for Bere Island to be involved in, and this will benefit not just the island community, but the whole of Beara and the Bere Island diaspora. There’s a huge potential for this project, not just for Bere Island but for other islands and rural communities throughout Ireland.
The project has indeed fostered several activities with the island community, including two days of radio training sessions with the Community Radio Forum of Ireland, which a number of islanders took part in, and they are working on plans to involve the island’s youth with proposed programme content from the Bere Island National School and transition year students in Beara Community School.