Today is D-day for the two applicants competing for the radio license for the North Donegal franchise area.
Both sides, Highland Radio and the new applicant DLFM, will make their pitches to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) in Letterkenny’s Radisson Hotel at 10.30am.
The presentations are completely open to any members of the public who wish to attend.
The showdown will see former Highland Radio boss Charlie Collins, now part of the DLFM consortium, come face-to-face with his former employers.
The oral presentation will be conducted by the Contract Awards Committee, a statutory committee of the BAI which has responsibility for the assessment of any applications received in a licensing process.
The purpose of the oral presentations is to provide each applicant with the opportunity to make a presentation to the Contract Awards Committee.
The presentations, which will both last fifteen minutes, will be based on the application already submitted by both Highland and DLFM.
After their presentations, both sides will have to answer any questions or clarify any matters if asked by the Contracts Awards Committee.
Following completion of the oral presentation process, the Contract Awards Committee will then assess and score both applications received.
Once assessment and scoring is completed, a recommendation will be made for the award of the license to the Authority of the BAI.
It is expected that an announcement will be made on the awarding of the license in the coming weeks.