BREAKING NEWS: HIGHLAND Radio is to stay on air for another decade after winning its Broadcasting License for north Donegal despite a rival consortium bid headed by its former station manager.
It follows a ruling from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland after an expensive bidding process.
Former Highland stalwart Charlie Collins had led a consortium hoping to launch DLFM.
Both sides in the bidding war had submitted lengthy applications for the license.
A full public hearing was also held at a Letterkenny hotel with both Charlie Collins and Highland Radio’s managing director Shaun Doherty making passionate presentations on why they should win the 10-year license.
A large crowd had heard both Highland Radio and DLFM present the reasons why they both thought they should win the radio license for the North Donegal area.
Today the BAI Contract Awards Committee voted by a majority to let Highland stay on air.