New facilites means better service for community as radio station get upgrade

Members of the Community Radio Kilkenny City Sports team wearing their new TC Tyres jackets, with Sinead O’Callaghan of TC Tyres: Ber Scott; Nickey Brennan; Seamus Brophy; Sinead O’Callaghan (TC Tyres); Jim Cashin; Liam Kelly O’Rourke and Barrie Henriques.

Community Radio Kilkenny City recently celebrated the opening of its brand new studio facilities.

The upgrade includes a large all new, fully accessible digital studio, with capacity for live musicians, drama groups and large debates.

The station’s Production studio has also been upgraded to digital.

The official opening was performed by long time Community Radio volunteers, Liam Langrelle and Ber Scott, who jointly cut the tape on the new studio.

It followed a blessing of the studio by Fr Willie Purcell, Dean of St Canice’s Cathedral, Stephen Farrell and the Imam Ebraheem.

The new facilities, which cost almost €150k, were supported by Kilkenny Leader Partnership, through the Rural Development Fund 2014 – 2020 and also by St Canice’s Credit Union, through its Community Connect fund.

The balance of the cost was raised through the station’s fundraising efforts.

The main building contractor was local company, RMcC, while studio equipment was supplied and fitted out by Radio Services, based in Co Limerick.

The magnificent new studio desk was made by CRKC volunteer presenter, John Bergin from Jenkinstown.

Speaking to The Kilkenny Observer newspaper, radio manager Declan Gibbons expressed his delight at the upgrade. “It is a great asset, not just for the presenters and staff, but for community groups who can avail of the service”, said Mr Gibbons.

Community Radio Kilkenny City broadcasts seven days per week on 88.7fm and online on


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