Local radio station Ros FM, which broadcasts to Roscommon town, recently announced the arrival of a new outside broadcasting unit which was provided by funding through Roscommon County Council.
Ros FM Chairperson Bernard Kearney said that the new unit would be a big boost to the local radio station.
“The outside broadcasting unit is something we had been talking about for a while and I’d certainly like to thank Roscommon County Council in relation to that because we applied for funding (for an outside broadcasting unit) a number of times and never got it. But we got €2,800 last summer from the Council so that was 90% of the unit funded.
“The thing about the outside broadcasting unit is that when you’re looking for sponsorship it allows us to call out and broadcast shows a couple of times of year from sponsors,” he said.
Mr. Kearney said that Ros FM provides a learning platform for the local community.
“For people who have an interest in radio, this is a learning platform and we have a community and disability ethos. We have a board of twelve people and a further 30 people who come and keep us on the air from 11 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday.
“It’s a huge effort from people and there are volunteers in here every day and we are always open for new volunteers and sponsorship,” he concluded.