WLR signs new ten-year Sound Broadcasting Contract with Coimisiún na Meán

WLR signs new ten-year Sound Broadcasting Contract with Coimisiún na Meán

WLR is pleased to announce the signing of a new ten-year sound broadcasting contract for Waterford City and County with Coimisiún na Meán.

The contract marks a significant milestone in WLR's commitment to delivering a high-quality, broad-format local radio and content service to the people of Waterford.

The new agreement solidifies WLR's dedication to serving the community with informative, entertaining, and locally relevant content.

Throughout the duration of the contract, WLR aims to enhance its programming, engage with diverse audiences, be innovative and contribute to the cultural, business, and social fabric of County Waterford.


Des Whelan, WLR Managing Director said; “At WLR we feel privileged to have once again received a 10-year contract to deliver a high-quality local radio and content service to everyone living in Waterford.  The support of our listeners over the last 30 plus years has allowed WLR to develop into one of the best broadcasters in the country. It’s a tribute to the wonderful team of people who have worked with the station, and I am pleased  that we have built an award winning station with very high standards. I also wish to acknowledge the support we get from our shareholders the Irish Times and look forward with great enthusiasm to the next ten years.”

Celene Craig, Broadcasting Commissioner; Rónán Ó Domhnaill, Media Development Commissioner; Deirdre Veldon, WLR Chairperson; and Des Whelan, WLR Managing Director.

WLR has been a trusted companion for 34 years, providing a platform for local voices, stories, and events.


This contract will be WLR’s fifth contract having signed its first one in 1989.

With this ten-year license, WLR continues its legacy of being the go-to source for quality content that entertains, informs, and connects people across Waterford. Our dedicated team of broadcasters, producers, sales and support staff is thrilled to embark on this extended journey, promising an even greater impact on the airwaves.

WLR’s Operations Manager, Michael Byrne, expressed gratitude for the continuous support from our loyal listeners, advertisers, and partners. "This ten-year license renewal is a testament to the incredible work of our team and the unwavering support of our community. We are excited to build on our achievements and take WLR to new heights, delivering content that captures the spirit of Waterford”.

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