Radio Kerry completes sale of two other radio stations

Radio Kerry has completed the purchase of two other radio stations. Documents finalising the purchase of Shannonside and Northern Sound by Radio Kerry were signed yesterday, with the station officially taking ownership from this morning. Shannonside and Northern Sound broadcast to 5 counties – Longford, Roscommon, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan.150 staff will be employed between the three stations, which will broadcast to a total of 6 counties over 4 provinces. Radio Kerry Chief Executive Paul Byrne said that the expansion marks another stage in the development of the company, and is a huge achievement for an Irish owned station. The acquistions make Radio Kerry one of the leading players in the Independent Radio Sector with 11% of the entire radio market.