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20-04-2015, 21:00   #1
 
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Who is funding Spirit Radio ?

Who is really bank rolling that farce of a radio staion ? Why have the bai allowed them get away with so much
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Get away with what?

They have sponsors and don't pay as much for the infrastructure AFAIK.
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Get this, from the wiki page they are a registered charity and survives on donations and volunteers.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_Radio
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Get away with what?
They got their licence on the basis of being an national Medium wave station in the republic of Ireland, yet their only mw transmitter has better coverage in another jurisdiction.
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According to this.. http://www.spiritradio.ie/about/public-financial/

SPIRIT costs 37,000 a month to run.
Cheap as chips with all those FM transmitters, I would have thought.

Remember, spend spend and God will send!
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Cork is a bit overloaded with religious radio. We've Spirit and Life FM.
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http://bocktherobber.com/2013/06/wha...ona-institute/ some clues there
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Again from the Spirit website..........

"Our board of directors are unpaid and represent a broad spectrum of the Christian community. Spirit Radio is a Not For Profit organisation and has charitable status."

Also, all the directors names and images are there for all the world to see, including Dermot Mannion (Aer Lingus fame) and Sean Ashmore (4FM/Sunshine) and many others.

It's not so much their existence that bothers me. It's what sort of an audience are they trying to attract? As I write this, I'm hearing Olly Murs and piss poor presentation. They also play a lot of annoying US Contemporary Christian music.

What is Spirit Radio? A station for US style Christian Evangelicals or Irish Catholics?
'Cause I don't think you can super serve both in this country.
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What is Spirit Radio? A station for US style Christian Evangelicals or Irish Catholics?
'Cause I don't think you can super serve both in this country.
Its definitely not aimed at Catholics.
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Its definitely not aimed at Catholics.
It's aimed at Christians, of which Catholics are a subset.
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Its definitely not aimed at Catholics.
Well, that might be the problem so.
A bit more Rosary reciting and 'Faith of Our Fathers' type content might bring a bigger flock - old time religion, you might say.

All that Protestant Scripture quoting and Christian Rock from Georgia and Alabama will do nothing for the underserved traditional Catholics in the Rep of Ireland.

Likewise, bonging bells and auld wans (of both sexes) on their knees reciting Catholic prayers will not entice the Evangelicals.

There's probably a larger audience to be had chasing older Catholics than Evangelicals in the Republic of Ireland. Although, the age profile would be high.
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It's aimed at Christians, of which Catholics are a subset.

Bit more than a subset in the Republic of Ireland, I would have thought.

Still 85 per cent (nominally) RC, according to the last Census.
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It's aimed at Christians, of which Catholics are a subset.
Its very much evangelical, which Catholics are not though.

Catholics are much less likely to open their wallets to fund a niche media service than any evangelicals are, as can be seen in the US where its pretty common yet there's minimal Catholic religious channels - EWTN being the exception.
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Its very much evangelical, which Catholics are not though.

Catholics are much less likely to open their wallets to fund a niche media service than any evangelicals are, as can be seen in the US where its pretty common yet there's minimal Catholic religious channels - EWTN being the exception.
I seem to recall that at least one major funder/infrastructure provider is an Irish Catholic.
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Bit more than a subset in the Republic of Ireland, I would have thought.
That's more to do with your lack of understanding of what a subset is.
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