Independent stations want cut of RTE’s license fee

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Independent stations want cut of RTE’s license fee Google+ Facebook Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland says RTE has an unfair funding advantage.The IBI says the 200 million euro generated by the licence fee goes exclusively to RTE – even though commercial radio also provides public service broadcasting content.The organisation – which represents 34 independent stations around the country, including Highland Radio – says at least 5 million euro of the State broadcaster’s funding should go to its members.The IBI Chairman – Scott Williams of Q102 in Dublin – wants the Government to overhaul the system:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/16will.mp3[/podcast] WhatsAppcenter_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleUlster Bank customers in Donegal tell Highland Radio News of their frustrationNext articleABP paves the way for Buncrana road works News Highland HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – July 4, 2012 Pinterest Newsx Adverts Facebooklast_img