Highland Radio has confirmed today it will be seeking to retain its licence to provide a broad-format local radio service in North Donegal.
Expressions of interest were invited by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in January, and today it was confirmed that two expressions of interest have been received.
The formal application process will now get underway.
In a statement this afternoon, Highland Radio says for over 20 years, it has held it's position of Ireland's number one local radio station, and has consistently held the highest listnership reach and market share figures of any local station in the Republic of Ireland.
The station now employs 20 full time staff and 36 more on a part time basis, and has continued to expand while keeping a focus on providing the highest standards of broadcasting.
Station manager Charlie Collins said this afternoon the achievements of Highland Radio and local radio in general in Ireland are due to delivering a valuable service to local communities.
He says the award winning flagship Shaun Doherty Show and extensive local news and sports coverage hold a mirror to life in Donegal, and are at the heart of Highland's success.