Tuesday, October 30 14:06:21
John Purcell has been appointed Chairman of the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI), the representative body for Irelands independent radio broadcasters.
In his new role Mr. Purcell will advocate and promote the role of independent radio in Ireland.
Mr. Purcell is Chief Executive and Shareholder in KCLR 96FM (Carlow and Kilkenny), is a veteran of the radio industry having been a founding Director of Anna Livia radio station in 1991.
He was General Manager of Radio Kilkenny as from 1993 1998 and is a former director and shareholder in regional radio station Beat 102103.
Mr Purcell is also a director of national radio station, Newstalk.
The mission of the IBI is to champion the agenda of independent broadcasters in Ireland and to be a distinct and coherent national voice in the ongoing campaign for competitive equality across the sector.70pc of the population tune into independent radio on a daily basis. This translates into weekday figures of 2.5 million listeners.