In 1988 Dr. Brendan Comiskey, Roman Catholic Bishop of Ferns established the Christian Media Trust (CMT). As he foresaw that Local Radio â€œcould become the New Pulpitâ€?he purchased a major shareholding in South East Radio (SER). He financed the building a recording studio in the campus of St. Peterâ€™s College Seminary, Summerhill, Wexford (now the Carlow IT Campus).
A group of volunteers appointed by the Bishop underwent media training at the Catholic Communications Centre, Dublin prior to the opening of SER. A Radio Diploma Course in conjunction with St Patrickâ€™s College Maynooth was held in Wexford in 1990. Other external training was undertaken with BBC in London and Kairos in Maynooth
The Bishop invited the Church of Ireland, The Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in County Wexford to join the Trust when the studio was completed. The studio was officially blessed and opened by the four Church Leaders on 21st September 1989.
The Trust has charitable status and is run by a Board of twelve voluntary members who are nominated by Roman Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches annually.
Christian Media Trust is committed to following best practice as outlined in the diocese of Ferns policy statement Safeguarding Children (2009) and Children First 2011. All Christian Media Trust Personnel must comply with this policy
Christian Media Trust
PO Box 40 Wexford