Dundalk Weekend Radio was the pilot community radio service that began broadcasting in May 2002.
Paddy McEneaney, Tina Harris, Joe Martin, Alan Byrne and Steve Elliott.
DWR 107 FM schedule
The first radio station was based in an upstairs office in Partnership Court. During the week presenters recorded shows to mini disc (remember those – and the editing took forever). The mini discs were lined up and played out one after another at the weekend.
Getting the hang of Cool Edit is Ian Coogan who along with Phil Tipping presented a World Music programme called ‘Beats International’ – sending out sounds never heard before in this corner of the world all over the airwaves of Dundalk on 107FM – Paul Mefor who interviewed spokespersons of religious denominations from around the town, Anthony Bond who went on to present a ‘Hospital Requests’ show and a popular ‘Ska Express’ show and Jim Ryan who to this day brings classical music into the homes of the town with his programme ‘Classic Sounds’.
The reporters kit – a mini disc recorder, blank mini disc, AA battery, a set of headphones, a mic and pop cover and an ‘XLR to jack’ lead (that started to crackle after too much handling which unless you were wearing headphones and picked it up – which you should always do by the way – would ruin a perfectly good interview). Ok what’s on … let’s go!
Joe Martin and Jackie Winkles.
Joe Martin and Peadar McArdle
Joe Martin and Willie Dixon
Artbeat with Brendan Moriarty and Trevor Lee.
Michael Duffy presented Talk of the Town, DWR 107FM’s current affairs show.
Americana Highway was a popular alt music show presented by John Cotter.
DMC Launch Con Shanahan, Ciaran Ó Mathuna, Chairperson DMC and Alan Byrne with Ciara and Louí
DMC Launch Helen Lavelle, Pete Johnson, Dermot Ahern
DWR Steven Elliott First Cut Presenter
DMC Launch cutting the film – Teresa Lennon, Con Shanahan, Dermot Ahern, Dominic McKetitt, Alan Byrne and Tina Harris
DMC Launch Vicar’s Michael Duffy MC, Paddy Mac
DWR 107FM Schedule
DWR 107FM Studio
Media Centre 2004 Louth Youth Federation Visit