April 2018 Radio Trainees ready to broadcast

Radio trainees at the end of their 2 day course.

Mike Mc Mahon, Pat Hamilton, Peter Kirk and Kevin Larney completed a 30 minute radio show about the Adelphi, Dundalk.

To listen to the show click here.


They are holding the Cinema Advertising Schedule dated 7th May 1989. Advertisers that day were Murphy Jewellers, Tony McDonnell Menswear, Four Lanterns, Jetstream Travel, James Dearey and John Bereton.

Congratulations on completing the show and asking lots of questions! – looking forward to hearing you on radio shows next month. Alan

Exciting radio show ideas at the Information Evening 8th March 2018

Information Evening March 8th 2018

The ideas and enthusiasm for becoming a community radio volunteer was evident at the March Information Evening.

Theresa Burns is interested in community development and current affairs.

Dan Pope would like to contribute to the sports news team and also to do an alternative music programme.

Peter Kirk is preparing a Spotlight show about Jason and the Scorchers. He is interested in how music from years ago is used in films and TV shows nowadays.

Faizam Ahmed would like to a monthly show about gadgets, talk about international politics and do a commentary on a cricket match.

Mike McMahon has a lot of experience as a music radio presenter and is interested in the back stories and how singers and bands criss cross and overlap each other.

Séamus Fee is interested in promoting the Red Cross and Order of Malta. He has a few ideas for a Spotlight including one on Charlie Pride.

Kevin Duffy would like to be involved in a programme which promotes health lifestyle and especially outdoor sports like hill climbing.

The next Information Evening will be on Thursday 10th May from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm and all are welcome.

Information Evening on Thursday 8th March at 7pm

You are invited to come along for a chat about how you can join our team of community radio activists in Dundalk on Thursday 8th March from 7 pm to 8 pm.

We will tell you about the opportunities to learn new skills and meet new people!

For new presenters, we run a 2 day Radio Course. This covers two sections:

Community Radio Theory

Ethos and background of Community run and owned Radio Stations
Radio programme Documentation such as Running Orders, links
Programme Formats and Features
Health and Safety
Practical Radio Skills

Setting Microphone and Playout levels
Recording and Editing Show intros and links
Creating a promo for a show
Creating a 25 minute magazine show
Listening ExerciseCoffee Evening the March 8th March 2018

Are you ready for a radio adventure?

You might have heard of guerrilla film making before. That’s where a crew is given a theme for a film at short notice and given 24 hours to complete it. Well at Dundalk FM we are taking the idea onto radio and are looking for three presenters to be picked out of a hat and do a show each month. We have a prime time slot on the first Saturday of the month from 12pm  to 1pm. The three presenters will know a month in advance that they will be working together but… they won’t know the theme for the show until 24 hours before hand.

To be in a with a chance to take part in a little radio craziness email alanbyrne@dundalkfm.com. Ready Steady Go

Information for New Volunteers on March 8th at 7pm.

20180315 Coffee Evening

Come along and have a chat with our presenters.

You will find out about our 2 day Radio Course. This covers two sections:

Community Radio Theory

  1. Ethos and background of Community run and owned Radio Stations
  2. Radio programme Documentation such as Running Orders, links
  3. Programme Formats and Features
  4. Health and Safety
  5. Libel

Practical Radio Skills

  1. Setting Microphone and Playout levels
  2. Recording and Editing Show intros and links
  3. Creating a promo for a show
  4. Creating a 25 minute magazine show
  5. Listening Exercise

The History of the Automobile Association in Ireland

AA Broadcast time poster

You can listen to Dundalk FM’s latest documentary maker Irene Kane’s programme “The History of the Automobile Association in Ireland” on the link here.

After it was aired on Sunday 28th January 2018, we received this appreciative email from Donal Woods, a Dundalk man living in London. Thanks for your kind words, Donal.


Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:25:43 +0000


Automobile Association
I’m a regular listener to Dundalk FM. I live in London and find it keeps me in touch with home being formerly from Dundalk.

I happened to be listening yesterday and there was a documentary on about The Automobile Association of Ireland. I found this not only interesting but extremely well presented and researched. Compliments to Irene Kane and all involved in this documentary. Keep up the great work.
Kindest regards
Donal Woods

We have a vacancy for a Weekend Duty Manager/CE Position

Dundalk FM is now recruiting for a

Weekend Duty Manager – CE Scheme

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The duties include operating the sound desk, editing and archiving programmes.

The job is for 19½ hours per week and candidates must qualify for Community Employment.

Please check with your local employment service office for eligibility.

To apply email centralce@gmail.com or telephone 042 932 8316.

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