World Cup Radio Volunteers needed.

Dundalk FM are celebrating the FIFA World Cup 2018 by making a show about all the 32 countries going to the finals. We need some help and are calling for volunteers from the countries who living in Dundalk and the surrounding area to get in contact.

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You will team up with our community radio broadcasters to help research, compile and present a show featuring your country.

If you would like to volunteer email alanbyrne@dundalkfm.com.

Information Night for New Volunteers on 10th May 2018

Info night 20180510Dundalk FM would like to invite you to come along to a Coffee Evening this Thursday 10th May between 7pm to 8pm.

Are looking for a new hobby?
Are you thinking about a third level digital media course?
Do you have an idea for a music or community based programme or would you just like to see the studios?

We are looking for people like you to join our team of over 81 voluntary community radio broadcasters.

You will be invited to take the first steps into broadcasting by recording a one hour show about your favourite band or musician for our weekly ‘Spotlight’ series’.

So that’s a date for your diary – Thursday 10th May from 7 at Dundalk FM Studios, Partnership Court, Park Street, Dundalk.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

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.

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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
Libel
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