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

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

Learn about Radio Course now Booking – 3 & 10 February 2018

20180203 Radio Course

You will learn how to:

  • use the faders on the sound desk
  • set the correct mic levels
  • playout music from CD’s laptop and mobile phone
  • how to conduct an interview
  • edit a show promo
  • create a 1/2 hour magazine show
  • use a mobile to record an interview
  • You will have lots of fun and meet some like minded people. The next step will be to join in some of our programme teams and when you are ready – we will help you to submit a programme proposal and get a slot on Dundalk FM.

Present your own Show Information Evening

Info Evening 12 oct 2017

Dundalk FM would like to invite you to come along to a Coffee Evening on Thursday 12th October 2017 from 7.00 pm.

Would you like to join Dundalk’s Community Radio Station as a presenter?

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 how programmes are made and meet some of our volunteers?

You will be invited to submit an idea for our popular weekly ‘Spotlight’ series’ – a one hour show about your favourite band or musician.

So that’s a date for your diary – Thursday 12th October 2017 from 7 at Dundalk FM Studios, Partnership Court, Park Street, Dundalk.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

Free Radio Script Reading Workshop – Saturday 22nd October


Would you like to attend a FREE workshop this Saturday at 2pm all about reading radio drama scripts?

Dundalk FM would like to invite you to a voice training workshop presented by Geraldine Kieran.

Geraldine is a drama teacher and presents a rugby show on Dundalk FM.

So if you would like to find out how to project your voice and find out more about how volume, pitch, rhythm, tone

and your posture and breathing can affect your voice then this is for you.

We are hoping to uncover more hidden radio drama talent in Dundalk.

Dundalk FM, Partnership Court, Saturday 22nd at 2pm.

Hope to see you then.

Hashtags, photos and links. How to gain and keep new followers.

Dundalk FM Twitter pic

Notes from the Social Media Workshop for Community Radio

with thanks to @fionakelly1 at @RadioFeile hosted by @Nearfm

Turn off automatic reposts from fb to twitter.

Use @ for a person # for a topic.

Follow all local businesses and Dundalk FM shows.

Avoid Big News media and companies.

Use fb and twitter to get guests.

Tweet guests before and after (use pictures and photos).

@Joe Bloggs will be in at 11am to talk about #hisbag.

Don’t just share a fb post – make an effort!

Use & instead of ‘and’.

Don’t post anything with grammatical errors – use full stops, commas and capital letters if appropriate.

Put news on your website and link from twitter.

For larger events target people with fb ads.

Programmers should let the station if they have social media for a show.

Want to improve your Social Media skills? 

If you have a passion for social media, photography, video making, vlogging, podcasting let us know – we would like to hear from you.