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.
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.
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
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
Practical Radio Skills
If you would like to register your interest in joining Dundalk ‘s Community radio station, then all it takes is for you to email email@example.com with your name and phone number and we will add you to our distribution list.
We run regular information evenings and training courses as you can see in below.
Meet our new volunteers!
Kevin Larney studied electronic engineering and took part in Dublin City University FM when he was there as a student.
Paul Donnelly has experience with Ballinasloe Community Radio and Flirt FM, the student radio in Galway. As Paul is new to the town he is interested in recording voxpops to get to know local people.
Martin Trodden is experienced in radio broadcasting, knowledgeable about radio studio software and has a long history in presenting programmes. He can record shows at home and came in with a demo CD.
Brian Cavanagh says he would like to find out more about IT and communications technology and is fascinated by the town’s legacy of the Great Northern Railway.
The evening was hosted by Station Manager Alan Byrne.
Evening Duty Manager Paul O’Neill recorded the Community Notices in the Production Studio.
Each of the volunteers talked about a band they will research for a Spotlight show.
Paul, Brian, Martin and Kevin discussed the opportunities that community radio can provide especially in relation to recording radio documentaries. We will be running a Documentary Making Evening in April.
Before they left, our new volunteers recorded a Community Notice which we have included in our daily programming.
Community Notices 12 January 2018 - Download This Episode
To get onto the station bulletins list email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and tel details and we will will get back to you.
Below is a copy of the correspondence the station sends out to people interested in joining us as a volunteer.
The next Information Evening will be on March 15th from 7pm to 8pm, All welcome.
Thank you for getting in contact with Dundalk FM and enquiring about volunteer opportunities at the station.
We will add your email address to our newsletter database and will send out an update each month. This contains details of new shows and training opportunities at the station.
You are invited to attend an information evening on _________ at 7pm and you are welcome to bring a colleague if you like. This will be an opportunity for you to meet some of the presenters and to find out how you can progress to on air duties.
After the Information Evening a member of staff will contact you and arrange for you to call in and record a show for our Spotlight series
Radio Class / Membership Form
You will also receive details of our 2-day radio class and will be asked to fill out a membership form at this stage.
Once you have completed your course, a member of staff will coach you to give you more practice on community notices, reading out the news and taking part in programmes. You will also receive one to one desk training.
At this stage you will be ready to submit a programme proposal for a show of your own. We approve new shows on a monthly basis so they time it takes from the initial contact to being on air is a matter of two to three months.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ask.