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.


Vacancy – 20 hours per week from June – September

Dundalk FM have a part time vacancy for the position of Documentary Researcher to work from June until September 2016.

This position is for 20 hours per week.

PT vacancy 2016
Candidates are asked to demonstrate their ability to research ideas and compile applications for radio documentaries.

An interest in journalism, Irish culture and community development would be an advantage.

Email a CV and covering letter to alanbyrne@dundalkfm.com

The closing date is Tuesday 17th May.


Open call for entries for 97 second song challenge

Dundalk FM’s frequency is the inspiration for the 97 second song competition, the Undertones got it right in 1979 when they sang ‘you’ve got my number, why don’t you use it’.

The launch takes place downstairs in the Spirit Store, Dundalk on Tuesday 3rd May at 7 o’clock. We’ll have a few rock n rollers there to play some sample tunes and a chance to meet a few old and new friends.

Dundalk FM 97 second song challengeMaplins Dundalk have come on board to provide a DJ deck for the winner.

Entries can be emailed to 97song@dundalkfm.com and the closing date is Wednesday 25th May.

Good Luck!


Vacancy – Receptionist / Administrator (CE Scheme)

Dundalk FM have a vacancy for a part time Receptionist/Administrator.

Tasks include front office management including

  • greeting customers
  • checking emails
  • taking requests from listeners
  • typing up daily community notices for the presenters
  • credit control.

Experience of an accounts package and Social Media would be an advantage.

Email your CV to centralce@gmail.com or telephone 932 83 16.

This is a Community Employment vacancy and applicants should check their eligibility with the local employment office.

The closing date is Wednesday 13th April.