New Volunteer of the Month Award February 2019

Volunteer of the Month Awards

In our Engagement Survey last year, many volunteers suggested we introduce a way to recognise exceptional individual volunteer contributions.

We are now delighted to announce the launch of a Volunteer of the Month Award.

Nominations for the award can be made by any two members of Dundalk FM including volunteers and staff. A nomination form is attached and will be available from reception throughout the year. A reminder will go out each month and nominations can be made at any time.

Nominations can be for whatever you feel merits special recognition e.g: listener feedback,outstanding show content, flexibility, support for colleague, advertising referrals, exceptional hours contributed in month, special milestone e.g. 5 year/10 year on air etc.

Awards Judging Panel 2019 will include Chairman (Joe Duffy), Manager (Alan Byrne) and Volunteer Liaison Person (Marian Del Duca). Monthly winners will receive a Certificate and a place on the year’s Roll of Honour 2019. There will be a Perpetual Award at year end for an overall Volunteer of the Year who will be chosen by a vote from all members at year end.

So who would you like to nominate for February 2019 Volunteer of the Month Award?

Kind regards

Joe Duffy

Chairman

Volunteer of the Month Nomination Form 20190218

You are invited to our Information Evening on Thursday 10th January at 7pm.

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Dundalk FM would like to invite you to come along

to our Coffee Evening

on Thursday 10th January 2019.

from 7 to 8.

The station has over 90 volunteers and provides

  • Programming that reflects the experiences of people living in Dundalk

  • Employment and training opportunities for people in the area and

  • Opportunities for small local enterprises to reach a local listenership

We have ongoing vacancies for

  • Programme presenters

  • Sound desk operators and

  • News and Sports Journalists

We are a Social Inclusion and Community Development Radio Station that is run by community group representatives and individuals, like yourself, on a not for profit basis.

So for information about your next step in community radio

and to find out about our next 2 day Learn about Radio course

call us in Thursday the 10th January

from 7 at Dundalk FM Studios,

Partnership Court,

Park Street,

Dundalk.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

Thanks to Paul O Neill, Evening Duty Manager.

Dundalk Lion's Club presentation to Paul O NeillDear Paul,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Dundalk FM, I would like to extend our thanks for all your studio assistance and audio advice during the last three years as Evening Duty Manager.

We hope that you will continue to be involved in music, documentary or other related local community radio activities with us in the future.

I know that all the staff, presenters and presenter teams join with us in wishing you every success with your endeavours.

Kind regards

____________________________________

Joe Duffy

Chairperson

You are invited to our Information Evening on Thursday 15th 2018 at 7pm

Dundalk FM would like to invite you to come along

to our Information Evening

on Thursday 15th November.

from 7 to 8.

The station has over 90 volunteers and provides

  • Programming that reflects the experiences of people living in Dundalk

  • Employment and training opportunities for people in the area and

  • Opportunities for small local enterprises to reach a local listenership

We have ongoing vacancies for

  • Programme presenters

  • Sound desk operators and

  • News and Sports Journalists

We are a Social Inclusion and Community Development Radio Station that is run by community group representatives and individuals, like yourself, on a not for profit basis.

So for information about your next step in community radio

and to find out about our next 2 day Learn about Radio course

call us in Thursday the 15th November

from 7 at Dundalk FM Studios,

Partnership Court,

Park Street,

Dundalk.

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Looking forward to seeing you then.

GoFundMe page set up to help buy equipment for the radio station

Your contribution will pay for new equipment for Dundalk’s community radio studio and on location broadcasting service.

The equipment list is

two digital sounds desks – one for the main studio and one for the production studio
5 x sound processing and studio PC’s
6 x Mic Arms
a studio digital link for outside broadcasts
a portable outside broadcast sound desk
two OB headsets
a studio clock

In October we secured 75% funding from Louth Leader Partnership and to purchase this amazing equipment we need to raise €5,681.00 on our own and hope to achieve this before December 31st 2018.

Having brand new studio equipment will be a wonderful way to begin our 10-year licence in 2019.

One out of every 250 people in Dundalk have been part of making radio since we started in 2002. This is a great opportunity for us to invest in for the next 15 years.

It will be of enormous benefit for our community radio volunteers of all ages and especially for
live match commentaries
OB’s from community halls and events
studio panel discussions
providing certified radio training courses and summer camps
recording radio documentaries and radio dramas

In addition to continuing the wonderful rage of programming you hear the new studio equipment will bring Dundalk’s non-profit public service station up to national broadcast standard.

Thank you for helping along the way.

To make a contribution to Dundalk FM click 97.7 Dundalk FM GoFundMe Page

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Enrol now for Communities Integration Funded Radio Course

Would you like to join a team of 20 new radio presenters on a FREE 4-day course starting Thursday October 25th?
 
There is a choice of weekly morning or afternoon sessions. Participants will be expected to take an active part in community radio broadcasting as reporters on completion of the course.
 
There are 10 places for migrants and 10 for local people and this project is supported by the Communities Integration Fund.
 
To apply send an email with your reason for applying and preference for morning or afternoon to info@dundalkfm.com.
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The Course outcomes are:

Skills

  1. Increased media literacy and technical skills
  2. Sharing their experience with the wider community
  3. Evaluating and presenting their new skills and knowledge to the groups they represent

Education

1. 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

2. Practical Radio Sound Desk 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
  6. Coaching on how to read out community notices, research and read out a news item

How to hire our studio

main studioStudio Hire

Dundalk FM, Partnership Court, Park Street, Dundalk

We offer a fully operational radio studio for voice-overs, podcasts, radio drama recording, promos, advertising jingles and corporate media training.

The studio is fully wheelchair accessible.

Wireless internet is available.

There are 2 x PC’s and audio jacks for laptop connections.

All recordings can be edited if necessary and emailed to you.

Studio Hire €50 per hour

Studio Engineer €50 per hour

  • VAT at 23% is applicable.
  • A deposit of 20% is required to confirm any booking. This is non refundable.
  • We offer a discount of 25% for 3 hours or more.

Contact info@dundalkfm.com or call 042 93 95 100 for further details.