UNESCO World Radio Day is on Thursday 13th February

To mark World Radio Day, Hugh McKitterick, David Larkin, Gerry Campbell and Pat Byrne from the Dundalk Lion’s Club – At Your Service show (Thursday 8pm – 9pm) spoke to Station Manager Alan Byrne about the meaning of the day. They talked about UNESCO’s message of diversity in the editorial team, news service, programming and operations and how this is something that the station is aware of and is determined to support. A special word of thanks goes to recent radio trainee John Johansson from Sweden who asked his work colleagues to record Happy World Radio Day in their first language.

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Radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.

Dundalk FM are running two radio courses that aim to bring the people living in our town together to record programmes about our community, health, lifestyle, sports, food, new technology, the environment and music. If you would like to join in with our new group of radio volunteers contact Marissa Lucchesi talk@dundalkfm.com or ring 042 939 5100.

Many thanks to John Johansson, a recent radio trainee who recorded some of his colleagues saying ‘Happy World Radio Day’ in their first language and also in English.

See how many of the languages you can identify (there are 7).


October Competition

To be in with a chance to have your photograph, drawing or sketch printed in the 2019 Dundalk FM Calendar simply email a jpeg to calendar2019@dundalkfm.com. The closing date is Monday 15th October at 12 noon.
Good Luck!!!
Dundalk FM Calendar2019
We have had entries so far from
    • Maxine Quigley
    • Chris Smith
    • Francis Higgins Smith
    • Sarah McEneaney

Dundalk Connections with the Spanish Civil War

Friends of the International Brigade
Friends of the International Brigade

Tony Martin was Eileen Corcoran’s guest on the Arts and Culture Show on Saturday 11th July 2015. Tony shared his knowledge about Eoin O’Duffy and the 700 Irish Blue-shirts who went to support General Franco as part of the International Brigade in 1936.

Tony talks about people local to Dundalk who joined O’Duffy including Charlie Donnolly who arrived in Spain on the 7th January 1937. Charlie was a poet, a philosopher and a soldier from Dungannon and Dundalk. 7 people went out 6 died. Andrew Delayney Carlingford, Albert McIlroy possibly from Blackrock, Francis Duffy O’Brien, Alexander Madero, Union Street, John McAleenan, Sheeptown Newry and Archibald Lester Doran, Ardee.

There will be a Commemorative Walk in Omeath on 25th July

More information from this website Friends of the International Brigade

And to give you more background have a search online for ‘Jarama Valley’ sung by Woodie Guthrie also by Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

Tony Martin International Brigade Interview on Dundalk FM - Download This Episode