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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.