Exciting radio show ideas at the Information Evening 8th March 2018

Information Evening March 8th 2018

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.


Information Evening on Thursday 8th March at 7pm

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

Setting Microphone and Playout levels
Recording and Editing Show intros and links
Creating a promo for a show
Creating a 25 minute magazine show
Listening ExerciseCoffee Evening the March 8th March 2018


Information for New Volunteers on March 8th at 7pm.

20180315 Coffee Evening

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

Information Evening January 11 2018

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 info@dundalkfm.com 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.

Information Evening

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.

Spotlight Show

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.

Further Training

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.

Programme Proposal

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.

Kind regards