Dundalk FM General Election 2020 Guidelines for Presenters
The BAI Guidelines will apply from 16th January 2020 until the closing of polling stations on 8th February 2020.
The main points of Rule 27 to consider are
We do not advertise election events, notices regarding meetings or other events being organised by election interests either as paid ads or Community Notices.
Advice may be sought anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01 644 1200.
A folder entitled ‘Election 2020 ‘ has been created in the E Drive. It contains the BAI Guidelines and a record of our coverage.
This document will be displayed in the Reception, Production Studio, Main Studio and Canteen area and volunteers and staff will be sent a link to the documents which will be saved to our website.
Complaints will be handled according to our Complaints Code which is available on www.dundalkfm.com.
Conflict of Interest
Staff and volunteers will be asked if they have a conflict of interest. This means that if you are canvassing or promoting a candidate (even online) then it is advisable to stand down from programming until after the election. The Programme Committee will decide on a case by case basis on appropriate arrangements.
The Dundalk FM moratorium is from 10am on Friday 7th February 2020 until 10pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.
A presenter must give information such as the date the poll was taken, who commissioned and paid for the poll, who conducted it and the number of people polled.
Party Political Broadcasts
Dundalk FM will not transmit any party political broadcasts.
Election Coverage will feature as part of our Current Affairs shows – Town Talk (Marissa Lucchesi) and on The Brunch (Cathal McCooey). Don’t cover the Election unless you run it by the manager or a member of staff in advance. A record of contributors, time on air, topics of conversations will be recorded on Running Orders and a Summary Sheet.
Presenters should aim to become a trusted source of information. Post meaningful, respectful comments — in other words, please, no spam and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive.
Our AGM will be held in the Community Offices, Partnership Court, Park Street, Dundalk on Monday 16th September 2019 at 7.15pm. New members are welcome to attend.
It was set up in 2002 and broadcasts 24/7 from our studios in Partnership Court, Park Street, Dundalk.
We run an Information Evening every 2 months and new trainees complete a 2 Day Radio Course to learn technical, presentation and radio production skills.
Annual Membership is open to all Community Groups, Individuals and Statutory Organisations from the Dundalk area.
Community Group €30.00
What you can gain by joining Dundalk FM as a Member.
To renew your membership please print off and return the form below and send it in accompanied by your annual fee. Members who pay on or before 1st September 2019 are entitled to vote at the AGM. Radio trainees from last September until now receive free membership for 2019/2020.
Weekend Duty Manager – CE Scheme
The duties include operating the sound desk, editing and archiving programmes.
The job is for 19½ hours per week and candidates must qualify for Community Employment.
Please check with your local employment service office for eligibility.
To apply email email@example.com or telephone 042 932 8316.
Are looking for a new hobby?
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 the studios?
We are looking for people like you to join our team of over 81 voluntary community radio broadcasters.
You will be invited to take the first steps into broadcasting by recording a one hour show about your favourite band or musician for our weekly ‘Spotlight’ series’.
So that’s a date for your diary – Thursday 10th May from 7 at Dundalk FM Studios, Partnership Court, Park Street, Dundalk.
Looking forward to seeing you then.
This is National Volunteer Week and as a community and voluntary organisation Dundalk FM would like to send their support and well wishes to all the volunteers in Dundalk and surrounding areas that give up their time to give something back to the community.
In Ireland, each week there are over 2,000 volunteer broadcasters on 43 community radio stations.
You can find about the community radio movement in the country by logging on to craol.ie that’s the Community Radio Forum of Ireland which was set up to promote the non profit radio sector and lobby for more community radio stations in the country.
All these stations are run and owned by their local community – for their local community.
Here at Dundalk FM, we would like to hear from Community Groups whose members would like to apply to do their own weekly or monthly show.
If there is a Community Event taking place this summer let us know so we can publicise it on our Community Notice Board for FREE and with your help we can do a LIVE Outside Broadcast.
We have ongoing vacancies as researchers, presenters, producers and sound desk operators and full training is provided. Our annual membership fee is €30.
Discover the Magic of your Local Community Radio!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 93 95 100.
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Louth Volunteer Centre
Do Good Feel Good: Volunteer Leadership Seminar – Tuesday 16th May
Bellingham Castle, 11am – 1pm
Sometimes it’s not just about doing good – it’s about knowing you are doing good – and that’s what makes us feel good. The Do Good Feel Good Volunteer Leadership Seminar provides volunteer leaders with the space to step back, consider best practice in volunteer management and have some fun!
This event is FREE, but pre-booking is essential. Closing date for booking is Tuesday, May 9th. Register for your ticket at https://louthvolunteercentreseminar.eventbrite.ie
Open Day – Thursday 18th May
– 10am – 1pm – Louth Volunteer Centre, Drogheda
– 10am – 1pm – Dundalk County Council Offices
– 10am – 1pm – Ardee Library
TRIBUTE VANESSA RYAN DUNDALK F.M.
The sudden death of our esteemed employee and colleague Vanessa Ryan R.I.P came as a great shock to us all when the news broke on Friday morning last. Vanessa joined Dundalk FM as a volunteer in 2003 and presented a weekly programme entitled ‘Time Detectives’ each Saturday lunchtime at 12pm. Vanessa’s background in Archaeology gave her the opportunity to talk to national and international experts and to educate listeners about the wealth and varied history of North County Louth. Vanessa helped to progress the development of local radio documentaries with two successful BAI Sound and Vision applications – ‘Louthiana’ and ‘Geo-Archaeological – Changing Legends to Facts’. Vanessa joined the station as Advertising Manager in June 2015. With Dundalk F.M she demonstrated a wide range of skills and set targets which will be very difficult to follow.
Her excellent written and verbal communication skills , her ability to work independently , her skill at multi-tasking effectively and her pleasant personality made her the ideal “face on the road” for Dundalk F.M. Her ability to communicate effectively with Advertisers saw an increase in Revenue and most of her new business customers continued to advertise with the station. She served diligently as a Member of the Finance Committee on Dundalk F.M.
In the office her honesty and integrity in her financial dealings with Dundalk F.M were exceptional and she presented an engaging presence in following up Advertising arrears. Her value as a friend among her colleagues was obvious to all and the staff were heartbroken when they heard of her unexpected passing. Vanessa had also contributed many hours as a researcher for well documented articles from an early age. Her education shone through like a beacon and any project she was associated with was flawless, indeed such was her professionalism and pursuit of excellence that many projects were enhanced greatly by her contributions as a researcher, producer or presenter. She had an excellent rapport with the many constituents served by Dundalk F.M including clients, Directors, Volunteers other staff members and also with all our listeners.
Her recent decision to follow in her father’s footsteps in local politics had just been announced recently and no doubt Jim would have been delighted to see Vanessa follow his example and serve her local electorate with the same dedication and passion at all times.
While we here in Dundalk F.M will miss her presence terribly her family will have to continue on without that smiling face greeting them on a daily basis. Both her daughters, Isabella and Ayda, her parents Jim and Ann, sister Carol, brothers John and partner Ciara and Stephen and partner Stephanie, husband Florian, mother-in-law Myrian, father-in-law Didier, brother-in-law Stephen, nieces Rosie and Phoebe, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends will find a huge void in their lives following her sudden passing.
The Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers of Dundalk F.M have lost not only an employee but a valued friend and colleague and all connected with Dundalk FM offer sincere condolences to the family. Vanessa’s influence on broadening the diversity of programming available on Dundalk’s community radio service is treasured. She made her father proud with her knowledge and presentation style when she stood in for him as presenter of Classics Sounds. A local history programme about the townlands of County Louth ‘From the Border to the Boyne’ featured an episode in which Vanessa explained the importance of the Knights Templar. Vanessa will remain part of the fabric of Community Radio in the memories of the many friends she had at the station and through the audio archives of her programmes.
May she Rest in Peace.