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.
Dundalk FM is a not for profit community media initiative supported by a team of volunteers of local broadcasters, local businesses and community groups.
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.
Continued Professional Development Training opportunities through internal and CRAOL workshops.
The right to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
Eligibility to take part in sub committees and stand as a Director on the Board of Dundalk FM.
Submit a programme proposal and get a broadcast slot on Dundalk FM.
Join a vibrant community radio network in Dundalk.
Learn how to use the sound desk, portable recorder and to edit audio recordings.
Improve your speech making and presentation skills.
Give something back to the community.
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.
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.
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
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.