Applications invited for Sound and Vision Round 40

Dundalk FM is now accepting applications from members for Round 40 of the Sound and Vision 4 Funding Scheme.

The deadline is 5.00 pm on Monday 19th July 2021 and fully detailed applications should be emailed to talk@dundalkfm.com.

The Application Form and Guidelines are available from the BAI website on this link:  Sound and Vision

Our Sound and Vision Committee will assess the applications on Tuesday 20th July.

Sound and Vision 4 (“the Scheme”) is a funding scheme for television and radio programmes, developed under the provisions of the Broadcasting Act 2009 (“the Act”). The objectives of the Scheme are:

  • Develop high-quality programmes based on Irish culture, heritage and experience,
  • Develop these programmes in the Irish language,
  • Increase the availability of programmes referred to above to audiences in the State,
  • Represent the diversity of Irish culture and heritage,
  • Record oral Irish heritage and aspects of Irish heritage which are disappearing, under threat, or have not been previously recorded, and
  • Develop local and community broadcasting.

To achieve these objectives, the Scheme offers grant funding to new television and radio programmes which deal with the themes of

  • Irish culture, heritage and experience;
  • Improving adult or media literacy;
  • Raising public awareness and understanding of global issues impacting on the State and countries other than the State
  • Any of the above in the Irish language.

The scheme is financed from the Broadcast Fund which comprises 7% of the annual net receipts from television licence fees.

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Vacancy – Receptionist/Administrator

Dundalk FM has a vacancy for a Receptionist/Administrator for 20 hours per week.

Tasks include front office management such as

  • greeting customers
  • checking emails
  • taking requests on the phone from our listeners
  • typing up daily community notices for the presenters
  • credit control
  • updating social media

Experience of an accounts package would be an advantage.

Email your CV to centralce@gmail.com or telephone 932 83 16 for more details.

This is a Community Employment vacancy and applicants should check their eligibility with their local employment office.

 

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GE2020 Guidelines for Dundalk FM Presenters

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

  • All presenters will be made aware that news and current affairs is presented in a fair and impartial manner without any expression of the broadcaster’s own views.
  • Broadcast content must not display bias in favour of, or against, any election interest, including parties or candidates.
  • Endorsements on-air by a broadcaster of election interests, including candidates or parties are not permitted.
  • It is not appropriate for persons involved with election interests to present programmes during the election campaign period.
  • Comments made off line have the potential to undermine the perceived impartiality of our coverage.

Advertising

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

Advice may be sought anytime via election@bai.ie or by phone 01 644 1200.

Background Information

A folder entitled ‘Election 2020 ‘ has been created in the E Drive. It contains the BAI Guidelines and a record of our coverage.

Communications

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

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.

Moratorium

The Dundalk FM moratorium is from 10am on Friday 7th February 2020 until 10pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.

Opinion Polls

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.

Programming

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.

Social Media

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.

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2019 AGM on Monday 16th September / Annual Membership Fee is now due

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.

Membership

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.

Category

Individual €30.00

Family €40.00

Community Group €30.00

Business €30.00

What you can gain by joining Dundalk FM as a Member.

  1. Continued Professional Development Training opportunities through internal and CRAOL workshops.
  2. The right to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
  3. Eligibility to take part in sub committees and stand as a Director on the Board of Dundalk FM.
  4. Submit a programme proposal and get a broadcast slot on Dundalk FM.
  5. Join a vibrant community radio network in Dundalk.
  6. Learn how to use the sound desk, portable recorder and to edit audio recordings.
  7. Improve your speech making and presentation skills.
  8. 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.

Individual Membership Form 2020

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Information Night for New Volunteers on 10th May 2018

Info night 20180510Dundalk FM would like to invite you to come along to a Coffee Evening this Thursday 10th May between 7pm to 8pm.

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.

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