Community Airtime 2021

Community Airtime is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Louth Local Community & Development Committee (LCDC).

Community Airtime

Part 1 –To register for  Conference Calling Workshops email

If you are a member of a Community or Voluntary Group, a Sports Organisation or Arts Collective, then you may be interested in joining us on Wednesday the 28th April at 3 pm for a FREE ZOOM workshop.

You will learn how to

  1. Check audio and video settings for your device – whether it is a Laptop, PC, mobile phone or tablet/iPad.
  2. How to use the chat function, share a screen and play music in the background.
  3. And we will discuss the equipment choices that will make it easier for others to hear you such as
  • Lapel Microphones
  • USB Microphones
  • Headsets
  • or audio kits that come with a microphone, a mic windshield, a set of headphones and an External USB Sound Card.


Wednesday 28th April 2021 3.00 pm to 4.15 pm.

Wednesday 30th  June 2021 3.00 pm to 4.15 pm.

This Community Media Project is called ‘Community Airtime’ and is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Louth Local Community & Development Committee (LCDC).

A-Z Conference Calling for Community Groups Content.

The Conference Call Screen

  • Join a meeting.

  • New Meeting.

  • How to Schedule a Meeting.

  • How to send an invite to participants.

  • How to set up a Contact List or Group for easy group calling.

Different ways to access a Conference Call

  • Laptop.

  • PC Desktop.

  • iPad/tablet.

  • Mobile Phone.

Checking your Video Settings

  • Virtual Background.

  • Green Screen.

  • Use of natural and artificial light.

Checking your Audio Settings

  • Built in Mic.

  • Lapel Mic.

  • Speakers.

  • Headphones.

  • Wireless /Bluetooth Headsets.

  • External Sound Card. Mic suspension arm and mic.

  • Using an Equalizer

  • Playing music in the background.

  • Muting your microphone.

Format a Meeting

  • How to share an Agenda.

  • How to type minutes. live on screen.

  • How to share a webpage.

  • How to show a time. Clock.

  • How to use the Chat function.

How record audio for a meeting.

  • One track v separate voice tracks.

  • How to evaluate a meeting /score sheet.

  • Transcription Software.

Troubleshooting Q and A

Health and Safety/Risk Audit


  • Do you need to change your Standing Orders or Memorandum and Articles of Association in order to allow online participation in Meetings?

After the workshops, groups will receive a PowerPoint by email and it will be available here.

Would your community group like a Community Airtime Radio Promo?

 These are one-minute infomercials for 24 community groups that will be broadcast at 12.30pm and 3.30 pm daily during 2021.

We will help you to write your script and to record the voiceover.

Sample Community Airtime Programme Script

‘This is (name) from (Community group) and this is how we promote the Keep Well Initiative in our organisation:

By Keeping active


By Staying connected


By Switching off and being creative


By Eating Well


By Minding your mood


Dundalk FM Community Airtime Script

Hello I’m Derek Pepper presenter of The Eclectic Rock Mix.

We have stayed connected by meeting online.

We have a ‘new technology workshop’ on Zoom for our radio broadcasters.

It’s a chance to find out more about radio production and to get a sense of the benefit of having a station in the town from my colleagues.

We have a series of shows called AlphaBeats.

This is where a presenter is given a letter of the Alphabet and has to find songs by a Band or a Musician starting with the letter.

The shows are broadcast on Sundays at 3 and 4 o clock.

We love when listeners call or email or send a message to dedicate a song for a friend or a family member.

Or they just might like to hear a song.

You know, songs on the radio bring so many memories for people.

If you would like to join our creative crew here at the station then get in contact with us by email or by calling nine three nine five one hundred.

We would like to invite you to come to our next Information Session.

 April 28th Downloadable documents

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the workshop on Wed 28 April. Please find the video of the course available on a private link on youtube here : April 28 Zoom Workshop Video Link

The powerpoint slides can be found here: Cat workshop

If you or your community group is interested in broadcasting a 1 minute message to all of our listeners for free please contact and we would be more than happy to help.