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 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