Join us for National Community Radio Day 2021 on Friday 18th June 2021 from 10.00 am – 7.00 pm which will be hosted by Dundalk FM on behalf of Community Radio Ireland and supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The day will be packed with voices from the Community Media sector discussing the social benefits that Community Radio Stations bring to their areas.
We will have an all Irish Music day- with tracks introduced by the musicians themselves.
You can hear a message from President Michael D Higgins for National Community Radio Day, an interview with Celene Craig, Deputy Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland about the Community Media Policy and how the BAI has supported the Community Sector during COVID and also with the Future of Media Commission Chairperson Professor Brian MacCraith.
Every hour we will bring you several featurettes about the work that goes on behind the scenes at Community Stations.
A highlight will be a panel discussion about the newly launched Community Media Policy CommunityMediaPolicy20210513 with contributions from Elaine King, Community Television Association, Ciarán Kissane, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Jack Byrne, Community Radio Ireland and Seán Ó Siochrú, Nexus Research Cooperative.
|Cathal McCooey & Seoirse McCann|
|10:00||News, Sports, Weather|
|10.05||Message for National Community Radio Day, President Michael D Higgins|
|10:08||Welcome to NCRD ‘21 by Joe Duffy, Chairperson 97.7 Dundalk FM followed by an interview with Jeff Murphy, Vice-Chair Craol Coordination Committee/ 92.5 Phoenix FM.
|10:37||We highlight one of the first licenced station community radio stations, Connemara Community Radio 87.8 FM and 106.1 FM and chat to Breandan O Scanaill.
|10:48||Mairead O Higgins Finegan, Station Manager from Raidió Corca Baiscinn, Kilkee, Co Clare or RCB 94.8 FM as it is known talks about the valued diaspora that tune in to hear voices from home.
|10:59||Link – rest of the day’s programming|
|Pat Byrne & Orla Crilly|
|11:00||News, Sports, Weather|
|11:10||Interview with Chris Maher, CEO of 103.2 Dublin City FM.|
|11:30||We talk to Cillian Callaghan from limericks student radio station 99.9 Wired FM about remote broadcasting and training volunteers during Covid.
|11:45||The Annual Craol Achievement Awards highlight excellence in various categories of programming, community involvement and collaboration. We will hear from Aidan Crowley, Castlebar Community Radio CRCfm 102.9; Tim Murphy, Life 93.1FM and Shirley O Regan, West Limerick 102FM.
|11:59||Link – rest of the day’s programming|
|MaryRose Muckian and John Englishby|
|12:00||News, Sports, Weather|
|12:05||Discussion – BAI Community Media Policy with Seán Ó Siochrú Nexus Research Cooperative; Jack Byrne Chair of the Craol Coordination Committee; Elaine King, Community Television Association; Ciarán Kissane, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
|12:31||Community Radio Drama Productions and Festivals with Irena Cvetkovic Athlone Community Radio ACR 88.4 FM; Declan Cahill, Near 90.3 FM and Tom Hanley, Scariff Bay Community Radio.|
|12:45||How stations adapted their programming to the Covid-19 pandemic. Bernard Joyce, Claremorris Community Radio 94.6 FM; Bernie Kearney Ros FM 94.6 FM; Sean Coogan, 92.5 Phoenix FM.
|12:59||Link – rest of the day’s programming|
|Colin McDonnell & Brendan Coughlan|
|13:00||News, Sports, Weather, Death Notices|
|13:12||Professor Brian MacCraith, Chair of the Future of Media Commission talks to Pat Hamilton, Craol Coordination Committee / 97.7 Dundalk FM.
|13:39||Feature on Irish Language Programming with Dara Ó Baoill, Oifigeach Cumarsáide & Acmhainní Daonna Glór na nGael and Ciaran Murray, Near 90.3 FM.|
|13:50||Syndicated Programming, collaboration and content sharing with Tom McSweeney, CRY 104 FM Community Radio Youghal. Tom will talk about his Maritime Ireland programme. Teresa Quinn presents a weekly show called Bookline on 96.4 Liffey Sound -it’s over 10 years on air and is broadcast on several CR stations.
|13:59||Link – rest of the day’s programming|
|Philip O Brien and Michael Murray|
|14:00||News, Sports, Weather|
|14:10||Training volunteers in Production Skills & Remote Broadcasting. Paula Healy, 103.1 Flirt FM; Sean Coogan, 92.5 Phoenix FM.
|14:30||How stations work with Community Groups. Shirley O Regan, West Limerick 102FM and Dr Rosemary Day, BAI Board Member and Head of Department of Media and Communication Studies at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
|14:45||Craol International – examples of collaborations with Declan Gibbons, 88.7 Community Radio Kilkenny City; Sally Galiana, Near 90.3 FM.
|14:59||Link – rest of the day’s programming|
|Marian DelDuca and Tracey Hanby|
|15:00||News, Sports, Weather|
|15:10||Sport on CR. Robbie Mulvey, ACR 88.4 Athlone Community Radio, Pat Tracey, Community Radio Kilkenny City 88.7 FM and Gussie Hearty, 97.7 Dundalk FM.
|15:30||Arts Shows on CR with Eimear O’Kane and Carole Wardlaw 97.7 Dundalk FM.|
||CE Scheme, Pobal CSP and Employment Support in CR with Declan Gibbons 88.7 Community Radio Kilkenny City and Alan Byrne 97.7 Dundalk FM.
|15:59||Link – rest of the day’s programming|
|Rehab Centres Roadshow|
|16:00||News, Sports, Weather|
|16:05||Rehab Centres Request Show – Anita Guest|
|16:35||Rehab Centres Request Show – Jason Kelly|
|Lion’s Club Roadshow|
|17:00||News, Sports, Weather, Death Notices|
|17:05||Lion’s Club International Part 1|
|17:35||Lion’s Club International Part 2|
|First Cut Roadshow (new Irish Music)|
|18:00||News, Sports, Weather|
|18:05||First Cut – New Irish Music Programme with Emma Ní Chearúil, 106.4 Raidió na Life, Ray Burke 99.9 Wired FM student radio Limerick and Damien McKenna, 97.7 Dundalk FM.
|All tracks = Irish Music/Musicians.|
|Items in red are 7 minute features with a selection of CR station personnel and Volunteers.|
Zoom Panel Discussions of CR Volunteers.
|10.00 – 11.00||Digital Radio Future / Remote Broadcasting / SIP Licences for Digital Studio Desks
Register in advance for this meeting:
|11.30 – 12.30||News Reporting – station will send in news files and we will play the news bulletins featuring local and international news, community notices, weather, sports and death notices.
Discussion about Remote reporting e.g. Volunteers using Zoom/other apps and clip mics to report from events.
|2.00 – 3.00||Sports Programming, sports bulletins, panel discussions and tech chat.
|Full Licenced Stations|
|1||Athlone Community Radio|
|3||Claremorris Community Radio
|4||Community Radio Kilkenny City
|5||Community Radio Youghal|
|6||Connemara Community Radio|
|7||Dublin City FM|
|8||Dublin South FM|
|15||Raidio Corca Baiscinn|
|16||Raidió na Life|
|18||Tipperary Mid West Radio|
|2||Bere Island Community Radio|
|3||Community Radio Kildorrery|
|4||Cork City Community Radio|
|7||Finn Valley CR|
|8||Kinvara Community Radio|
|9||Limerick City CR|
|10||Owenea FM (Donegal Sounds)|
|12||West Cork FM/Gateway FM|
|Online and/or setting up a station|
|2||Foxford Community Radio|
|3||GOCOM Radio (Galway)
|4||Loughrea Community Radio|
|5||Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre|