Saturday, 27 September 2014

Wired FM Confirms Broadcast Dates for 2014/15


Wired FM Studio Executives Zara, Sinead and Liese
Limerick college radio station Wired FM returns to the airwaves on the 13th of October.

Wired FM will broadcast from 9am to 9pm from Monday to Thursday on FM (Limerick), and streams worldwide on wiredfm.ie

Wired returns on the 13th of October with an exciting new schedule containing new shows and volunteers as well as all old favourites! We launch our new schedule at JP’s Bar on Sarsfield Street on the 8th of October at 8pm, and the schedule will be published on wiredfm.ie shortly after.

Broadcasting on 99.9FM in Limerick City, Wired FM transmits 48 hours of programming every week during the academic year. Broadcasting a wide range of programmes, including breakfast shows, student current affairs, documentaries, arts, book and films shows. Music shows cover every genre, from trance to traditional, punk to show tunes, protest to metal and always with an emphasis on local and national talent.

This year, in a bid to enhance our support of Irish music, we will be picking 50 tracks from 50 Irish acts each fortnight, half current, and the other half chosen from our extensive archive of great Irish artists. The list will be posted each fortnight on www,wiredfm.ie

Irish Acts should send their Albums/Eps/Singles to Wired FM, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick.

The exceptional quality of programming produced for the station by students was highlighted at this year’s Craol Awards, when the station picked up two awards, one for specialist Irish music programme “√Čir Play”, and another for the celebrated LGBT documentary series “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, which won in the Commissioned Programming category.

Check out our links now: www.wiredfm.ie www.facebook.com/wiredfm

Twitter: @wiredfm

For more information please contact: Manager@wiredfm.ie | 061 315773

Friday, 29 August 2014

So here we are!

Welcome to the online home of the Irish Student Radio Network.

The ISRN was first dreamt up in 2009 at a national campus radio event hosted by Flirt FM, but radio folk are just too busy for their own good, and things fell by the wayside.
Step forward to 2014 and NUI Galway Radio Society's inaugural National Student Radio Conference in association with Craol. A meeting of all the station managers and representatives at the event decided it was still worth setting up a network, and due to the growing number of online stations, absolutely necessary!

This is a call out; if you are running a full or part-time FM, online only (or mix of both) station in Ireland, let us know. This academic year, we want to build the first comprehensive list of student stations in the country. We want to get stations talking to each other, sharing best practice and resources. We also want the public to know more about the awesome work and broadcasts that these stations do too.

We'll be contacting every station that we can find, but don't be shy, give us a shout!

For now, we're building our database, and looking forward to stations meeting up over the academic year. We'll be having a big meeting at the National Student Radio Conference in March 2015 to decide where to go next.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Tag tweets you want us to repost #ISRie and we'll do our damndest to get the whole country talking about student radio.