Thursday, 19 February 2015

Second National Student Radio Conference for NUI Galway


NUI Galway Radio Society are delighted to announce the second National Student Radio Conference will take place in NUI Galway on Saturday, March 7th 2015.

Registration for the conference opens at 11am on Saturday with talks running until 5pm.

The conference is supported by Craol, the representative, co-ordinating, lobbying, training, & support organisation for Irish Community Radio; NUI Galway Societies’Office and Flirt FM 101.3.

The conference will not specifically focus on student radio but will rather offer an all-encompassing look at the medium and the structures built around it. There will be informative talks from some of Ireland's top media organisations, hands-on demonstrations, Q&A sessions and other special events. The conference is also a great chance to network and meet like-minded students from all around the country.

Denzil Lacey, managing director of ZAVA media, is the first speaker confirmed to be attending the conference.

Tickets for the conference can be found on Eventbrite.ie. This year Early-Bird and Group-Rate options have been introduced. Early-Bird tickets will cost €8 while groups of 10 or more people can purchase tickets for €6 each. Tickets go up to full price from March 2nd. Ticket holders will be given a welcome goodie pack, lunch and admittance to the post conference social. Also included is entrance to a pre-event taking place on Friday March 6th for those travelling to Galway early.


Visit the official website here, and check out their Facebook page too.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

iTT FM Radio Week 2015 is live in Dublin!


IT Tallaght Radio Society are back on air with Radio Week 2015.

Tune in from 12PM - 9PM daily on 99.1FM or if you're outside their coverage area you can listen in from their swanky new website! Just click on the "Listen Live" button on their homepage. Their schedule is available here too.

In some other exciting news, some of their members have formed the 99.1 Rap Crew, they're preparing they're rap and to make sure everyone can get excited they've made a promotional video! Check it out below and be sure to keep an eye out for more news on them!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Griff FM Launches on Monday 26th of January


This year Griffith College’s student radio station, Griff FM, will begin broadcasting for 9 days from Saturday 24th January until Sunday 1st February.
This year’s editors are former students, Alan Oliver, who has been Station Editor since 2012, and MA Journalism & Media Communications graduate, Peadar Breathnach.

Griff FM has been the launch pad for numerous former students, including Chris Donoghue of Newstalk and UTV Ireland, Mark Simpson of Newstalk, Louise Denver of RTÉ, Sinead Dalton of TV3 and Daniel Flanagan of Newstalk.

How To Listen
Griff FM can be heard on 97.3FM and online from Saturday 24th January.The radio station’s launch event is taking place at Griffith College’s Dublin campus on Monday 26 January from 6.30pm. 

One of Ireland’s top radio and television presenters, Pat Kenny from Newstalk 106-108FM and UTV Ireland will be there to officially launch the station for 2015. 
Also taking part in the launch will be Henry McKean of Under the Covers and Moncrieff shows on Newstalk. Henry is a journalism graduate of Griffith College and began his broadcasting career on Griff FM.

Here is the schedule for all the shows running during the week! 

Monday to Friday

10:00am-11:00am; The Late Breakfast Show
11:00am- 12:00pm; The Living Room
12:00pm- 12:30pm; The Scott Show
12:30pm- 1:00pm; Griff FM News 
1:00pm-2:00pm; D8, A look at stories from Dublin 8 and beyond. 
2:00pm-3:00pm; The Arts Show
3:00pm- 4:00pm; GCD @ 3
4:00pm- 5:00pm; Griff FM Today
5:00pm- 6:00pm; Drive Time Live (w/ Alan, Peadar & Kate)
6:00pm- 6:30pm; Drivetime Sports Live 
6:30pm-7:00pm; Griff FM News
7:00pm-10:00pm; Specialist Music. Rock 7, Alternative 8, Electronica 9 
10:00pm-10.00am; Student Assignment documentaries and music. 

Saturday and Sunday

10.00am-12.00pm Griff FM Music Mix; Live music & entertainment show.
12.00pm-2.00pm Griff FM Midday Live; News, Current Affairs & Arts. 
2.00pm-6.00pm Griff FM Sports, Live sports reports and interviews. 
6.00pm-10.00pm Live Music Shows. 6 Rob Moro, 8 Thiago Rebouças

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wired FM Limerick launches Irish Artist Index

Wired FM, Limerick's only fully licensed student radio station will introduce a new strategy in support of Irish music when it returns after its annual winter break on the 26th of January. 

This year they officially launch their Fortnightly Irish Artist Index, picking 50 tracks from 50 Irish acts, half from recent and forthcoming releases, and the other half will be chosen from their extensive archive of Irish artists that spans the 20 years of their existence and further. Their DJs will then liberally dip into that list throughout each fortnight.

The Irish Artist Index 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.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Cork's UCC98.3FM to host Charity Radiothon

Cork's UCC98.3FM, are planning a charity Radiothon in aid of Cork Penny Dinners. They will be broadcasting live for 24 hours on Wednesday February 18th. They're asking for businesses to buy advertisement slots, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to Penny Dinners. With more information available on their flyer, you can ring them to book your place or email radio [at] ucc.ie

(UCC98.3FM are also celebrating 20 years of community radio broadcasting this year, happy birthday!).

Friday, 2 January 2015

ITTFM Launch New Website...









ITTFM have just launched their re-designed website. The new site is bigger and better than ever before! Now you can listen in live, see their schedules, learn about their lovely team, listen back on old shows and much much more. They're still working out one or two little bugs so please bear with them, but so far, we think it looks ace.

Check it out here.