Archive for the ‘Flirt FM’ Category

BCI funds Flirt FM (and a whole lot of other community radio content)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Meant to post this previously, but I've been somewhat distracted recently. Anyhow, the BCI recently announced the latest round of Sound and Vision funding for Irish radio, and there was good news for Flirt FM, with two projects getting a total of €13,950 - including funding for a project by my ...

Exam tips on Flirt FM

Friday, January 19th, 2007

NUI, Galway Students' Union is to make use of Flirt FM as part of its support mechanisms for students around exam time.

Double celebration at Flirt FM

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Double cause for celebration at Flirt FM this week. First, the BCI has decided to grant a new 10 year license to the station. Interestingly, while both Cork Campus Radio and Wired FM in Limerick will have to undergo private oral hearings, Flirt FM has skipped this step, and just ...

BCI licenses Christian station in Cork

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I'm a few days late with this, but the BCI has granted a community of interest licence to a religious radio station in Cork:At its Board Meeting on Monday September 5th last, the Commission decided to award a licence in principle to LifeFM for the operation of a community of ...

Flirt FM to do strategic review

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

Flirt FM, the Galway student radio station where I got my first radio experience, has launched a call for tenders to run a strategic review of the station and help develop a five-year plan for the station. I include the call below.

Flirt FM misses out on Smedia award

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

An update on these earlier items about this year's Smedia awards. Unfortunately Kathryn, who was shortlisted for a Smedia award for Flirt FM's morning show Craic of Dawn, missed out in the end. NUI, Galway publications SIN and Criterion, nominated in four categories between them, also failed to get awards, ...

Award time

Friday, April 15th, 2005

I wondered earlier about one of the Smedia nominees from NUI, Galway, who I did not recognise. Well the Galway Advertiser has the story. Kathryn O'Shea is the presenter/producer of Flirt FM's morning programme, The Craic of Dawn. Glad to see the station in the running for the award and ...

New Alternative Media Notes

Monday, January 31st, 2005

In this edition of Alternative Media Notes I talk about the challenges DAB poses for community radio, drawing on the Irish experience, and also briefly about plans for the Flirt FM 10th anniversary celebration - including playing an excerpt from a Flirt FM session I recorded with the Great Western ...

Flirt FM 10 year plans

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Flirt FM will have been on air for ten years this coming September, and we're making plans to celebrate. For those who are or have been involved make sure you check out the Flirt FM alumni page. Contact me to sign up to the (low-volume) alumni list, and let us ...

Interviewed on WEFT’s MediaGeek

Saturday, December 18th, 2004

I was interviewed on MediaGeek yesterday, talking about Irish community radio and the background of Flirt FM. The link is to the show's page on the mediageek weblog, where you can find audio files in varying formats and quality.