Archive for the ‘Flirt FM’ Category

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.

No new community radio for Galway

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

I haven't been involved with any of the applications for a new community radio station in Galway, or had I previously reviewed the details of the applications. However, the news that both applications have been rejected deserves comment.

Ideas for SM applicants

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

I've been asked to suggest some useful points for those applying for the job of Flirt FM station manager. I'm posting them here, so that they can be available to any interested party. I would be available for further discussion, by email, IM, etc., if anyone wanted to contact me. I've ...

The future of college radio

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

As I mentioned in my piece on podcasting, I gave a talk to the Radio Society in Galway while I was home, looking at the future of college radio. I include my notes below. They're in rather abbreviated form, but should give an idea of what I covered.

New sub-site – Flirt FM Alumni

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

Yet another member of the funferal family of sites, this time a site for the Flirt FM Alumni group, which I set up earlier this year. At present there's not a lot to see, but the site will feature news of developments within the group and the station, and news ...

Alumni group launched

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

Earlier this year the Flirt FM Alumni group was launched in a low-key fashion with the introduction of a discussion list for former volunteers with the station. Now, with the website, we hope that more people will hear about the group and get involved. With the station's 10th birthday rapidly approaching ...

Flirt FM gets second studio

Thursday, September 11th, 2003

Flirt FM has a new studio in GMIT. I'm glad to see it, as GMIT students have faced difficulties in the past. How things have changed from the days when we were struggling to keep our first studio (though that struggle always continues). There is one caveat which I have ...

Local TV for Galway?

Thursday, August 7th, 2003

The Galway Advertiser reports today on an expression of interest - fronted by my friend Shauna O'Brien - in starting a local television channel for Galway. Unlike the US Ireland does not have a tradition of local or public access television. The BCI's current licensing process should change that. The expression ...

Flirt FM Training Manual

Tuesday, July 8th, 2003

I'm in the (slow) process of porting this manual to the site. I originally developed the manual (full title - Flirt FM: A training manual for volunteer presenters, producers and technicians) in 1997, for use within Flirt FM. As such, the manual is designed to give a relatively brief overview ...

Organisational structure of participatory media: Flirt FM: a case study

Monday, August 20th, 2001

My MA Thesis uses Habermas's theory of communicative action to examine the notion of participation in media, and develops six factors that are then used to examine Flirt FM, Galway's student radio station. Also in PDF or MSWord format. Also: Interim class presentation and workshop presentation.