Pat Kenny attends student radio station launch
Newstalk 106-108FM presenter Pat Kenny will help to launch Dublin student station Griff FM for 2015.
The official launch party is taking place at Arthur’s Bar and Restaurant on the Griffth College Campus on South Circular Road at 6.30pm today, January 26th.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Pat Kenny said: “I am delighted to have been invited to launch Griff FM. For many students this will be their first opportunity to practice the art of broadcasting outside the confines of the classroom. It is an exciting time and I am looking forward to sharing in the excitement.”
Radio Lecturer, John O’Donovan said, “We are delighted that Pat has taken time out of his very busy schedule to address the students and give his invaluable advice and insights to them. He is one of the most respected and experienced media professionals in the country and our students will benefit greatly from his guidance.”
Also taking part in the launch will be Henry McKean of Under the Covers and Moncrieff on Newstalk, Henry is a former student of Griffith College Dublin, who began his broadcasting career on Griff FM.
This year Griff FM began broadcasting on the 24th January and will continue until the 1st of February.
Griff FM has been the launching 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. This years Editors are former students, Alan Oliver, who has been Station Editor since 2012, and Peadar Breathnach who also work in the commercial industry at the moment.
Griff FM can be heard on 97.3 fm and online at gcd.ie/grifffm