Sister stations Waterford’s WLRFM and regional youth station Beat 102-103 have joined forces with Waterford Institute of Technology to create a brand new course for anyone interested in learning more about radio.
The “Introduction to Broadcast Journalism and Presenting” course will be of benefit to those who are eager to ‘get a foot in the door’ of the broadcast industry but who currently lack the relevant practical experience, as students will get to build skills in broadcast journalism along with on-air reading and presenting at the Waterford based stations.
Participants in the 12-week course, who are not required to have any previous experience in radio, will be introduced to the operation of a commercial radio station, the role of broadcast journalists and presenters within it, and will be introduced to and given practical experience in the skills required to be trained in radio journalism and presenting skills.
The course was developed by WLR FM Programme Director Michael Byrne with Billy McCarthy – also from WLR FM – and BEAT 102 103’s Gabrielle Cummins and Orla Rapple.
WLR FM’s Michael Byrne said: “We have been working on the application for over a year and today we are delighted to announce that it will run in March for 12 weeks with the Waterford Institute of Technology. Students will have access to broadcast practitioners and can directly ask them questions and learn from their vast knowledge that they have garnered from working in the field for many years.”
More information on this course can be obtained by email from Michael Byrne.