The Upbeat On Air initiative which promotes awareness of mental health, returned to the airwaves yesterday and will run until this Friday, March 27th.
It can be heard online, on DAB+ in Dublin and Cork, and on FM across the country (Dublin City & County 94.3MHz, Bray 99.5MHz, Kildare 88.1MHz, Cork 106.7MHz, Limerick 105.5MHz, Galway 89.5MHz, Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny & Tipperary 103.8MHz, Longford 99.4MHz, East Cavan & Louth 101.6MHz).
Run by the St Patrick’s Mental Health Service, the temporary station has plenty of volunteers lining up to broadcast on the nation’s airwaves to highlight the issues surrounding mental health, including Aidan Power, Alison Canavan, Barry Kenny, Louise Heraghty, Ruth Scott, Theresa Lowe and Rebecca Horan.
Speaking about the temporary station’s goals, Horan said: “Support and promotion of mental health recovery and well-being is important, and talking about mental health is important, whether it is on the airwaves, or conversations in schools, offices and pubs.”
It’s also emerged that the station will have an entire show dedicated to former RTÉ 2FM and Today FM star Tony Fenton, who died on March 12th.
RTÉ producer Sinead Lynch, who was Fenton’s girlfriend, is presenting the Night Show from 7 to 9pm with Trevor Keegan and the majority of the programme will be centred on her former colleague in thanks to him for his positivity and all that he taught her.