Limerick radio station to hold media conference

Wired FM is holding a media conference this weekend in partnership with Belltable/Lime Tree Theatre to celebrate 21 years of broadcasting.

The student station is holding the event on Saturday 26th November, featuring workshops and panel discussions, and will feature alumni of Wired FM who are working in media today, as well as other well-known industry guests.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is through the Belltable website, or by calling (061) 953 400.

Student stations throughout the country are being invited to attend, and a large crowd of media students, graduates, and industry people are expected to descend on the city for the day.

Throughout the last 21 years thousands of students from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art and Design, and The University of Limerick have volunteered and worked at the station, and several will now return to celebrate this milestone in the station’s history. Wired FM will also link with Limerick City Community Radio on the day for a live broadcast from the foyer of Belltable from 10am-1pm.

The station has confirmed a number of contributors for the day, including Paul Collins from Today FM, lyric fm’s Eoin O’Kelly, Will Leahy from RTE, Audrey Galvin from Radio Kerry, Ciaran Ryan, a Freelance Documentary Maker with Newstalk FM/RTE Lyric FM, Aoife Nic Canna from Near FM, Nessa McGann from Spin SW, Mícheál Lehane RTÉ, Clare FM’s Gavin Grace and Liam Aherne from Live 95FM.

Here’s the Auditorium – Panel Discussion schedule

11:00am: Welcome

11:05am: From an Idea to Production – Ciaran Ryan (Newstalk FM), Eoin O’Kelly (RTÉ Lyric FM), Audrey Galvin (Radio Kerry/UL) & Aoife Nic Canna (Near FM)

12:00pm: How Music Works – Tom Prendergast, (Bar/None Records), Sinead Troy (IASCA), Steven Ryan (Windings/Giveamanakick), Nessa McGann (SPIN SW) & Roddie Cleere (KLCR)

14:00pm: Changing Face of Sports Punditry and Coverage – Jamesie O’Connor (Sky TV), Paul Collins (Today FM), Mary White (Freelance Sports Journalist) and Liam Aherne (Live95)

15:00pm: Arts Broadcasting in Ireland – Cristín Leach (The Sunday Times), Diarmuid McIntyre (Grey Heron Media/HearSay International Audio festival) and Luke Clancy (SoundsDoable) + more to be announced.

16:00pm: Mapping Out a Career in Media – Will Leahy (RTÉ ), Colm Tobin (IT), Kathryn Hayes (UL) + more to be announced.

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