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First meeting of the year

September 26th, 2010 | By Denis

Another academic year has rolled around and DCUfm has returned with it! We’ll be holding our first meeting on Wednesday, 29th September at 6pm in C104. That’s the first floor in the Henry Grattan building for anyone still trying to get their bearings. To get there you can enter the Grattan through the Street and take the first stairwell on your right. Go to the first floor, turn right and walk to the end of the hallway. Take a left there and it’s the third door on your right.

EVERYONE who wants to be involved in DCUfm this year must come to the meeting. We will use the meeting to sign everyone up to MPS, without which you can’t work with the station. Membership costs €4 for the year and entitles you to take part in all Media Production Society (MPS) activities.

On the night we’ll also give a brief run down of the situation with the station for the forthcoming year and make several important announcements. We’ll need new members to fill out a short form. All members, old and new, will be required to fill out and availability sheet. Please know your availability, changes can be made at a later stage, but due to the large demand for places any changes to your availability may mean that your preferred role will no longer be available.

See ye all Wednesday :D

Submit your show ideas Now!

August 21st, 2010 | By Denis

It’s that time of year again when the DCUfm schedule gets an update. We’re looking for proposals for new shows. So, if you have an idea for a show that will grab people’s attention then please let us know. You can send an outline of your idea to Remember, no idea is too weird, this is radio, anything’s possible!

We’re especially looking for shows in the areas of Drama, Irish language, ArtsGame shows and music shows such as JazzDance and Reggae/Ska.

If you don’t have a show idea and would just like to get involved then that’s more than fine too. We will be having a ‘Get Involved’ meeting early in the new semester. The meeting will be well advertised around campus, here on our website, on our facebook page (!/group.php?gid=113474229131&ref=ts), and our Twitter (

We are open to students from all faculties. This is not a hollow offer, we really want to get all schools involved in the station. You don’t have to be in communications to work with DCUfm.

On a final note, best of luck to all you guys waiting for your CAO offers. I really hope we get to see you in DCU. And please feel free to drop in to the station any time if you’d like to get involved. The station is situated in the Hub and faces out onto the mall, you can’t miss us.

DCUfm wins two Smedia Awards

April 22nd, 2010 | By DCUfm

DCUfm came away with the awards for Radio DJ of the Year and Best News and Current Affairs Programme at the National Student Media Awards!

Russell James Alford from The Open Line collect his DJ award from RTÉ 2fm’s Ruth Scott, and Séamus Conwell, Keith Hoare, Rowan Finch and Brendan McLoughlin won their prize for Newswire.

DCUfm won two of the three radio awards on offer, establishing our place as the best college radio station in Ireland.

DCU was the night’s big winner, winning 10 of the 33 awards available. The College View won five awards, including Journalist of the Year which was won by Samuel Hamilton.

Steve Conlon (picured right), presenter of Simply Classic, beat Culture Café’s Nessy Monaghan in the Blog of the Year category.

The success caps a tremendous year for DCUfm, which has transformed itself into a quality, content-driven station with more listeners than ever before.

Alan Regan, Deputy Station Manger, said: “These awards highlight the brilliant work done by DCUfm’s members, over 100 in all. Their talent and enthusiasm never ceases to amaze me, and they’ve learned the ropes incredibly quickly – the fact that all our winners were first years proves that. Congratulations to Séamus, Keith, Rowan, Brendan and Russell, and congratulations too to all our other fantastic nominees who’ve done us so proud.

“We’ve had a better year than any of us dreamed of, and I know that the next 12 months will be even better.”

  3e coverage: Click here (from 5:18) press release: Click here
Irish Times coverage: Click here Smedias homepage: Click here
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