All station staff, including management, are unpaid volunteers.

Denis McEvoy – Station Manager

24-year-old Laois man Denis is a final year undergraduate student of Journalism.

In November 2008 he joined DCUfm as producer of The Mailbox, a weekly interactive chat show. He soon moved to the Current Affairs Show, and worked there as producer and presenter.

Denis was elected as station manager in April 2009. His roles include maintaining the high quality of DCUfm’s programmes, managing the station’s technical operations, completing station rosters and developing systems and procedures for staff to follow.

Denis works as a sound operator in Irish talk radio station Newstalk. He has previously been published on the front page of the Irish Examiner and has also written for the Leinster Express and the Evening Herald.  Denis is a former student of the BSc in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Since 2006 he has worked as a manager at the Electric Picnic festival, overseeing bar operations.

Alan Regan – Assistant Station Manager

Alan (21) is from Carlow Town and is a third year student of the BA in Journalism.

He began working on DCUfm in 2008 as a news bulletin writer before getting involved in the station’s news programmes. In April 2009, he was elected as deputy station manager and served in that role for the 2009/2010 academic year.

He was the station’s Director of Election coverage for the DCUSU elections 2010 and the General Election in February 2011.

His roles include maintaining the studio computer software, monitoring the station’s technical operations, training staff and he works as a sound engineer on news programmes. He also updates the award-winning DCUfm website.

Since 2005, Alan has regularly written for the Carlow Nationalist, mainly covering sport, and has also contributed video material to their website. He has been published in many other newspapers in Britain and Ireland, including The Irish Times.

In secondary school, he was involved in youth politics as part of the Comhairle na nÓg on local level, and served for two years as a member of the national Dáil na nÓg. In 2007, Alan was a finalist in the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year schools’ competition.

He was shortlisted in the Radio Production of the Year (Arts and Features) and RSA Award for Road Safety Journalism categories in the 2010 National Student Media Awards.

Vanessa Monaghan – Deputy Station Manager

Vanessa Monaghan, known to her friends, enemies and Mum as Nessy, is a third year Multimedia student.

Her roles include liasing with staff, monitoring station output and managing the station’s ever-growing music database. Nessy also presents and produces Culture Café, an arts and music show on DCUfm.

Nessy has worked in other stations and recently co-hosted a show on Hot Country with the legendary Simon Young. She also works in the music industry with some of the biggest names in Ireland and international Grammy-nominated stars.

She’s no stranger to working on both sides of the microphone – she’s also a qualified sound engineer. Nessy finds time to sleep somewhere inbetween all her endeavours and is also currently presenting on three other online radio stations. Track her at her website:

Niall O’Connor – News Director

21-year-old Niall is from Wicklow Town and is in his final year of the BA in Journalism.

He joined DCUfm in the beginning of 2009 as a bulletin writer and news reader. He began co-presenting an edition of Newswire, DCUfm’s award-winning news show, with Louise Mac Sweeney in February 2010. Their programme received a Hybrid Award for best news & current affairs production of the year.

Niall overlooks a 30-student-strong news team and is responsible for the production of the station’s on-the-hour bulletins and news and current affairs output.

Niall works as a freelance print journalist and has been published in several daily newspapers including The Irish Times, the Irish Independent, the Evening Herald and the Irish Examiner. He is a reporter for Wicklow’s online newspaper as well as a regular contributor to his local radio station East Coast FM.  He previously served as News Editor for the College View.

Niall is a dedicated Liverpool fan and a news and current affairs junkie.

Stephen Long – Sports Editor

Stephen (21) is from Waterford City and is a third year student of the BA in Communication Studies.

He began working on DCUfm in 2008 as a member of the station’s sports team before he was appointed Sports Editor in October 2009. He looks after all the sports content on the station during the week and oversees the production of Action Replay, DCUfm’s flagship sports chat show.

Stephen is a diehard Waterford hurling fan and currently works part-time as a broadcast journalist with Beat 102-103 in his home city. He also works as a sports journalist with for the Heineken Cup and is the current chairman of the DCU Squash Club.

Outside of sport he is a DCU Senior Student Ambassador and a member of the Irish Youth Choir.

Pete Maguire – Production Manager

20-year-old Dublin man Pete is in his second year studying B.Sc. in Enterprise Computing.

Pete joined the station in 2009. The eager radio anorak got in touch with the station during the summer – before his first year even began. He soon landed an on-air role, presenting Techno Thursday at nighttime. In his current role as production manager he looks after the station’s imaging, including adverts, liners and promos.

Having been involved in radio since the age of 15, Pete now works for Spin 1038 in Dublin and is part of the programming team. His main duties there include driving the on-air studio desk for outside broadcasts and for the news team as well.

The young lad is also a busy DJ and producer and has his own tracks signed to different record labels around the world. Recently, he has been approached by Paul Oakenfold’s record label to remix a track for their new EP. There’s more info on his personal website, available here.