Athlone Comunity Radio Celebrates World Radio Day
Today on Athlone Community Radio 88.4fm on Athlone Today Fraser O Reilly speaks to Soledad Galiana Radio Coordinator with Dublin's Near FM and previous President of AMARC:
What is AMARC?
Why is Community Radio important in Ireland?
How does it help society and why does this international celebration of Radio matter?
Athlone Community Radio was set up in 2007 to provide Athlone and surrounding areas with a community owned and community led radio project. we are a not for profit organisation and not for individual or commercial gain. We are dedicated to serving the community as a communication tool. We are a volunteer reliant organisation and we provide training in broadcasting skills to all volunteers. We are licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and are members of the Community Radio Forum of Ireland (CRAOL). We are partially funded by Pobal via a Community Services Programme. We are YOUR community access radio station and we are committed to providing a programme schedule that reflects the ethos of community broadcasting reflecting the needs and interests of the community we serve. Our programme schedule is designed to provide a broad spectrum of programmes particularly intended to inform, educate and entertain and to also serve the needs of disadvantaged, marginalised and isolated groups and individuals. We do this by providing programmes ranging from cultural and heritage, current affairs and sport, Irish language and arts with programmes for children to the elder members of our community. We also provide a platform for these groups to have their own programmes or slots within programmes, to highlight issues and concerns and to promote the work and services their groups/organisations provide.Our schedule also allows for a broad range on musical interests and has special interest music programmes not available on commercial radio.
We also provide advertising at affordable rates to suit small business, local business and community and social enterprises.
Athlone Community Radio is committed to the local community and is accessible to all within the community. We are committed to providing a unique service that aims to educate, inform and entertain.
You can find us on 88.4FM in Athlone and surrounding areas from 8am to 10am and 4pm to 8pm Monday to Friday. 12 noon to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.
We are also on line on www.athlonecommunityradio.ie or on the tunein app.