WORLD RADIO DAY - Outdoor Broadcast at Golden Island Shopping Centre- Community Radio in the Heart of Ireland

Athlone Community Radio 88.4fm will be broadcasting live for 4 hours from Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone, in the Heart of Ireland, to Celebrate World Radio Day 2019 from 12pm to 4pm.

Athlone Community Radio will be broadcasting live for 4 hours from Golden Island Shopping Centre in Athlone, the heart of Ireland, to Celebrate World Radio Day 2019. Our live broadcast will begin at 12pm and finish at 4pm. The Theme of World Radio Day is Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.

12 to 1pm

Featuring Ursula Ledwith presenting a special edition of the programme Coffee Morning with guest, Jason Fallon from Midland Astronomy Club who will be discussing how small we are within the vastness of our solar system, he shall also be talking about the Cassini mission and will be making an announcement concerning  NASA.  Panelists, Eilish Dunning volunteer with Athlone Community Radio and  Chef Rosie Connaughton Head Chef in Grogan's of Glasson,  will be chatting about Rosa Parkes. Also, the Coffee Morning team will  discuss a community coming together  for a very important fundraiser to help a young man who suffered a serious brain injury. The Coffee Morning group will chat about tolerance, Dialogue and Peace in our community and beyond.  This programme is kindly sponsored by Just for You Boutique a local business in Athlone who supports our community media project

1pm to 2pm 

This hour will feature local Musicians from Athlone. We will discuss  how music plays a key role in promoting  Tolerance , Dialogue and Peace. This programme will be presented by presenter/Sound Engineer with the station and also a musician Cathal McCormack.

2pm to 4pm

Athlone Today is our daily current affairs programme. We will be delving into the World Radio Theme 2019   of  tolerance,  dialogue and peace in our community. We will feature an interview  with renowned expert in Media Literacy Irena Djak Cvetkovic on access to media, creation of Media and the critical evaluation of media and how media can play a part in this theme.  With over 20 years of experience in training, Deridre Hunt shares her unique perspective into the world of training and radio. Nikki Dube  who presented radio in South Africa  to over 1 million listeners gives us an insight into the importance of  Radio as tool for Community Development.  Presenter and Producer of the Arts Programme,Philomena Barry, chats about Radio in Gambia. Writer Aidan Shortall has written a special poem entitled "Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”  to mark the theme. 

 Foreign Language programme producer and presenter Anton Ribas,  a retired Spanish Naval Officer,shares his insights on Radio and how radio is an important survival tool on ships. Annalise Doyle, a secondary school student who starts her work experience on the 13th  will chat about Radio and Teens. Martin Paul who works with Nature chats about Gardens for life and the connection of nature with Community Radio in promoting dialogue on sustainability.  We have have News Sport and weather prepared Padraig McGovern, Community Diary,  On this day in history,  Music and lots more. This programme is kindly sponsored by Athlone Credit Union who supports our community media project

Produced by Catherine Ivers

Sound Engineering by Cathal McCormack

Location Coordinator: Geraldine O'Sullivan

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