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