To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeile, Wired FM will be broadcasting live from the Seomra Caidraimh in Mary Immaculate College from 12-2pm today, Monday 10th March. Tune in then for some ceol, craic agus caint. As always, you can listen in around Limerick on 99.9fm or online from around the world right here.
This week on Wired FM, following their recent gig in Dolans, we have a signed CD from the band The 4 Of Us to give away!
To be in with a chance to win this great prize all you have to do is answer the following question.
Which of the following names is also the title of The 4 Of Us’ most famous song?
Please send you name along with the correct answer and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or text in the answer to 085-7172999.
Lines will close this Thursday 6th March and the winner will be contacted on Friday.
Kenneth Mackessy cought up with the band before their Limerick gig last week, listen back to the interview here.
It’s that time of the year again and we’re now accepting nominations for this year’s Wired FM Awards. Last year was the first year of the awards and volunteers were asked to nominate their own shows for awards in specific categories. We held an awards night in April where we presented ten awards to shows in these categories. Click here to hear last year’s winners.
The categories for this year’s awards are:
- Best Specialist Music Show
- Best Irish Music Show
- Best News Coverage
- Best Specialist Talk Show
- Best Irish Language Show
- Best General Music Show
- Best Magazine Show
- Most Innovative Show
- Best Production
- Best Interview
If you would like to nominate your own show/interview for an award in any of the categories above, please fill out a nomination form (which can be picked up in our studios in MIC and LIT) and give it back to us by Friday 14th March. You will also need to submit a short mp3 clip of your show (up to 5mins) to be considered for an award. This must be emailed to manager [at] wiredfm [dot] ie no later than Friday 14th March also.
Please note, you can nominate your show/interview in up to two different categories. If you are unsure which category you should nominate your show for, please just ask.
Voting will begin on Saturday 15th of March via our website. It will be left open to the public and it will be up to volunteers to promote their show and look for votes. Public voting will count for half and the other half of the voting will be carried out by the Board of Management of Wired FM. We will announce the winners in April at a special awards night (date and venue TBC).
NUI Galway’s RadioSoc, in conjunction with Flirt FM 101.3 are to host Ireland’s first ever National Student Radio Conference next month. The event, which takes place in Áras Na Mac Léinn in the University will run over the space of the afternoon of Friday March 7th to the night of Saturday March 8th.
Guest speakers, panel discussions and practical workshops will give students an opportunity to learn more about radio. The conference, run in conjunction with the Socities’ Office in NUI Galway and CRAOL, the Community Radio Forum of Ireland.
The focus will not specifically be on Student Radio, it will be all-encompassing of the medium and the structures built around it.
The event will focus on 3 strands of radio – Theory, Practical and General, with experts and people directly involved in radio giving talks on varying topics within these strands.
The conference starts on the evening of Friday the 7th of March, with an early registration for those staying the night in Galway City, followed by a social in NUI Galway’s College Bar. Things then kick off fully on Saturday the 8th of March with registration in Áras Na Mac Léinn at 10:30hrs.
Early bird tickets for the event cost just €8 and are available here.
Today we are delighted to announce a new partnership with Limerick City Community Radio (LCCR) which will see them broadcasting on 99.9fm every Saturday and Sunday, starting on March 1st 2014.
LCCR have just been awarded a 30-day temporary licence from the BAI and will commence broadcasting next week. We would like to wish everyone at LCCR all the best with their launch and congratulate them on their success so far.
Even though you can listen to LCCR at the weekends on 99.9fm, You can listen to Wired FM’s 24-hour stream online right here.
We are delighted to say that we have returned to broadcasting on 99.9fm this week following disruption to our transmission caused by last week’s storms. We have also resolved the issues with our live stream which caused disruption towards the end of last week. Don’t forget, you can now listen to Wired FM online 24-hours a day, 7 days a week via our listen live page here or on TuneIn.
We would like to apologise to our listeners and volunteers for any disruption last week.
Due to the weather conditions in Limerick today, our transmitter is currently off air. We are still broadcasting online, however, and you can listen to the live stream here.
We will be working as hard as possible over the coming days to get back on air ASAP and will keep you posted when we return.
We understand that listeners have had problems listening to our live stream on campus in LIT over the past few months. We are delighted to announce that this problem has now been fixed and our stream should be fully accessible on campus once more.
We are now streaming 24-hours a day with repeats of your favourite programmes running from 9pm to 9am as well as music streaming at weekends and holidays.
LIT celebrates Music this February 5th and 6th with a jam-packed festival line-up hosted and run by the staff and students of the Music Technology Programmes. Designed to showcase the best of upcoming Musical Talent in Limerick – and supported by LIT students – this 2 day festival promises to be a ‘must attend event’ for anyone interested in the music business in the Midwest Region. Open to members of the public this 2 day free event will also feature the first public playing of Music Technology student albums, which are written, recorded and produced as part of their course. Other student tracks and installations will be on display in the foyer of the Millennium theatre throughout the event.
Today is the last day of the 2014 festival at the Millennium Theatre and you can watch all of the action on their live stream here. Enjoy!
Line-up for Thursday 6th February:
6.30 Black Road
8.30 Dirty Diamonds
We are currently recruiting Irish-speaking volunteers at Wired FM. If you are a student at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Institute of Technology or Limerick School of Art & Design and you would like some FREE training and media production experience, please contact us today! Email manager (at) wiredfm (dot) ie for more information.