Wired FM: National Community Radio Day Schedule

We’ve put together our schedule for tomorrow’s National Community Radio Day, a little something for everyone I think you’ll agree…


09.00 – 10.00: The Breakfast Show – Presented by Richard Smith of Limerick City Community Radio. Richard co-presents Good Morning Limerick every Saturday, so he’s a dab hand at waking people up in the morning. Richard has plenty of surprises in store, and lots of great Irish tracks for your listening pleasure.

10.00 – 11.00: Cross Campus – Niall Johnston presents a special hour long version of his weekly half hour show. His guests include Robert Laffin, an LIT student who developed a software program to better communicate with his autistic daughter. He recently won the Student Entrepreneur Award in Belfast for his innovation, and is up for another award in Dublin this week. Niall also talks to Terry Twomey, the Vice President of LIT, and Dr. Paddy Walsh, lecturer at LIT.

11.00 – 11.30: Tera FM Live Link Up

Tera FM is a new student radio station run by the University of Education in Upper-Austria, the Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich. They came to visit us last Autumn ahead of setting up their own station. We live linked with them before as part of our Community Show a while back, but for this special day they will be presenting a full half hour with interviews, and music from local Austrian bands.

11.30 – 12.00: Éir Play

A special programme of the award winning series that focuses on Irish music, local and national.

We’ll be playing 90% Irish music throughout the day, with particular emphasis on Limerick bands, expect music from Windings, The Driven, Hooray for Humans, and lots lots more.  

12.00 – 12.30: The Arts Show  

We’ll be speaking to Dr Hugh Maguire, director of The Hunt Museum. We’ll also be speaking to Aideen Quirke and Edel Moynihan about the museums initiative “Get Hands On”, which will allow visitors to the museum the chance to encounter selected parts of the collection in a unique and exciting way. Considering the day that’s in it, Niall Johnston will also be talking to Rosemary Day, founder of Wired FM, and head of the media department at Mary Immaculate College.

12.30 – 13.00: A Community Show Special

We’ll be speaking to Ger Devine from The Learning Hub and students of the local VTOS Media Access Course have produced a special segment outlining what they would do if the won the lottery.

13.00 – 14.00: Wild Geese – Mary Honan of Limerick City Community Radio joins us in the studio for a special edition of her award winning weekend programme.

“Radio chat show investigating emigration and immigration from and to Limerick. It also explores any experiences of racism, bullying, anti-Semitism.” 

14.00 – 15.00: Wired Vibes vs Digital Nerve

Vinnie, one half of Wired FM’s dance show Wired Vibes will team up with Fionn, one half of Digital Nerve to bring you a special blend of each show.

15.00 – 16.00: The Darkside – Limerick and Irish Metal Special

Alan O’Driscoll brings you a Limerick themed special of his long running metal programme. He’ll be speaking to John Real founder of Limerick’s The Siege about the formation of the important national date in the metal calender, and the broader Limerick metal scene, featuring a playlist of national metal, this isn’t to be missed!

16.00 – 18.00: Left of the Dial – Limerick Bands Special

Lot’s of great alternative music from Limerick’s finest, and some national punk and DIY. Niall Quinn of legendary Limerick band the The Hitchers will be in studio. They are playing two special dates next week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their Fruit EP (download it for free here.)

18.00 – 19.00: A voice for Communities 1 and 2

For the last three hours of prgramming, we will broadcast a six part documentary series produced by Grey Heron Media working with Community Radio stations nationwide for Craol the Community Radio Forum of Ireland.  The series explores the ideas behind, and the impact of, Community Radio in Ireland.

19.00 – 20.00: A voice for Communities 3 and 4

20.00 – 21.00:  A voice for Communities 5 and 6


The Facebook event for National Community Radio Day is here.

We’ll be broadcasting from our studios in Mary I, feel free to drop in and say hello, you can tweet us here, or message us here.

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