Back with a new improved schedule, and now on Fridays!!!
Wired FM returns with a new schedule for this academic Year.
The station will now broadcast from 9am to 5pm on Fridays. To celebrate the signing of a new 10 year licence this summer, the station has made it’s first steps towards development by increasing it’s hours, and enhancing it’s studios.
The station has also made some great new additions to it’s schedule, An Cultour is a new bilingual arts show, presented in both English and Irish. Testimony to the growing popularity of homegrown Hip-Hop in Limerick, this year sees the launch of two new Hip-Hop shows. DJ Swift has branched out from the award winning Hip-Hop Nation to produce the Hip-Hop Nation – The Swift addition, and Beats and Politricks takes a look at different Hip-Hop scenes natinally, and internationally, the provide a contextual view of the overall scene. You can still here the original Hip-Hop Nation on Mondays at 7pm. This year also marks the return of Jazz to Wired, with a new show on Thursday mornings at 10am. The show will feature interveiws with local and national Jazz musicans, as well as some great music. Some other new music shows are Ivan’s Inventory on Monay’s at 10am and metal show Brutally Wired. We’ve also got a new slant on mornings with our Vs the Mornin’ slots, and our drivetime show The Long Stretch.
College radio station Wired FM still going strong into it’s 22nd year.
Broadcasting on 99.9FM in Limerick City, Wired FM transmits 56 hours of programming every week during the academic year. Broadcasting a wide range of programmes through the prism of students, including current affairs, magazine shows, arts programmes, documentaries, and of course music. Programmes that cover every musical genre, from trance to traditional, punk to folk, metal to jazz and always with an emphasis on local and national talent.
The exceptional quality of programming produced by students was highlighted at this year’s National Community Radio Awards, when the station picked up two awards, one for specialist music show, ‘The Darkside’, and another for our unique music festival broadcast ‘Femnism Chat 7 Choons’.
In the last few years several groups have been trained by Wired FM and certified by QQI. The station is currently running a QQI level 3 Media Expression class for marginalised groups, if you’re interested in hearing about our training programmes, get in touch with the station.