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  • Irish Latin American Connection mentioned in Irish Independent

    Irish Latin American Connection mentioned in Irish Independent

    http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/radio/radio-space-the-final-frontier-in-the-war-of-the-sexes-35517201.html The ever-excellent Near FM began its own four-part series this week, The Irish Latin American Connection (Mon 2pm), which explores those of our compatriots who have lived and achieved great things over there in the recent past. This first episode looked at human-rights activists in Mexico and Ecuador. Future programmes will address food, debt relief, international aid, the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, Roger Casement’s time in Peru and much more. Near FM really do put other local stations (and more than […]

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  • Journalists and Media Activists Wanted to Join ‘No To Hate Speech’ Debate

    Journalists and Media Activists Wanted to Join ‘No To Hate Speech’ Debate

    Near FM are hosting an upcoming series of seminars Respect Words- Ethical Journalism in Media. These are aimed at online, print, and broadcast journalists interested in discussing ethics, codes and regulations and the responsibilities of traditional and online media in the context of hate speech. Over the three days there will be speakers from a wide range of media outlets, regulatory bodies, NGOs and universities including Colum Kenny (DCU), Roisin Boyd (Lecturer/ Broadcaster), Michael Foley (NUJ), Teresa Buczkowska (Immigrant Council […]

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  • New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    New Audio Drama: Shopping for Beginners

    Shopping for Beginners by Maurice Newman is a new 2 part audio drama that takes place in a shopping centre in north County Dublin as two older men from drastically different backgrounds strike up an unlikely friendship. It broadcasts at 6.30pm on February 2nd and 9th on Near FM 90.3 and will be available here and on the podcast shortly afterward. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

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  • Joe McGinley Tribute

    Joe McGinley Tribute

    Joe McGinley was a long time Near FM volunteer presenter who passed away earlier this year.   Joe was best known for his Friday Lunchtime Miscellany programme, but was also very active as part of the team behind John Markey on the Magic Moments programme on Sunday mornings.  He also occasionally helped out with other programmes and the pieces here include an interview about his Dad, who fought in the GPO in 1916.

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  • Rivitin’ History Returns!

    Rivitin’ History Returns!

    Rivitin’ History by Pat Meehan returns on October 27th and November 3rd at 6pm. Follow the continuing adventures of Marrion Monroe and Duck the Bullets as they are taken in by Professor Henri DuFornicate’s ability to travel back through time to ancient Ireland. You can catch up on the previous episodes here: This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.

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  • Best Community Radio award at the Pure M magazine awards

    Best Community Radio award at the Pure M magazine awards

    Near FM have been recognised for our commitment to local and new Irish music by winning the Best Community Radio award at the Pure M magazine awards Thanks to all our presenters for playing new, up and coming music ! http://www.puremzine.com/puremzine-music-art-culture-magazine/2016-pure-m-awards/  

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  • Radio Culture Night – LIVE 16th Sep

    Radio Culture Night – LIVE 16th Sep

    Radio Culture Night 2016 Dublin Community radio present live coverage of Culture Night 2016 from the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street on Friday Sept 16th from 4-9pm. This unique radio event will be jointly produced and broadcast live by Near FM, Dublin South FM, Phoenix FM & Raidio Na Life. This year’s programme will be concentrating on the Trinity and South Georgian quarter and the broadcast will feature artists, musicians, writers and museum/gallery curators to showcase the best of Culture Night. In addition to […]

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  • Golden Years

    Golden Years

     

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  • Let Us Tell Our Own Stories: Diversity In The Media

    Let Us Tell Our Own Stories: Diversity In The Media

    An article by Nadia Bellardi  on the media diversity panel in Perugia has been published today by the European Journalism Observatory. http://en.ejo.ch/ethics-quality/let-us-tell-our-own-stories-diversity-in-the-media pic credit: Flickr Creative Commons Rose Morelli ‘When the refugees arrived’ April 2016

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  • Novels, Plays & Schooldays

    Novels, Plays & Schooldays

    Novels, Plays and Schooldays is a new 9 part radio series produced by Near FM with financial support from The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The series looks at the novels and plays that form part of the Junior and Leaving Certificate English syllabus and discusses potential questions and approaches to those questions. The series features panel discussions with local schools and their teachers and dramatic interpretations of the works. Prog 1 – Of Mice and Men with students from inner city school, Larkin Community College Prog 2 […]

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