Empowering New Voices Summer Camp

  • Empowering New Voices

Have you ever listened to a podcast and thought “I could do better”? Are you interested in learning how to produce your own radio programme or podcast? Well, now’s your chance! Gain the skills to give your community a voice to be heard!

Wired FM, in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology, are running Empowering New Voices, a summer camp specifically for migrant youths in Limerick city and county from the ages of 13-17.

The free course will run from 10-4pm from August 9-13 with podcast production days on August 16 and 17 on LIT’s Moylish Campus. Lunches and refreshments are also included. Your teen years are the best time to plant the seed and unlock your potential in radio and podcasting and gain invaluable experience in a friendly and supportive environment.

It’s crazy to think how much of an impact words spoken into a microphone can have on people! You can make the world a better place by interviewing interesting guests, sharing ideas and knowledge about topics you are passionate about. The course will cover programme ideas and storytelling along with tips and tricks about recording, editing and broadcasting your programmes. You will be introduced to programme planning as well as what software and equipment to use during the early stages of your radio and podcasting journey!

Your confidence will improve and you will become a great presenter quicker than you can say ‘on air’. The content that the group produce will be launched a part of the inaugural Limerick Media and Arts Conference 2021 on August 25 and 26.

President Michael D. Higgins spoke eloquently about Community Radio on National Community Radio Day 2021 last month.

"Let us celebrate the strength and beauty of the spoken word and pay tribute to the valuable role that Community Radio has in entertaining and empowering our citizens," he said.

Dave Moore from Today FM said “There is absolutely nothing like doing in any field to build experience. Whether you want to become a Hollywood director, you can learn, read, and study all you want but until you point a camera at something, it's all theoretical and I think what community radio and the world of podcasting allows you to do is actually physically and psychologically do it and that is the key thing.”

Spin South West’s Drive Time presenter Eoghain Fitzgerald said “College radio is brilliant. It's where you get to learn your craft and where you get to have a bit of fun have a chat with your friends about the stuff you love.”

Eimear O’Mahony outlined how important her time in Community Radio has impacted her career. “My time in Wired FM is directly related to where I am now. I've worked at RTÉ for 20 years now. I've worked in sport; current affairs and I produced the Late Late Toy Show. I've produced Up for The Match and Winning Streak. I’ve done the lot it's all down to my time at Wired FM.”

Places are limited – please register for the event on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/empowering-new-voices-tickets-162797861787 or email summercamp@wiredfm.ie

Visit wiredfm.ie for more information.

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