Free Blended Learning Course In Community Media

  • Wired FM - students of previous course

Do you want your own radio show, do you want to learn about the community radio movement and make unique and innovative programming? Would you like to become part of the Limerick City Community Radio Team? We want to give you the skills to make radio that empowers!

Over several Wednesday evenings at Limerick City Community Radio on Lord Edward street, you can get to grips with community media and get involved in radio that makes a difference.

You’ll explore how radio and TV shapes the world we live in, and learn about the third tier of broadcasting in Ireland-  community radio. You’ll learn technical skills, interviewing and production skills, and in groups you’ll help make community focused radio programmes, discussing what matters to you and the community around you.

Community Radio is a worldwide movement that is about including, accessibility, freedom of expression and everybody’s right to communicate. There are 22 fully licensed community radio stations in Ireland, and several more with aspirate stations.

The course is provided by Craol, and will be delivered by Wired FM. It is a nationally accredited course leading to a Level 4 (component) on the National Framework of Qualifications, awarded by QQI.

We especially encourage female participants, and members of marginalised communities.

“I had never been in a radio studio before but the pace of tutoring and learning was geared to each person’s individual needs. We had great discussions and debates about the media in general, learning all the time both from our tutor and classmates. I was initially nervous about being interviewed and about interviewing others. We started to works in teams making a short radio programme, followed by an hour long programme, which was broadcast on Community Radio throughout Ireland. The outcome of this was that we learned about structure, about sequencing, about editing and very importantly about content. Overall it was a great rejuvenating and rewarding experience.” says previous course participant, Pat Rutherford

Wired FM is also taking application for two other courses that begin in early 2021. In January we begin a QQI Level 3 Media Expression course for migrants, and in February we will run a QQI Level 3 Media course aimed specifically at members of the Traveller community. Both courses are free. Get in touch for more details. 

The course runs from 25th November 2020 to February 2021 (breaking for several weeks over December/ early January).

Wired FM broadcasts on 99.9FM in Limerick City, and allows Limerick City Community Radio to broadcast on Wired FM’s frequency on the Saturday and Sunday of each weekend .

For more information/to apply, contact Ray on 061 315773/ 087 1696999 or email  |  I  Twitter: @wiredfm

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