How did you get involved with Athlone Community Radio?
Four years ago the local paper in Athlone had a piece about a new radio station coming to Athlone and that they were looking for volunteers. When I saw this I immediately got in touch by phone and gave them my details. They said that they were having a meeting in the Shamrock Lodge hotel in Athlone and anyone could come who was interested.
How has ACR made a difference to your life?
ACR has made a great difference to my life:
I got to meet friends.
I got more training.
I built up my confidence.
I learned to express myself
I got a distinction on Fetac level 5 radio production
I actually got to run my own show
What do you like about ACR?
What I love about ACR is:
We are all treated the same
You are always greeted with a smile and a cuppa.
It’s a radio station for the people of Athlone and the surrounding areas.
They help you step by step with any difficulty you may have.
What have you accomplished at ACR?
I have done everything here at ACR thankfully. I have been involved with editing, vox pops, interviews and created a clip to advertise ACR. I actually did my own show. Now at present I am doing a show called Best Of The Week, meaning taking the best clips of other presenters shows from Monday to Friday and let the listeners get a preview of what was going on during the week.
I just want to say that I would like to thank ACR for their hospitality and getting me to where I am now. And they are always looking for new volunteers. You don’t need experience at all!
Athlone Community Radio est un projet de développement communautaire qui repose sur des bénévoles vivant dans la communauté. Les bénévoles établissent des programmes, comme s’occuper des programmes techniques et informatiques, des programmes de musique actuelle, ou établir des rapports sur des événements autour de la ville et plus encore.
Si vous êtes intéressé à devenir bénévole pourquoi ne pas nous contacter par téléphone au 0906490722 ou par email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Vous pouvez également vous présenter dans nos studios situés à Parnell Square Athlone.