Press Matters


Do you love reading the local paper?

Are you interested in current affairs?

Do you want to find out more about local news?

Athlone Community Radio are looking for interested volunteers to present Press Matters, the weekly newspaper review programme!

YOU show the interest & we will train you for this position!


We are looking for volunteers to sit/present this weekly programme which is on every Friday 18:00 – 18:30

There will be full support in the studio with regard to the technical end of the show so don’t worry about all the knobs!!!

The programme will require you to:

  1. 1.  Pick out articles that interest you in the local papers & talk about them
  2. 2.  Interview local editors on the weekly newspapers when possible


The weekly newspapers we review are:


  • The Westmeath Independent
  • Athlone Topic
  • Athlone Advertiser
  • And other local publications

Please email to let us know if you would like to be part of the Press Matters team!