TUNE IN EVERY MONDAY TO FRIDAY 3PM TO 5PM


NEWS

News of local achievements, awards as well as global catastrophes. Stay up to date with current affairs in a complete news bulletin broadcasted twice in the show followed by a weather update and news from sports.

COMMUNITY DIARY

Which local play is on this weekend, is there any activity in local library, is there an event nearby? Listen to a round up of all the community activities and happenings in your own town, Athlone.

ON THIS DAY

Did Ronan O’Gara helped win against Wales today all these years ago? Was David Bowie born on this day? Is it National Sock Memorial Day? Find out significance of every day and how it’s celebrated all around the world.


WEEKLY SLOTS AND ENTERTAINMENT



FILM CLUB

New releases this week? Which films have the highest ratings? Looking to binge watch a season? Any foreign language films around you? Find out about latest films and film festivals in Athlone and midlands with Eunan Keys.

ANIMAL WELFARE

What to do if your pet gets lost? How to help feral cats? Why is microchipping so essential? In conjunction with Athlone Animal Welfare, this slot highlights wide range of animal welfare topics, every Friday!

 LEGAL SLOT

Get legal advise from a credited lawyer on your daily matters. Get insight about the policies and law-making of local organisations and understand working of the system.



COMMUNITY SLOTS


CITIZENS INFORMATION

ATHLONE COMMUNITY SERVICES COUNCIL

WESTMEATH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


PRESENTERS FOR THE WEEKLY PROGRAMME


DEREK O'MEARA
PRESENTER ON MONDAY

Derek is a very adventurist person and loves Aviation and Photography in his spare time. Music, Business and Politics keep Derek busy and he has a keen interest in retaining services for the elderly in his local area.

FINIAN COGHLAN
presenter on tuesday

With 20 years experience in journalism, I am delighted to be part of the Athlone Today team, I helped win an IFTA on the TG4 show Jockey Eile, this is only one of my many talents so join me every Tuesday to find out more.

VINNY O'BRIEN
PRESENTER ON WEDNESDAY

Straight talking presenter Vinny O’ Brien loves politics and current affairs. On Wednesday’s Athlone Today Vinny is always guaranteed to tease out a good story. With a personality larger than life Vinny’s passions include TV, movies and cooking when he is not on air.


Deirdre o'murchadha
presenter on thursday

Deirdre has been volunteering on Athlone Community Radio since 2013 with considerable experience in research, production, editing, and presenting. She has also been involved in researching, producing, presenting & editing a number of ‘Open File’ and ‘On the Couch’ programmes and has also taken a small role in Sound & Vision programmes ‘Ciorcal Celtic’ and ‘Seo Ceist’. She is a regular guest on ‘Inniu Inné Amarach’ and on occasion has presented the ‘Brekkie Fix’ and other programmes. Deirdre previously worked in the Banking sector, has a Financial Service Degree; is a qualified Life & Business Coach and Trainer; has extensive networking and speaking experience through her work as a Co-ordinator for a  Business Network for Women in Roscommon and through her involvement in Toastmasters, Athlone etc.

FRASER O'REILLY
presenter on friday

Friday’s Presenter of Athlone Today loves nothing more than a good discussion and loves to hear everybody’s point of view. A creative person who bakes (and regularly brings treats to work) and sews when time in her busy week allows, upcycling furniture is her latest venture which she self taught with the help of Youtube. Fraser is also an animal lover so animal welfare is always her priority.


RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION TEAM


CATHERINE IVERS
producer

IRENA CVETKOVIC
PRODUCER

Fun loving Irena has extensive experience in radio production working for the past nine years as a producer, editor, trainer and interviewer in Athlone Community Radio. Sound & Vision is her passion and has been very successful in applications with Athlone Community Radio. In her spare time Irena likes nothing better than a good singalong.

DEIRDRE HUNT
PRODUCER

In 2004 I called to visit a friend in RosFm, a local Community Radio, of course you always get a job when you come in the door of a community radio and I was asked to read the news LIVE. I did this and got hooked on radio and became the news reader until I progressed to presenting their magazine programme once a week. In 2008 I got the opportunity to work in Athlone Community Radio, Marketing and Fundraising is a busy role which I love, but I can also be found on voiceovers, interviews and marathon broadcasts! Over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing people and no two days are ever the same.


CONTRIBUTORS


AMANDA GUNNING
DESK OPERATOR

Amanda’s role involves programme development, quality control, and getting on everyone’s case about labelling files correctly! She has been involved in over 30 BAI Sound & Vision funded radio projects including producer roles in The Railway Children, Soul Sessions I & II, and Animal Care & Welfare. Her interests include songwriting, graphic design, video gaming, and animal rights.

Olywn Sullivan
Contributor

URSULA LEDWITH
REPORTER/RESEARCHER


ROVING REPORTERS


DEAN CARROLL
ROVING REPORTER

Dean was born in 1986 and is a filmmaker. He currently lives in Athlone. Dean has always had a love of writing and a desire to become a writer. He wrote his first short fantasy story when he was 16 and developed a love for fantasy. He went on to study multimedia FETAC Level 5 in Móinín na gCiseach, Galway. In 2006 he studied TV and Film in DCFE Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Dean recently completed a two-year course called Turas and a course called Fresh Start in the NLN Athlone. He is a volunteer with Tonnta Street Arts group and Athlone Community Radio.

MARK KEARNS
ROVING REPORTER

Most of you will know that every Wednesday I get a chance to play my favourite songs and talk about some of the best music ever created, some might even know that I’ve being volunteering in Athlone Community Radio for nearly two years and travel up from Kildare to do so but lesser known about me is my involvement in martial arts. I’ve completed and still train in mixed martial arts. I even held an amateur title for a while. I mainly focus on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and summation grappling now.