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


ed coyle
PRESENTER ON MONDAY & Wednesday

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.

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.

irena cvetkovic
presenter on friday

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.


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.

Padraig Mcgovern
Producer

Aspiring Novelist, musician, achieving Distinctions in his Media Studies and all out fun witted, Padraig has gained multiple talents working in the radio scene when he joined Athlone Community Radio in June of 2018 and has since then become a major component of the team. Being trained in producing, presenting, editing and interviewing; he will tackle his objective with discipline and precision and at the end of the day, relax with a nice cup of tea, some music or even some TV.

Philomena Barry
Producer

Philomena is a local author who has been with Athlone Community Radio since February 2018. As well as helping to produce our daily current affairs programme, Athlone Today, she can occasionally be heard reading the news, and she also produces and presents the arts show, For Arts Sake. She is very passionate about this programme, and enjoys nothing better than getting out into the community to meet writers, visual artists, musicians, actors, and all the other artists that call Athlone their home. When Philomena isn’t busy at the station, you’ll find her writing, getting stuck into a good book, taking care of her son, or fulfilling her duties as Assistant Secretary of Making Space Artists Collective.


CONTRIBUTORS


URSULA LEDWITH
REPORTER/RESEARCHER

Eoin Beirne
Researcher

Padraig mcgovern
researcher

Aspiring Novelist, musician, achieving Distinctions in his Media Studies and all out fun witted, Padraig has gained multiple talents working in the radio scene when he joined Athlone Community Radio in June of 2018 and has since then become a major component of the team. Being trained in producing, presenting, editing and interviewing; he will tackle his objective with discipline and precision and at the end of the day, relax with a nice cup of tea, some music or even some TV.

Philomena Barry
Producer

Philomena is a local author who has been with Athlone Community Radio since February 2018. As well as helping to produce our daily current affairs programme, Athlone Today, she can occasionally be heard reading the news, and she also produces and presents the arts show, For Arts Sake. She is very passionate about this programme, and enjoys nothing better than getting out into the community to meet writers, visual artists, musicians, actors, and all the other artists that call Athlone their home. When Philomena isn’t busy at the station, you’ll find her writing, getting stuck into a good book, taking care of her son, or fulfilling her duties as Assistant Secretary of Making Space Artists Collective.


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.