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ULFM celebrates 10th anniversary with a week of special broadcasts

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ULFM anniversary – ULFM President Aimee Austin (pictured) is delighted to lead 10th-anniversary celebrations in the coming weeks. 

ULFM celebrates 10th anniversary with a week of special broadcasts

By I Love Limerick correspondent Rachel Petticrew

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The full week of events will also be live-streamed on the ULFM Facebook page.

University of Limerick’s student radio station, ULFM, is celebrating ten years on air this month with a week of special online broadcasts.

Established in 2011 by then UL Student Union Communications Officer, Kelly O’Brien, the station is run by student volunteers, from technical roles to administration. 

From September 20-24, a wide range of celebratory programmes and events will take place on the airways, broadcast from the ULFM studio in the UL Student Life Centre. 

The full week of events will also be live-streamed on the ULFM Facebook page.

Celebrations will kick off on Monday, September 20 with a full day of broadcasting, followed by a day of reflection on Tuesday, September 21. Station founders, alumni and past and present Student Life officers will look back at the station’s history and successes through the years. 

On Wednesday, September 22, student radio stations from across Ireland will collaborate with ULFM for an intervarsity event, fundraising in aid of Doras Luimni, a Limerick charity supporting migrants and protecting those in direct provision. 

A twelve-hour broadcast will air from 9 am to 9 pm on Thursday, September 23, in aid of Limerick charity Gateway to Education. Shows will be broadcast by various UL clubs and societies as well as ULFM members. 

Finally, on Friday, September 24 a Discord server quiz, synonymous with ULFM, will wrap up the week in style. 

ULFM President Aimee Austin is delighted to lead anniversary celebrations in the coming weeks. 

“Between making lifelong friends and gaining priceless experience, joining ULFM is one of the best things that myself and many others have done during our time in college and we can’t wait to see where the next ten years takes us,” Ms Austin told I Love Limerick.

“This anniversary is a celebration of the successes of our members past and present, without who our station would not function. ULFM has a strong history of producing top-quality shows and presenters who have been recognized at a national level and gone into media careers from all backgrounds of study. We are very proud of our station and everything we have achieved.”

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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