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Wired FM summer camp 2021 aims to Empower New Voices of migrant youths

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Wired FM summer camp 2021 – pictured above is Ray Burke, station manager of Wired FM

Wired FM summer camp 2021 aims to Empower New Voices of migrant youths

Wired FM summer camp 2021

The summer camp is specifically for migrant youths in Limerick city and county from the ages of 13-17.

Wired FM, in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology, are running Empowering New Voices, a summer camp specifically for migrant youths in Limerick city and county from the ages of 13-17.

The free course will run from 10-4 pm from August 9-13 with podcast production days on August 16 and 17 on LIT’s Moylish Campus. Lunch and refreshments are also included.

Your teen years are the best time to plant the seed and unlock your potential in radio and podcasting. It’s also a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a friendly and supportive environment. 

It’s crazy to think how much of an impact words spoken into a microphone can have on people!

You can make the world a better place by interviewing interesting guests, sharing ideas and knowledge about topics you are passionate about.

The course will cover programme ideas and storytelling along with tips and tricks about recording, editing and broadcasting your programmes.

You will be introduced to programme planning as well as what software and equipment to use during the early stages of your radio and podcasting journey!

Your confidence will improve and you will become a great presenter quicker than you can say ‘on air’.

The content that the group produces will be launched as a part of the inaugural Limerick Media and Arts Conference 2021 on August 25 and 26.

President Michael D. Higgins spoke eloquently about Community Radio on National Community Radio Day 2021 last month.

“Let us celebrate the strength and beauty of the spoken word and pay tribute to the valuable role that Community Radio has in entertaining and empowering our citizens,” he said.

Dave Moore from Today FM said “There is absolutely nothing like doing in any field to build experience. Whether you want to become a Hollywood director, you can learn, read, and study all you want but until you point a camera at something, it’s all theoretical and I think what community radio and the world of podcasting allows you to do is actually physically and psychologically do it and that is the key thing.”

Spin South West’s Drive Time presenter Eoghain Fitzgerald said “College radio is brilliant. It’s where you get to learn your craft and where you get to have a bit of fun and have a chat with your friends about the stuff you love.”

Eimear O’Mahony outlined how important her time in Community Radio has impacted her career. “My time in Wired FM is directly related to where I am now. I’ve worked at RTÉ for 20 years now. I’ve worked in sport; current affairs and I produced the Late Late Toy Show. I’ve produced Up for The Match and Winning Streak. I’ve done a lot, it’s all down to my time at Wired FM.

To register for the event, go HERE or email [email protected]

For more information on Wired Fm, go HERE 

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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