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Vacancy: IT & Technical Support Officer

Claremorris Community Radio has a vacancy for a part-time temporary IT & Technical Support Officer. The main function of this post is to to ensure the station remains on air/online at all scheduled times.

Main duties include:

  • ensuring the station remains on air/online at all scheduled times;
  • performing maintenance and upgrades of computers, network and studio equipment, ensuring that all equipment/systems are fully functioning;
  • highlighting, reporting and addressing any transmission issues;
  • technical support and overseeing of outside broadcasts;
  • receiving and following up system alarms and support calls from members and, when reasonable, endeavouring to assist them;
  • providing technical assistance and advice to programme makers, presenters and volunteers;
  • supporting the development and service of the station’s website, social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram); and
  • liaising with and accepting direction from the Station Manager.

The job may include unsociable hours and requires flexibility.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • In depth knowledge of computers and networks usage and maintenance
  • Good knowledge of sound and studio equipment
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills including ability to deal with a wide range of needs
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritize own work to meet agreed objectives
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of outside broadcast equipment
  • Punctuality & reliability
  • Proficient in social media

The application form may be downloaded here, or obtained by emailing manager@ccr946.ie, or from the Station Manager, Claremorris Community Radio, Town Hall Road, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

This post is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.

CCR Presenter Andrew Newman Wins Volunteer of the Year Award

Were you at the Claremorris Red Cross Volunteer of the Year Awards last week?


Members and supporters of Claremorris Community Radio went along to show support for the nominees, many of whom have appeared on the radio in relation to their volunteering activities.

One award winner who has appeared on CCR more than most was Andrew Newman, who was nominated in recognition of more than 15 years’ involvement in the station, including his long-running and globally popular classical music programme, Classical Sounds.

Andrew says: “Thanks to everyone in CCR for nominating me for this award, it is much appreciated. (FYI the photo has me cross-eyed, I’m not!)”

Everyone at Claremorris Community Radio would like to congratulate Andrew on this well-deserved award.

Classical Sounds is broadcast live every Sunday from 3 to 5 pm, with single hours repeated on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 pm.

Western Rail Corridor Consultation Opens: Studio Discussion, Good Morning Show, 9th July

A public consultation on the Western Rail Corridor has been open since 5th June and is about to close, on 17th July.

On 9th July, Bridie Sheeran, along with regular co-host Matt Macken, invited Cleo de Vito and Cy O’Hara into the Good Morning Show studio to discuss the issue.

You can find more information about the consultation, along with a link to the survey itself, here: http://www.irishrail.ie/news/wrc-consultation.