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October team meeting

The October team meeting takes place in the Dalton Inn tonight at 7pm.  All  members (including those with concessions), associate members and, of course, the staff are all members of the Radio Team and all are welcome.  

The meeting will be about the plans for the future of the radio, now that a large portion of the cost of the move to the new studios is to be covered by a grant from Leader.  The Agenda will consist of:

  • presentation of the plans for the relocation of our studios, together with the financial implications, led by Pat Keane  
  • discussion of the plans by all present 
  • any other business (time-sensitive matters only, please, to keep the meeting from running on for too long!).

We hope to see as many members of the Team as possible. This is all about the future of our radio and the new opportunities now open to it.

Two CRAOL Awards for Claremorris shows

Claremorris Community Radio received two awards at the 2018 CRAOL Féile in Athlone.  Pictured (l-r): Pat Keane (chairperson), Bridie Sheeran (receiving the award on behalf of Sports Talk), Bernard Joyce (Smooth n’ Easy) and Ed Coulson.

Two Claremorris Community Radio shows received CRAOL awards at this year’s CRAOL Féile, which took place in Athlone over the last weekend.

The live Sunday evening Sports Talk show received a silver award in the Volunteer Team category.  In their citation the judges stated that Sports Talk is “a must listen for all GAA fans. The presenters work well together and have great understanding and knowledge of the game that they impart to listeners.”  Congratulations to Austin, Billy, John and their other contributors on this well-earned accolade!

Congratulations also to Bernard Joyce, whose solo music show Smooth n’ Easy received a bronze award in the Social Benefit category.  The judges were impressed with Smooth n’ Easy and the atmosphere that Bernard creates.  They said it is “a chilled vintage music show with thorough research and great information about all the tracks”, before adding that is a “thoroughly enjoyable show.”

Well done to all involved in the production of these high quality shows.  Sports Talk is broadcast live at 7pm on Sunday evenings and repeated on Mondays, also at 7pm.  Smooth n’ Easy is broadcast on Sunday nights at 8pm and repeated Fridays at 5pm.