The Whileaways – Live in Session, 12th July 2019

Renowned Galway-based folk trio The Whileaways were live in session on the Good Morning Show with Sandra Donnellan on Friday 12th July.

Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce sang four beautiful songs, and chatted in between about how they got together, the inspiration behind their music, the serious approach required for musical whistling, and lots more.

The Whileaways are just one of the dozens of fantastic folk acts taking the stage at the inaugural Claremorris Folk Festival this weekend.

The Whileaways play the Main Stage on Sunday night at 9pm. Tickets and more information at

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, 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.

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