Listen in live right now to our State Of The Union broadcast. We will be live-blogging as the show continues, and we’d love to see your comments, either on through the messagebox here on DCUfm.com or in the comments of this liveblog.
Here at DCUfm, we regularly get emails asking how we do what we do, why we do what we do and the problems and pitfalls that we have overcome. “Inside Management” is a weekly series of blogposts which aims to compile as much information as we possibly can on what it takes to run a full-time college radio station, broadcasting from 9am until midnight every weekday. We’ll also be sharing fun behind the scenes moments, and a little bit of insider knowledge. For the first two posts, both coming this week, Ciaran and I will be discussing what we have done so far to get this year off the ground.
Firstly though, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Cian Mac Mahon, and I have been involved in DCUfm since 2010. In my first year of involvement, I started off simply rebroadcasting my podcast, View From The Quad, but near the end of the year became more and more involved in working on the website. In 2011, I was appointed Technical Manager, and was completely in charge of the website, as well as many of the technical hardware in the station. I rebuilt the site to be more streamlined and user accessible, a process that I hope to cover at some future point in this series. In 2012, I was elected Deputy Station Manager, and here I am!
We’ll be posting liveblogs of the two National Media Conference panels that DCUfm members are taking part in.
Why aren’t there more young people in National Radio? – Cian Mac Mahon, Deputy Station Manager – 15:00 – 15:45
Overcoming Limitations: What makes radio a unique medium? – Ciaran O’Connor, Station Manager – 15:45 – 16:30
Is Irish Radio failing it’s listeners – Russell James Alford (DCUfm Deputy Station Manager 2011/2012)