The morning eventually came around for the tired Ciaran and the hoarse Colin. As the clock struck 9am, the Grand Total raised by them in their 24 hour stint was €830.62, which is all going directly to Headstrong.
Colin and Ciaran want to publicly thank everyone who donated not just money, but time as well. The 24 hours passed by in no time thanks to continuous visits, interviews and many sing-a-longs! As they made for bed Thursday, DCUfm kicked into it’s Morning schedule and shows fed off the atmosphere (and distinct BO smell) that filled the Studio during the night.
As part of the DCU Students Union mental health awareness week we are doing two main events: a 24-hour Charity Broadcast on DCUfm( with Colin and Ciaran) and a 28-hour outdoor camping fast (with Neil Collins and Neil Mulhern) which makes up our 50 hour charity drive.
Headstrong is a very worthy cause and we would very much appreciate your support in helping us to raise funds for them, so donate around any of the buckets you can find in DCU, or online here!
We have managed to fit EVERY SINGLE NEW PERSON who asked to be part of DCUfm (and who told us their availability) into our brand new schedule, and the emails informing people of their slots are going out now. Over the next 24 hours, around 130 of these emails will be going out.
We have also managed to fit every proposed show in, somewhere or another. Add these two groups to our HUGE news team and our SCARY LARGE sports team, and DCUfm will have more than 200 people making brilliant content this coming semester, broadcasting from 9am until midnight each weekday.
It has been a gargantuan task, and we thank everybody for being so patient with us as we’ve been working on it. Thanks to some tweaks we made to our scheduling system, we will be starting full broadcast much earlier then we have been able to in the past!