a radio series all about radio broadcast on the first Monday of every month on Flirt FM 101.3 in Galway and on www.flirtfm.ie. Wireless covers all aspects of radio: analogue and digital broadcasting, community, regional and national broadcasters, niche broadcasting, pirate radio, podcasting, radio ownership and radio’s history and future prospects.
Final programme – May 2023
Photo credit: Denisse Leon, Unsplash
After nearly 70 episodes, the time has come to hang up the headphones and bring Wireless on Flirt FM to an end. In this final episode, we talk to Liz Greene of Northumbria University about …
History of campaign to keep RTÉ on long wave
RTÉ long wave facility pictured in 2018 (photo by John Walsh).
On April 1st 2023, RTÉ announced the closure of the long wave service of Radio 1 on 252 kHz. Based in Clarkestown in Co. Meath, the transmitter designed …
Interview with audio documentary maker Orla Higgins
Independent audio documentary maker Orla Higgins.
Orla Higgins is an award-winning documentary maker and independent audio producer from Galway. Her work has aired on the Documentary on One series on RTÉ Radio as well as on the BBC World Service …
Programme #68 (March 2023)
Alternative Eye is supported by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, University of Galway and Flirt FM
In the March 2023 edition of Wireless, we go behind the scenes in the world of audio documentary with independent …
Analysis of challenges facing new media commission
Tom Felle, head of Journalism and Communication at the University of Galway
Ireland’s new media commission, Coimisiún na Meán, is currently being established following the publication last year of a report on the future of media and the enactment of …
First ‘brand extension’ of Ireland’s Classic Hits Radio
In late December 2022, a new temporary radio station called Classic Hits 80s took to the airwaves in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Clare and Galway. The station, which broadcast for a month under a 30-day licence, was the first ‘brand extension’ …