Students set to hit the decks for a week of Tallaght radio
RADIO veterans Ray D'Arcy and Ryan Tubridy better watch their backs as the new kids on the block get behind the decks.
Tallaght IT's home-grown radio station, ITTfm, kicks off on September 22 and runs until September 26. The next generation of radio hosts will be on air from noon to 9pm every day.
Intent on keeping it fresh, the 20-strong team have put together a mix of programmes, including chat shows, current affairs and music.
ITTfm is available for anyone who wants to tune in on their website of the same name.
"We're focusing a lot more this year on promoting it as a worldwide station," chairperson Emma Mullan (21) told the Herald. "We want to emphasise the fact that you can listen to it anywhere in the world - whether it's Australia or China," said the Perrystown native.
This is the station's eleventh year on the air and it has long provided radio-wannabes a starting point in their career.
"Some of our former students have gone on to RTE," Emma added.
Now it is the turn of the next batch of students and they hope that potential employers tune in to hear what they are missing.
"When I first started I wasn't sure, but now I've a new-found love," she said.
Music Mash-Up and Traffic Jams will be the station's flagship music shows, while College 101 will provide top tips for incoming freshers.
Every February, the radio society hosts a 33-hour marathon broadcast for charity. The Simon Community will be next year's worthy cause.