As you may know, we have some problems keeping it up here at Belfield FM. For the moment at least, the stream is back!
Belfield FM are hosting a table quiz this week in conjunction with Dutch Soc! There’ll be prizes for the winning team as well as spot prizes on the night, entry is 2 euro per person with a maximum of 4 to a team. The event starts at 7:30pm this Wednesday at the New Student Centre in meetings room 5,6, and 7 respectively, and we’ve organised for cheaplist into Workman’s Wednesdays afterwards! For more information see the event page linked here. Hope to see you all there!
For the first time ever (in the last 2 years at least) Belfield FM has a brand new morning show! Seán O’Reilly will be coming to you live weekday mornings from 9 until 11 bringing you that mornings news, UCD events and what will be coming up on Belfield FM that day. Rather than the usual morning shows, this show will be playing a great mix of music from classic rock to alt rock and electronic music.
If you’re looking for something different for your mornings, tune into Belfield FM from 9 until 11 online right here!
It’s the second week of the semester in UCD, which can only mean one thing; Freshers’ Week! This is your opportunity to join all those societies that you’ve heard so much about over the last few weeks and, of course, it means you can join UCD’s only student radio station, Belfield FM. We’ll be down in the Fresher’s Tent across from the Student Centre all week, playing the music you want to hear and giving away some things!
No Fresher’s Week would be complete without the events that are run throughout this week. Belfield FM are taking part in two events this week, the first of which is our Studio Tour! Anyone who wants to come down to see how Belfield FM is run can come down to the Radio Pod (the big yellow pod in the Student Centre) at 11:00 on Wednesday and take a look at the equipment, how production is handled and of course learn how to present a show! On Thursday at 13:00 in the Fitzgerald Chamber, we will be debating against the L&H on the motion that “This House Would Make All Music Free”.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!
It’s getting close to the beginning of the semester, only 27 more days, and Belfield FM is looking for Executive Producers and Show Producers for the coming semester in the following areas:
NEWS: This is the big one. We hope to have daily news shows, that are looked after by an Executive Producer, which consist of campus, national, international and interplanetary news. Also discussion and field reporting would be beneficial to this sort of programming.
SPORT: Another big one. Belfield FM would like to have daily shows on sport but each show reporting on different aspects of the sporting world. But, this is up to the discretion of the Executive Producer of the show.
Beats N Pieces (General Chat Show): The Executive Producer of this show would be in charge of setting the agendas for the show, helping newer people find their feet and lead the contributors into the discussions. This show is a sort of catch-all show that can be used to talk about pretty much anything really and the Executive Producer must be pretty open about all talking points, which is in direct contrast to our next position.
Alternative Lunch (Music show): If you rather hear a Merzbow song than whatever is in the charts right now, this is the show for you. This daily show plays everything from Alternative Rock to Ambient Techno and from UK Garage to Ska Punk, anything pretty much goes here (as long as it isn’t Bruno Mars).
Executive Producers, or showrunners, are essentially those who manage the running of the show, making sure it takes place and that people show up. In addition to this, executive producers are also responsible for training newcomers who are interested in getting involved with their respective shows. But of course, training will be provided during the early weeks of the semester for anyone who has never went near the desk or needs a readjustment after the long summer break.
All applications for Executive Producer positions can be send with the subject line “Executive Producer Application” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application must contain; your ideas for the coming year, your previous experience, a sample show plan and why you believe you’re the right person for the job. The Belfield FM committee will look over each application in the selection process and let the successful applicants know before the beginning of the semester.
In addition to executive producer roles for daily shows, we are also looking for people to apply with their own show ideas. These shows can be absolutely anything (within reason of course) that can fit into a one hour time slot. Your pitch must include; a brief description of your show, your background in radio (if any, not a necessity), a sample show plan (I’ll link a sample show plan at the bottom of this post that you can use to base your plan off) and preferred day and time you’d like your show to broadcast (I understand most people haven’t gotten there timetables yet, so leave this section out for now).
Again, your application can be sent to email@example.com with the subject line “Show Application”.
Sample Show Plan: http://pastebin.com/RpsDTkPn
Last year saw us move into a brand new studio in the UCD Student Centre. As part of that move we also re-designed the station logo. We are delighted to now unveil the latest step in our re-branding – a new website! We hope you like it as much as we do.