Down Community Radio Ready To Launch

Paul Walsh, a SERC Head of School, who has been working on the development of Down Community Radio, said, “SERC is delighted to be able to help with the development of Down Community Radio which is going to provide an opportunity for local people to keep in touch with local issues and events. [caption id="attachment_21420" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="SERC students Conal Duffy, Darren O'Sullivan, Ryan Sheppard and Michael O'Brien are part of the Down Community radio team."][/caption] “Those who are further away abroad can keep in touch with home through the internet broadcasts which will be streamed. This is also opportunity for individuals to develop their talents and skills in researching, producing and designing a range of programmes. Many people throughout our community have the skills and experience that could make an interesting slot on FM 105. Local organisations can get involved, and big events can be covered too by a roving reporter with a microphone on the road. As the Downpatrick community tunes in, through time FM 105 will ctach on and be listened to in cars and homes throughout he area. “Further details of the programme schedules will be published at: If you are interested in helping or have suggestions for FM105 – Down Community Radio, these can be emailed to: “In meantime the first live broadcast, a mixture of music, chat and interviews, both in Irish and English from the St Patrick’s Day Festival in Downpatrick can be heard on FM105 from noon.” Fleeton To Present The Arts On FM 105 George Fleeton, producer/presenter of the Classicsclub programmes on Down Community Radio 105fm.
Classicsclub will be broadcasting every Sunday night from 9pm to midnight. 
Since November 2003, George has been involved in local community radio when Patron World Radio went on air, on the internet, from the St Patrick Centre in Downpatrick. He is also Arts and Culture reporter for and Arts Reviewer for the Down Recorder. George runs his own company – Downe Independent Promotions – which recently brought Donizetti’s opera Don Pasquale to the Great Hall at the Downshire Estate. On April 6th he is producing, in Down County Museum, a 60th anniversary tribute to Sam Hanna Bell’s
novel, December Bride, followed by a 20th anniversary tribute to the film based on the book Details of thes events can be had from Linda McKenna at the Museum on 028 4461 5218. [caption id="attachment_21415" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Arts critic George Fleeton will be hosting the Classicsclub on Sunday evening. "][/caption] ]]>