Community Radio Youghal
Emily Aherne is a 22 year old from Tallow and is representing Community Radio Youghal where she volunteers. Emily recently graduated from University of Limerick with a First Class Honours in New Media and English. Her main interests are music and drama. She is a singer-songwriter and has been playing guitar and writing songs for over 10 years. She is the secretary of Brideview Drama Tallow and is hugely involved in productions both on stage and behind the scenes. Emily has a part-time job at Leahys Open Farm and her main role is as a Bean an T’ in a 300 year old cottage.
About the Sponsor
Broadcasting to Youghal Town and the surrounding areas of East Cork and West Waterford on 104fm, Community Radio Youghal went on air in October 1995. It was one of eleven stations licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the pilot scheme for community radio stations and in 2008 we were granted a ten year broadcast license. Like all community radio stations, we are a not for profit organisation and rely heavily on the goodwill of the community and businesses in the area to provide us with funding and other resources.
From our studios in Nagle House, we broadcast 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
Our programming includes Current Affairs (mainly local issues but including national issues that have a local impact), Sport, Inclusiveness, the Arts, Women’s Issues and items of Local Historical interest. We also broadcast a range of specialist music programmes including Classical, Country & Irish, Traditional Irish music, Jazz, Pipe Bands and much much more.
We also provide live coverage of major local sporting events, St Raphael’s Open Day and special events from time to time. Listeners are also kept up to date with reports of Youghal Town Council meetings.
Our signal reaches Ardmore, Ballymacoda, Clashmore, Kinsalebeg, Knockanore, Killeagh and Inch amongst other places.