Wired FM

 

Wired FM (96.8) started broadcasting to Limerick students in 1995. The city hosts 13,000 third-level students at Limerick IT, the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College - and the station broadcasts from all three campuses.

The daily 10 hours of programming emphasises student concerns - rents, grants, entertainment etc. The music played includes dance, indie, jazz, trad and a weekly programme for young bands.

Like other student stations, Wired FM is aware of the interest of second-level students. Transition Year students have been very valuable to the station while on work placement - and many of the callers to evening request shows are Leaving Cert students chained to their desks!

Wired recently organised a documentary competition aimed at Transition Year students. More than 20 groups entered, but in the end student volunteers at Wired help in the production of programmes by teenagers from St Joseph's Secondary School in Abbeyfeale and Scoil Carmel in Limerick city.