Learning Waves launches Introduction to Radio Webinars for TY Students

Learning Waves, has today, launched a series of webinars which will provide an Introduction to Radio for TY Students.  In the academic year of 2019/2020, Learning Waves, through funding from the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme ran the very successful TY Media Week Programme.

The TY Media Week enabled over 50 schools, 225 TY students and 13 radio stations take part in a week long programme which focussed on the creation, editing, production and presentation of radio content across all of the stations.  The students were mentored for one week, during which they were located within the station, and at the end of the week students produced content that was broadcast on the radio station.  The content produced by the TY students included content which focussed on Mental Health, Fast Fashion, Equality in Sport, Social Media and TY Students, Election 2020 and much more. 


Due to Covid 19, Learning Waves is not in a position to provide the TY Media Week Programme to students and schools in the academic year 2020/2021.  As an alternative to this, Learning Waves has devised a series of webinars for TY students which will be delivered over a five week period from 2nd December 2020 to 20th January 2021. During the series of webinars, TY students will get the opportunity to hear from radio presenters, producers, news editors, sports editors, social media editors and commercial production and sales staff.  In addition to this, virtual station tours will be provided during the webinars. The webinars will take place from 11am to 12.30pm each day.   The schedule of webinars are as follows :


Webinar 1  2nd December 2020 - Introduction to Radio and Meet the Breakfast Presenters

This webinar will cover the following :

  • Introduction to Learning Waves and TY Course with Teresa Hanratty and Nessa McGann
  • Introduction to the Irish Radio Landscape with Nessa McGann
  • Start the Day with Breakfast - Meet Aidan Power and Oonagh Carroll from iRadio
  • Virtual station tour of iRadio
  • Weekly assignment details


Webinar 2 9th December 2020 - Interviewing, Research and Music Programming

This webinar will cover the following :

  • Interviewing and Research with Nessa McGann
  • Interviewing A list celebrities and Presenting Youth Topics with Tara Murray from FM104
  • Publishing on Social Media, what you can and cannot publish with Sarah Kieran from Media Lawyer
  • Scheduling Music Programmes with Martin Howard from Shannonside/Northern Sound
  • Presenting a Music Show and Imaging for Music Radio with Peter Collins and Nick Karkazis from Spin 1038
  • Weekly assignment details


Webinar 3 16th December 2020 - It's All About the News

This webinar will cover the following :

  • Fake News - What is it and how do we recognise it
  • What is Media Literacy and why is it important
  • The Newsroom with Louise Cantillon from Classic Hits
  • Classic Hits Virtual Tour of the Newsroom
  • Weekly assignment details


Webinar 4 13th January 2021 - Sport and Social Media on Radio

This webinar will cover the following :

  • Award winning sports, speakers to be confirmed
  • Social Media - How and Why radio stations use Social Media with Dylan Connolly, Galway Bay FM
  • Weekly assignment details


Webinar 5 20th January 2021 - Radio Measurement, Sales and meet an award winning Radio DJ

This webinar will cover the following :

  • Radio Measurment - JNLR, what is it and why is it important - speaker to be confirmed
  • Sell, Sell, Sell - what this means for Radio - speaker to be confirmed
  • Find out what makes a great radio DJ - speaker to be confirmed
  • Questions/Wrap Up


Application Details

In order to apply for the TY Introduction to Radio Webinar series, students must be in the TY Year for the academic year 2020/2021.  Students must receive consent from their TY Co-ordinator to apply for the course.  Students must complete the application form which can be accessed by clicking here.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 25th November 2020.  If you have any queries on the application please email : Teresa Hanratty, Project Manager, Learning Waves at teresah@learningwaves.ie.  


Posted : 9th November 2020


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