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Mark Egan is an expert in his field and is a great teacher. I have a greater knowledge of TikTok and how it can benefit me personally but, most importantly, professionally. The course is packed with content that is informative and very engaging. I was hooked from the beginning to end. I liked that it was practical. I learned whilst doing which will stand to me as a broadcast journalist. I would recommend this course to everyone.Niamh Daly Radio Kerry on TikTok for Journalists September 2023
A very useful course in terms of understanding the current state of the various social media platforms; who is using them, how they are using them, what is working and what's not working. Joanne provided useful tools and a few handy short cuts around content creation.Mark Cunning iRadio on 2023 Digital Trends for Radio September 2023
This workshop is a necessary tool for anyone working in broadcasting or media. The course provides clarity on issues such as Defamation and Copyright. It gives practical examples of situations anyone could find themselves in. It also provides a discussion on forthcoming Defamation legislation and what changes could be coming down the line.Jonathan Byrne FM104 & Dublin's Q102 on Broadcast Law Updates September 2023
This workshop was relevant, up to date and informative. Sarah and Frank used well known cases to illustrate theory. I would recommend this to reporters at all levels.Sheila Naughton Newstalk on A Practical Approach to Court Reporting September 2023
This course was an eye opener for me, not just for suggesting new revenue opportunities but encouraging me that it would work. I learned more in this course than I thought was ever possible. Joanne was both a great instructor and a true source of encouragement. I would be happy to attend other courses like this in the future.Maggie Kenny WLR FM on Certificate in Digital Sales for Radio May - July 2023
Claire and Laura from THINKHOUSE delivered this course in a fun and interactive way with eye opening facts about sustainability and how we in radio have the opportunity to educate people. I would highly recommend this course.Aine Gillespie iRadio on Sustainability 101 July 2023
Really enjoyed the day, Tony was a great help! The course was relevant to my role and will make things more efficient for myself and my colleagues.Christeena Gleeson Ireland's Classic Hits on Aquira Training June 2023
Learning Waves are fantastic. They have such a great range of courses available that cover a broad spectrum of information for someone in the broadcasting industry. In the couple that I have done, I have already found myself implementing information learned in those courses in my everyday work.Claire O'Connor Cork's Red FM on Mastering Adobe Audition June 2023
I would highly recommend this course for anyone in radio that feels they need to improve their skills in Adobe Audition. I learned things in this course that I didn’t even know were possible to do in Adobe Audition. Keith was a great trainer, and I would definitely do another course with him!Dayna Kearney Beat 102 103 on Mastering Adobe Audition June 2023
Professional and passionate facilitators with relevant and current findings distributed to attendees in a way that is useful for them.Lorna Horgan Cork's 96FM & C103 on Youth Culture Uncovered June 2023
I would highly recommend this course. It was engaging and understandable for people who had never opened TikTok right through to people who had been on the app for years.Alex Rowley Bauer Media Audio Ireland on Tiktok for Journalists June 2023
I am delighted I took this course. TikTok seemed like a bit of an enigma to me beforehand. Learning how the app works was helpful at cutting away that mental block I’d built about the platform.Tom Douglas Spin South West on Tiktok for Journalists June 2023
This was a fantastic experience. I learnt worthwhile information over the two days. I would highly recommend doing a Learning Waves course.Jonathan Byrne FM 104 on Digital Storytelling for Radio June 2023
Learning Waves courses have always been really informative. They keep me on top of the standards needed in my current role.Cathal Minogue Today FM on Broadcast Law Updates June 2023
Eric is amazing at what he does. This is my second time attending the course and I feel as though there's no limit to how many times you can do it, as there's always room for improvement. I would highly recommend this course to my peers.Dayna Kearney Beat 102 103 on Advanced Speech and Voice Training June 2023
Shane's passion and knowledge are infectious. He pushes you out of your comfort zone without making you uncomfortable. It was a great excersise to have the team all together in an open and honest space.Claire Power WLR FM on Team Building Training April 2023
This was a very informative course. It had very practical cases which made it easily digestible. The information was very relevant to my work.Mary Gallagher Radio Kerry on Broadcast Law Updates May 2023
It is a very valuable course both for work and everyday life, and it is something that every employee should learn if at all possible.Anne Norris Shannonside FM on First Aid Training May 2023
This is an excellent course that everyone should complete. Should an event take place, be it in the workplace or in everyday life , one would be better placed to deal with it. Highly recommend.Martin Howard Shannonside FM & Northern Sound FM on First Aid Training May 2023
A very well delivered course by a very experienced trainer, a great team exercise at all levels and a way to find solutions to a multitude of cross departmental issues in a friendly environment.Maggie Kenny WLR FM on Team Building Training April 2023
An excellent training platform. The diversity of the courses is fantastic. It covers all the aspects of my position, from sales to creativity and management.Neil Gough WLR FM on Team Building Training April 2023
I really enjoyed the LinkedIn for Radio course. It reinforced the value of LinkedIn for our our profiles and the stations. Its a platform I believe we should all be using.Kate Fox iRadio on LinkedIn for Business May 2023
I really enjoyed this course and found it very informative and a provided me with the skills to apply to my role.Elisha McClsukey LMFM Radio on Using Google Workspace Effectively May 2023
As someone who has worked in a newsroom for a number of years, this type of course is a great refresher for how important it is to be up-to-date with Broadcast Laws in Ireland. It's imperative to know the topics that were covered on this course, and the variety of cases shared were useful for my daily work.Joleen Murphy Beat 102 103 on Broadcast Law Updates May 2023
"I've done a good few course with Learning Waves now and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. The trainers bring passion and experience to the course making it more interesting, engaging, and easier to learn."Jayde Maher Beat 102 103 on Writing for Radio April 2023
"Sarah is happy to answer and discuss any questions you may have and will be as honest as possible. A strength of this course would be being able to discuss current/previous cases openly."Jessica Martin Beat 102 103 on Legal Aspects of Social Media April 2023
"Learning Waves has been an invaluable help for me in my career - I've had perhaps five sessions with Eric since I jumped into radio, and he's helped me improve at every step."Tom Douglas Spin 1038 on Advanced Speech and Voice Training 2023
"Eric is amazing at what he does. This is my second time attending the course and I feel as though there's no limit to how many times you can do it, as there's always room for improvement. I would highly recommend this course to my peers."Dayna Kearney Beat 102 103 on Advanced Speech and Voice Training 2023
"The course was very good. I didn't know anything about Canva before I did the course and now I'm excited to use it."Iris Kelleher Beat 102 103 on Design with Canva for Beginners April 2023
"Joanne is a fantastic, enthusiastic trainer, who gives practical advice and tips that you can use straight away."Michael Brett IBI on Tiktok for Sales in Radio April 2023
"The Learning wave courses are well produced and has all the relevant information in a timely manner. I learn so much and only have to give a small amount of my working day to learn things that will enhance our product."Sarah Casserly Midlands 103 on Social Media Trends March 2023
"Learning Waves has been great to upskill within the radio industry. It has given me the tools to develop myself so that I have more keys on my chain and I am able to do more."Shannon Fogerty Midlands 103 on Social Media Trends March 2023
"Joanne tailored the course to match each attendee's role, in a way which was interesting to all. I learned how I could use social media to do my own job better, but also gained an understanding of how I need to present my ideas/pitches, so it meets the needs of other departments in the station e.g., sales."Breda Forrest Cork's Red FM on Advanced Diploma in Social Media March 2023
"If you need a quick refresher in broadcast law, then this is the module for you. Not only is it great in reminding you of relevant legal media frameworks but it also focuses on the recent trends and developments from the BAI, IBI and other broadcasting regulators."Ciara Mannion Shannonside on Broadcast Law Updates March 2023
"Fantastic courses with practical and applicable knowledge from industry experts. Learning Waves courses never fail to elevate the quality of my work."Vanessa McGrath KCLR96FM on Copywriting for Radio March 2023
"Learning waves is of massive benefit to me in the early stages of my radio career as I continue to grow and to develop."Stephen Grealis Midwest Radio on Photoshop Essentials March 2023
"I found Mary a great presenter/tutor for the course. She had great knowledge of the course and took the time to make sure everyone was following and not left behind. I liked the way the course was always engaging, and we were able to complete exercises as we went along, allowing me to feel confident in what I was learning. I feel this course will benefit my current role and would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to up skill in Google Sheets/Docs and/or Excel."Elisha McClsukey LMFM Radio on Excel/Google Sheets Training February 2023
"Great training and valuable information for all salespeople no matter how much experience you have. Would highly recommend to all."Shane Kingston Cork's Red FM on Introduction to Radio Sales February 2023
"You will never know everything and upskilling is key regardless of what role you play in your company. I find these types of courses invaluable to stay abreast of changing trends and ever changing social platforms."Deirdre Ferry iRadio on Developing Tiktok for Radio January 2023
"Overall, I really enjoyed this course. Previously I had not been overly familiar with this platform, so it was great to get a better understanding of the world of Tik Tok. I learned how we can utilise this form of social media in order to create bespoke packages for our clients."Riona Kavanagh iRadio on Developing Tiktok for Radio January 2023
"This programme is an amazing first step in your career. If you have finished college and are not sure how to get started, I couldn’t recommend this programme more. Before you know it, you’ll have skills, contacts and confidence. It truly is a priceless experience."Sorcha Burke on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"The most important take away from me is that I now know for sure that I want to have a career in radio. In the past five months, it feels like I've done it all. No day was exactly like the one before, and that kept me on my toes. Learning on the job is really the only way to go in journalism, and that is exactly what this programme provides. My skills, my confidence and my knowledge have all grown so much because of this programme. I felt like a fully-fledged member of The Newsroom, like a journalist, and that is a high that I want to keep chasing."Rachel Timoney on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"This programme has so much to offer. If you are looking to add to your CV, to make connections and to enhance your skills, I would highly recommend getting into this course and getting on the internship. The five months I have spent here in Midwest Radio, I've learned from some great people and seeing what goes into making a great radio show. It really helps you get out of your comfort zone and really helps you enhance your skills as an individual and as a broadcast journalist. I would highly recommend this course. I totally enjoyed my time here and I'm very thankful for the opportunity."Kyle Duffy on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"Getting the opportunity to be placed in a newsroom is just wonderful. You get to do the job as if you were hired there as a journalist. I had such a great time there. I was writing news stories. I was going out covering events. I met Ministers, TV's, local councilors. I was covering council meetings. As well as writing news stories, reading the news as well. It is just fantastic. The best way to learn is always by doing so, just getting the chance to be placed there, doing, and learning as you are going. It is wonderful."Katie O'Donovan on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"When I started this graduate programme, I had no experience of any broadcasting at all. After completing the course, I have walked away with a range of skills that will help me go far in the industry. I am still part of the station that I started with, and I could not be more thankful to all the team at learning waves for giving me the opportunity to do this."Jack Cunnane on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"I really enjoyed my time on this programme. I was very much welcomed, any question I had someone was there to help me with it. It is a busy environment, but I think if you really put yourself out there, they really take you in as one of their own. Besides working in The Newsroom, itself, the lectures were fantastic. Learning from amazing people like Gareth and Jane and finding out so much about the industry and focusing in on those skills that I have always wanted to develop. The best part of this whole internship was the community made between the interns. We were all able to help each other all the way through, support each other and lift each other up when we were a bit frustrated. I know that these people are going to be there for the rest of my career, and I will be able to rely on them. I am thankful for Learning Waves for creating that. "Heather Lawrie on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"I really could not recommend this programme enough. I had a little experience working in radio before, but the skills I have gained over the last five months are invaluable. Between getting chances to go out on the street and talk to people, conduct my own interviews, read the news, commentate on live sporting events, doing vox pops, even presenting a couple of shows here and there, the experience I have gained has been incredible. I really could not recommend this experience highly enough. "Donal Ryan on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"I was interning in Off the Ball from September to February. This course has really done wonders for me. It's changed my career completely. I was always so interested in radio and wanted to see myself working in the industry. Learning Waves has given me that platform. I have gotten to connect with plenty of people in the industry which I would have never done before. It's been incredible."Dan Hanratty on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"I thought the Learning Waves Graduate Programme was brilliant. The topics we researched were fantastic, current, and important. So, that was enjoyable for me, being part of a radio station and getting to know the team, it was brilliant. I learned so much and feel completely confident."Clodagh McKeon on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
"I have spent the last five months working as a researcher and journalist in Midlands 103. The main part of my role was researching content for the current affairs show, Midlands Today. In the beginning, I was not sure how much I would learn in such a short amount of time. Thankfully, I was wrong. Nevermind the technical skills that I have learnt, the confidence that I have gained in myself is incredible. I am more confident when I am speaking to guests and interviewing someone, as well as more confident when approaching people for vox-pops. While the technical aspect is a huge thing, I think the personal aspect also helps. I have learnt great people skills and how to deal with people in different situations."Chloe Farrell on Journalism Graduate Programme 2022
I would highly recommend Learning Waves for radio based courses. I went from being completely interested but clueless about working in radio, to having a decent knowledge and skill base and actually working part time in a radio station to further expand what I learned from the course. If you are in anyway interested in working in Radio, this is the course for you to do.Ashling Desmond on Radio Presenter Course 2022
A fantastic course run by great people with an excellent insight into the world of broadcasting. Extremely accessible with the remote nature of the course, a great mixture of speakers leading classes that cover a variety of topics related to radio presenting, this course is a great step into the radio sphereMarc O'Connor on Radio Presenter Course 2022
"Time and again, Learning Waves continues to deliver expert-led training for those of us working in the broadcast sector, in a friendly and easily-accessible manner. Sarah is great with practical examples and scenarios that are easily transferred to what were doing day-to-day."Ken McGuire KCLR96FM on Broadcast Law Updates
“This is a great course for everyone starting their career in radio sales. Solutions to all possible sales barriers & ways to improve tehnique”Marina Harte Midlands 103 on Introduction to Radio Sales & Creative Led Selling, September 2022.
Andrew Morrissey Radio Kerry on Learning Waves Video Testimonial Part 2
"Learning Waves is a very beneficial platform. This is the second course of theirs I’ve done and both have greatly improved my journalistic skills."Jayde Maher WLRFM on Mobile Journalism for Radio, October 2022.
"I found this course very relevant to my role and has opened my eyes futher about the importance of Legal Aspects for Social Media."Kaya Flynn Radio Kerry on Legal Aspects of Social Media, October 2022.
Andrew Morrissey Radio Kerry on Learning Waves Testimonial Part 1
"An enlightening course, delivered with signature enthusiasm by Liza-Jo. Content is brought to life with real-world examples and regular interaction and opinionated chat from participants is encouraged. A real eye-opener which makes you think (and re-think!) when it comes to your attitudes and policies and decisions across a broad range of areas relating to equality, diversity and inclusion. Highly recommended!"Dave Harrington East Coast FM on EDI Lead Training Programme, October 2022.
"Whether you are starting out your career in broadcasting or a seasoned veteran with hundreds of interviews conducted this is such an important course to take. Paul is entertaining, a fountain of knowledge and his teaching style is incredible. I am so much more confident and felt I learned so much."Sinead Brassil LMFM on Interviewing Skills for Radio Presenters, October 2022.
Gabrielle Cummins Beat 102-103 on Learning Waves Testimonial
"Learned the basics of Excel which was very helpful. Mary was an amazing teacher and very patient. She explained things really well in a clear and concise manner."Caoimhe Gaffney MediaCentral on Introduction to Microsoft Excel, September 2022
"This is a great course for everyone starting their career in radio sales. Lots of examples of solutions to all possible sales barriers and ways to improve technique."Marina Harte Midlands 103 on Introduction to Radio Sales & Creative Led Selling, September 2022.
Adrian Barry Off The Ball on Learning Waves Testimonial
"This is a fantastic and practical course thatll really improve your output and personal development in a very short time. Easily the most relevant and beneficial course Ive ever taken."David Nevin Galway Bay FM on Advanced Speech & Voice for News & Sports Presenters, September 2022.
"Would recommend this course for anyone who involved in the management of teams/ strategies in radio."Robbie Byrne Beat 102-103 on Management Training, September 2022
Lee Nagle RedFM on Learning Waves Testimonial
"The guest talk from Oisin McConville was wonderful, emotive and engaging. Gave me lots to think about with regards to improvements I could make in my own life."Lisa Harris FM104 on Triple 8 Health and Wellness Programme 2022, September 2022.
"At a time when the planet is heating up and the world is at a crossroads, this course provides radio personnel with the information they need to get their head around the topic and implement practical changes at their station before it’s too late."Marc O'Driscoll LMFM on Environmental Sustainability for Radio Stations, August 2022.
Brian Redmond KCLR on Learning Waves Testimonial
"This course gave me fantastic insight into how news-reading should be done. I gained excellent insight I could instantly apply to improve my on-air presence."Daniel Brennan Highland Radio on Advanced Speech & Voice for News & Sports Presenters, July 2022.
"This is a fantastic course for anyone who wants to advance their audio production skills."Aaron Tracey Shannonside Northern Sound on Diploma in Audio Production, July 2022.
"This course was excellent & very informative. I think it’s hugely important for anybody working in the industry to do such a course."Dayna Kearney Beat 102-103 on Suicide, Self-Harm & Mental Health Reporting Guidelines, July 2022.
“The one-on-one sessions with Alison were particularly helpful. I really did get a lot out of the course and I have already begun putting things into practice.”Claire Power WLRFM on Manage | Lead | Inspire, June 2022
"A brilliant course that, at its core, understands how to connect with its participants."Colm Boohig Off The Ball on Leading as a Producer, June 2022.
“This course was informative, to the point and very helpful. Every journalist should do it once a year”John Drummey Radio Kerry on Suicide, Self Harm & Mental Health Reporting Guidelines, June 2022
“I recently completed interviewing skills for radio & found it most beneficial to my role as researcher. The course was presented in an easy, relaxed yet most professional manner.”Siobhan Murphy South East Radio on Interviewing Skills for Radio Presenters, June 2022
Radio Kerry TY Students on TY Media Week 2022
“Thank you Learning Waves! I now have the knowledge & confidence to create & produce effective radio ads. I’m proud to say I have completed 2 diplomas & it has been great to upskill and learn more.”Christiane O'Connor Daly South East Radio on Diploma in Creative Radio Advertising, June 2022.
“An expertly presented course on a topic into which I have gained huge insight. I have obtained incredibly valuable tools that I can bring back to my company.”Ruairi O Hagan Cork's Red FM on Diploma in Social Media for Radio, May 2022.
"This course will give me the tools to iron out any kinks that I have while conducting interviews. Interactive, approachable and informative. Highly recommend"Shane O'Keeffe KCLR on Interviewing Skills for Radio Presenters, May 2022.
“I’d absolutely recommend Podcasting with Patrick Haughey. You’ll pick up lots of tips to improve & monetise your podcast”Jason Collins East Coast FM on Podcasting for Radio, April 2022.
“This course simplified a lot of complex issues that surround court reporting. I learned a lot from the two days that will stand to me in the future”John Lynch Ocean FM on A Practical Approach to Court Reporting, April 2022
“I always get so much from learning Waves courses as they are tailored to what my role requires”Aoife O'Brien Ireland’s Classic Hits on Social Media Trends & Tactics, April 2022
“I was buzzing after my voice training with Eric. The feedback I received was invaluable and will benefit my career going forward!"Niamh Daly Radio Kerry on Advanced Speech & Voice Training, March 2022.
“Really good refresher on key areas within BAI codes. Some insight into likely BAI interpretations. Course notes helpful for referral during year”Ronan McManamy CEO, Clare FM / Tipp FM on BAI Guidelines on Sponsorship & Communications, April 2022.
“I’d absolutely recommend Podcasting with Patrick Haughey. You’ll pick up lots of tips to improve & monetise your podcast”,Jason Collins East Coast FM on Podcasting for Radio, April 2022.
This course simplified a lot of complex issues that surround court reporting. I learned a lot from the two days that will stand to me in the future.John Lynch Ocean FM on A Practical Approach to Court Reporting, April 2022
This course has made me realise that I can maximise my online presence with the use of mobile applications in order to engage more with Radio Kerry Listeners/FollowersAlan Finn Radio Kerry on Legal Aspects of Social Media, February 2022