By Paula Healy
Flirt FM’s new schedule for semester two has been filled, as always, with variety, diversity and character. The FM licenced community station right here on campus, now approaching its twenty fifth year on air has something for everyone, especially those bored with the constraints and repetitiveness of talk and advert filled commercial radio. We have a lot exciting of new additions to our line up – We have Irish language chats with Bagún & Cabáiste hosted by Tess & Andrea on Thursdays at 1pm, the gloriously named Wholesome Homo Corner with Nessie & Gráinne (pictured) coming to you on Tuesdays at 11am. Since September we’ve revamped the breakfast line up the latest additions being the Flirty Feminists on Tuesday; Amy, Maeve and Eimer, Wednesday’s Coffee Cats; Patrick and Palesa and Harry joins Dan on the Thursday Lie-in.
Our international game is stronger than ever welcoming True Americans Sydney & Katherine at 11pm Tuesday. From South Africa we welcome the calming sound of Leo who has just begun his Love Without Judgement show 11am on Fridays. One of our big undertakings was expanding Flirt FM Saturday broadcasting over the past few years, giving us a wider scope and making us the most active student radio station in Ireland. Tom Murphy explores routes to education through interviews on Access Stories at 2pm while Shomari and Lyndan now are bringing you SNL (geddit!?!?) on Saturday at 7! Seun’s Nightdrive has moved to Saturdays at 9pm too.
These are just our new additions though! Wednesdays sees High Key host Chinwa and as many people as she can fit in a studio bringing you right up to early lunch through an African/Irish lens. Stalwart Laoiseach slowly is becoming the queen of Thursday evenings with Alphabet Scoop, a thematic free flowing show making its way through the eh, alphabet with co-hosts Hannah & Paul. Psychedelic Wasteland with the sultry voiced Kevin ‘Hyperspace’ Hanley fills the need for deep space exploration on Mondays at midday and between then and Felipé’s welcoming trip into the world of global science at 4pm on Friday there is little left to cover on daytime Flirt FM.
Across the evenings you’ll find Metal \m/ Monday nights, alternative, leftfield and indie through Tuesday and Wednesday and more Electronic and Dance themed shows as we move toward the weekend, with RRRadio Brasil are now on 11pm on Friday – Our sports coverage focuses on the weekend, Seo Spóirt, the Irish Language sports show on Friday at 1pm and then two episodes of the Weekend Kickoff with Dave Finn and the crew tog out on Friday at 3pm.
If you don’t walk around with a large radio on your shoulder (though I recommend this) all day then you can stream everything from our website where you’ll find regular competitions, city listings all the details you need to get involved with the station and the other 50+ show’s that I couldn’t fit into this article.