LMFM and Dundalk FM have both been granted funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), to make a number of documentaries and series.
The funding has been awarded as part of the BAI Sound & Vision Funding Scheme, which was established to provide funding in support of high quality programmes on Irish culture, heritage and experience, and programmes to improve adult literacy.
LMFM Radio received funding towards the production of two documentaries.
The production of ‘The Story of Dundalk Pile Lighthouse’ was awarded e3,700. LMFM intends to trace the history of the lighthouse and talk to some of the people who have worked on it.
LMFM is also planning to produce a documentary telling the fascinating story of the Rundle Family who resided in Clogherhead in the late 1800s.
Produced by Deirdre Hurley, the station received a grant of e3,780 to produce ‘The Rundles of Clogherhead documentary.
Community station Dundalk FM has received funding to produce ‘Ruaille Buaille’, which is a series of 20 Irish language programmes.
Each programme will feature a panel of three guests: one to be an Irish speaker; one to be a local musician / poet; and one to be a listener, who wants to relearn the language. Produced by Alan Byrne, this series received funding of e9,000.