RTE’s Eoin McDevitt to launch Griff FM Student Radio
RTÉ presenter Eoin McDevitt of Second Captains Live will launch Griffith College Dublin’s student radio station - Griff FM 107.8fm - on Monday 1st February 2016. Griff FM is exclusively produced and run by students in the Journalism and Media Faculty and will broadcast from Saturday 30th January until Sunday 7th February. It will also stream live at www.griffith.ie/grifffm
Speaking ahead of the launch, Eoin said, ‘I’m delighted to get the chance to be involved in launching Griff FM. I’m sure it will be a roaring success and I’d like to wish the best of luck to everyone involved’.
Eoin will also be joined at the launch by a special panel of media presenters & personalities including:
- Dr. Gavin Jennings – Presenter, Morning Ireland, RTÉ
- Bobby Kerr – Presenter, Down to Business, Newstalk (formerly Dragons Den)
- Henry McKean – Reporter & Presenter, Under the Covers, Moncrieff & Breakfast on Newstalk
John O’Donovan, radio lecturer at Griffith College, said, ‘We are delighted that Eoin has taken time out of his very busy schedule to address our students and give his insights into an ever evolving and challenging industry. Eoin has shown himself to be a consummate professional on TV, Radio and digital broadcasting for many years.’
Programming will include talk based student-produced shows such as Drivetime Live, Griff FM Today, The International Show, Lunchtime Live, The Cyber Café, The Weekend Show, The Arts Show and Griff FM Sports Shows to name a few, as well as a full daily schedule of current affairs and talk radio, documentaries and music shows.
Griff FM has been the launching pad for numerous former students, including Chris Donoghue of Newstalk and UTV Ireland, Henry McKean, Mark Simpson and Daniel Flanagan also of Newstalk, Louise Denver of RTÉ, and Sinead Dalton of TV3, amongst others.