Muiris Ó Fiannachta – Station Manager
Muiris Ó Fiannachta has been Station Manager of Raidió na Life since 2007. He previously worked as station Clár Reachtaire (Programme Operator) from 2005 – 2006 and spent a year working with RTÉ and with independent production companies Animo Productions and Adare Productions. He served on the Coordinating Committee of CRAOL from 2008 – 2009. He first started out with Raidió na Life as a volunteer in 2001, presenting the magazine show Fios Feasa and also establishing a heavy metal show – Scrios Agus Ár, which developed a cult following in Dublin’s underground metal scene.
A graduate of Modern Irish and Spanish with a B.A. International degree from NUIM, he spent a year in Catalonia as part of the Erasmus programme during his degree course and also spent a short spell studying in Lisbon. He speaks some basic Catalan and Portuguese. During a sabbatical career break from from 2014 – 2015, Muiris spent a year travelling in Central and South America, Oceania, South-East Asia, Nepal and India. He has a keen interest in music and plays guitar, bass and some piano. He plays in two bands in his spare time. He lives in Dublin with his wife Eleanor.
Fearghal Saxe – Technician
Fearghal is from Dublin. He has been messing around with electronics from the time he was a young lad who took great satisfaction in taking his mother’s household appliances apart with a meccano screwdriver without necessarily having the know-how to put them back together again – a mode d’emploi which he still uses throughout the course of his daily duties in Raidió na Life. He has been working in Raidió na Life since 2005.
Emma Ní Chearúil – Programme Co-ordinator
Emma is from Kildare and holds a degree in Media studies from Maynooth University. She has worked in media and advocacy with Conradh na Gaeilge and Áras na nGael in Galway, and is founder of Raidió na dTreabh, who provide podcasts and programming online and for other community radio stations. She writes for various online platforms and runs the Instagram blog Humans of an Fáinne. She is also on the committee for Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, agus is currently undertaking a post-graduate course at MU.
She can be heard each morning on An Bricfeasta Blasta, and is responsible for the research and production of most of the talk shows heard on Raidió na Life, including Fios Feasa, Meon na mBan, and Timpeall Orainn.
Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide – Development and Training Officer
Judy-Meg is from Dublin. After some time spent working in the book publishing industry in London and as a musician on a ferry in the Baltic Sea, she walked into the Raidió na Life studios in 2011 and she’s still here. She started working as a presenter with the station that year, reading the news and presenting the arts and culture show, Fios Feasa. She’s now the Development and Training Officer for Raidió na Life. She runs the training courses, develops new projects and co-coordinates the station’s outreach work.
Judy-Meg also works as an independent radio producer and her programmes can be heard on Raidió na Life, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta; RTÉjr and Newstalk.
Marc Ó Loinsigh – Weekend Steward
Marc is from Dublin. He has been working with Raidió na Life since 2006.
Foilsithe: 27 Iúil 2016