DCUfm will be the first Irish student radio station to host The National Student Radio Chart run by the UK Student Radio Association (SRA) as they broadcast live from their station between 3pm and 5pm, this Sunday the 8th of February.
The Student Radio Association is the volunteer-run representative body which supports and acts on behalf of the UK student radio community. They represent any radio station that is based at, or linked to a place of education.
 
DCUfm are proud to have become the first Irish student radio station to have joined the SRA at the start of the academic year. 
 
Each Sunday the SRA choose one of its student radio members to host The National Student Radio Chart, which counts down to top current chart songs, voted by students. DCUfm have been chosen as the first Irish student radio station to host the Student Radio Chart.
 
DCUfm Manager Sean Defoe and DCUfm member Caoimhe Ní Chathail will be taking over the Student Radio Chart, which means obtaining control of all the UK SRA Social Media platforms, and airing the chart live from the studio in Dublin City University. 
 
“Having listened to previous hosts the standard is really high and sounds as though it could be professional radio not just students so we want to keep that going. We applied to host it at the start of the year and they were very eager to have us involved to help expand the reputation of the chart on both sides of the Irish Sea,” said Defoe.
 
Co-host Caoimhe Ní Chathail expressed how honoured she is to be involved with this event, “I’m extremely proud that we are the only Irish station in the SRA and I believe it’s a testament to all the hard work that DCUfm has done over the past number of years.”
 
When asked about the impact this opportunity will have on DCUfm Caoimhe said, “This exposure to the SRA and UK stations can only be seen as a positive for the future of DCUfm and myself as I look to further my career in broadcasting.
 
“Hosting the SRA chart show will definitely help DCUfm enormously. We have a highly professional set up in DCU with talent which could rival that of any student radio station in Ireland or the UK. I think the exposure is really going to boost DCUfm to a level which no other Irish student radio station could anticipate.”
 
Everyone can get involved with this Sunday’s show by tweeting #SRAchart and #DCUfm. The show will be available to listen live to at www.dcufm.com or on the DCUfm app. 
 
Part of the DCU Media Production Society, DCUfm is Dublin City University’s award-winning home-grown radio station, with over 120 volunteers from across DCU’s faculties running it. The station airs 24 hours a day, with live and original programmes from 9am to 11pm on weekdays. 
 
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