Journalism students will broadcast cast live until Friday
Griffith College Cork's Griff FM was launched on Monday morning for the college's annual Radio Week, as students readied themselves for a busy five days of live broadcasting. The launch took place at the Flying Enterprise on Cove Street.
It all kicked off with acclaimed Red FM DJ Stevie G appearing as a guest on The Breakfast Show, hosted by Amanda Cowhig and Joe McCarthy, to discuss his career.
Other shows scheduled to air daily include Headset to Abroad, which has a multitude of people from around the world discussing their experiences of living in Cork and the differences between the countries.
Elsewhere, the Griff Adventures of Amy and Caroline promises to deal with entertaining and controversial topics such as catfishing and body issues.
The Radio Week is fully run by students in the Journalism and Media BA course and allows them to gain practical knowledge of working in radio. As part of the venture the students also record podcast editions of certain shows on the last Friday of every month.
Griff FM's sister station in Dublin launched its own Radio Week a fortnight ago, with Newstalk's Pat Kenny and Henry McKean both taking part in ushering the week in.
Several former Griffith students have gone on to work in the Irish national media, such as McKean himself, Newstalk's and UTV Ireland's Chris Donohue, while author Cecelia Ahern is a graduate of the Journalism course.
One of Ireland's bigger independent third-level colleges, the Cork branch is smaller than the Dublin base but there has been a recent expansion into Cork's Northside. This campus is on Wellington Road and is the Northside's first dedicated third level ground.
For those looking to listen to the station, they can tune in to 106.7fm while in Cork city centre. Otherwise they can listen online here.
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