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ULFM Celebrates Ten Years on the Airwaves

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ULFM, the University of Limerick’s student run radio station, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week.

Located in the Student Life Centre in the main courtyard, the station will be looking back on their many highs of the last decade in a series of online shows.

The celebrations will be taking place all week with a number of ULFM alumni returning to contribute once again.

The station was founded in 2011 by then UL Students Union Communications Officer Kellie O’Brien.

ULFM President Aimee Austin is looking forward to the week ahead as the station provides a voice for the students and raises money for some great causes.

She said, “This anniversary is a celebration of the successes of our members past and present, without who our station would not function.

“ULFM has a strong history of producing top quality shows and presenters who have been recognized at a national level and gone into media careers from all backgrounds of study.

“We are very proud of our station and everything we have achieved.”

The importance of student media and student related issues will be the theme for the week.

Today’s (Tuesday 21st) broadcasts will run from 10am – 4pm and will focus on the history of the station with many faces from the past returning to the studio once more.

On Wednesday the 22nd radio stations from third level institutions across the country will collaborate with ULFM to fundraise for Limerick charity Doras Luimní.

A 12 hour broadcast will take place on Thursday from 9am – 9pm in aid of Limerick’s Gateway to Education.

A number of clubs and societies in UL will be contributing throughout the day, including the editorial team of An Focal.

You can watch the week’s events, culminating in a ULFM discord quiz on Friday, on the ULFM Facebook page.

The celebrations got off to a great start yesterday with a brilliant promotional video for the week followed by a day of retro ULFM shows, which you can also watch back on the Facebook page.

Station Manager Conon McLeod reflected on his ULFM experience so far, taking over such an important role in only his second year in university.

He said, “Being part of a milestone anniversary means the world to me. Being able to help run an event like this with such an amazing group of people will be an invaluable experience for me going forward and I can only hope for more opportunities like this in the future.”

If you would like to get involved with ULFM and maybe make your own bit of history on our college radio station, sign up on the ULFM Wolves site now.

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