In its first year, Intervarsity held by the Radio Society at UL saw a collaboration of three very popular stations across Ireland.
With presenters from various backgrounds the entire day’s event saw several perspectives and a collaboration of various styles.
The University of Limerick Radio Society’s President Declan Mills and his team were a driving force for the event’s success.
“It is great fun and a nice way for the host society to raise its profile. It also allows members to meet people with similar interests from all around the country,” Mr Mills said.
“We have the drive to do this, and it feels like the Student’s Union and the University are very willing to help and encourage us,” Mr Mills added.
With an overwhelming response and a number of presenters gathered within the room, one of the big stories of the day was the Katie Ascough situation.
“When discussing issues like abortion, we’ll always try to get in guests to represent different perspectives. We always try to get female voices for those discussions, but it was good to be talking about that and to have female broadcast journalists (not guests) outnumber their male counterparts,” Mr Mills said.
The event had presenters from the University of Limerick (ULFM), Dublin City University (DCUFM) and Galway’s Alternative Radio Station – Flirt FM, running over several slots all day.
Representing Flirt FM, presenter Owen Murphy was prepared for absolutely anything thrown their way. “At Flirt FM we have a number of different genres and my show is called Galway Gamer – which is a video game based show. We’re pretty much prepared for anything today, it can even be a rock show with an added twist of video games,” Mr Murphy said.
The DCUFM team turned up in a large group, with a variety of different show ideas and genres. With shows like Let’s Wine About it, based on an hour of whining.
Asked what they are going to take back from Intervarsity at the University of Limerick, “Knowledge of how it runs, this will give me a feel of how things go,” Robert Cleaver, presenter from DCUFM said.
An event this big requires the support of a large group of people and the ULFM Society is grateful for all the hard work put in by everyone and looks forward to more such events in the future.