Station Blurb

Flirt FM 101.3 is Galway City's award winning Student, Community & Alternative Station, based in NUI Galway since September 1995. We're part of the 20+ member Craol Community Radio network. With two paid staff looking after operations and compliance, the station is home to up to 150 volunteers.

We're on FM 24hrs weekdays during term-time, and from afternoon to late night during college holidays. See our detailed schedule information.

Our programme policy is 60% Music (25% Irish), 40% Talk (20% of which is Current Affairs).
Flirt Facts

Find us

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Contact Us

For all enquiries to the station, please email info@flirtfm.ie.

Address:
Flirt FM,
Áras na Mac Léinn,
NUI, Galway
Galway,
Ireland

Text: 083 433 1013
Phone: +353 91 493470
NUIG Ext: 3470
Twitter: @FlirtFM

Management
Station Manager: Paula Healy

Production Team
Head of News: Eoghan Holland
Head of Sports: Dave Finn
Training & Outreach: Pádraig McMahon
News Production Assistant: Siobhan McElroy
Production Assistant: Steven Olende
Production Assistant: Michael McDonagh

Website
Design & Development: Rory Donohue

Submit Music

We accept music submissions in MP3. The best of what we receive gets playlisted each month; see our playlist archive for what went on previous playlists. You can e-mail us your download links or send filesharing URLs here.
We love having acts in for sessions (acoustic, semi-acoustic and electronic), so let us know if you're on tour in Galway.

Training

Staff at the station are qualified QQI trainers and are available to deliver accredited and non-accredited training in the areas of; media literacy, media training for community groups, radio drama, audio production, social media and introduction to community radio. Contact info@flirtfm.ie for more information. We also participate in the NUI Galway Youth Academy and Uni 4 U programmes.

Work Experience

Where possible we accept TY, PLC and Third-level students on placement. To apply, contact info@flirtfm.ie with a CV, reasons you would like to do a placement with us and the dates desired.
It is preferable that students contact us directly themselves - not parents - we don't bite, and do our best to accommodate people! Please note that peak work experience times often book out weeks (if not months) in advance.

Advertise/Jobspot

Flirt FM is one of the most reasonably priced ways to advertise in Galway. We can offer you low cost in-house production by our experienced promotions team. We offer a number of advertisement options to meet the exact needs of your business. These include: advertisement spots, sponsorship of our flagship shows and promotional competitions. Contact info@flirtfm.ie for the most up-to date price packages.

See our Jobspot page for details on how to place a listing.

Complaints/Reply

Under Section 48(1) of the Broadcasting Act 2009, any viewer or listener may refer a complaint to the BAI if they are unhappy about programme content on an Irish licensed broadcasting service, both radio and television, under the following categories:

  • 48(1)(a) objectivity & impartiality in news;
  • 48(1)(a) fairness, objectivity & impartiality in current affairs;
  • 48(1)(b) harm & offence (Code of Programme Standards);
  • 48(1)(b) law & order;
  • 48(1)(c) privacy of an individual.

Your complaint must be made no later than 30 days after the date of the broadcast. Please note that if your complaint relates to two or more related broadcasts, it must be sent within 30 days of the later or latest of these broadcasts.

When submitting a complaint under b) harm & offence, complainants can refer to the BAI's "The Code of Programme Standards". This Code details a range of factors that may be taken into account when determining whether programme material is harmful or offensive.

A copy of the Code is available to download as a PDF on the BAI's website BAI's website or on request from their offices.

If you wish to make a complaint about something you've heard on the station that falls into the above categories you may do so. For more information on the procedure please read our complaints procedure document. You may download a completable programming content complaints form (or as PDF) or our advertisement complaints form (or as PDF).

Right of Reply

The Right of Reply Scheme has been developed by the BAI to provide for the correction of incorrect facts or information that has been broadcast about a person, where the assertions of such incorrect facts or information have impugned that person's honour or reputation.

A Right of Reply is about the correction of incorrect facts or information; it does not provide for the broadcast of an alternative or contrary opinion. In other words, a person may not be satisfied with the manner in which a broadcaster has relayed information about him/her, but a Right of Reply will not be granted unless the facts or information are factually incorrect such that their honour or reputation have been impugned.

If the matter is one where the facts were correct, but not fairly presented, and was contained in a news or current affairs programme, you can make a complaint under fairness, objectivity and impartiality, as mentioned above.

A copy of the Right of Reply Scheme is available to download from the BAI's website here BAI's website here

Other Feedback

If your feedback (positive or negative) falls outside the above areas you can phone us at 091 493470 or email info@flirtfm.ie.