DemonFM launches new shows for DMU audience

By Abi Willock

DemonFM, the student-run radio station at De Montfort University, has announced several new shows to tune in to, as well as its goals and aspirations for the year ahead.

The station focuses on creating hands-on opportunities to kickstart the careers of students interested in radio presentation and production and all of the transferable skills that come with that.

Ready to broadcast (Pic by Evangelos Alexiou)

Station manager Maddie Forster and deputy manager Ciaran Shea also aim to create a community atmosphere within the station that promotes confidence and teamwork.

The new radio shows include the hilarious Movie Game Show with Ciaran Shea and Jack Davies on Tuesday night, Charlie’s Country Show with Charlie Portal to ease you in to Wednesday mornings, an enlightening Mental Health Awareness Hour on Wednesday afternoons with Anna Maria, and Poetry Hour featuring special guests from the university with Abi Willock on Tuesday mornings.

DemonFM is also proud to announce it will be continuing with its firm favourites such as Socials with Societies on Friday evenings and the famous Friday late night show; Mead and Cheese.

Maddie, who has been station manager at DemonFM since November last year, said she is most excited about the growth of the station, especially across its social media platforms, which have seen a growth of over 400 per cent thanks to the new social media team.

On air (Pic by Evangelos Alexiou)

She has lots of further aspirations for the station and said: “I would love to take the station in a direction where its more visual as well as audio so that the audience can tune in and listen, but they could also go on to YouTube and view us, such as with podcasts.”

Ciaran, who wants to develop DemonFM as a society, urged more students to join in, describing the station as his happy place.

He said: “As a society we’re working on increasing the opportunities within Demon and the time that we are allowed in the studio…my role is also letting more people know that we are here and raising awareness for the station.”

DemonFM’s audience can support the station by either by joining the society or following all of the social media and listening to their favourite shows.

Ciaran also aspires to introduce news and sports broadcasting on the station to help student presenters into a wider range of careers.  

More plans for the station include special shows in March to engage with Women’s History Month, a livestream on Open Day, the annual RAG livestream for charity and an ambition to host a DemonFM music festival, which will all be announced via DemonFM social media.

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