‘BIFE Challenge’ to hit the airwaves
STUDENTS AT Bray Institute of Further Education are preparing to go on the airwaves next month for their annual radio broadcast.
BIFE FM will broadcast Braywide from April 4 to 8 between 10.30 a.m. and 5 p.m.on 92.1 FM, with music in the morning and throughout the day, as well as interviews with local bands and upcoming talent in Bray.
The infamous 'BIFE challenge' will feature, wherein teams battle it out to decide which class has the smarts, wit and determination to bring home the ' Best Course' cup, and of course BIFE news, which will keep everyone up to date with the goings on of the world. The station has been growing in popularity since its inception just a few short years ago. The students run the project themselves for their own student body and the local Bray community. While the sound engineering students are undertaking the project, other departments have been getting involved.
'Many of them have shown interest in helping out and providing voice over work and production of some of the programming that will
Graéme Pollard and Stephen Noonan in the BIFE radio station which will be broadcasting from the 4th-8th April on 92.1fm from Shankill to Greystones. aired throughout the week,' explained Ken Harte, one of the group members. ' The station will also be providing local community announcements.'
Ken added that by tuning into the station, listeners will be supporting a student organised project which keeps them hard at work and ready for the future, should jobs in broadcasting become available.
‘By supporting the station and with high listenership we hope to promote local businesses and the college itself,' said Ken. ‘ The students running the radio station will also gain valuable experience in project management with this going towards their course work.'