‘BIFE Chal­lenge’ to hit the air­waves

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.'

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