Future FM have been awarded a distinction under the social benefit category of the Community Radio Forum of Ireland (CRAOL) Achievement Awards 2010.
Future FM was a temporary licensed FM radio station, produced and presented by young people from the TAD group (Teenagers About Discussion) at Tallaght Youth Service. The station broadcast live from Rua Red from the 27th – 30th July and worked with 53 young people who presented and produced their own radio programmes. They interviewed 40 guests and had live musical sessions with 6 local bands. Most of the staff were on radio for the very first time.
Patricia Baker, Creative Producer for Future FM, said: “Future FM was an incredible project that enabled young people to have their own radio station that was dedicated to their voice, concerns and celebrations. It supported young people to engage in active citizenship, and share their experiences and expertise with each other, through a structured peer to peer workshop programme. Future FM built a fantastic creative team, who by working collaboratively produced engaging, thought-provoking and fun radio programmes. Receiving the CRAOL Award is a great honour and validation of the hard work the Future FM team did, it is also an encouragement for us to work on Future broadcasts.”