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DCUfm wins big at DCU Hybrid Awards

DCUfm took home multiple wins and nominations at last night’s DCU Hybrid Awards 2012.

Hosted by the DCU Media Production Society and adjudicated by a panel of high-profile judges including RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson and Ruth Scott, the awards celebrate the long-standing tradition of excellence and creativity by DCU students in the area of communications and media. DCUfm’s wins and nominations are below.

Barry Lenihan won the News and Current Affairs category with his now-famous interview with Bertie Ahern. Also nominated for this award were 4 documentaries to be broadcast on Newswire by Cian Mac Mahon, Ciaran O’Connor, Nicky Ryan and Roisin Tracey.

Radio DJ of the Year went to Preloaded host Derren Regan. Also nominated in this category were Mike Hurley, Vanessa Monaghan, Russell James, Robyn Keleghan, Seamus Kiernan, Lorna Finnegan and Colin Brennan.

Best Website went to Cian Mac Mahon with the recently redesigned

Irish Language Radio Show of the Year went to ”Freagraí na Seachtaine” by Frances Mulraney & Mícheál Mac Giolla Chearr. Also nominated was  Paddy Carberry, Seán Snee & Eoin O Dhuill’s entry; “Spórt de Gach Sórt”

Music and Entertainment Radio Show of the Year went to Preloaded with Darren Regan, Brian McEvoy and Ruth Jephson. Also nominated was Who Shot First hosted by  Kevin Dolan, Liam Doyle and Kevin Larney

The full winners and nominations list is available here.

Sabbatical Debates broadcast live on DCUfm

The liveblogs and live broadcast have concluded. Podcasts and the archived liveblogs can be viewed below.

Education: Liveblog archive HERE, On Demand HERE

Welfare: LiveBlog archive HERE, On Demand HERE

President: LiveBlog archive HERE, On Demand HERE

On Monday the 2nd of April, DCUfm will be broadcasting the Sabbatical Debates for the DCU Student Union elections. These will be live from 5 pm until 7 pm, and will be given their own separate stream, available only on (This stream will also be available for iOS and Android users who visit the website.)

The following debates will take place:

Education: Candidates – Aaron Clogher, Oisín Kelly and Lisa Craddock

Welfare: Candidates – Aisling Foley, Jimmy English, Neil Collins and Amy Lucas

Presidential debate Paul Doherty, David Johnson, Rob Hennelly and Declan McCool

This debate adds to the unrivaled election coverage that has been going on on DCUfm, from Newswire, DCUfm’s flagship current affairs program to the constant blogging on this very website, which can be found in our SU Elections section.

SU Election Coverage

Here at DCUfm we pride ourselves on our comprehensive coverage of the DCU Student Union Elections each year. This year we are upgrading our system yet again, and providing blogs for each of the three main positions being contested, and a fourth for all the other positions!

We’ve also set up a page where you can see a roundup of the latest news, which you can access by clicking ‘SU Elections’ on our menu bar, or simply clicking here. Please, use the commenting system to let us know how we are doing!