About Us

Who are we & what we do

Dublin South FM  is the licensed Community Radio Station for South Dublin our catchment area comprises  Dundrum, Churchtown, Rathfarnham, Ballinteer, Kilmacud, Goatstown, Stillorgan, Windy Arbour, Milltown, Mount Merrion and Sandyford. We are a community project run by volunteers  with the support of some permanent full time staff.

On this website you will find everything you need to know about Dublin South FM from our daily broadcast schedule to radio skills training and how you can get involved. You can pick us up on 93.9 FM between 11am to 11pm everyday, you can reach us via internet streaming on www.dublinsouthfm.ie or by using the TuneIn radio app on your smartphone.

Our Mission

Dublin South Community Radio, 93.9  is a non-profit, non-commercial entity operating under the auspices of the Brodcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and with funding from POBAL we provide a community communication platform accessible to all groups and individuals who have the democratic benefit of the community at heart.

We embrace the AMARC Charters recognition that community radio is an ideal means of fostering freedom of expression and information, the development of culture, the freedom to form and confront opinions and active participation in local life: noting that different cultures and traditions lead to diversity of forms of community radio: the AMARC Charter identifies objectives which community radio stations world wide share and should strive to achieve.

Dublin  South community radio has been created and is run without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, colour or age. We seek to achieve and maintain the highest principals of democratic and moral broadcast standards.

Our Mission is to:

Provide – an alternative to mainstream radio, a voice for those under-represented or excluded, through training and access to radio broadcasting facilities.

Serve – our community through distinctive programming, which honestly informs and contributes to the entertainment, education and development of our community

Foster – democracy, pluralism, global justice and media literacy

Work – for social change, by promoting dialogue, encouraging artistic expression, offering alternative world views and by acting as a forum for people who typically lack media access

Defend – the environment and human rights, particularly the right to communicate

Ensure – that we are editorially independent, accountable, transparent and participatory and to respect the role of the volunteers and staff

Support – community building values, multiculturalism and linguistic diversity

Encourage – exchange of diverse ideas, creativity, local traditions and collective actions

Resist – discrimination, exclusion and media enclosure

Promote – the development and use of new technologies, communication and information technology