Belfield FM is University College Dublin’s student radio station. The station began broadcasting in 1990, and as such, is the longest running studebt radio station in Ireland. It was initially run as a part of the UCD Students’ Union , under the remit of the entertainments office, before becoming an independent entity within the Students’ Union. As a result of cost cutting measures, Belfield FM disaffiliated with the SU at the end of the 2011/2012 college year and is now run independently within the UCD Societies Council framework.
The station forms part of UCD’s Student Media Network, along with The University Observer, The College Tribune, and UCDTV, formerly Campus Television Network. The station is run by nine volunteer staff and over 100 contributors who work on the production, research, and hosting of the station’s radio shows.
The station broadcasts live from the ‘New Students Centre’ from the Belfield FM studios located in the yellow radio station across from the societies corridor, affectionately called ‘The Pod’. Belfield FM has had some presence on campus for the past twenty years; however it now operates on a full-time basis.
Since disaffiliating with the SU at the end of 2011/2012, the station has been organised and managed by an individual elected by members of Belfield FM. The station is currently run by a Committee of nine elected Belfield FM members.
Station Manager – Matthew O’Leary
Secretary – David O’Sullivan
Treasurer – Brian Lenihan
Events Officer – Susan Iwanowicz
Liaison Officer – Aaron Fitzgerald
Technical Officer – Oisin McCorry
General Production Officers – Aine Gammell, Conor Devoy & Steafanie Nnadi