First Irish Podcast to Achieve Radio Syndication

I got an email this morning from Conn O’Muineachain from the An timeall podcast informing me that:

An tImeall, the daily podcast in the Irish language, today becomes the first independent Irish podcast to cross-over to traditional radio, as it begins a syndicated run on Galway city’s college community station, Flirt FM. The 15 minute show will air each weekday at 5:30pm…

An tImeall is published at imeall.blogspot.com. It was the first podcast in the Irish language, and one of the first in Ireland. It’s mission is to serve the worldwide community of Irish speakers and to encourage the development of online networks to promote the language. Over 120 episodes have been produced since last July, and last month the site was honoured for it’s use of Irish at the inaugural Irish Blog Awards.

Flirt FM is the community radio station for the student population of Galway city’s two third level colleges. It was established in 1995. Flirt FM’s new summer schedule starts today and further details can be found at flirtfm.org.

This is great news for Conn, who has been tireless in his blogging and podcasting, for the Irish language and for podcasting in Ireland – this is another validation of the medium.

Well done Conn – couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!

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