.. or the (not really) frequently asked questions

Dublin South FM
How many people listen?
Guest mixes
Music policy
Podcast policy
Getting here

Dublin South FM

Solid Sound is a show on Dublin South FM and would be nothing without the staff and volunteers who make the station happen. It is community radio, and "community" means people in an area, as well as people with a common interest. We broadcast to Dublin, and while the show is mainly focused on Dublin, we are interested in what is going on across the island of Ireland.

For more information about Dublin South FM, have a look over at the DublinSouthFM.ie Website

How many people listen to your show?

This is the question that every broadcaster wants to know. In Ireland, there are official statistics published for radio listenership, aka: JNLR numbers.

In April 2015, circa 16,650 people were surveyed;

   • 84% of all adults listen to the radio every weekday.
   • In Dublin, 47% listen to some 'regional / local' radio during the weekday.
   • In Dublin, of 15 to 35 year olds, 61% listen to some 'regional / local' radio during the weekday.

Guest mixes

Everyone's a DJ these days right? Cool, I'm down with that. So if you want to get your mix heard on the radio, give me a shout.

Guest mixes need to be 30 minutes long (aim for 28 to 32 minutes). I only play original mixes made for the show, so don't send me a link to your mix on SoundCloud from 8 months ago. Tell me what you'd like me say, promote yourself, promote a night/event/party whatever. See the music policy below for more info. You do not need to come into the studio when your mix is played.

Use private Sound Cloud, or Dropbox, or whatever is handy. Preferred format is 320kbps MP3.
I reserved the right to choose if a mix gets played, but I've never needed to invoke this rule

Music policy

I get bored easily.

Music has to be full of energy and imagination. Genres such as; jungle, mutant bass, ghetto-tek, bounce, hardcore techno, acid, drum & frenchcore, bass, breakcore, electro house, psy-trance, garage, old skool breakbeat hardcore and house, gabber, juke and footwork.

Educate me about good music! Send me links to good stuff. I'm clueless about a good chunk of stuff that goes out on the show, I just know I like it.

Podcast policy

I try to make every show available online, mostly on Sound Cloud, sometimes Mixcloud. International artist interviews, or special showcase shows feature on the front page of this site. Most recent podcasts are shown in the highlight area of the Sound Cloud. Old, unloved podcasts get deleted.

It's appreciated when people share podcasts that they feature in.

Getting to Dublin South FM

Dublin South FM is based in Dundrum Shopping Centre (getting here).
Direct link on Google Maps.

LUAS If you're on the Luas get off at Ballally, it's a 5 minute walk past RSA building
Driving If you're driving, park in the underground car park (€2 for the night) - NOT the above ground Tesco one (€2 per hour!). If you go into Tesco by mistake, just drive straight out and go through the barrier (it's free for first 20 minutes without validating ticket).

We're above Tesco
If you get yourself to Tesco on the Third floor, with your back to McCabe's Pharmacy you'll see the lifts which go from the 1st to the 5th floor.

Take this lift to the 5th Floor and admire the view of Yo! Sushi below.

Now take a right and head down this way. It's really the only way to go unless you want a facial and your eye brows plucked.

Fear not! Once you're at these doors your almost there, except that the doors might be LOCKED!

If they're not locked, then you'll either see this door into DSFM or you'll hear some banging tunes coming from this direction.

Getting in contact

Add Kushti on facebook and chat there ;)

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