Where are they now?

Many of our presenters are now employed in the media industry. Here are just a few:

The stations provide training for students and members of the public with industry-standard live broadcasting facilities and opportunities to create and innovate under supervision from experienced media professionals.

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David McCann

Presented our flagship politics programme ‘On The Record’ which ran for 3 years on Lisburn’s 98FM and attracted high profile guests. Now Deputy Editor of Slugger O’Toole, he is a regular political commentator across TV and radio and presents a show on NVTV.

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Kathryn Wilson

Through the training and experience gained at Lisburn’s 98FM Kathryn quickly developed strong broadcasting skills and has gone on to work for the likes of Cool FM and Q Radio.

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Ryan Downey

From bingo caller to broadcaster, Ryan went through extensive training and hosted a popular afternoon show twice a week at Lisburn’s 98FM, quickly catching the attention of Q Radio, where he now works.

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Simon McIntyre

Simon’s first steps in live broadcasting were as a co-host on our sports show ‘The Score’ where he learned to deal with the fast-paced nature of a live speech programme. His impressive early track record led him to U105 where he presented sports bulletins and then to UTV where he became one of the main sports reporters.

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Brooke Allen

Brooke presented a weekly magazine show on Bangor FM, where she developed her presentation and research skills. She went on to work as a Broadcast Journalist and Live Production Coordinator in the political department at BBC Northern Ireland and now is a senior researcher for BBC Radio Ulster’s news programmes.

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Rhianna Lilburn

A graduate of SERC’s My Radio Project in late 2015, Rhianna presented a weekly programme on Bangor FM throughout 2016 before gaining employment with BBC NI in 2017.

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Peter Flanagan

Joined our radio team in August 2012 hoping to further develop his passion for radio. Through years of hard work and training in Lisburn’s 98FM, he progressed from hosting a weekly show to one of the main presenters at the station. He can now be heard on Cool FM.

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Rory Carson

Former Irish League player Rory Carson worked as a co-host on ‘The Score’ where he developed his broadcasting and production skills. He now works at BBC Radio 5 Live.