Radio Presenting


What will you be studying?

Next Course starts
Autumn 2020

  • How a Radio station works
  • How to create a vox-pop
  • How to read the news
  • How to research your guest
  • How to conduct an interview
  • how to structure open questions



Radio Presenting

Immerse yourself in the world of Radio Presenting and find your own path into a dynamic, fast-paced, communications career.

Radio broadcasting courses sometimes focus on the technology in the studio, but on this course, the focus is firmly on learning the skills that a Radio Presenter needs. The radio presenter course is structured into four modules. Module one is taught in an interactive tutorial style. The remaining modules are skills-based and are taught in studio. You will spend most of your day in the studio, recording in different styles, and researching and conducting an interview.

Throughout the day, you will learn about the different styles of delivery and about the way a radio station works, including the role of the producer and researcher. Most important of all, you will learn about the things that can – and do – go wrong, and how you, as the presenter, must handle them. You will spend the day in studio, wearing the headphones, talking into the microphones, researching and conducting an interview and generally getting comfortable with the sound of your own voice. You will practice your skills in a real radio environment and you will understand where your strengths lie.

You will graduate with a Demo Disc and a Certificate. The Demo Disc is your calling card for radio stations, it showcases your abilities to future employers. Having a good, written CV is important for some jobs. Having a Demo Disc is vital for radio – it’s all about how you SOUND.

Get your voice heard now!


On successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate in Radio Presenting issued by the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

Our Radio Presenter certificate is internationally endorsed and practised by presenters worldwide.

Why Us ?

Learn from experienced Radio broadcast professionals

Two tutors teach this course. Mick Hanley is Chief Executive of Dublin City fm, an experienced broadcaster and sports commentator, and an experienced producer who will give you an insight into the technical aspects of radio presenting. Ellen Gunning is an experienced presenter and media trainer who will help you to structure your questions and create your own style of presenting on radio.
Both broadcast journalists have vast knowledge. They love to share their expertise. They enjoy interacting with students. They are generous with their time and their advice. They are also very useful contacts for you!

Radio Presenter – a Proven and Popular course of study

Media training is our business. We have been teaching radio presenting for the last decade. Courses are always taught in a radio studio. Students are in a working radio environment for the entire day.

We’ve taught people from a mix of different backgrounds and countries. Some work as radio presenters (in Ireland and abroad). Some work a researchers, newsreaders, co-anchors and freelance contributors. Many contribute on specialist subjects (like law or stress management).

You are in good hands!


What they say about Radio Presenting

  • The course provided by the Irish Academy (and Dublin City FM) in radio presenting has empowered me to produce an in-house podcast for the GUI which has in turn allowed us to provide syndicated content to radio stations around Ireland. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to find out how to present a radio show or podcast.” Listen to the GUI podcasts at

    Alan Kelly

    Communications Manager, Golfing Union of Ireland

  • The radio presenting course is actually one thing that made me love Dublin! I got to meet great, wonderful people. I applied for this course because I want to be a presenter; being on television or radio is okay for me, but since this course I am more into radio presenting. I joined this course so that I could get a job as a radio presenter, whether it’s for news, entertainment or current affairs. All in all, it is a great experience and I really recommend it to anyone who is interested in being a presenter to try it out, as they would really enjoy it!

    Jessie Motsumi

  • As the days pass, I get more and more revelations from the work we did. My great takeaway is that you have to do your homework! Being prepared is what it’s all about. In order for an interview to sound natural you need to prepare.

    Killian Halpin

  • Having attended several courses in Presentation Skills in my career to date which covers Marketing, Media, and Technology Sales; I felt this course could further develop these skills from a different angle.

    On the surface, this course may appear to be aimed at a broadcast-focused individual; but this has massive relevance in the corporate world. The course was presented by the great Jimmy Greeley & Ellen Gunning who trained and re-trained me in various aspects of presenting, interviewing & reading in front of a camera.

    The explosion of podcasts and videos to showcase and educate customers through engaging content means we need to be trained in a way to deliver these messages on behalf of the businesses we represent. This course is unique that it blends practical training and delivery under the watchful eye of experienced tutors and always on camera!

    Pats O’Connor

  • Ode to Ellen and Mick…

    Twas great to meet you both today,
    It really really was.
    It’s great to be back in Radio land,
    Because because because…

    …because the craic was only mighty,
    It really was a pleasure.
    It felt like the warmest homecoming and,
    The experience, I will treasure.

    So thanks to the effervescent Ellen,
    Also to Mick; my hat, I doff.
    For rekindled the fire and my desire ~
    for Radio. And kicking it all off.

    And so this little ditty,
    Could go on and on and on.
    But I think you get the message,
    So now I will be gone.

    Leonard Jackson


25 Years Experience

7 Languages

7000 Happy Clients

Next Start Date

Autumn 2020

Duration: Full day, 9.30 AM – 4.30 PM
Fee: €245
Venue: Dublin City fm Radio Studios in Dublin’s docklands.

Free Consultation with the Director

When you enroll for a professional course, you are investing a significant amount of money in yourself and in your future. It’s a big decision, you need to take your time. Most of all, it’s important that you know exactly where you want to go with this qualification.We have been teaching radio presenting courses for more than a decade. We’ve taught people from a mix of different backgrounds and countries. Some work in radio, others are interviewed on radio programmes and some create podcasts for their business. If you have any doubts about a career in Radio Presenting, our director will speak with you about your background, your interests, your goals, and whether or not this course is the right one for you.

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