Radio Presenter

If you believe that your career is behind the microphone – as a Radio Presenter or Podcaster – you need to take this course.

This is a studio-based course, taught in Dublin, Ireland. The focus of this course is firmly on learning the skills that a Radio Presenter needs.

There are 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.

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. A well-written CV/resume is important for most careers, but a Demo Disc is vital to have for radio – it’s all about how you sound.

Duration:  Full day, in studio.

Course date: “To be advised”

Format:  Taught by attendance. Researching and recording in a radio studio.

Training Delivered by: The Irish Academy of Public Relations

Experienced Tutors: Radio News Journalist / Communications expert/ PR practitioner.

Award: Global Institute for Public Relations (GIPR).


Get to know the tutor of this course: Hugh Hick

Hugh Hick is an award-winning independent audio and radio producer from Dublin who has worked with RTÉ, Newstalk, and several local stations around Ireland. Hugh is an avid fan of podcasts and is currently developing ‘Making Waves’ in partnership with Headstuff – an exciting new outreach programme to open the world of podcasting to new voices. Previous programmes he has worked on have won awards in the New York Festivals Radio Awards and Celtic Media Awards, as well as shortlisting in Prix Europa and BBC Audio Drama Awards.    

Throughout the program, 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 our studio, researching and conducting an interview and getting comfortable with the sound of your own voice. You will understand where your strengths lie and learn to tackle your weaknesses.

What will you be studying?

  1. How a Radio station works
  2. How to create a vox-pop
  3. How to read the news
  4. How to research your guest
  5. How to conduct an interview
  6. How to structure open questions

Find out about all our courses here – and if you have a question please get in touch.

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Get real radio experience in our fully equipped studio in City Center.


Jessie Motsumi (IAPR)

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. 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!

Killian Halpin (IAPR)

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.

Pats O'Connor (IAPR)

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. This course is unique that it blends practical training and delivery under the watchful eye of experienced tutors and always on camera!

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