Our Mission is to develop 92.5 Phoenix FM to its full potential as a vibrant Community Radio station whose management and programming is based on community access and participation, and which reflects the special interests and needs of the listenership of the Dublin 15 community that the Station is licensed to serve.
AMONG KEY OBJECTIVES OF 92.5 PHOENIX FM ARE:
(a) To operate a not for profit community radio station whose management and programming is based on community access and participation, and which reflects the special interests and needs of the listenership of the Dublin 15 community that the station is licensed to serve.
(b) To provide education and training to individuals, geographic communities and communities of interest in order to facilitate community radio services as a medium for community development as well as a medium for community expression.
(c) To promote social inclusion and address disadvantage among communities in the Dublin 15 area.
(d) To develop personal and professional skills so as to strengthen capacity as community activists and volunteer broadcasters.
(e) To link community broadcasting, planning, production skills and training with community development needs and activities.
(f) To empower minority groups and marginalized members of the community through
access and participation in programme making and the running of the station.
(g) To develop and expand existing services using evolving and developing technologies in the area of communications and broadcasting.
(h) To acquire, lease, sub lease, purchase, hold, sell, rent, mortgage, manage and develop and otherwise deal with land of any tenure, buildings, property and assets of every description, including the erection or removal of all buildings, walls, fences and so forth in the interests of sustaining or developing the capacity of the capacity of the Society.
Our programmes reflect the special interests and needs of the listenership of the Dublin 15 Community that it is licensed to serve, and are in line with the community ethos of the BCI licence and the AMARC charter.
The AMARC charter (The Community Radio Charter for Europe)
Recognising that Community Radio is an ideal means of fostering freedom of expression and information, the development of culture, the freedom of form and confront opinions and active participation in local life, this Charter identifies objectives which Community Radio stations share and should strive to achieve:
- Promote the right to communicate, assist the free flow of information and opinions, encourage creative expression and contribute to the democratic process and a pluralist society;
- Provide access to training, production and distribution facilities; encourage local creative talent and foster local traditions; and provide programmes for the benefit, entertainment, education and development of their listeners;
- Seek to have their ownership representative of local geographically recognisable communities or of communities of common interest;
- Are editorially independent of government, commercial and religious institutions and political parties in determining their programme policy;
- Provide a right of access to minority and marginalised groups and promote and protect cultural and linguistic diversity;
- Seek to honestly inform their listeners on the basis of information drawn from a diversity of sources and provide a right of reply to any person or organisation subject to serious misrepresentation;
- Are established as organisations which are not run with a view to profit and ensure their independence by being financed from a variety of sources;
- Recognise and respect the contribution of volunteers, recognise the right of paid workers to join trade unions and provide satisfactory working conditions for both;
- Operate management, programming and employment practices which oppose discriminations and which are open and accountable to all supporters, staff and volunteers;
- Foster exchange between Community Radio broadcasters using communications to develop greater understanding in support of peace, tolerance, democracy and development.