Our Mission is to operate a not-for-profit community radio station which is by the community and for the community and is inclusive of all the special interests and needs of everyone in the Dublin 10/20/22 communities and beyond. We want to develop Together FM, Community Radio to its full potential and move from being an online station to receiving a broadcast licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
To operate a not-for-profit community radio station whose management and programming is based on community access and participation, which reflects the special interests and needs of the listenership of the Dublin 10/20/22 communities that the station is licensed to serve.
To focus on our Community through online and radio excellence we will create an important community resource, one that promotes connections and fosters a sense of belonging. We will maintain a local focus for sharing music, arts, culture, news and opinions. We will serve the people of our community by providing outlets for their creative skills and energies
To value and respect everyone and their personal dignity. While debate is a necessary and healthy part of the discourse in broadcasting and station management, bigotry and personal attacks will not be tolerated.
To continue to develop professional and personal skills as volunteer managers and broadcasters and to support and empower all volunteers and Workers with Together FM to broaden their experiences, learn and increase their self-confidence and professional skills.
To be inclusive and empower minority groups and marginalised members of the community through access and participation in programme making and the running of the station and promote social inclusion.
To provide education and training in Media and Communications to individuals from all backgrounds and community groups to involve people in their community radio services, to inspire creativity and expression. To develop personal and professional skills so as to strengthen capacity as community activists and volunteer broadcasters.
To be an active participant in the broader community radio community and follow the BAI and CRAOL guidelines and learn about and support other community radio stations.
To be ready and open to develop and expand existing services using evolving and developing technologies in the area of communications and broadcasting. Together FM works in line with the community ethos of the AMARC charter and BCI licence and 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 based on 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.