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Our Team

Project Coordination Staff

Project Coordinator:  Ciaran Murray 

Radio Station Coordinator: Sally Galiana

Television Coordinator: Elaine King

Production and Training Coordinator: Paul Loughran

Outreach Coordinator: Dorothee Meyer Holtkamp

IT and Radio Drama: Gavin Byrne

Studios and Transmission: Gay Graham

Administrator: Alan Braddish

Thanks to the City of Dublin Education and Training Board and INTREO for support.

Near Media Co-Op Committee of Management:

 vincent Vincent Teeling
Vincent is Chairperson of the Committee of Management, and has been actively involved in the campaign and development of community radio for over 25 years. He is a former member of the Ardlea Parish folk group. Vincent brings a wide range of technical skills to the Committee and is employed as a systems engineer with an international company.
  Debbie Hutchinson
Debbie has been involved in Near FM for a number of years as a producer and presenter on cultural, historical and educational programmes including Schools Rising, Culture Night, Women in 1916 and Feminist Heart. She graduated from DCU with an honours degree in Communications Studies and she holds a Masters in Audiovisual Management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations.  In 2008 she was awarded the Gladys Mc Nevin Trophy for the Highest National Grade by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.


Debbie has extensive professional production credits and worked as a researcher and assistant producer on RTE productions including The Blizzard of Odd and The Panel.

She is also an experienced arts administrator and she was previously The Manager of Filmbase and a Contracts Consultant with the Media Distribution section of the EU Media programme.

dave Dave O’Connor
Dave is Secretary to the Committee, and has been involved with the co-operative since 1985. Dave is a regular presenter on Near FM and provides training to new volunteers in radio programme production. A former volunteer with the Irish Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children and St Vincent De Paul, he brings a wealth of experience in community development work to the Committee. A civil servant, Dave has worked in high profile Government Departments (Social Protection, Education and Health) working with customers across many socio-economic backgrounds.
 Sabrina-Photo1 Sabrina Ryan


Sabrina has been volunteering with Near FM since 2012 across a number of programmes, primarily current affairs/magazine. A journalism graduate of DCU, Sabrina is currently teaching English as a foreign language and has previously volunteered and subsequently worked with Dublin South FM.
 declan  Declan Cahill
Declan is Vice Chair of the Committee of Management is also drama co-ordinator of the near drama company in Near FM, which he co-founded. He is a founder and still active member of Riverside Drama Circle (founded in 1972). He is Chairperson of the Board of Management of Scoil Chaitriona Infants, Coolock Village with which he has been involved for 25 years. He is a vice-chairperson of Northside Partnership, a member of the Board of Management of St Davids Boys National School’, a board member of Northside Community Law and Mediation Centre, Chairperson of the Northside Community Forum’ and chair of the Dublin City Council’s North Fringe Forum. He has extensive experience in company development having previously worked in the public service for 40 years.
 Peter-Photo Peter Cunningham
Peter is Treasurer to the Committee and has been with near for over 15 years. Peter was instrumental in developing and nurturing the stations new band policy. A regular contributor to current affairs programming and policy within the Co Op, Peter brings considerable analytical skills to the Co-Op. He is employed as a chartered surveyor.
 Lidja Radacic Photo Lidija Radacic
Lidija Radacic has been volunteering with Near FM for over 4 years. She has contributed to several Near TV projects and is currently producing & presenting the programme Balkan Beatz on Near FM. A marketing professional, Lidija is currently working as a digital marketing specialist within the hospitality field and is regularly involved in charity events projects in Dublin.