Alan Meaney has worked with sound for many years in many different aspects. Currently working as an independent radio producer, he specialises in radio drama and documentaries and is an accomplished sound recordist and editor. He has received Sound & Vision funding from the BAI twenty three times in 6 years for various different projects and is available as a consultant for advice on these and other funding applications.

His radio dramas have been nominated for European Radio Drama Festival Awards, including Grand Prix Nova radio drama awards in Bucharest in 2014 and 2015, “The Winter’s Tales” Festival; the first UK International Radio Drama Festival in Canterbury in 2015, Leipziger Hörspielsommer audio drama festival in 2015, and The UK International Radio Drama Festival in 2017.  Heads Up series on positive mental health was the winner of CRAOL Awards 2016 – Distinction in the category of Commissioned Programming.

His first RTE Documentary on One ‘In Tom Crean’s Footsteps’ aired on RTE Radio One in August 2017.

Alan has worked as Studio Coordinator at RTE.  Here he worked for RTE JR (Winner Radio Station of Year 2016 Celtic Media Awards) and Documentary on One in both editorial and operational roles.

He was the production manager for Galway’s Flirt FM for 3 years and continues to produce and present Feed Me Weird Things; a weekly electronic/leftfield music show for the station. He was head of production at Athlone Community Radio for 5 years. He was membership officer for AIRPI – Association of Independent Radio Producers Ireland for 3 years.

Alan is a certified FETAC/QQI accredited trainer and has designed and implemented specific training courses for staff, volunteers and community groups. He has previously created sound design and composed music for theatre and has worked in the film & television fields. Alan is fascinated by sound, and is open to collaborating on new audio projects.