About GOCOM Radio

Galway Online Community Radio

GOCOM Radio is Ireland’s first multilingual community radio, that focuses on local issues, and serving marginalised groups interest. The online Station was opened in January 2021 and launched in August same year; broadcasting distinctive content aimed at fostering the integration, unifying across differences and bridging gaps for marginalised communities. Its mission includes promoting cultural heritage, bolstering representation, and facilitating integration through language, music, and arts.

We actively promote activities that drive recognition, inclusion, justice, development, and respect. We support local businesses and organisations, acting as a catalyst for their growth. Our mission is to inform, inspire, entertain, and represent, ensuring every voice is heard and every story matters.

County Studio – N17 Business Park, Tuam.

Our Mission

  • Empower the marginalised, including individuals with disabilities and the traveler community, enabling them to articulate themselves, advocate for their interests, challenge negative stereotypes and narratives, and ensure their voices resonate.
  • Foster awareness and comprehension of matters impacting new communities.
  • Advocate for equitable and unbiased representation within the media landscape, ensuring the voices and perspectives of these communities are heard and valued.
  • Surmount language barriers by amplifying ethnic language media.
  • Champion cultural heritage, artistic expression, and core values within these communities, celebrating their unique skills.
  • Promote initiatives that bolster acknowledgment, inclusivity, fairness, development, and respect.
  • Provide support for local businesses and organisations within the community to flourish and expand; fostering economic empowerment and inclusivity.
  • Educate, empower, entertain, and authentically represent multicultural community.
  • Spark a movement centered on unity and mutual understanding by crafting innovative and tailored radio programming.

Our vision is Ireland where everyone enjoys equal and fair representation.

Our Team

Islammiyah Saudique-Kadejo

Islammiyah Saudique-Kadejo - CEO

Islammiyah is a broadcaster, social entrepreneur, and media executive. She's the Founder of Amdalah Africa Foundation – AMDAF, a charity dedicated to promoting women and community development, recognition and justice. As our CEO, Islammiyah uses her experience with a first degree in Mass Communication to ensure smooth running of the Station’s programmes and maintain our key vision of projecting ethnic representation, diversity and inclusion in Irish media; and hold strongly to our community objectives. Islammiyah is a strong advocate for social justice, women, youth, and ethnic minorities.  She sits on the Board of 2 Organisations, including Galway City Community Network. She is a bestselling author of 3 Books, a trainer, and inspirational speaker. She holds Masters of Art in Gender, Globalisation & Rights from NUI Galway.

Barry Kadejo

Barry Kadejo - Senior Operations Manager

Barry is a Network System Engineer with first degree in Information Technology from GMIT, Galway and MSc from NUI Galway. He also sits on the Board of AMDAF. As our Operations Manager, Barry oversees and coordinates the continuous, multifaceted daily operations of the station, ensuring compliance with broadcast standards. He participates in the establishment, organisation, and implementation of short and long term goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement. Barry brings his Information Technology expertise to design AMDAF's website, while managing both AMDAF and GOCOM Radio's website.

Stan Quarterman

Stan Quarterman - Production Manager/ Programme Host/Business Development Adviser

Stan grew up with radio, television had yet to be invented.... He's a vigorous thinker, voracious reader, and takes a wide interest in the world around him. He loves music and hosts World Soufflé on GOCOM Radio. As Production Manager, he works closely with presenters to create the best content, and willingly passes on his experience to those new to production. In his business-development role, he communicates the vision and value of the Station to our target audience and potential partners, and pitches new ideas to help advertisers and sponsors see the 'bigger picture', as it can be harnessed by the Power of Radio; using his over 30 years experience in the advertising industry. Stan works closely with the Marketing and Brand Team who manage the Station's social media presence, co-ordinate timeslots and proposals.

Kofi Joy Babanawo

Kofi Joy Babanawo - Virtual Publicity Assistant

Joy is a Senior Operations Manager with Radio BAR 93.5 mhz, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. He volunteers as a Virtual Publicity Assistant from Ghana, assisting with media campaigns, and  handling duties as assigned. He hosts Africa Live! every Monday at 5pm on GOCOM Radio. He is a very dedicated person who does his best in every mission he handles. He’s dutiful and creative.