May

The Anorak Hour #230

This is edition number 230 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on May 7th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
Ronan Collins, Gerry Ryan and Jim O’Neill sing for RTÉ Radio 2’s 5th Birthday on a 7” single release from 1984;
Then on the flipside, Willie O’Reilly plays some sample jingles and promos from the same year;
Following that there’s a recording of The Two Tonys from 1987 on NDCR;
Then there’s a sample of Dr Don on ARD from 1978;
And from two weeks before the programme was broadcast it’s Dr Don (Donald Moore) again, interviewed by Daire Nelson on LMFM Radio;
The next item is a 1994 interview by Shaun Tilley with ‘The Royal Ruler’, Tony Prince, in which he looks back at his radio career;
Finally Pete Reed with the week’s broadcast news.

Phantom FM

Dublin indie music pirate Phantom FM from May 11th 2000. This recording is off 91.6MHz and starts at 5.56pm.

Walkinstown Local Radio May 12th 2000

This is a recording of Walkinstown Local Radio from the afternoon of May 12th 2000 with some rare live programming from around 3pm.
The unnamed presenter switched on the mic without announcement or fanfare following a long run of automation on 92.4MHz in Dublin.

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Chris Murray: Paddy Muldowney was his name, he may have used Dave King on air. He died a few years ago, I remember the house it came from at Landsdowne valley in Drimnagh, My mother listened to it as she loved his Music & him reading the newspapers. I remember listening to him one day and he was looking for listeners to help pay for a leaky roof and if it wasn’t fixed he’d have to close the station, He was giving out a bank of Ireland account number that listeners could donate to, a few weeks later he got the roof fixed and a holiday to Spain :() :() Station was off the air for the two weeks


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The Anorak Hour #231

This is edition number 231 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on May 14th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour featured:
Pat Courtenay on Breakfast for Sunshine Radio in October 1985;
Leon Tipler’s visit to CRF in 1988;
RNI Jingles and then Tony Allan on board the Mebo II for the station;
A sample of US station Wild 94.9FM;
Voices and Jingles from Big D Radio;
Finally Pete Reed with the week’s broadcast news.

ESG 94FM May 23rd 2000

This ESG FM recording, off 94.1MHz in Dublin, is from May 23rd 2000. It starts at 2.20pm and features Ronan Devitt on air.

At this time ESG were also available on 93.8MHz.

The Anorak Hour #233

This is edition number 233 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on May 28th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
An interview with Dr Don on NEAR FM;
The launch of the new Dublin station, Lite FM;
Mary Harney on Channel D TV;
Some early voices from RTÉ Radio 2;
Finally this week’s radio industry news with Pete Reed.

If you have any old cassettes or digitised recordings that we can add here, please get in touch – radiowavesfm@radioanoraks.com or use wetransfer to the same address.

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