This is edition number 338 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on December 15th 2002.
First this week is a quick listener’s request – a sample of Eamon Dunphy’s final moments on national station Today FM’s ‘The Last Word’.
Some more studio airchecks from the former long wave giant Atlantic 252 are aired next on the programme. These feature many of the voices which made the Meath-based station so popular on both sides of the Irish Sea.
From 1996, broadcasting on 105. (em) (err) …4, Phantom FM’s forerunner Coast FM is featured next with Jack Hyland on air from the station’s luxurious studios in Ballybrack on their final day of broadcasting.
Next up we’re back to the superpirate era with Q102 and an early recording of Dave Kelly on air. There’s also a sample of the opening moments of the station from 1985.
Next, from 96FM in Cork, there’s a recording of the very unique Ezeke from January this year.
This is followed by a unique recording of a Dublin bandscan from 1981.
Wish you were there? MOR FM in New Zealand do their utmost to make us Irish listeners jealous with this week’s final archive item.
As usual, Pete Reed finishes the show with a look at this week’s broadcast news.
This is edition number 340 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on December 29th 2002.
The last Anorak Hour of 2002 features some output from local stations on Christmas Day this year.
Starting off the selection is Ruth Scott on RTÉ’s 2FM; she’s followed by Enda Caldwell & Ian Dempsey on national station Today FM; and then there’s Seán Ashmore on air on Wicklow’s East Coast FM.
Very few pirate stations had live programming on Christmas day. There were, however, two notable exceptions in Dublin: Freedom 92FM & Phantom FM. Phantom featured an incredible marathon broadcast from the one and only Steve Conway.
The world’s last offshore pirate, Arutz-7, is featured next with a short recording from October 1999. This is followed by a feature on the Voice of Peace, the former Mediterranean-based political offshore pirate.
The legendary Jimmy Young has retired from BBC Radio. The next feature looks at his long and illustrious UK radio career.
Finally in the archives section, a look-back through the years at Phantom FM.
As usual, to finish the show, Pete Reed looks at this week’s news.
This is edition number 344 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on January 26th 2003.
On this week’s programme:- A sample of Alan Freeman on BBC Radio 2; Test broadcasts from Monaghan’s Energy 106 and an interview with the station engineer Miles Johnstone; Pete Reed’s final Sunday night programme for Coast FM in 1996; Steve K on FM104 from NY Eve 1999; Then a sample of an anorak news feature broadcast on SW station Weekend Music Radio from Scotland in the 80s; And finally Pete Reed rings in this week’s industry news.
The thirteenth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on January 28th 2007.
On this week’s edition:- Dublin’s Energy 103 from May 6th 1986 with Tony McKenzie on air; Then more Energy with Colm Hayes on breakfast duty in January 1987; Boyneside Radio from 1987 with Dave C on the air is next; Staying in Co Louth, Radio Carousel are featured next with an excerpt from the station’s history as broadcast in 1983; A recording of Gareth O’Callaghan from April 1988 on air for Q102 is the next item just before the news break; A feature on Sealand;
The eighteenth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on March 4th 2007.
On this week’s edition:- More radio from New Zealand, this time The Breeze on 99FM in Wellington; Next is a behind the scenes look at Bray’s highly-regarded 80s pirate BLB; From March 2004, Lite FM’s rebrand to Q102 is featured; Following the news update there’s a sample of Bob Conway on Lite FM; This is followed by the launch of the original Q102 in January 1985; Finally, some Gerry Stevens on Energy 103