Recordings featuring Q102

THE ANORAK HOUR #223

This is edition number 223 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Pete Reed as broadcast on March 12th 2000.

This week’s features include:-
Rock 95 from Toronto;
Back to May 1984 for a feature on RTÉ’s jamming of Sunshine;
Scott Williams on Q102;
And then this week’s broadcast news.

THE ANORAK HOUR #337

This is edition number 337 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on December 8th 2002.

The first archive recording this week is the second short programme from George Long of irishpirates.com. This time around there’s a brief history of Dublin’s superpirate Energy 103.

Last Tuesday, RTÉ Radio 1’s Joe Duffy Show was given over to the controversy surrounding Radio Kilkenny’s loss of licence to KCLR – The Heart of the Two Counties. Sampled here are some of the contributions from people directly involved.

Next, K.I.C. FM – one of the most powerful Dublin pirate stations of this millenium so far – was brought to its knees by the ODTR in the summer of 2001. The station was forced off the air following a raid on their mountain site, but using a makeshift aerial setup from their city centre location, they were back on air within a week. This recording samples the first live output from their return.

As usual, Pete Reed finishes the show with a look at this week’s news.

THE ANORAK HOUR #338

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.

THE ANORAK HOUR #339

This is edition number 339 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on December 22nd 2002.

Christmas on the radio through the years is the theme of this week’s Anorak Hour, which starts with a clip of Tommy Greene on his first day on Radio Dublin from December 1979. These days Tommy is with Lite Fm and he’s also sampled with his Saturday night ‘Soundtrack of the ’70s’ show.

From Christmas Eve 1985, Dave Kelly is featured next on the ‘Q Drive’ for Q102. Gary Hamill reads the news.

Sunshine Radio, with Paul Kavanagh on air from December 1983, is next, quickly followed by Mike Doyle on Radio Annabel from Christmas Eve of the same year.

Irish radio was never to be the same again. Gay Byrne’s final show for RTÉ Radio 1 aired on Christmas Eve 1998. It is extensively featured next.

From a stormy St Stephen’s Day in 1997, Philip Cawley on air for Radio Ireland (which was renamed Today FM shortly afterwards) is the next archive recording.

Finally, a sample from Dundalk station Radio Carousel’s Christmas Party from the mid-80s.

Pete Reed then presents the week’s broadcast news and brings us right up to date.

THE ANORAK HOUR #342

This is edition number 342 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on January 12th 2003.

This week’s show starts with some airchecks of presenters who were on the move during 2002. Featured are Greg Gaughran in June; Aidan Cooney in November; Bob Conway in December; Jack Kincaid; and finally, the legendary BP Fallon and his one-off special show for Phantom FM last May.

The original Energy 94FM closed down last February. The next archive recording features moments from their last day on air.

Phantom FM is featured next with various clips through the years from the station.

Then, the ever-popular former long wave giant Atlantic 252 is featured with airchecks of Hollywood Hayes & Charlie Wolf on air.

Back to 1987 for the next archive recording. Featured is Jason Maine on Sunday morning duty for Q102.

On 15th December last year, John Public celebrated 20 years playing reggae music over the airwaves. Sampled is his show which aired on local Dublin station Jazz FM.

Finally in the archive section, we hear from from Barry Lang & Peter Collins at 2FM in 1998, two presenters who are no longer on your radio.

Throughout the show there’s a news review of last year, as reported by Radiowaves News, and the broadcast news is brought right up to date when Pete Reed joins Ger to finish the show.

THE ANORAK HOUR #L13

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 ANORAK HOUR #L14

The fourteenth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on February 4th 2007.

On this week’s edition:-

Item 1: Sealand
Item 2: WEGQ – The Eagle (Boston)
Item 3 : Kiss 108 (Boston)
Item 4: Q102 promo
Item 5: Broadcast News
Item 6: Barry Lang’s last 2FM show
Item 7: Leon Tippler’s ‘The Irish Pirates’

THE ANORAK HOUR #L18

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

THE ANORAK HOUR #L19

The nineteenth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on March 11th 2007.

On this week’s edition:-
Greg Gaughren and Mike Hogan, in ‘The Eye In The Sky’, for the 80s superpirate Q102;
Radio historian Eddie Bohan talks about the early Irish pirate stations, including the world’s first – during the Easter Rising;
Next, a sample of 101.7 WFNX, Radio Anarchy from Boston;
Following the news update Colm & Jim Jim’s debut on 2FM is featured;
The BCI’s banning of a Trócaire ad.