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.
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 341 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on January 5th 2003.
The first Anorak Hour of 2003 features the annual look-back at events of the past year, and a look-forward to what may be in store for this year. (Gillingham FC supporter) Pete is in the studio this week, along with John Fleming from radiowaves.fm.
The usual archive recordings start with a selection of moments from Newstalk 106’s test transmissions and a sample from their launch from April last year.
Next, a look at how the closedown of ITV Digital was reported across various UK outlets.
The next item looks at a new technological approach to broadcasting with the launch of Andy Ruane’s Ireland Live TV service.
There was a World Cup last year, which was kind of hard to miss thanks to certain incidents, and the next item features a sample from Today FM’s coverage which was based in Japan. There’s also a look back at an Anorak Hour News moment which came at a very tense time whilst a particular match was taking place!
Long-running Dublin station Freedom 92FM are next up in the Archives section. There’s also a chat with Andy Walker live on the programme.
There’s also a look at the situation with the Kilkenny/Tipperary licence debacle via a sample of calls from listeners on Joe Duffy’s Liveline.
Dublin youth station Spin 1038 finally made it to air in April last year. Samples from their test transmissions and launch follow.
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.
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 seventeenth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on February 25th 2007.
On this week’s edition:- Atlantic 252’s ‘Sound of the Station’ promotional piece from 1991; From October 1985, Pat Courtenay on Breakfast duty for Sunshine Radio; Samples from Laser 558’s early broadcasts and a background feature on the station’s dramatic final hours; From 1985, former Laser jocks Jessie Brandon and Rick Harris on dry land at Radio Nova; A look at the history of New Zealand’s Radio Hauraki; From October 2002, Alison Curtis on air at the pirate version of Phantom.
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