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.
The eleventh edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on January 14th 2007.
On this week’s edition:- Century Radio’s test transmissions; Emperor Rosko on Radio Nova; Colm Hayes and Jim Jim Nugent on FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock in 2002; A long-overdue outing for the RTÉ Jam Rap, Colm Hayes’ retort to RTÉ’s jamming campaign against Radio Nova; Paul Kavanagh on Radio Nova in November 1985; A look at the issue of TV Licences for devices other than television sets on Simon Maher’s show on Phantom; George Long’s Oz Radio Round-Up from 2003 looks at Sydney’s radio stations.
The twelfth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on January 21st 2007.
On this week’s edition:- The early days of Dublin’s Country with a sample of their first day on air followed by an interview with Dave Harvey conducted by Eamon Dunphy on Today FM; Nails Mahoney on Bee Bop Gold for Sunshine 101 in January 1987; A selection of Sunshine’s jingles from various stages of their history; Samples of Pat Courtenay over on Australia’s Hot 100 in Darwin and down under on NZ’s Classic Hits; Laser 558 jingles and promos; A look at Phantom’s history up to their second licence application in 2000; And finally a recording from June 1987 of Heartbeat Radio.
The fifteenth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on February 11th 2007.
On this week’s edition:- More from Leon Tippler’s Irish Pirates documentaries; Extracts from Radio Nova’s final day in March 1986; Dr Don; The last day at London’s Radio Jackie; John Clarke on KELO Swords
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.