This is edition number 290 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on January 13th 2002.
On this week’s show:- The Voices of Atlantic 252 as featured on their final live programme (featured in full here); Charlie Wolf on board the MV Communicator for the offshore pirate Laser 558; Laser 558 Jingles & Promos; RTÉ Radio 2’s 5th Birthday Rap; Mark Cagney on national station Today FM in June 1998; Dublin dance pirate station ESG FM from April 2000 with Ciarán Murray in air; Finally, Pete Reed joins Ger for this week’s industry news.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 sixteenth edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on February 18th 2007.
On this week’s edition:- Dusty Rhodes on 2FM in July 1998 with the extremely popular Hotline Request programme; More from Leon Tippler’s documentary series, this time featuring Sunshine Radio; From August 1967, Radio London as it prepared to close, plus Radio Caroline; Following the news update, the next item features Sydney station 2Day FM’s Fugitive promotion; Then from September 1989, the official launch of Atlantic 252; Next item features Nikki Hayes on Spin 1038; Last, from 1984, Chris Cary on Radio Nova.
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 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.