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 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 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 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 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 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.
The twenty-first edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on March 25th 2007.
On this week’s edition:- An in-depth look at free radio services on the fleet of satellites at 28.2/5 east; Leon Tippler’s visit to Double R Radio in Dublin in 1981; A selection of clips from Radio Annabel; KCHZ from Kansas.
The twenty-second edition of the licensed version of Phantom FM’s media industry programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast at 9am on April 1st 2007.
On this week’s edition:- Kieran Murray talks about the origins of the Free Radio Campaign and this is followed by a clip of Southside Radio’s version of the programme; From 1998 an interview with Bobby Gibbson of Radio Caroline Dublin; Then Steve Conway talks about an eventful night on the Ross Revenge for Radio Caroline; Last ever archive item was Greg Gaughran on Radio Nova.