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 291 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on January 20th 2002.
On this week’s programme:- The first episode of The Jam Jingles story; Tom Dunne from his time at 98FM in June 1998; From 1983, Jim Harland on overnights for New York’s 92 KTU FM; From November 15th 1998, John Lewis’s return to Radio Caroline on board The Ross Revenge; Rick O’Shea on FM104 in May 1998; And finally Pete Reed relays this week’s industry news.
This is edition number 292 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast on January 27th 2002.
On this week’s programme:- The continuation of The Jam Jingles story; From July 2000, an interview with Prince Terry of SW pirate Ozone Radio International; A full 8 minutes of Radio Caroline jingles and promos; And finally a feature on the ever-popular Kenny Everett.
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 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 343 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on January 19th 2003.
This week’s show starts with a couple of listener requests. First, various memories from ESG FM – the successor to dance station Pulse 103 – are sampled. Following that, there’s a lookback to early recordings from the station that recently finished life as Hits 106FM. First of all from 1983 when it was known as Dublin South Community Radio; then into the 90s with two samples under the call-sign DLR FM.
2FM was 21 years of age in May 2000. Gerry Ryan remembers – sort of – his beginnings on the station in this recording.
From August 1980, Richard Davis on Radio Dublin is featured next in an with a local band interview.
In September 1997, the IRTC’s Chief Executive Michael O’Keeffe was interviewed by Richard Crowley on RTÉ Radio 1 about upcoming licences, pirate activity, and the problems at Radio Ireland.
Finally in this week’s archive section, some influential Radio Nova (and related) memories are given an airing.
Pete Reed finishes the show with a look at this week’s news.
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 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 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 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 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 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.