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Phantom FM October 31st 2006

From Hallowe’en 2006 this is the licensed launch of Phantom FM, the long-running alt-rock Dublin pirate station. We join the pre-launch countdown with ten minutes to go to the midday commencement of live programmes.
We have every minute of the day’s live programming for you to enjoy.

The Phantom team just before the station launched.
Front row (left to right) Jack Hyland, Peter Vamos, Simon Maher, Brian Daly, Ger Roe, Neil Austin
Photo with thanks to Steve Conway

11.50am Pre-launch; launch with the Phantom team; Simon Maher with Louise Byrne on News

From 3pm Sinister Pete is let loose on the airwaves again. Emer McLysaght is on News. Listen as broadcast….

…or with the music stripped out

From 6pm Darragh Brophy takes over. Listen as broadcast….

…or with the music stripped out

From 8pm John Walshe is in the Phantom studio and Sinéad Ní Mhordha is at the launch party. Listen as broadcast…. 

…or with the music stripped out

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