This collection of jingles for the Dundalk and Navan stations were kindly donated by Kieran Murray, who explains:
Radio Carousel’s Managing Director – Hugh Hardy – had great vision for the Network and was a broadcaster like no other. However, no matter how much I asked him, Hugh would never agree to purchase radio jingles for his network of stations. He just could not see a reason or purpose for them – and argued that such jingles would have no place on his twice-daily ‘Country Call’ programme.
He had no objections to me, or anyone else, spending our OWN money and purchasing specially sung Radio Carousel jingles – and that’s exactly what we did!
The Radio Carousel sung jingles you hear here, were all purchased by myself and other Carousel staff members, out of dedication and loyalty to the radio station we worked for. We firmly believed that radio station jingles were an essential part of the entire radio station. The jingles ‘completed’ the overall sound and marketing position of the station.
Radio Carousel provides a very wide range of programming including educational, religious, informational, childrens’ and other minority programmes which give truly balanced listening for everyone.
The programming is spontaneous and flexible, so that urgent information can be transmitted without delay, and of course they are uniquely local so that they can broadcast information which is totally relevant to their own area.
Radio Carousel has acquired the reputation as “the place to turn” – individuals, local authorities, police and emergency services know that Radio Carousel can respond at a personal level to the problems of individual listeners, and at community level to local cries. Help or information is just a ‘phone call away.
Radio Carousel’s local identity is an important element in attracting such a substantial and diverse audience.
As they described themselves in an advertising sales booklet
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