Monday, February 13, 2017

The Complete Radio Station List - Ireland 1900-2000 Part Six

The book, 'A History of Irish Radio 1900-2000' is almost complete, alas it will have to be poured over now by legal departments. The index is as follows


Chapter One - The Introduction
Chapter Two - In the Beginning 1900-1910 and The Marconi Era
Chapter Three - Rebel Radio, the broadcasts of 1916
Chapter Four - The Fledgling Twenties
Chapter Five - The Radio Evolution 1930's
Chapter Six - Dangerous Forties
Chapter Seven - Stagnant Fifties and the Arrival of Television
Chapter Eight - The Swinging, Broadcasting Sixties
Chapter Nine - Irish Radio On The Edge
Chapter Ten - The Radio Revolution - 1980's
Chapter Eleven - Two Steps Forward & One Back 1990s
Chapter Twelve - Context

Bibliography

The Complete Radio Station List - Ireland 1900-2000 Part Five



The Complete Radio Station List - Ireland 1900-2000 Part Four



The Complete Radio Station List - Ireland 1900-2000 Part Three


The Complete Radio Station List - Ireland 1900-2000 Part Two

Welcome to the Irish broadcasting Hall of Fame's list of Irish radio stations that have gone on air from 1900-2000. In the forthcoming book almost 60% of the stations listed have their own biography. If you were involved in any of these stations please let me know at irishbroadcastinghalloffame@gmail.com 
If stations have been duplicated please let me know so that adjustments can be made before the manuscript heads to the publisher. All is subject to copyright 
(c)Eddie Bohan 2015



The Complete Radio Station List - Ireland 1900-2000 Part One



Welcome to the Irish broadcasting Hall of Fame's list of Irish radio stations that have gone on air from 1900-2000. In the forthcoming book almost 60% of the stations listed have their own biography. If you were involved in any of these stations please let me know at irishbroadcastinghalloffame@gmail.com 
If stations have been duplicated please let me know so that adjustments can be made before the manuscript heads to the publisher. All is subject to copyright 
(c)Eddie Bohan 2015






Friday, January 27, 2017

Christmas 2017..Already?



With the post Christmas diets on the cusp of derailing as the end of January approaches, it's now just ten months to the launch of Christmas FM 2017. Raising thousands of euro for charity the station has gone from strength to strength from its studios located in the Ballsbridge area of Dublin. This year Christmas FM ventured outside the shores of the Emerald Isle with a Global Christmas FM for online consumers.

But it is not alone on the air there are a number of different incarnations of Xmas radio. Most familiar in Dublin is David Baker's Radio Snowflake that can trace its lineage back to the original Christmas music station in Dublin Radio Snowflake dating back to the 1980's and located variously in Ringsend and Sandymount.


But in 2016 there were a number of other Christmas station's online and in Belfast. Radio lapland entertained both sides of the divide in Northern Ireland while both ABC Radio and Live Ireland had Christmas tunes entertaining the listeners.

How many stations will try to muscle in on the Christmas market in 2017 and could the stations not unify for such a short period and in the name of such good causes?