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Friday, December 2, 2016

Set Your Record Button


Next Thursday December 8th at 9pm 'The Wireless, A Century of Radio' airs on UTV Ireland featuring John Bowman, Diarmuid Ferriter and broadcast historian Eddie Bohan. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wireless on Flirt FM with Broadcast Historian Eddie Bohan



Listen to the third episode of John Walsh's excellent series on the Galway based Flirt FM. On this episode I explain the history of pirate radio from 1916 to the present day. I also explain the momentous events of the 1930's in Irish Radio.
Use the link below to listen to any of the shows in the series

https://wirelessflirt.wordpress.com/

Monday, September 5, 2016

The 'Up For The Match' (RTE) Top Ten


Each year on the eve of the both the hurling and football All Ireland finals RTE broadcast a special programme 'Up For The Match' hosted by Grainne Seoige and Des Cahill. A programme featuring chat, stories and music as they built up in 2016 to the All Ireland hurling final between the Premier county of Tipperary and the Cats of Kilkenny. But this year rather than simply reviewing the show, I have produced a top ten.

The 2016 Up For The Match (RTE) Top Ten
1   Eddie Brennan (9)
2   James Woodlock (8)
3   Ken McGrath (7)
4   Liam Sheedy (6)
5   Lar Corbett (5)
     Anna Geary (5)
7   Cha Fitzpatrick (4)
8   Aidan Tierney (3)
     Ritchie Power (3)
10 Owen Kelly (2)

So I am guessing you are asking the top ten in what? It is the number of times each guest said the phrase 'I SUPPOSE' while being interviewed on the show. Eddie Brennan the former Kilkenny hurler said the phrase 'I suppose' nine times. Even host Des Cahill managed to say it once. That means throughout the show 'I suppose' was spoken 56 times.

It was not the only repetitive phrase used by guests from the two neighbouring counties. Also up there were 'ye know' and either 'ah sure look' or 'look ah sure'.
Ah sure look Tipperary won, ye know I suppose they were the better team on the day.

The 'Up For The Match' (RTE) Top Ten


Each year on the eve of the both the hurling and football All Ireland finals RTE broadcast a special programme 'Up For The Match' hosted by Grainne Seoige and Des Cahill. A programme featuring chat, stories and music as they built up in 2016 to the All Ireland hurling final between the Premier county of Tipperary and the Cats of Kilkenny. But this year rather than simply reviewing the show, I have produced a top ten.

The 2016 Up For The Match (RTE) Top Ten
1   Eddie Brennan (9)
2   James Woodlock (8)
3   Ken McGrath (7)
4   Liam Sheedy (6)
5   Lar Corbett (5)
     Anna Geary (5)
7   Cha Fitzpatrick (4)
8   Aidan Tierney (3)
     Ritchie Power (3)
10 Owen Kelly (2)

So I am guessing you are asking the top ten in what? It is the number of times each guest said the phrase 'I SUPPOSE' while being interviewed on the show. Eddie Brennan the former Kilkenny hurler said the phrase 'I suppose' nine times. Even host Des Cahill managed to say it once. That means throughout the show 'I suppose' was spoken 56 times.

It was not the only repetitive phrase used by guests from the two neighbouring counties. Also up there were 'ye know' and either 'ah sure look' or 'look ah sure'.
Ah sure look Tipperary won, ye know I suppose they were the better team on the day.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Pirate Radio Exhibition - Old Clippings 6

If you have enjoyed the last couple of posts perhaps you will get on touch of you have any ideas or assistance you can lend to getting a pirate radio exhibition or even museum up and running. The following are various free radio magazines from the 80's including 'Wavelength' that was produced by a serving US soldier on a base in Germany.






Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pirate Radio Exhibition - Old Clippings 4

The following are some articles from newspapers about the personalities who have dominated the radio landscape for decades plus a bonus of the cover of the RTE internal magazine that closed as part of cost savings at the state broadcaster.