Tag Archives: Radio

A slave to the man, then this.

Further to the news that [often excellent] TXFM will cease to be.

TXFM’s Joe Donnelly writes:

We have been flooded with heartbreaking, joyous, funny, moving, genuine, poignant, sad, philosophical and reassuring messages.We’ve received hundreds and hundreds of texts, tweets, emails, and social media or web posts. During the past two shows, I’ve been sat in the studio thinking to myself: ‘What on earth is going on here?’


TXFM 105.2

Some Ham Sandwich in a lay-by off the N62?

You need an all-encompassing 32 county playlist for your GAA summer.

Paul Lynskey writes:

We are looking to make a Spotify playlist, not just any playlist, an all-encompassing, 32-county playlist. Yes, it’s ambitious.  So for this we need your help. We need the music-savvy GAA fan to share their inter-county music knowledge…


Any excuse.

32 County Soundtrack (TXFM)

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Too much talk radio or not enough?

From May 7th,  TXFM Drive will broadcast a once-weekly series of anniversary themed album discussions presented by Joe Donnelly.

Joe writes:

This year, 2015, sees the anniversary of a wide number of hugely influential and popular albums. Through interviews with the producers behind the albums, I aim to get to the real story behind the work. How difficult was the recording process? Were there creative struggles? Did anyone realise the albums would become as successful and critically-acclaimed as they did? How exactly does the relationship between producer and band work or, in some cases, fall asunder?

’95 was a good year, in fairness.

She’s back.

Aunty Panti on a Sunday.

Pub landlady, performer, writer, speechifier, gender discombobulist, and national treasure Panti Bliss returns to the airwaves for the month of May on Dublin music station TXFM, which can be found at 105.2 FM on the wireless whatsit.

The Sunday Service takes in ‘The Fear’-inducing hours of 9am-12noon.

SS host Dee Reddy writes:

I’m delighted to welcome Panti to Sunday Service and back on the airwaves with me. Aunty Panti’s been very busy this past year, so I’ve a lot of my own problems I’ll need her to cover.

We’d love to hear from as many people as possible, so if you have a personal issue you’d like to hear broadcast to a wider audience (and who wouldn’t?) please drop us a line at Dee.Reddy@TXFM.ie before Thursday 16th April.



Panti Bliss on Broadsheet.ie

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A haunting tale of early technology written, directed, animated and scored by LA-based animator Troy Morgan

Four separate individuals at the dawn of wireless technology become accidental collaborators in a musical composition that is pieced together through radio waves.

Tesla’s spirit radio?


00142891RTÉ’s managing director of Radio Jim Jennings

“There is a market out there for radio talent. Your point that we are overpaying is not true, I don’t agree with it,” he said in response to Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan [during yesterday’s Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Transport and Sport]. “If we were, we would have paid the money to keep Pat Kenny on Radio 1, but we didn’t.”
Mr Jennings said that contrary to popular perceptions, six of the top 10 paid radio broadcasters were in the commercial sector rather than RTÉ


Name those six anyone?

RTÉ denies overpaying top radio presenters (Ronan McGreevy, irish Times)


Conor Barron writes:

…to let you know about a new series of independent radio plays I am developing at the moment combining the talents of the best local writers, actors, music makers, audio techies and more. The series is called Half-Light Audio Theatre and the first in the series is called ‘Disappear’ and was written by writer/director Shaun O Connor.