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ghostriderPosted - 18 June 2001 21:9
A short note to let know anyone involved in Pulse 103 (96-99) that the 2nd year reunion will take place on Tuesday 3rd July 2001 at Mono bar on Wexford Street, from about 9pm. All involved with the station welcome.
DeargDoomPosted - 18 June 2001 21:58
WHat about supporters/well wishers/sad tosspot anoraks with nothing better to do with their lives (thats me). Are they all welcome?
ghostriderPosted - 18 June 2001 22:27
ALL are welcome as long as theres no fighting between DJs!!!!
pulsefmPosted - 19 June 2001 5:20
Ill be there with bells on!- Its off the simpsons!- no hope to drink to some old memories!- upstairs or downstairs, or follow the crowd?
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 19 June 2001 20:16
what about those involved in 1995 Ghostie??? does that mean the likes off damien Mc caul and tom cole (smokey towers) and the early boys aren't welcome?
ghostriderPosted - 19 June 2001 20:28
Hmm let me see! Damian was on Pulse.....well I reckon he can go then!!! smart Arse!! No doubt you'll be there John!! Mind you judging on what youve done at past reunions, is that wise?? So once again ALL are welcome!! except one or two and we all know who they are!!!
|Pirate Radio | W-A-B-C Deaf in One Ear Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 25 June 2001 12:21
Was in Portrush yesterday and heard Bentley's WABC, seems to have reverted back to a 60's oldies service and only running audio on the right channel. Quite a stong signal (or was that atmospherics?) could be heard right down to Ballymoney. As could Q102. I wonder has Frankie got another dubious rig on somewhere, now that the Greencastle one is no more.
djmaxPosted - 25 June 2001 21:11
THERE USED TO BE A SIGNAL HERE (SOUTH-DERRY)ON 103.9 FM FROM W.A.B.C. BUT IT SEEMED TO DIAPPEAR FROM THE AIRWAVES. THAT WAS LAST YEAR. WHY WAS THIS??
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 26 June 2001 9:53
I was told their power was reduced from 1Kw to 200w supposedly to reduce interference to transmissions on Network 2 from the Moville relay. The six harmonic causing the damage. Fringe reception of Radio North / FM103 / WABC used to be possible way down here at the Tyrone/Fermanagh border near Brougher, but that's not possible anymore. I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
|Pirate Radio | what has happened 106fm ?? Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
north-westfmPosted - 13 June 2001 21:1
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO DELBERT JACKSON AND NICKY D,S 106FM IN THE N,W AREA.HAVE THEY BEEN BUSTED BY THE D,T,I I HAVE,NT HEARD THEM ON 106.0FM FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW. THERE WEBSITE HAS,NT EVEN BEEN UPDATED www.106-fm.co.uk.HAVE THEY GONE FOR GOOD OR ARE THEY GOING TO COME BACK ON AIR AGAIN? DOES ANYONE KNOW? I HOPE TO START MY OWN RADIO STATIO NORTH-WESTFM FROM DONEGAL-DERRY BORDER VERY SOON ON 106.3 OR 107.2FM PROBALLY 106.3FM .CHEERS
north-westfmPosted - 13 June 2001 21:25
OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS firstname.lastname@example.org AND NOT NORTH-WESTFM@EXCITE.COM. SMALL GLITCH ON OUR BEHALF.CHEERS. RECEPTION REPORTS APPRIEATED.
106FMCREWPosted - 16 June 2001 12:53
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR ENQUIRY .. 106FM IS SET TO RETURN WITHIN THE NEXT 10 DAYS .. INVESTIGATIONS HAVE BEEN ONGOING INTO THE THEFT OF EQUIPMENT BELONGING TO 106FM .. WE HAVE SATISFIED OUR SUSPICIONS AND HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE INVOLVED. THE STOLEN PROPERTY HAS YET TO BE RECOVERED BUT REST ASSURED THIS MATTER IS FAR FROM RESOLVED, 106FM, THANKS TO IT`S BACKERS WILL RETURN STRONGER THAN EVER AND NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THIS OTHER "RADIO STATION" TRIES TO SABOTAGE US, WE WILL BOUNCE BACK .. 106FM WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY THE FRESHEST MUSIC FIRST, OUR EXTENDED ABSENCE HAS ALLOWED US TO REVIEW SECURITY AND GATHER INFORMATION.. WHO WHERE THE GUYS WITH THE WALKIE TALKIES SPOTTED TRESPASSING PRIOR TO THE THEFT? THEY KNOW WHO THEY WERE AND AT THIS POINT WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THEY ARE AWARE THAT WE DO TOO.. WE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AND THANK THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE REMAINED FIRMLY BEHIND US, THIS HAS SERVED US WELL IN THE PAST AND IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS THEFT MAY WELL BACKFIRE AGAINST THE PERPETRATORS ....106FM BACK SOON.
djmacPosted - 17 June 2001 1:5
I NOTICED TONIGHT THERE WAS A BLANK CARRIER ON 106.4 AND 104.8FM IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY (SOUTH-DERRY)ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS.WHO ARE THESES RADIO STATIONS. ALSO LIKE TO SEE THAT 106FM IS DUE BACK ON SOON.CHEERS DELBERT,NICKY GOOD LUCK GUYS.
106FMFANPosted - 26 June 2001 18:4
YEAP ALSO HEARD BLACK CARRIER ON 104.8FM HERE IN NORTH DERRY. WHEN IS 106FM COMING BACK ON AIR??
Pirate Radio| IS PULSE107.4FM STILL ON AIR Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
djmaxPosted - 25 June 2001 21:8
IS PULSE107.4FM STILL ON AIR. WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO UP THERE POWER, AND SINGAL IN N,IRELAND
MikePosted - 25 June 2001 22:19
Was travelling between Carrickfergus and Dublin. Heard an unidentified (Weak) In Newry on 107.4 and a carrier in Drogheda around 92
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 25 June 2001 23:53
You were probably listening to WLTE from Omeath on 107.4. Although its 150 watts into a four element yagi, the tx site is at sea level (right on Carlingford Lough) so the signal doesn't travel well into Newry.
106FMFANPosted - 26 June 2001 18:5
HEARD DANCE MUSIC ON 107.4FM HERE ON HIGH GROUND IN NORTH DERRY
Pirate Radio| NEW LUCAN STATION ON 107.7 Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
misePosted - 26 June 2001 21:14
There is a new Lucan station on 107.7 fm - well theres an add to say its starting on saturday. Its called supreme fm.
|Pirate Radio | New pirate in Dublin? Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
DeargDoomPosted - 25 June 2001 20:34
I heard a station in Dublin yesterday. Only caught them briefly on a clock radio, they identified as "YFM". Anyone got any ideas?
djmacPosted - 25 June 2001 21:0
YEAP WHERE,NT THEY BASED IN MONAGHAN FOR A WHILE BROADCASTING ON 107.4FM.
DeargDoomPosted - 25 June 2001 21:58
Cop on. I said that I heard them in Dublin. On a clock radio. In my gaff 10 minutes from the city centre. I doubt we're talking about the same station.
daveyPosted - 25 June 2001 22:22
Hi we where carrying out tests on 107.0 yesterday , will continue testing soon and increasing power over the coming month
DeargDoomPosted - 25 June 2001 22:45
Was that you? I noticed the station just above Radio na Life. Would you not be worried about interfering with TCR on 107.2, or Hospital Radio on 107.4 (I live about 10 minutes away from the Mater - and you sounded quite powerful). Where was the transmission from?
daveyPosted - 26 June 2001 22:0
test last weekend where to see if we where interferring , happy to say none and both 107.2 and 107.4 could still be heard at Tx site, we will be increasing power to get a happy medium between power and minimise interference , next test not due until next weekend or monday as our automation computer packed in cause a fan went 9 always the simple things , will recommence when we get that sorted . Located Somewhere in the West(ish) of the city
starburstPosted - 26 June 2001 22:31
Davey, Word of Caution. Setting up on the Westside on 107.0 when there's a legal station also on the westside on 107.2 might be a bit tricky. Also, this frequency is not a real good one for the future, when Star FM begin broadcasting in the Autumn on 106.8. U'll be squashed, and looking for a new home. Just be careful.
|Pirate Radio | BOJANGLES READ IN. Thread Closed Send Topic To a Friend
EnergyfanPosted - 25 June 2001 17:19
GET IN TOUCH MATE AT email@example.com
BojanglesPosted - 26 June 2001 12:33
You have anything to say to me you say it here.
Don RayPosted - 26 June 2001 19:31
Actually, no offence meant to either of you, but it would be better if you did carry on your bickering elsewhere. Mods - how about a section for Radio Up North ? Then the argument can blaze away without annoying the rest of us ?
BojanglesPosted - 26 June 2001 21:7
Wheres the argument ? This person wanted me to contact him and I said put what ever you want to say here. Is that an Argument? I'd hate to live in your house if it is.I mean can you not see he even called me mate seems to me you are reading into something that is not there. Edited by - bojangles on 26/06/01 21:09:02
106FMFANPosted - 26 June 2001 21:13
bojangles and co (energyfan) shut the **** up and move on. lets talk about radio in N. Ireland not a load of **** that you,s 2 keep going on about. you,s are boring the balls of me and every1 in this forum.Bottom messae is get a life. north-derry energy fan
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 26 June 2001 21:17
Don Ray - If the whole thing is annoying you, why did you open the thread? After all nobody forces you to, do they? Personally the Dublin Radio scene means little to me but I do take an interest in what is going on, so that is why I read them. The radio of the North has as much of a significance as anywhere else. BTW Bojangles, what have you got to hide? Your posts about stirring rumours on Energy (or whatever it's going to be called soon, I guess) 106 are now getting so desperate, everyone else can see through them. In fact if the posts were about Energy 94 instead of 106, the Mods would have clamped down on the threads faster than you can say Lobo the poodle. It's hypocritical. However in supporting them I would say that the whole Energy argument here has just bored the $hit out of most people here. It's exhausted, and Energy Fan has the right idea about taking this among yerselves. After all, what have you got to hide? As well, remember that this is not your board - it's the webmasters' property you are using. I've always believed this board to be a privilege to write on, and not a right. I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time! Edited by - Northern Correspondent on 26/06/01 21:23:55
106FMFANPosted - 26 June 2001 22:5
HEAR,HEAR,HEAR. WELL SAID 100% BOJANGLES AND CO GET A LIFE AND GROW UP
Don RayPosted - 26 June 2001 23:46
I opened the thread for the same reason I open all threads, simply to read it ! I didn't say it was annoying me personally - but it doesn't take a genius to work out that all threads opened on this subject end up going in the same direction. My point was that the same things are repeated over and over about radio in the NI area and the topics always seem to be personal attacks on individuals. Such and such is crap, such and such should do this, whatever FM is crap....and so on. Some serious and constructive comments about the NI radio scene would be more interesting to read. What would YOU do with DTR/Cool FM ? What format do YOU think would work and why. Has John Rosborough made a difference to Citybeat ? Why was such harsh criticism aimed at him on similar boards in the past (while controller at DTR) yet now it seems his ex-jocks are running to join him ? These are all topics that would make very interesting threads.... Edited by - Don Ray on 27/06/01 00:02:54
BojanglesPosted - 26 June 2001 23:50
You are right it is not my board but it is a public forum therefore this means the public can air their views. Why do I go on about Energy so much you ask because it seems I am the only person that cares about the truth. You lot just accept anything thats posted whats wrong does the truth not matter anymore? Lets take the case of Megawatts I have proved him to be a liar time after time on these forums. These forums are not the personal board for Energy either and therefore when Megawatts or any other person makes a posting that is incorrect then I correct them and try and make people aware that all is not always what it seems. Why do some people seem to have a problem with that then?. I have never started a topic board in these forum pages but have answered many a lie with truth do you have a problem with truth? For far too long people have used forums like these to spurt out their propaganda and Energy is responsible for a lot of it hiding under many a different name. Do you not think I am bored to my teeth reading all the nonsense about Energy this and Energy that like they are the only fecking station on the earth? But until the people who are spurting out the energy propaganda and all the wee Energy fans grow up and learn to tell the truth then yes I will always respond to their propanganda and lies. So if you think you are bored how da hell do you think I feel? I get attacked everytime I make a posting telling the truth. One guy above wanted to contact me and I reply saying sure contact me through the forum then we both get accused of starting an argument whats that about then except other people trying to stir it and create hassle thats not even there. Also the guy above mentions my so called rumours on Energy getting desperate and then he says (Energy or whatever its going to be called soon)is this not a contradiction? If they are so called rumours and are so desperate that people can see through them how come the Energy people including Megawatts have not denied them? Funny that don't you think? This is a public forum and I have broken no terms or conditions therefore I will continue to tell the truth no matter who it hurts or pisses off. You don't like it then don't read it.Just to finish off if you look very carefully at the first two posts on this thread you'll see that neither I or energyfan even mention energy so why has somebody seen fit to turn this into a very long thread and accuse us of doing something neither of us has done? Edited by - bojangles on 27/06/01 00:16:36
optimodPosted - 27 June 2001 0:10
Jesus, BoJangles, you'll never learn. As has been posted above, no-one here gives a $hit about your views on Energy 106, Megawatts, Lobo, Cool FM, dodgey RSL's or any of the rest of your crap. Its time to move on. Whether you like it or not, there are plenty of people out there who actually like Energy 106 and can't stand the Cool/Downtown stranglehold on the Ulster airwaves. I say more power to LJ and Energy, long may they reign!! Oh and no offence, like!
|Pirate Radio | testing on 107.0 today Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
daveyPosted - 24 June 2001 11:11
any reception reports in dublin welcome Thanks
twilomanPosted - 27 June 2001 19:46
I would advise you not to tell people of a frequency you are testing as some assholes see it as an opportunity to block new competition. On 3 rock someone has placed a 1000w transmitter with the sole purpose of blocking Passion fm on the south side
Mister807Posted - 27 June 2001 19:59
Mr Twiloman, please explain this one? I thought Passion FM closed down months ago? What frequency is this 1000w from Three rock on? I agree totally about the competition bit :-)
starburstPosted - 27 June 2001 22:10
Davey, Word of Caution. Setting up on the Westside on 107.0 when there's a legal station also on the westside on 107.2 might be a bit tricky. Also, this frequency is not a real good one for the future, when Star FM begin broadcasting in the Autumn on 106.8. U'll be squashed, and looking for a new home. Just be careful.
twilomanPosted - 28 June 2001 19:4
The bloking transmitter was on 105.2 the same as Passion who had shut down months ago. It did not shut down Passion but limited its potential audience as I hear Passion had only a lowly transmitter (possibly 400w) on Bray head. I am not certain of the full story but such an asshole did put up a transmitter broadcasting noise to derail passion
|Pirate Radio | SCSI 20GBB DRIVES FORSALE... Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
KenEvilPosted - 28 June 2001 12:51 EMAIL ME AT KISS@TECHIE.COM FOR IN £120 EACH
djrobrossPosted - 28 June 2001 22:52 just a q for the guy selling the scsi gear, I have an ancient old oliveti not working, we cant detect the scsi cd rom drive on it, and we need something for it, if you have any ideas can u get in contact, might get some of that stuff if ur selling it, but want to get the cpu working first cheers Rob
karldPosted - 29 March 2001 10:53 ok i admit to knowing nothing at all about how transmitters work and how to get a station up and running, but there are a bout 10 dj's in my area and we were hoping to get a weekend station of the ground nothing to powerful just something for our mates to tune in too. questions 1.what do we need 2.can the dex be set up any where and then the transmitter a mile away. 3.there is a very big police mast in the area will we affect it. any comments are very welcome thanks
anonPosted - 29 March 2001 10:58 Does anyone know who this karld fellow is? It's really hard to try and work out if his posts are serious or if it is a joke. I was jus' wonderin'
karldPosted - 29 March 2001 11:1
why do u think i am joking
Mr Jonny CashPosted - 29 March 2001 12:3
i knew i'd hunt you down,Karl have u got a base of operations
chris_chrysPosted - 29 March 2001 17:11
where r u Karl?
karldPosted - 29 March 2001 23:3
Mr Jonny CashPosted - 30 March 2001 13:50
Karl are you a fat girl Hard Cash Baby
karldPosted - 30 March 2001 14:13
jonny leave the crap to the chat rooms i just wanna find out some info
Oh Really!Posted - 5 April 2001 18:15
Karl, here is a list of what you need and where to get it: (1) Transmitter (www.nrgkitsfm.com, www.veronica.co.uk, www.broadcast-warehouse.com) (2) Aerials (www.nrgkitsfm.com, www.veronica.co.uk, www.broadcast-warehouse.com) (3) Stereo Encoder *Optional* (www.nrgkitsfm.com, www.veronica.co.uk, www.broadcast-warehouse.com) If you want your transmitter to be a mile away from the studio you will need a small transmitter a 5-10w would do. Give me a call for more info anytime at 0863 181 282
Shining LightPosted - 5 April 2001 19:20
Ah, *CHING!* The penny has just dropped and I think I know who Mr Cash is. Apart from that, best of luck Karl. Just work really hard at the station and F**k the begrudgers ;) Weekend hobby stations always supply some great radio (Eg; Sunset) SL
karldPosted - 17 April 2001 15:7
thank u all for the info. right this might sound silly. can i set up im my shed and from my mixer phono out puts in to a small amp, then as u have said transmit the signal to a main transmitter a mile away. what size trans would i need for a 5-10 mile radius, and on the trans can u select a freq u want to broadcast on. if any one has the time and can go through the steps in laymans terms i would be a very happy camper. soon i will be full of radio knowledge, soon maybe, cheers.
luther arkwrightPosted - 18 April 2001 17:53
of course Karld, you know it's illegal to set up a radio station without a licence. (now sit back and watch the abuse i get..will you be able to resist!! bet not) Will this Prove that pavlov was right?
Oh Really!Posted - 18 April 2001 22:9
Karl, You can go from a shed with your mixer output going into your transmitter. You will need a 40w transmitter to get a 10 mile radius. Call me anytime for more info - 0863 181 282
Mr Jonny CashPosted - 27 April 2001 10:24
Karl hello any look getting equipment Hard Cash Baby
David CPosted - 27 April 2001 18:56
Of course you can have a 150watt TX and only get about 3 miles decent coverage out of it (if even), as I have experienced with Swirl on 95.4! It's a matter of having a good high site and good aerials otherwise power will not make much difference.
eobPosted - 14 May 2001 22:42
I have to echo the guys statements, I'm hoping to create something similar in the South East, but haven't the technical expertise in this field to make it possible. One guy who ran a pirate-station called 'Kiss FM' is looking for £2500 from a partner from someone to re-start the project. Any ideas people? I have some relevant qualifications in the field and I've presented a lot before, on top of that there's a huge amount of talent down here both in broadcasting, and in creating music. Anyone with a plan of action should post here.. I promise I'll get back to you! http://www.eamonnobrien.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl
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|Pirate Radio | setting up a station Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
andyclarkePosted - 16 May 2001 21:41 hey karl ac here,where bouts r u based?mite b interested in settin up wit ya.radio twilo is set to launch in july of this year and we have all the contacts youd need.we just need a bit more cash.email me @, firstname.lastname@example.org for more details....
123456789Posted - 6 June 2001 22:13 hey andy,u interested in settin up?were on the hunt to set up a station dedicated to comedy,u in?
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Pirate Radio| Who male, worked in Pulse in 1995? Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
Enrique IglesiasPosted - 24 June 2001 15:29 Anyone got any ideas of who all the male jocks were on the station in 1995?? Regards, your Spanish friend...
ShermanPosted - 24 June 2001 19:47
Eh...let me see now.... Mark Mc Cabe, Tony Langsford, John Power, Tony Macnamara (I think thats his name...works in Freedom now, I think!) Al Gibbs, Glenn Taffe??? I think, Drunken Boy...work that1 out 4urself!!, Conor G, ...And that concludes what I can remember.., Any others that you may know??? Sherman. "...radio was interesting...Once!"
Jonny CashPosted - 25 June 2001 13:13
a lot of them dj's seem to be doing okay for them selves now
pulse-8Posted - 25 June 2001 16:42
also steve k (b 4 he moved to mix and AFTER hot 107 ) damien mc caul tom cole b 4 he went to east coast or maybe south east (not sure which station) and i think garv rigby or was that after he was at 98 ***** b b 4 he got bored of being on air steve davitt al hogan did mid mornings for about 1 year and went to kiss in wexford who else???
anonPosted - 25 June 2001 17:15
I don't think Tony Macnamara ever worked on Pulse, probably the only pirate he escaped though.
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 25 June 2001 20:43
yes, tony mac namara definaley worked on pulse around 1995 or perhaps early '96. also the legendry gavin hayes
joined early as did chris young
pulse-8Posted - 27 June 2001 19:40
so did kevin branigan (aka jj mc k) in between kiss 103 and fm104 around 1995
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 27 June 2001 20:3
yes, the 1 and only JJ Mc K/kevin b/rubber neck worked on pulse in the early days around 1995.................bring back NSR (although sunset was slightly better and winning at the time 92/93). ......now, i have an NSR thread I must start............good luck to ya!
Enrique IglesiasPosted - 27 June 2001 20:58
no, 'anon' Tony was there- you should ask him next time you're jockin!
Big BottomPosted - 29 June 2001 18:58
Pulse was crap at the start but got better after the 1st year. Sad it had to close in the end
|Pirate Radio | WHEN IS ENERGY106.6FM GOING TO BE BACK ON FULL P Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
106FMFANPosted - 28 June 2001 19:44 WHEN IS ENERGY106.6 GOING TO BE BACK UP TO FULL POWER AGAIN. BECAUSE I CANNOT RECEIVE ENERGY106 IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY SINCE LAST SAT MORNING.
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 28 June 2001 19:48
Energy went off last Saturday due to some maintenance or something. They came back on air on Sunday afternoon but it sounded like the ERP they were on was lower than Magic based purely on reception. They went off again today, so I don't really know what's going on... I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
optimodPosted - 28 June 2001 20:4
Where is BoJangles?? We need his conspiracy theories about now ... "obviously everyone but Lawrence has sabotaged the station ... and Cool FM were better anyway ... and I am brilliant so why did Energy even try" ... you know, the usual $hit!
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 28 June 2001 21:45
Energy 106 is now back on air, and it seems to be that they are not quite back on full power yet. But they must be close to it. I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
MAGICIANPosted - 28 June 2001 21:57
Yes Energy has had some problems as a result of general maintenance, which also caused Magic some problems. All sorted out now. megawatts and the Starman (now thats a new one for everyone!!!!) did a MEGA job. Well done everyone. Magician
MegawattsPosted - 30 June 2001 2:5
look, can I have have a jar with Tony Allen, without the bottom falling out of the universe....... The ESB has again screwed us in a bill,(PAID) and a power outage.. this blew over £2000 worth of stuff.. at 285Volts (Thanks). we should be back at around 400kWs...as of now
|Pirate Radio | NSR 105 in Dublin '92 Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 27 June 2001 20:7 who were the other jocks on NSR around the time they went big from weekends to 7 days to compete with sunset and dlr around the 92/93 area??? I remeber jj mc k ***** scanlon rob davis cliff walker/ keifer was brian johnston or barry dunne involved??
DeargDoomPosted - 27 June 2001 21:39
Initally NSR was set up in late 1991 by Kevin Branagan. ***** Scanlan was the PD, and Mike Ormond was also involved. At that time their DJ line up would've been Karl Healy, ***** Scanlan, Mike Ormond, JJ McKenzie, Gerry Gallagher, Phil Power, Steven Davitt, Dirk Montage and a few others, including the leg****ry Andy Crine (from the Bore Line on Radio Dublin!). The jingles were pinched from WNSR in New York (which is now Jammin' 105). ***** left the station in 1992. Around the same time, Sunset Radio had a split, Sunset staying in Sandyford and a new station coming on from Blackrock as "Musik Radio FM105". Soon, NSR and Musik Radio merged to become NSR MUSIC RADIO 105 FM (tag the line of 'summersounds' to the start of that during good weather!). The station broadcast 7 days a week, weekdays from Blackrock, weekends from Stillorgan. The two station bosses were Kevin and Brian Johnson. At that stage the line up had JJ McKenzie, Mike Ormond, Barry Dunne, Rob Davis, Pat Allen, Fintan O Hare, Alan Graham, Al Gibbs, Paul Pender and a couple of others. The station went through its various troubles (I'll leave that up to someone else to post about!), and by December 1992 the station was back to weekends only. Around this stage Justin Lyng joined, as did Greg Williams (who during his stint with the station managed to shoot himself in the leg - much to the digust of Barry Dunne who was hoping that he'd go the whole way and just kill himself!). Early in 1993 Brian Johnson disassociated himself from the station. Soon afterwards NSR Music Radio became NSR Dance Radio - in a fairly unsuccessful attempt to cash in on the success of the dance music craze. The station shut down near the end of 1993 - Kevin and a couple of others were planning Kiss 103 at that stage.
MikePosted - 28 June 2001 20:33 NSR's failure to cashin on the dance scene was probably down to the poor signal strength they had across most of the city. Ill never foorget the mad phone NSR did on their very last night. (Have a bit of it on tape but Id love to get it in its entirety) Basically people could ring in and talk about almost anything and the presenters appeared to have been consuming alcohol so It got worse (better ?) as the night went on !!!
DeargDoomPosted - 28 June 2001 21:47 I wasn't involved with NSR by the time they went dance, but I dont' think the staff had any real enthusiasm for the music (with the exception of Al Gibbs). The station was also weekends only, which didn't help them. The better dance jocks wanted to work for Sunset, which was higher powered, 7 days a week, and generally had a higher profile. As I said in a previous post, I think they did the right thing by closing down, and re-inventing themselves as Kiss 103. The night before the closedown was quite funny - the presenters DID have drink taken (I was there briefly) and it was some of the funniest radio I've ever heard. The station closed the next day, its last song being "Its Over" by Level 42.
Big BottomPosted - 29 June 2001 18:55
Mmmm. NSR was one of the early stations of the 90's alongside Sunset, DLR and Coast 103. It's difficult to imagine it now but the stations on back then had no money, we were using 25 watts or so and didn't have Optimods, RDS, Minidisc or any of the pro gear that the guys have now. NSR were the first of the pirates to go on from a mountain site (Pat Donnellys actually - the Jazz FM site) and they were. I worked there for a bit too. There'a lot of stories to be told around this time - great great stories!! I think the big problem Kevin had was that he was never allowed to go 7 days from his house! (CJ wouldn't have been impressed by this at all!) Also, when they did go 7 days, he was never happy with the programming from Blackrock as Brian would never play the chart records. Also, money was a bit issue too. I think Kevin had some good ideas and always tried to make the station sound professional (apart from the last night!) Sunset soared past NSR after Summer 92 and was ultimately a bigger station but NSR definitely had Sunset licked during that summer. I remember I went away for five weeks that Summer and when I came back, all my friends had NSR preset in their cars - that's how I knew it was pretty big. Unfortunately, Kevin and Brian had one of their many rows and they lost the mountain site and the weekdays studio - then they were finished. The next year they were on was alright, but they never reached the level of Summer 92 - even when they went to a new site in 93. I remember loads more about this time too...for another time...
DeargDoomPosted - 29 June 2001 19:2
They were massive in summer 1992 - they did kick the arse off Sunset. They were a good little station back then - probably the most professional thing on the dial back in 1992. Freq. were 105.1 (mountain site), 105.5 (Blackrock) and 107.2 (Stillorgan). They also used to sometime use 1224 AM for tests. When the station went back to weekends only and lost their site Kevin bought in a 150watt rig from Ollie Dowling, and moved channel to 105.3. I've got dozens of cassettes of those stations in the early 90's - KHTR/ALIVE 105/COAST FM/DLR/NSR/SUNSET. I've even got some Radio Free Dessie Ellis stuff somewhere!
MegawattsPosted - 30 June 2001 2:14
listen honey... thats why ur' still talkin,.. its called called keeping the faith.. or loving awareness..alive u name it. its called STAY ON AIR.
BuckfastPosted - 22 June 2001 13:55
Anybody know what has happened to Radio Friendly in Galway. It went off air last night (Thurs) at around 8.50pm, and there'e been nothing since.
It was set up by those behind the Cork's Friendly, and DJs from the GPO nightclub in Galway.
Apparently, there was a problem with interference from their UHF link.
Any ideas anyone????
MikePosted - 22 June 2001 19:19
Dont know but at least one of the Mayo Pirates is planning to beam into Galway within the coming days/weeks.
Good to see some life in Galway which was been virtually dead free radio wise since 1988.
Is Radio Pirate woman still around ?
engPosted - 22 June 2001 21:57
It was a VHF band 3 STL link (not UHF) and apparently it was affecting a radio mike in a nearby church. (yes, some of these mikes operate around 175 mhz ,or should I say MHz). It would appear the church got on the the ODTR who made one of their visits......
MikePosted - 23 June 2001 19:39
AFIK radio mics operate on 173MHz
Frequencies above 174MHz are used for TV
BuckfastPosted - 24 June 2001 14:12
Yep, Pirate Woman is still on air every now and then through the year. Since 1998, there have been two other pirates — Wild West Wadio around two years ago (run by DJs from a city nightclub) and Pulse FM (changed to KISS after a couple of months) — neither lasted too long.
What Mayo station is moving in?
This appeared in the Galway City Tribune this week:
Pirates take to airwaves in bid to woo clubbers
by **** Cunningham
A new pirate radio station has hit the airwaves in the West, with a transmitter powerful enough to cover the city and large parts of the county.
'Radio Friendly 107.2FM' began short test transmissions just over one month ago, and now broadcasts throughout the day. The dance music station features a blend of house, garage, drum and bass, hip-hop and R'n'B.
The unlicensed station has been broadcasting 24 hours a day since last weekend, relying on an automated DJ unit for most of the day, while several city DJs have shows later in the evening and night-time.
A spokesperson for Radio Friendly told the City Tribune that the station was set up by those involved in the Cork-based station of the same name, which has been broadcasting there for the past six years.
"It went live last weekend, and basically from Thursday at 8pm, it will be live throughout the weekend. The content is very close to what is played on the station in Cork," the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that the station has already had a good reaction. "The station is aimed at a younger audience who enjoy clubbing. There's already been a great reaction from the public, with loads of text messages being sent in to congratulate us, and young DJs from around town who want to get involved," he said.
"The station is geared towards clubbers in Galway, and there was a real need for it. If you look at every other big city, there are two or three pirate dance stations. At the moment, the station is broadcasting in mono, and won't be in stereo until next week.
"We're trying to do it professionally, and we're only doing it for our love for music. At the same time, we won't be a commercial station and won't be seeking advertising," the spokesperson said.
The pirate station is expected to raise eyebrows at licenced station Galway Bay FM, who carry similar dance programming on their 95.8FM city frequency on weeknights. Station Chief Executive Keith Finnegan told the City Tribune he "won't condone any form of illegal broadcasting".
The city and county were rife with pirate stations before the government enforced the Wireless and Telegraphy Act 1988, which outlawed pirates. Until then, stations such as Emerald Radio, Twiggs FM, KFM, WLS and the hugely controversial Coast 103 enjoyed a huge listenership, even reaching 'super-pirate' status.
Since then, only three pirates have broadcast in the city — Radio Pirate Woman, Kiss FM (also known as Pulse) and Wild West Wadio.
While the Independent Radio and Television Commission (IRTC) issue licences for radio stations, pirate radio is policed by the Office of the Director of Telecommunication Regulation (ODTR), who have a series of penalties in place for illegal broadcasters.
The penalties include a fine of £1,000 or three months imprisonment for those involved in running the station, while those in possession of a transmitter can be fined up to £20,000.
The landlord or owner of the property from which the station is operating can also be p****cuted, as well as anyone who advertises on the station. The ODTR can also disconnect electricity and telephone lines.
MikePosted - 24 June 2001 14:27
Can you post details (times/frequencies) of these other pirates
Anytime I’ve been to Galway I haven’t been able to hear anything
Radio connaughtPosted - 25 June 2001 1:2
Static fm is hoping to move in. the have a site located south east of the bay. I think they have planned to use a 150w transmitter in Galway or 220w. the frequency is not yet known (94.6fm maybe)
at the moment their broadcasting on 106.5fm and their 103.7fm will be set up today (Monday)
the Galway rig will be set up sometime this month.
MikePosted - 30 June 2001 1:10
While up at Statics TX site (somewhere near Castlebar) this evening we heard 107.2 briefly.
Static now have a blank carrier on 103.7 due to link difficulties which should hopefully be sorted by early next week. They can be heard testing their link on various frequencies as well
Meanwhile In Castlebar Ice FM continue on 94.95 along with an unidentified on 94.65 while Choice FM will be testing over the weekend as well
engPosted - 30 June 2001 9:48
Mike the station u heard on 107.2 was not the new station from Galway which remains silent.
that facility was dismantled (the STL link on 174.4ish MHz was affecting a wireless mike in a nearby church as mentioned above). These mike's freqs DO go a few MHz up into the TV band 3 as far as 175 or 176 (in Channel D). The installer of the Galway setup thought 174.4 would be safe for STL (in TV Channel D which is not used in that part of the country for broadcast TV), which it was for TV, but the mikes issue was an oversight.
MikePosted - 30 June 2001 23:58
If thats the cast I stand corrected although I had assumed they had sorted the problem out and returned ????
Otherwise who WAS playing dance music in (presumably) the West of Ireland on 107.2 ???
The plot thickens !!!!!
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R.F McPAINPosted - 1 July 2001 12:20
Where has 107.1 gone to? Any ideas anyone???
optimodPosted - 1 July 2001 13:0
Possibly to Ibiza (or failing that, Swords)on holidays!!
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DeargDoomPosted - 30 June 2001 18:21 Nice to hear the old Pulse FM jingles in use earlier on today on Energy - they were talking about Pulse (this being the 2nd anniversary of its closedown).
Stuttering JohnPosted - 30 June 2001 19:42 Yeh, I heard it too, really great to hear all the old memories and music. Presented by Daragh, James and *****! they all did a great job today, lets see what they come up with next year!
jamesdavidsPosted - 1 July 2001 3:46
Thanks for the good comments from all who phoned, texted & e-mailed Energy 94 today in relation to the Pulse Fm Tribute Show. Although I was only with the station for close to a year, it still brought back memories. Hope everyone enjoyed the 3 hour tribute. James Davids, Station Manager, Energy 94 FM, Dublin.
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 2 July 2001 16:54
wer eh.....very nice memories nad yet it was sad to listen to in places
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chris_chrysPosted - 21 June 2001 13:29 Right, Did a bit of research and i'm still at the same place where I started - without a radio station. Here's my final throw. I can't seem to find a location south of the border so I was thinking - what about setting up in the back of a transit van and driving around - they can't catch you that way can they? If it is a safe method in regards to the dti - will it work from a transit van - I have been told that it will and that it won't - i've been told that the power from generators fluctuate and it might interfere or lower the quality of the transmission in some way. Anybody know ought regards this/is this a totally crazy idea?? (i'm jus an ignorant bystander) Cheers
MegawattsPosted - 23 June 2001 18:36
If you transmit in the UK they will do you. The legislation is far more severe, big time, in the North, so bad, that even the DTi do not often actually take u 2 court, just take all ur equipment. If can find a high site, and a very directly aerial system, that is your only way, unless go AM, in which case a LOW , wet site is better.
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 23 June 2001 20:12
Where abouts North of the border to you wish to broadcast to? Belfast? Mid-Ulster? The North West/North Coast? The South West even? wouldn't do any harm to have a pirate dedicated to this area, even though your target area would only have a population of no more than 100,000 unfortunately :-( I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
MegawattsPosted - 24 June 2001 16:17
How does the 105.8 get out, in the west. We have never been that sure if it is listened to?
djmacPosted - 24 June 2001 17:32
ITS NOT. THERE IS NO OR A VERY VERY VERY WEAK SIGNAL
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 24 June 2001 17:41
With the exception of Fivemiletown, 105.1 is stronger in most parts of Tyrone than 105.8 Can't vouch for East Fermanagh though I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
MikePosted - 24 June 2001 18:5
I’m heading down home during the week so I can check if you want. I’ve always let RDS do it for me up to now
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 25 June 2001 7:58 I don't think there's any RDS on 105.8, just 105.1.
chris_chrysPosted - 2 July 2001 15:42
Sorry for disappointing you all - but i'm not really into radio as such - although I know that Derry needs another radio station and all I want to do is promote my djing career - I was intending to run a clubnight but Derry is crap for getting people to go anywhere unless its the ultimate cheesy poptastic party night. thats why I wanted to start a radio station even though i dont have a clue about the technical side at all - and i mean dont have a clue. As far as i know theres an antenna, transmitter and music equipment etc and a few things to tweak the signal etc - i've been told all this including where to locate i.e on a hill about 15 feet above the nearest object! I know how dodgy it is to be a pirate so what I want to know now is - what else do i need to know! what ways can i make it safe(r) from being caught? What would YOU do if you didnt have a clue! I was told to broadcast from Donegal and there are hills above Derry in donegal so thats half the war won. If I can't find a location to transmit from - what about a transit van with a powerful generator? record show to mini discs/cds take a mixer and mix them and transmit from the van with the antenna on the roof - if the dti come i just drive over the border - is this dreaming material or would it be viable - to me it sounds dodgy but at the same time what else is there? thanx for any advice - well appreciated. I am not worried if after 2 months i get my eqiuipment taken off me - I just dont want a criminal record - is this likely north/south if i am just playing underground dance? I trust I can rely on your vote!
djmacPosted - 2 July 2001 20:32
Why not get a job on 106fm from the Derry area, this way you can show us your skills, plus save you from setting up your own radio station.
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twilomanPosted - 27 June 2001 19:43
Radio twilo http://www.twilo.f2s.com will be starting in late July and will be brodcasting dance music. I would appreciate any advice anyone could give us. We have the technical knowledge but not the experience. Visit http://www.twilo.f2s.com
aphextwinPosted - 27 June 2001 22:25
Twilo, Nice website. Lets hope the on air presentation is as good as the web presence. What does twilo mean?
DeargDoomPosted - 27 June 2001 23:0 Thats what we need. Another dance station. Energy 94 Power FM Hot FM Kiss Nova Dance together with the weekend dance stuff on 2FM, and FM104. And Spin 103 on the air sometime before Christmas. and a plethora of smaller dance stations. Enough already. Thank jaysus that Phantom are making their comeback tomorrow!
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 27 June 2001 23:49
Now I don't live anywhere near Dublin. But I read Today that WXTC will not be back on the FM band in Dublin because they claim that there is no space left on the band (source: radiowaves.fm/news) and people on this board here are already concerned about a frequency YFM are using. So it all begs the question... where on earth are these guys going to broadcast on? Medium Wave ;-) I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
DeargDoomPosted - 28 June 2001 0:7
They won't broadcast on MW because they don't have the technical capability to do so. The easy availability of FM rigs from the likes o f Veronica et al, has led to a plethora of rubbish on the air. I absolutely fail to see the point of yet another Mad FM/DMR/WLR/B-E-N M-Urray/R-B R-Oss 25 watt loser station. I'm not anti-pirate, I did my fair share of 10 watt mono stations over the years, but the FM band in Dublin is just choc-a-bloc with crap. Take that fool on 92.4, W.L.R. He blocks out reception of 92.6 over quite a large part of West Dublin. What does a station like WLR ad d to the airwaves? Absolutely nothing. We have morons and imbeciles now getting on the air - the same morons who 20 years ago would've been boring the tits off us on CB. And look at what happened to that, eh?!
twilomanPosted - 28 June 2001 18:55
The name Twilo comes from the famous dance club in New York although the name may not be final as we hear that ENERGY are getting taken to court by a Danish nite club of the same name. Dublin does need a Dance station like this as we are not going to be brodcasting the usual charty crap the others do but will devote some time to new music you wouldn't hear on the radio aswell as broadcasting material by up and coming artists. The station will be 24 hour run eventually
DeargDoomPosted - 28 June 2001 20:14
As I pointed out already - don't Kiss, Power and Novadance (and elements of XFM and Jazz) cover the more 'credible' dance stuff already? And it would appear to me that you know eff all about radio if you intend to use 107.0FM.
twilomanPosted - 28 June 2001 20:36
I have never indicated any intention of using 107.0fm nor have I indicated out intention to use any frequency. The frequency a new station uses should be kept totally secret until the time it goes on air that way nobody will steal any of the very rare fm slots still free
DeargDoomPosted - 28 June 2001 21:36
In that case why does your website say that you are on 107.1FM?
andyclarkePosted - 29 June 2001 0:22
ill answer that one, previous in the year twilos webmaster requested a frequency to regestrer on the website. we were rushed for time so we stook up 107.1. as twiloman already stated a station never releases its information. twilo is at the moment in negotiations with a few more djs from top nightclubs all over ireland. i am not going to mention any names as that is part of the twilo surprise. twilos music format will probably consist of every type of dance music,but the trick to this one is that all the cuts and mixes are specially chosen as the best.no fill in crappy little tunes here my friend. twilo is also in contact with foreign record lables who will supply us with all new dance music.just to clear things up, when i say dance i am refering to all the different forms of dance music,e.gs trance,hardhouse,progressive etc... the twilo project has been in progress for the last year and we will not commence broadcasting until everything is perfect, ladies and gentlemen keep your ears to your radios as in the next few weeks we wish to invite you to sample, the twilo experience
DeargDoomPosted - 29 June 2001 1:9
I'll believe it when I hear it mate.
ShermanPosted - 29 June 2001 18:47
All the best lads. You seem to be doing it the right way. Take no notice of the cynical little s hits on this board!!
DjbonesPosted - 30 June 2001 16:27
chris_chrysPosted - 2 July 2001 2:36
Twiloman, I'm a progressive house DJ in Derry. If you want a set for one of your shows, I could send you one of myself!
madradio93Posted - 2 July 2001 8:8 Send me one chris I would love to hear your stuff Are you still interested and serious on setting up a station up in Derry. E-mail me email@example.com if we can we'll organise a visit if you want to look at our setup and maybe do a live mix up here in Dublin. We haven't got the best setup in the world but its starting to come together big improvements on the way it will give you all the basics and put you in the right direction Regards, Michael Masterson Madradio93 Michael Masterson
chris_chrysPosted - 2 July 2001 18:50
Micheal, empty your email inbox a bit - its too full to accept any incoming mails - i've tried sending twice! cheers
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madradio93Posted - 3 July 2001 0:1
sorry chris server problems host errors for mail upgrade please try again I'll try and empty some mail Michael Masterson
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RADIO FREE KINGPosted - 2 July 2001 19:0
So the fm band is full in Dublin, why is nobody using the mw band as it is just about empty and i am certain their is old mw transmitters from before 1988 to be had for little money. somebody please break the ice.
DeargDoomPosted - 2 July 2001 19:11
Very difficult beasts to run. Many of the stations on air right now find it difficult to manage a 25 watt Veronica rig - imagine them with a MW valve rig! There are a number of stations around the country on MW however. I also recall many transmissions on 1224AM in Dublin in the early 90's (as well as 212 Metres from Premier!)
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 2 July 2001 22:22
Medium Wave "Pirates" in Ireland... Radio Star Country - Emyvale, Co.Monaghan 981KHz, 1Kw ERP. Aimed at Mid-Ulster market Christian Radio - Cardonagh, Co.Donegal 846KHz, 1Kw ERP. Aimed at Inishowen, Derry City & North Coast. I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
DeargDoomPosted - 2 July 2001 22:30 Lets not forget the UCB relay on 549 khz. Something like 20 kW I believe. OR is that just the power of the Lord making the signal so good here in Dublin?! On a related note, when was the last time Cookie had 1188AM on the air? I think it may have been as long ago as Christmas 1990!
MikePosted - 2 July 2001 22:48
According to the Irish era website Dublin Corporation or someone weren’t too impressed by the longwire aerials running from the back of Cookes house across a piece of communal land. Given that 1) There would have been high RF voltages on the aerial and 2) Children would have been playing on the land Its kinda hard to blame them If my memory serves me correctly MW continued into 1991/92 (I could be wrong) while SW continued into 1993
DeargDoomPosted - 2 July 2001 23:8
When I worked there in (1990-91) the AM came from Vincent Street West, but reception was hopeless - you couldn't hear it 'til you got near Drimnagh! About the same time the station was 101.7FM (Inchicore) and 99.4FM (Clondalkin). If memory serves me, they used to use the AGC from a cassette deck as a limiter, and all the music was off cassette! On my first day on the air, all the cassette decks bar one all broke down. I was left talking between every song. Yeuch!
optimodPosted - 3 July 2001 0:35 UCB are running 50 kilowatts on 549, 2 x CSI transmitters running in parallel.
DeargDoomPosted - 3 July 2001 0:38
They have Jesus behind them so the ODTR won't ever bust them. 50kilowatts for the lord! Still, at least it means they're off FM these days in Dublin!
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 3 July 2001 12:39
Northern correspondent, Time, how did u not get it? and what type of (dictionary definition) time do you mean. Its a very obscure quote - enlighten us! We really want (or is it need) to know!
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DeargDoomPosted - 2 July 2001 19:16 3rd July is not only the Pulse re-union - but it will mark 10 years to the day since Sunset FM opened (from its first studio in Gary Cruzes spare bedroom). It broadcast 25 watts of mono on 103.1 - first DJ on was Tom Phillips (Gary), and its first two songs were "Imagine" and "Just Like Starting Over" by John Lennon.
djrobrossPosted - 2 July 2001 22:39
fair play, I'll drink to that, Gary hope ur there tomorrow man DUBLINS DANCE FACTORY - SUNSET FM!
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 3 July 2001 16:14
other early sunset djs included barry dunne, garv rigby, ***ny ryan, tony mac, dave mc carthy, gary's dad- max power I think was his on air name, along with 1 or 2 oof garys friends. andy preston was on radio dublin at the time but joined soon sfter along with chris ******, darah hurley and gary matthews
KenEvilPosted - 3 July 2001 16:22 Not forgeting the Wicked, Tracey Lee, Timmy, Tony G , Gareth Kenny.. Is there more??
pulse-8Posted - 3 July 2001 18:39
the dance shows were kept to Sundays only for the first year or so 12pm daragh hurley with a fanatsic way to wake up on a Sunday - great show 3pm bassline with garv rigby another groundbreaking dance show of it's time 6pm gary mathews with the abbey discs chart (and retro from 8-9) 9-12 ***ny ryan 12-2 mr. spring (timmy) and Mark Kavanagh i know jay ahern was in there somewhere at some stage. i remember Garv used to have evey dj in dublin doing guset slots at some stage including francois, the banana boys, dave hales liam dollard etc. ***ny ryan even had some new age ravers from england on his show until they were chased out of the station by a load of knackers in the area!! fun memeories
DeargDoomPosted - 3 July 2001 20:1
First weekend had Tom Phillips, Barry Dunne, Dave Lonegan (Rob Davis from NSR), Pete Reed, Max Storm, DJ Bubonicus(!), Dave Montage and others. Over the years, I can think of the following (in no order) Daragh Roberts **** ******** Mr. Techno Ian Redmond Gareth Kenny Ken Wilson The Wicked Tony Quinn Chris ****** Tracey Lee Sergio C Justin McCarthy DJ Bubonicus Slyman Tom Smith Pat Allen JJ Conroy Andy Preston Robin Banks Garv Rigby ***ny Ryan Roxanne Redmond Pete Reed Rob Knight Paul Wilson Pat Richards Ian Walker Steve K ***** Scanlan Kiefer Shannon Dave Wilson DJ Four X Dave Lonergan Dave Montage Max Storm (garys da - did a great album show!) Brian Johnson (Night Network) Fintan O Hare Steve Martin Dara Hurley Gary Matthews Jay Ahern Mr. Spring DJ Dubs I know I've left ****loads of names off that list - so feel free to add to it! (and of course, much respect is due to the Sunset posse!)
DeargDoomPosted - 3 July 2001 20:2
and E-N-D-A C-A-L-D well and Dave McCarthy and Francois... and tons more!
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KevunPosted - 3 July 2001 10:28
I'm after buying a 500watt rig and I'm switching it on hopefully this week. I'm setting up my own hardcore jungle station on 104.6 I was told I need toi buy a test tone generator, but apparently the guy says it'll cost me about 500 quid. Can I get one cheaper? Also whats a compreser? Kevin Crunchos Roole....
KevunPosted - 3 July 2001 10:36
Someone mentioned moon bounce? Does that work? Could it get me into the UK or Germany?
MikePosted - 3 July 2001 20:53
Moon bounce is a trick ham operators use for intercontinental communications at VHF and above. It works by bouncing signals off the moon Even If you could make it work for FM radio (you cant) it would only work for a few hours per month
MAGICIANPosted - 3 July 2001 22:36
Sporadic e is another form of 'propagation' but more by accident i.e. when the wind is blowing a certain way and weather conditions are 'right'. Example at Magic we have had reports from FINLAND yes!!!!. Moonbounce, Very few 'hams' have done it. A famous radio man , Frank McCarthy (RIP) did it, Megawatts miles may even have the rig/chassis it was done on. (144 MHz I think) ...so 500 watts is good power, Energy 106 has 5000 watts phased into 16 antenna's, moonbounce ..not! Magician
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106FMFANPosted - 26 June 2001 18:0 IS,NT THE NORTH-WESTS 106FM DUE BACK ON AIR SOMETIME THIS WEEK, (SOURCE RADIOWAVES.FM) DOES ANYONE KNOW IF 106FM IS COMING BACK ONTO THE AIRWAVES OF THE N,W. OR WAS THIS SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE FROM 106FM.IT WAS ALSO POSTED ON THIS BOARD. DELBERT,NICKY, NOEL IS 106 FM COMING BACK ONTO THE AIRWAVES OF THE N,W THIS WEEK OR ANY TIME. I WOULD APPRECIATE A REPLY,RESPONCE. THANKS. P,S WHO WAS THIS OTHER RADIO STATION BEHIND THE THEFT WAS IT , Q102.9, W.A.B.CFM103 ,DRIVE105, ICR105FM,KISSFM, ENERGY106,HIGHLAND,COOLFM. SOUNDS INTERESTING THINK I READ ABOUT IT ON THIS ANORAK FORUM.
106FMCREWPosted - 27 June 2001 2:41
WE HAVE STARTED TO BROADCAST OUR TEST TONE TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) AND ARE STARTING TO COMMENCE FULL BROADCASTS ON FRIDAY EVENING. THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR ALL THE INTEREST AND POSITIVE COMMENTS IN 106FM FROM EVERYONE IN THE SITE. 106FM IS BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE AND WE ARE NOW READY TO DO WHAT WE DO BEST "KICK'N ASS". ONCE AGAIN THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST. DELBERT, NICKY, NOEL AND THE 106FM CREW.
106FMFANPosted - 27 June 2001 16:19
CHEERS DELBERT,NICKY,NOEL. GOOD TO SEE YOU BACK AGAIN. HEARD YOUR TEST TONE LAST NIGHT AT AROUND 10.45PM OR SO. ARE YOU DOING LIVE DJ ING PROGRAMMING ON FRIDAY EVENING AND AT WHAT TIME.
Bob@ActsPosted - 27 June 2001 16:39
Why do I get this funny feeling that 106FMFAN is the very same person as 106FMCREW??!!?? Is it the block capitals, or is it the sheer coincidence that 106FMCREW use the term "KICK'N ASS", similar to 106FMFAN´s registered email address?? STOP TRYING TO CONVERSE WITH YOURSELF - its just plain silly, and you are fooling nobody! (except yourself)
106FMFANPosted - 27 June 2001 21:6
No BOB i am a 106fm north-west fan, and have been from day 1. so get a life bob and stop looking for trouble on this thread. have you ever heard 106fm bob??
Bob@ActsPosted - 27 June 2001 22:23
Sorry FAN, I didn’t mean to offend - but come on, you have to admit the similarity of the first 3 entries does look like a self made plug'npraise column. I did not make the comment to provoke you (or the CREW) so stop being childish about "causing trouble on this thread". (sounds like you have had a beer too many) I will answer your question though, no – I have never had the chance to hear any 106fm output, as my location is probably a wee bit out of range ;o) However, if it makes you happy, I did take the time to listen to their jingle package on the net - but, well maybe I should not make any comments, in case I offend you yet again. Oh - by the way FAN, I already have a life....... and you ???
mad fmPosted - 28 June 2001 9:25
here here bob, top jingle package
Bob@ActsPosted - 28 June 2001 10:34
well, to be honest Mad fm, they are not bad really - I just wanted to see if Fan would invite me to a "meetin" behind the bike sheds after school ;o)! The sound quality of all jingles is quite good... however, the gain on the V/O is very low. I hope this comment will be seen as constructive criticism. Edited by - Bob@Acts on 28/06/01 10:35:03
106FMCREWPosted - 28 June 2001 14:48
Thanks for the comments.. 106FM will be launching a new jingle package making full use of the stereo spectrum and some rather tasty v/o's.. Thanks again to everyone on anoraks for their support!!
106FMFANPosted - 28 June 2001 19:39 SORRY BOB I AM NOT GAY. DELBERT WHEN IS 106FM WEBSITE GOING TO BE UPDATED.,IS THIS LAUNCH TOMORROW EVENING GOING TO BE A LIVE DJ LAUNCH WITH LIVE PROGRAMING.
Bob@ActsPosted - 28 June 2001 21:29
It's funny you should deny that gay thing Fan, because apparently (and I do say apparently) Tony Allen made a classic quote back in the 80's, something like; " 9 out of ten people who are involved in radio admit they are gay. - The remaining 10% are liars. " over and out! Edited by - Bob@Acts on 28/06/01 22:28:56
106FMFANPosted - 28 June 2001 22:44
BOB ARE YOU INVOLVED IN RADIO IN ANY WAY?? ARE YOU SAYING YOU ARE GAY ?? IF SO THATS GOOD FOR YOU, I DON'NT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT.OK THIS DISSCUSSION IS ABOUT 106FM,RADIO. NOT ABOUT YOU. SO GROW UP BOB. [( ON THE 106FM ISSUE IS 106FM LAUNCHING IN FULL STEREO, AND IS 106FM ON FULL POWER YET?? WOULD BE GREAT IF 106FM COULD RESOND/ANSWER. CHEERS
DeargDoomPosted - 28 June 2001 23:2 to 106FM fan. Why do you insist on SHOUTING LIKE THIS. Hint : disengage the caps lock button on your keyboard. You'll find people will thank you for it.
Bob@ActsPosted - 28 June 2001 23:6
Fan, you were the one who brought the subject up..... and you were the one who denied you were... therefore you obviously fall into Tony's 10%.... ;o)! By the way, the crew dont seem to want to respond to your questions - at least I got a nice positive respond to my comments. Sorry I "stole" your column.... Auf wiedersehen! Edited by - Bob@Acts on 28/06/01 23:07:40
djmacPosted - 29 June 2001 17:0
Nice to see 106fm back on air again. Heard their test tone last night thurs, .Good luck 106fm crew. Is 106fm due to relaunch tonight.
optimodPosted - 29 June 2001 21:43 What sort of a test tone was it?? We need to know! A nice 1k tone or a dodgey 600 Hz one??
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106FMCREWPosted - 2 July 2001 11:12
wont be long now people!
chris_chrysPosted - 2 July 2001 23:41
Could someone give me an email address or contact address for energy 106fm - also, whats the website?
chris_chrysPosted - 2 July 2001 23:41
Could someone give me an email address or contact address for energy 106fm - also, whats the website?
optimodPosted - 3 July 2001 0:36
http://www.energy-106.co.uk as our old friend BoJangles well knows!
djmacPosted - 4 July 2001 8:31
are 106fm N,W on reduced power lately? , as of last night because they seem to be harder to pick up. JUST A PITY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST DANCE/MUSIC STATION I HAVE HEARD RECENTLY.
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Radio MadPosted - 3 July 2001 14:41
91.6, Premier and Gem were all off teh air at lunchtime today, Monday 03/07/01, Thankfully Sun FM is still fully operational. Does anyone know what the stoty is? I wouldn't like to think of myself having to listen to the diatribe put out by 98, 104 etc...
DeargDoomPosted - 3 July 2001 20:43
Thought you were a big 5Live/BBC Radio 4 listener - go listen to them! I'm quite surprised that you'd even be listening to music radio.
Mister807Posted - 3 July 2001 21:4
All the above, plus Energy were off from 10am until 5.45pm today due to ESB works in the area to supposedly make the supply more reliable, and keep it at least 205 volts most of the time!
Radio MadPosted - 4 July 2001 10:36
Dearg Doom, How are you ? I trust you are keeping well. I have made it abundantly clear in my previous postings that I like BBC 4, 5, RTE1, and some Today FM for their speech content. I have also stated my preference for Premier, Sun, and Gem for musical enjoyment. And Hey, I switched on the radio this morning and found these stations back in their rightful positions on the dial. And Finally, I could never be accused of showing any ambiguity when it comes to the absolute s-h-i-t-e broadcast by the 98s and 104s of this world.
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ARDPosted - 4 July 2001 16:43
Does anybody have memories of a station from the 1980's called Radio Annabel? It transmitted from studios over O'Brien's Hotel/The Ivy/Iveagh Rooms, Parnell Street. I did some gigs there and remember enjoying the use of a nicely laid out, well equipped studio. The station ID jingles were a treat to play. I'm fairly vague on other aspects of the station and would greatly appreciate hearing from people with better memories than me.
MikePosted - 4 July 2001 18:14
Listen to Ger Roe on Phantom (Sundays 1pm) He plays tapes of It nearly every week :-)
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The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 25 June 2001 21:30 Say Hello to the 80s Again; A Comeback Format. Programmers report good numbers with the return of the 80s in the USA and Ireland!!! Who would have thought it? Nearly two decades have passed since the emerging pop band Dexy's Midnight Runners released a song (Come On Eileen) that made it to the UK, Irish and American Top 40 charts for a brief period, before (like the band) it fell to the wayside and was seldom heard from ever again. It's 20 years since MTV in the US played it's first song "Video killed the radio star". Yet you can hear Come On Eileen, video killed the radio star and hundreds of songs just like it streaming out of FM receivers coast-to-coast these days in the USA and in some parts of Europe including Ireland, a nostalgic resurgence of 80s pop music that promises to put the dent in traditional format ratings. Is it for real? Will it last? Or is it destined to be a fading fad of a younger generation who will soon turn its back for greener musical pastures? Tears For Fears, Boy George, George Michael, Michael Jackson, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Paul Brady, Marrs, Pat ***etar, U2; they're back and going strong across the radio heartland, part of an emerging pop 80s format that has so far proven reasonably successful for programmers in larger U.S. markets and to some extent in Ireland with Sun fm among others. And the new format's success has come as a bit of a surprise to at least a few programming analysts. With the onset of fragment-formatting in the early nineties, programmers feared there were too few listeners to create a loyal base of fans for such obscure formats as "All Beatles" and "All Led Zeppelin"; actual formats tried and tested in America's largest cities (remember "All Elvis Radio" on Radio Dublin for a full Friday evening and night?) And they were right. What may have been a momentary novel success soon turned to bottom-level ratings and revenues. The eccentric formats didn't last very long. But, then, along came a bonafide change in modern music, "Alternative Rock" (eg Phantom in Dublin), followed quickly by sub-formats like Triple AAA (Adult Album Alternative)none as yet in Dublin but a great format. The music for these formats was fresh even if a bit edgy at first for most consumers. But as the emerging alternative field of music settled down to applying more commercial value to their songs, the format began to stick, and is (needless to say) a real competing format in American radio today. Yet Dublin again loses out being the only capital city in the west not to have some form of rock station to nurture the next U2. Anyway that's another days discussion. But an 80s format (such as sun fm) doesn't fit the same profile as Triple AAA or alternative. For one, there aren't going to be any new 80s music coming out of the recording studios. Like an oldies format, what you see is what you get; in other words, a lot of musical repetition. Of course the argument could be (and has been) made that an 80s-oriented format has the same chance of survival as an oldies format; a tried and true serious format contender. And in part, that's true. But even the much successful oldies format has lost ground in recent years despite excellent numbers in select markets. So how can an 80s format craze survive? The answer to that is simple: it can't. Music from the 80s, while innovative for its time, is still old news, or rather, old music. Sure, consumers are going to eat up the nostalgic flair of tunes that remind them of times past. And the format is going to grab some rating points in the interim. And when the format does finally fade from the halls of commercial radioism, there are going to be broken-hearted music fans that would rather see the old tunes hang around a while longer. The 80s stations generally that are doing best are rock rather than pop heavy formats ie more U2 and less New kids on the Block and so have a greater survival rate, although many alternative 80s (such as gem in Dublin) are losing big time, after changing in many parts of the USA from alternative, this very niche format is going to far............on the internet it may work! But unless making money at the station is a lower priority than it used to be, the 80s format is destined to fall to the wayside in the not-too-distant future. Is it a viable format that can be used today to garner ratings and cast away tomorrow in pursuit of the newest trend in radio programming? Certainly it can and will. But betting on the format to provide a stable ranking position for the years to come is like betting on the last place horse because you liked the way it looked. If you like the horse that much, you might consider programming a non-commercial station where ad revenues aren't a factor. Because before long, the now-popular 80s format will cease to be a reasonable alternative for global radio. It'll probably be big here and there for about another year and then say bye bye to sun fm and others. That you can bet on. But for now enjoy great 80s on Irish stations such as Sun fm and gem fm in Dublin, 98fm's backtrax (Sunday evenings) and nationally Today fm's Friday night 80s, on eh? Yes, a Friday night along with some great 80s mixed in with 70s on premier in Dublin and magic 105 up north. In the usa check out: http://www.b949.net http://www.947thezone.com/home.asp http://www.mix1075portland.com/intro4.html http://www.ktpz.com/ http://www.y105wichita.com/ http://www.wckw.com C U Pal, The Real Stuttering John
MAGICIANPosted - 25 June 2001 23:24
Yes we are enjoying success of 70's and 80's, I suppose more 80's. I must look at our playlist to see what the ratio is! We have recently done some gigs (70's and 80's only) where the average age was 18 (yes!). and while we get a few requests to play Robbie Williams etc, we don't and they love it. Roll on the 80's. Oh by the way, as a bit of fun what 80's songs should be played that we don't have. Look at our web site and go to interactive and display our file list. www.magic105.net or www.magic105.co.uk Magician
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 25 June 2001 23:55
Or check out Energy 80s at http://www.energy80s.com Northern Ireland's 1st All 80s Station.
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 26 June 2001 0:29
spitting image from 86 "hold a chicken in the air"
DeargDoomPosted - 26 June 2001 0:40
..stick a deckchair up your nose...
MAGICIANPosted - 26 June 2001 7:56
Now that is one we are not playing, even the Firm STARTREKKIN' Magician
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 26 June 2001 10:40 ... yes you'll hear this song in the holiday discos ... A classic song that should feature in the Magic playlist! (playlist ... what's that??)
pulse-8Posted - 27 June 2001 19:31
good article above John, fair play enjoyed reading it.
Radio MadPosted - 4 July 2001 11:56
John, I enjoyed reading your passage above. It was very well written and contained many interesting points. Niche radio in Ireland has never been given a proper chance to survive in the marketplace. Premier, Sun and Gem are doing admirable jobs of supplying this type of product to the listeners. But Obviously they are not under the same financial constraints as legal broadcasters and can exist on very low budgets. Not withstanding this, I feel if the Government or regulators were interested in giving us proper choice, stations like these could and would survive economically. Those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s - and there are plenty of us out there - want to be able to listen to the music of our generation. Why should we have to put up with bad 90s cover versions broadcast by 98 & 104. If we have learned anything, it is that 70s/80s music was, in the main, innovative and original. Good music is sustainable and will be listened to for generations to come. 50s/60s music are proof positive of this. The 90s on the other hand, was a period of boy bands and cover versions/samples. For years to come people will want to listen to the music of the 50s to the 80s. In this new era of digital radio, stations catering for oldies music will survive and will survive financially. On the other hand the 90s will be forgotten. In my opinion, the music listener is crying out for quality oldies stations and new fresh original music. Something not currently on offer.
KenEvilPosted - 4 July 2001 15:22
This is probably the longest thread i've seen with out some one being called a muppet or whatever!! Nice!!.....
DeargDoomPosted - 4 July 2001 22:4
Hi there Radio Mad! For once you and I almost entirely agree with each other. I will pick you up on something though - when you say "Why should we have to put up with bad 90s cover versions broadcast by 98 & 104". /Thats a very arrogant statement to make. Lets not forget that the 80's witnessed a huge amount of cover versions/re-releases. A large portion of the 70's was looking back to the 50's (Grease anybody?!). I'm no fan of the cover versions in the charts right now (Geri Halliwell etc etc), but the truth is that the 'kids' love this stuff. You and I may argue till we're blue in the face that the original stuff is better, but they won't pay any heed. For example, I always preferred the 1987 remix of "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate, because its the version I grew up with. As to the 98's and 104's? If the cover versions weren't popular (And especially in 98's case where their target audience are 25-40 year olds) they wouldn't play the damn things. In conclusion, we've always had a fair amount of ****e songs on the radio. There was just as much crappy, cheesy pop in the 80's as there is now. (Do the names Stock, Aitken and Waterman mean anything to you?!) 90's kids aren't going to forget the music of their life just because you don't like it. I promise you that in 15 years from now, you'll see the equivalent of 98FM playing 2PAC as a golden oldie. Mainstream pop went to **** from about 1990-1995. Michael Bolton was in, and the youth culture was either hardcore rave or grunge. Not mainstram pop. (And I like music from both extremes). It wasn't till about 95 that pop music made a comeback - the Britpop wars, dance music going mainstream, and the impact of the Spice Girls (crap as they ended up, their first 3 singles stand up as classic pop music). I think that the 'good music' got more exposure in the 80's - we did have niche stations that we don't (legally) have anymore. Treble TR/Capital Nightsky etc etc. Its interesting to see that David Gray first became a huge star in Ireland while still being a complete unknown in the UK. A lot of that success could be put down to the fact that Phantom FM played the guys music 4 years ago in Dublin. Its a great pity that the IRTC cannot see that there can be a happy medium between all out commercial radio and tinpot community radio. Anyway, lets unite and give out about the common enemy here - the civil servants in charge of the quango that is the IRTC.
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ARDPosted - 4 July 2001 17:19
This may sound like a stupid question, but why in these days of ultra-modern technology do radio broadcasters rely so heavily on the traditional landline or mobile phones for on-air purposes. Even our National broadcaster who should be leading by example, insist on the overuse (as I see it) of bad quality radio news reports using phones. I even heard reports broadcast 2/3 hours after they've been phoned in from 2/3 miles away from the station. Okay, the use of a taped phone report for the next bulletin is reasonable, but surely there is ample time for a piece to be recorded at the scene and taken by someone back to the station for broadcast on subsequent bulletins. The BBC seems to have embraced modern technology such as ISDN, Satellite etc., more so than Irish broadcasters. Why?
Stuttering JohnPosted - 4 July 2001 18:8
Let's face it, apart from RTÉ, who of the mainly small stations can afford satellite to link a reporter to a news booth? And for what purpose? On a phone line, the message gets across just the same with increased background noise. For a start, if a reporter were to do link-ups via ISDN, they would need to carry an ISDN unit(the same size as a video recorder)around with them. Now when you're trying to run after Liam Lawlor(for example)who is leggin' it from the back entrance of Mountjoy to a waiting 'getaway' car, a big bloody ISDN box hanging on your shoulder ain't gonna help you catch him! It's quite strange also how it's mainly RTÉ that will use phone lines for bulletins. The independents, in Dublin anyway, will have most reports on minidisc from a mic which the reporter has- and they need a licence fee increase?! For what? It's not to buy more minidisc machines anyway!
MikePosted - 4 July 2001 18:23
AFIK there is a system which can send broadcast quality audio back to the studio by splitting the signal across three phone lines (or GSM links) At the risk of being called a luddite though is it really necessary to be able to hear news bulletins in CD quality stereo ?
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 4 July 2001 20:36
Yes, they are Frequency Extenders. Atlantic 252 used them at the start to get about 10k of audio across basic phone lines. That was how they got commercials sent over from London. Now with MP3's and e-mail it all seems so primitive.
KenEvilPosted - 5 July 2001 11:48
Frequency extenders can be used, they split the bandwidth into high and low and transpose them to the phone range, and at the other under "untranspose" them and mix the high and low. Basically it divides the 10khz into high and low and sends each one through one phone line. The cheaper units drift and warble, Why not use the comrex/vector? 15khz mono through a standard phone line. Techno
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geniesystemsPosted - 1 July 2001 19:53
Good to see you on air. Kicking the ass of Q10WHO??? All the best The Dunk
djmacPosted - 1 July 2001 20:14 Yeap,Glad to see 106fm back on air. Heard Delbert and nick d last night live on air sounded good. There audio seems to go go bad,then good. Also think their signal seems to be poorer now they are in stereo,anyone else noticed this? Anyway lads i'm not here to put you down,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, AND KICK ASS OVER THE N,W AND Q102. CHEERS 106FM,GOOD LUCK..
geniesystemsPosted - 1 July 2001 21:32
Yeah, this is true. They believe they are in the studio sorting it out this evening. Early days so things will only get better. About time we had some decent radio in this area
SorfetscaPosted - 2 July 2001 11:9
listen out for DJ Sorfetsca coming soon on 106.
106FMCREWPosted - 2 July 2001 11:40
Many thanks for the positive comments guys. We are currently working on getting the signal enhanced. Plus power is not yet at full strength, we have tried a few live test transmissions which went fine. you should all notice a vast difference within the next few days. Once again many thanks and keep up the good work. Delbert, Nicky, Noel and the 106Fm Crew.
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 2 July 2001 15:49
How far South do yez guys intend on pushing yer signal? I've looked at the coverage map and it doesn't seem to get much beyond Newtownstewart. Any plans to push it towards Omagh? I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
djmacPosted - 2 July 2001 20:27
ANY PLANS TO PUSH SIGNAL FURTHER INTO THE SOUTH-DERRY AREA, THERE IS A WEAK SIGNAL. KISSFM SIGNAL PROBABLY TO STRONG IN PARTS OF SOUTH-DERRY. ANYWAY GOODLUCK 106FM
106FMFANPosted - 2 July 2001 20:43
Noticed 106fm of air all day.Are they improving their signal, and power output. does 106fm have a live internet audio link. I would suggest www.live 365.com they have a good, free system. CHEERS 106FM, GOOD TO HEAR YOU BACK ON AIR. KEEP THE BEATS COMMING.
djmacPosted - 4 July 2001 8:36
Are 106fm N,W on reduced power lately? as of last night because they seem to be harder to pick up.JUST A PITY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST DANCS/MUSIC STATION I HAVE HEARD RECENTLY.
106FMCREWPosted - 5 July 2001 13:34
sorry about the weakish signal of late..teething and testing and all that.. 106 should be a lot louder and clearer in most areas as of late last night..we are currently pushing more power than we did at any time in the past and will upgrade this in the future.. music at the moment is an idea of the range that we will play .. our dance and specialist programmes will follow..still some fine tuning to do..and i see that some news of one of our dance mix guys has filtered onto this thread on an earlier entry..a.w. talk soon. thanks for the comments both positive and critically constructive..keep kickin` ass.
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djmaxPosted - 5 July 2001 21:58 WHERE ARE THEY AT I CAN HEAR THEM. THEY HAVE BEEN OFF FOR A WHILE NOW. OR ARE THEY ON REDUCED POWER. FOR SUCH A BIG OPERATION THAT ENERGY106 IS THEY SEEM TO BE HAVING A LOT OF TECH PROBLEMS RECENTLY.
MAGICIANPosted - 5 July 2001 22:32
Megawatts is doing a major overhaul and ENERGY WILL BE RIGHT AS RAIN TODAY.
MegawattsPosted - 6 July 2001 11:45
the main feeder was damaged, causing total burn out of the high power output valve... a right mess.
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KenEvilPosted - 3 July 2001 9:50
MARTI UHF LINKS FOR SALE... firstname.lastname@example.org
MegawattsPosted - 6 July 2001 11:47
email me with the frequencies and powers, we may have a use for them.. email@example.com
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aaoowwnly me!Posted - 5 July 2001 12:15
Can anyone possibly inform me as to why they have an interest in radio, why they take so much interest in the jocks, the programming, the quality. Is it a sort of cb radio mentality of the 80's? Do you not have anything better to do like actually listen to music or taking a walk in the country or outdoor activities etc - something mentally/physically challenging - the list is endless. Don't get me wrong - I think radio is a great medium, the wide range of topics and music etc can only be good - but radio itself wouldn’t kick my bucket in the matter of exercising my grey matter! I'm not saying anyone with an interest in radio is wrong or anything - its up to you what you want to do with your life - I’m just asking why is there such an interest in it - can anyone tell me - I can't get my head round it?
ArnoldPosted - 5 July 2001 13:53
It's all down to what floats your boat. Think of the alternatives. Golf, knocking a small ball into a hole in the ground with a stick, enjoyed by thousands. Football, watched on TV by thousands who find the idea of Golf too strenuous. Radio stacks up okay against that as a way to waste your time.
Bob@ActsPosted - 5 July 2001 21:21 Well, aaoowwnly me!, its like this...... Others freeze their nuts off on platform 6 at Heuston Station waiting four or five hours to catch a glimpse and a quick snap-shot of the Eurostar Mk5 High speed train which has just entered service between Ballyfermot and Finglas south. We all think they are off their rockers, because at least with radio you are not bound to any location to know whats going on. I think with any subject its okay to have an interest, as long as you dont let it obsess your life. Edited by - Bob@Acts on 05/07/01 21:26:55
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 6 July 2001 2:12
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 6 July 2001 11:58
up the RA (radio anoraks)
anonPosted - 6 July 2001 18:23
Surely you yourself have an interest in radio, otherwise you wouldn't be in here so much?
MikePosted - 6 July 2001 19:12
Why do people have such an interest in football. I mean its just a group of (usually) men trying to kick a bag of air between a set of sticks with another group trying to stop them and instead kick said bag of air through another set of sticks. Its amazing the way people display such loyalty to these (usually foreign) so-called football clubs which in reality are usually just large corporations getting rich selling overpriced merchandise to these plebs. While most of the players only loyalties are to whichever "clubs" they can extract the largest salary from. Football fans are really strange and sad plebs GET A LIFE
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 6 July 2001 19:22
Yes I do - but only to use it as a medium - not for its programming and quality n such things!
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THE BIG DPosted - 4 July 2001 21:3
WHO DO YOU ALL THINK THE TOP 3 PRESENTERS ON.. ENERGY HOT FREEDOM I PERSONALY THINK ENERGY: 1 RHYAN PHILLIPS 2. DARA ROBERTS 3.VINNE S HOT: 1. TRACY CLIFFARD 2.IAN DUFFY 3.GREG BROWN FREEDOM: 1.PAT GILL 2. WANE SCALES(SO FUNNEY) 3. ANDY WALKER. DISCUS
DeargDoomPosted - 4 July 2001 22:5
don't care. haven't we all been bored to tears with these lists before?
optimodPosted - 4 July 2001 23:43
Indeed. Does anyone actually listen to these piss poor stations?? I know Energy have a few 12 year olds tuning in, but the other 2 ... give me a break!! I think the deejay of the year would have to be DJ Raduga! And station of the year would be Sun 101 FM. Come back Robbie Robinson, all is forgiven.
ShermanPosted - 5 July 2001 11:55
You sound suspiciously like Ian Duffy, Big "D"!!! All of the above are friends of yours!!! Anyhow, you cannot be classed as a good jock if you can´t even speak properly....remember....A "Tree" is something that grows leaves...AND a "Three" otherwise known as a "3" is...A NUMBER!!!! Bye now, Sherman. "...radio was interesting...Once!"
KenEvilPosted - 5 July 2001 11:55
Actually, I think I've heard DJ Raduga on pretty much every shiite station in Dublin. He's gets about! Actually i think Larrry Groogan is an android with a Raduga v2 update.... ...But dont tell a soul....
ghostriderPosted - 5 July 2001 13:33
This has been donr to death, lets leave it alone!!! Recommend someone and you get accused of self praise!
Posted - 6 July 2001 18:36
I totally agree that this is a stupid topic, but at the same time I don't like the way people use it as an excuse to rip the piss out of the 3 named stations. Energy have more than a few 12 year olds listening, they are by far one of the most professional sounding pirates...ever. Freedom have an absoloutley huge audience, who may be 12 but still an audience. I'm sure Hot have a few listeners aswell, don't be so quick to citicise.
clairePosted - 6 July 2001 20:39
i would have to say the enersy's tommy b is a very good jock
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MikePosted - 23 June 2001 19:44
Have Magic 105 upped power slightly ? I can even hear it now in Jordanstown (just about) A Further increace in power would be very much appreciated since Citybeat seem to be going doen the tubes lately
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 23 June 2001
20:1Yeah, their power does seem to have gone up a bit in the past few days. They can be heard more clearly here in Omagh now than before. As to Jordanstown, if you had a good portable radio (mine being a Grundig Ocean Boy - a few years old but sturdy going) you good get fair reception when you were outdoors, and a good car radio would have few problems. But forget about indoor reception. Energy was also a bit difficult to get. I'll know more when I get back up there in the Autumn! Though of course what may be regarded as a power increase could be down to atmospheric enhancement - I was listening to BBC Radio Scotland clearly yesterday evening on 94.3 (Black Hill) even with Radio Ulster on 94.5 on it's side. Though in saying that, such reception of Scottish stations isn't uncommon where I live. During this time of year & with the right weather FM104 can be heard very well, as are the RTE stations at Kippure & Three Rock, and even Today FM from Mt. Leinster - it's RTE services are masked by Arranmore on the same frequencies. I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time! Edited by - Northern Correspondent on 23/06/01 20:07:46
MAGICIANPosted - 23 June 2001 20:20
Nope on power. Probably atmospherics Magic has an antenna fault which will be fixed on Wednesday. We are running 3 out of 4 antenna and with he 4th one missing it causes a mismatch and a BIG LOSS of signal . So by Wednesday PM Magic should be 'well up' and of course playing the best music from the 70's and 80's. Thanks for listening. Magician
MikePosted - 23 June 2001 20:22
At the risk of drifting off topic slightly which model of Ocean Boy do you have ? Its getting very hard to find a decent radio nowadays and trying it out before you buy is out of the question
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 23 June 2001 21:51
It's an Ocean Boy 330. It's the only way I can listen to the likes of Magic 105, Northern Sound, Cool FM, NWR, Q102.9 (never listen to it though) and some of the weaker BBC & RTE Transmissions in good clear mono. I'm not an expert in Radios though. It is a bit off topic, maybe this would be better off in the Technology end? I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
MegawattsPosted - 23 June 2001 22:8
The better radios are Roberts, they have RDS, with radio text. Be very careful with SONYs.. they are not what the were. If you can get an analogue radio, with digital display. The vast majority of HiFi radios sold here are as deaf as posts, and require a good external aerial, so a Ghetto Blaster is the simplest bet. With Energy at 5.8KW its using up any power Magic could have used. Two damaged antennae on Magic means the signal is wider. But any recent increase in power is due to atmospherics, which is why a few watts on Thunder is getting into Belfast. Remember VHF has limited MW properties, so a VHF signal can apparently increase in power a great deal, when no extra TX power is used.
MikePosted - 24 June 2001 0:2
I’ve heard a lot of people praising Roberts but I bought one of their pocket multiband sets (R862 I think) and found its performance on FM a bit of a disappointment. Maybe every manufacturer has their "leamons" ? Agree with what you say about Sony's. I have a very battered ICF35 bought in 1985 and its FM reception is very good and their cfm10 radio/-cassette has OK sensitivity too (although the sound on tape isint the best) but on the other hand some of their newer portable radios are very prone to overloading
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 25 June 2001 7:56
Yeah, I have one too, reception is very good with good audio on headphones, but the wee built-in speaker is ****e. You would get better audio from a mobile phone! And it cost £130 to boot!!
MAGICIANPosted - 28 June 2001 21:58
Magic back on air and soon to be back to REAL FULL POWER, something we have not been for over a year(yes!) magician
MegawattsPosted - 30 June 2001 2:0
anyone told me..??. we don't have the power or antennae.. sounds like imagination....
MegawattsPosted - 30 June 2001 2:20
Hi Ya Ghost... Just record this... The Real FMC did it.. ok. Moon Bounce. FMC also got Chris Cary's Transmitters, and turned them back on. We run some of them now. That shows u cannot silence the ITS. FMC ran a station called K-ITS. Sayin to FMC :- C-Q on 106.6 MHz. Howdie there!
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 30 June 2001 14:11
Jesus Miles, lay off the Isopropol Alcohol! FYI, Magic is down on the left channel, I suspect a bad connection somewhere.
darylPosted - 30 June 2001 20:56
would it really matter if magic came back on full power or not - since their output seems to be of extremely poor quality, its become drab ( has ownership changed hands or something as they are starting to sound a bit like downtown)
MAGICIANPosted - 1 July 2001 10:4
All I can say is Magic is popular and has a high market penetration in its TSA. Suggestions for improvements always welcome though. Magician
darylPosted - 1 July 2001 12:26
my only suggestion would be to close down and give somebody else the opportunity to prove they can dow a better job than a downtown rip-off
MAGICIANPosted - 1 July 2001 13:6
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darylPosted - 1 July 2001 16:40
unfortunately or should that be fortunately i would not know how to run a radio station but i am prepared to admit that - i know what sounds good and what sounds crap - having been an avid radio listener all my life. One possible suggestion would be to select your desired profile and stick exclusively to that rather than bits and pieces from here there and everywhere. Decide on your target audience and play what they would like to hear, rather than as i said before having such a broad spectrum. why not incorporate some of the better songs from the early 90's and remove some of the less well known 70s and 80s stuff.
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 1 July 2001 17:31
Whilst not critical about Magic's output, an inclusion in the playlist of some songs up until say 1995/1996 could be ***eficial. Many "Gold" stations are still struggling to come to terms with much with music that is more than 5 years old but still has the 90's tag on it, and the stations that play current chart music are not as likely to play these hits as they might have done some years ago. There's some great music from that period, though it's made me realise just how quickly the years have flown by! Indeed memory serves me that when Magic was in it's early days it once played Rocks by Primal Scream - a 1994 hit! (shock!) But I haven't heard them play another hit from the 90's since. Would look out of place in a 70's and 80's station though... I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
southcoast194Posted - 2 July 2001 14:3
Oh come on ! Magic a DTR Rip off ? There's no comparison. At least some thought has gone into Magic - DTR's music is all over the place and the amount of waffle in between, well it does speak for itself ! One thing I would say though is that I agree Magic seems to be playing more and more "filler tunes" - songs that may well be from the 70-80's but which, let's face it, would be better off staying there. Then again I only get to listen in once every few weeks and of course there's nothing wrong with tweaking your format once in a while. If nothing else least they are trying different things - sadly the same can't be said of Downtown. Edited by - southcoast194 on 02/07/01 14:06:06
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 2 July 2001 17:11
I agree with the "filler" music. A lot of songs were crap at the time and are crap now (do I hear "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" "The Pushbike Song" "The Shakin Stevens Megamix!!"). The only way round this is to properly playlist the station rather than the random shuffling of the music. But firstly they would need to get their left channel audio back!
MikePosted - 2 July 2001 18:48
I actually enjoy some of the "filler" songs (bar the Shaking stevens or any other "megamix") Rubbish from the 80's was much better than present day rubbish dont you think :-)
MAGICIANPosted - 2 July 2001 18:49
Miles is working on the left/right problem now. Crap songs, its all a matter a taste, but LAST NIGHT I took off a pile of crap songs that was recently added due to chnages in staff on the station. So it should be consistently better. Playlisting..MMmmmmm thats another story etc Ghost of FMC. So tell us how is has improved if any. Tell us what songs you don't like. One thing though the remix of Shakey we have had loads of requests for it(mostly from djs!). Keep tuned. Magician
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 3 July 2001 10:24
I see that Magic are back on the left channel. Now if they could only get the RIGHT channel sorted, then we could have decent stereo.
MegawattsPosted - 6 July 2001 11:50
Left channel... its was the Optimod input pot, but the Beringer may have its left and right crossed.. there are still 3 more big rigs to commission, and the antennaes are mix phased, and need refurbished.... and there's more..
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 6 July 2001 16:2
Miles, audio is better now although still down about 3dB in the right. It has been like this since before the Behringer was installed. Could you increase the gain on the right trimmer output pot in the Optimod slightly. Also, has the little rack mixer for Magic been taken out of service? If so, the i/p levels to the Behringer might be too high. They were left at +18dB (9 or 12dB would probably be better). Otherwise, its sounding sweet.
darylPosted - 6 July 2001 20:36
magic sounding sweet??? Thunder 107 is sounding much better they have much better sound quality - and yes i know that they are both run from PC's and from the same site and its a credit to megawatts to be running 3 stations at once - nevertheless thunder has a much more saleable product than magic - a consistently high standard - rather than magics sloppy all over the place attitude.
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 6 July 2001 21:20
Having programmed a lot of the music on both stations I'll take that as a compliment ... well, sort of!
|Pirate Radio | Maurice Jay new Citybeat Breakfast Anchor Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
Betty SwollocksPosted - 1 July 2001 10:53
Maurice Jay is to follow his old boss back to Citybeat to anchor the Breakfast Show recently dumped by Nick Richards. Who will we see at Citybeat next - Candi Divine?
womblesPosted - 6 July 2001 20:41
this is indeed rather suspicious - as you said who will be next to follow!!!
Radio PresenterPosted - 6 July 2001 22:30
I'm just wondering what it has to do with the Pirate Radio forum when a Legal one is provided for such topics!
southcoast194Posted - 6 July 2001 22:33
damn.....you beat me to it Radio Presenter !!
Forums| Pirate Radio | Radio Friendly Galway Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
MikeyboyPosted - 20 July 2001 12:40
Radio Friendly 107.2 is back on air in Galway. They're in mono at the moment, with a very strong signal across the city. So far, it seems to be automated. Heard a "DJ" last night, but he was absolutely woeful.
engPosted - 22 July 2001 3:9
Confusing news at www.radiowaves.fm about them ordering a stereo encoder!!! They HAVE a stereo encoder (built into the Veronica compressor), maybe someone put it out of line in error if u only have mono. (or do you have mono with a stereo pilot - a problem with the mixing desk perhaps i.e. mixer's stereo/mono switch set to mono!) In fact they had a stereo encoder from the very start. However it was deliberately bypassed for a while due to a fault in the (band 3) link receiver ever since it had been bought secondhand from someone in Dublin (bad FET in its frontend) giving very noisy stereo, but just about acceptable mono on the link . This FET was since replaced, and the stereo encoder was put back on when the station returned (see below). The link freq was moved up to 175.45, which is ABOVE the band for wireless mikes. The old link freq , 174.4 ish caused interference to such mikes in a nearby church they were told! and closed down for a while BTW Last week due to a minor fault in the 150W FM TX, this had to be sent away and was replaced with a 15W TX
Forums| Pirate Radio | Happy 10th Birthday Sunset 107 FM Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
Keith MacPosted - 6 July 2001 16:43
It's hard to believe that Sunset 107 FM began broadcasting 10 years ago this week. The station that pioneered dance music not only in Dublin but in parts of the country must be respected. On air it was very professional and the music was more often that not very selective in bringing Dublin the freshest dance music that you could not here anywhere else. Remember the Club M parties, the first station to promote their own gigs so that listeners could meet the DJs and enjoy their favourite music. Dance music is so strong in Ireland for many years now and Sunset was a lot of people's first venture into the dance scene. This Sunday on Anna Livia 103.2 FM, The Bassline looks back to the early 90's and interviews some of the presenters and plays some of their favourite Sunset tunes. Some of them haven't be on Dublin airwaves in quite a while. The programme starts at midnight and between 1 & 2am we wish Sunset a 10th Birthday. Respect to everyone involved in Sunset 107 FM Keith Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phono PlugPosted - 7 July 2001 18:47
Yeah,a greatly missed station and the first and best,fair play Gar Phono Plug
pulse-8Posted - 8 July 2001 21:22
yes, looking forward to the show tonight
nelsonPosted - 9 July 2001 9:28
Great show Keith. Excellent to hear the crew again, not to mention the cheese. All the best
Mickey MullaPosted - 9 July 2001 15:34
Great stuff Keith - could it be that you are possibly Sunset's biggest ever fan? Lets get together guys and soon.
Ian RedmondPosted - 9 July 2001 15:46
Great Show keith! If any of th eSunset Crew waNT A COPY ON cd , SEND ME A sae TO PO BOX 5587 d 16. Thats if it's cool with you Keith.
Stuttering JohnPosted - 9 July 2001 18:10
It was a great show but Keith, mmmm...!!
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 9 July 2001 18:32
yes good show, thanks keith for the memories any re-unions planned?
Mickey MullaPosted - 10 July 2001 17:57
I'm up for it if you are, John.
DeargDoomPosted - 10 July 2001 22:30
I thought the show was great on Sunday - fair play Keith. It was fantastic to hear voices like Gareth Kenny and DJ el again!
ghostriderPosted - 11 July 2001 3:18
Maybe a reunion is called for. Anyone wanna suggest a date, give people at least 3 weeks notice and then we'll find a venue. Somewhere with alcohol preferably!
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 11 July 2001 15:2
club m on a Monday night like the old days??? is there still a Gary Cruzey in the vip bar???
ghostriderPosted - 11 July 2001 16:34
Club M on a Monday could be good, no VIP bar anymore though! Lets get numbers together and see if we can work something out with the management. So whos interested in a Sunset Reunion in Club M some Monday night?
garycruzePosted - 11 July 2001 19:41
Thanks for organising the show last Sunday night Keith, fair play to you. I don't know how I got the interview I was sooo hung over. A Sunset reunion would be cool, my mobile is 0879935383, if all Sunset Dj's can SMS your phone number to me I will organise a venue. I think E-mail will be the best way to arrange and agree on a date that suits us all, email@example.com. If anyone can organise this for me I would appreciate as I have very little time these days. Happy birthday Sunset and to the best crew ever. Cheers Gary Cruze
SylvesterPosted - 23 July 2001 19:19
Gary,it would be fantastic to have a reunion.I've remained friends with quite a few of the crew and even work with one of them.I'd love to know what everone's getting up to.If any of the crew are out there reading this ,get in contact with Gary.Sunset was the best station I ever worked for.Cheers Gary ,and thanks to Keith Mac for bringing some of those great memories back to us again.By the way, it would be some reunion ,if it was in Club M!!!
Forums| Pirate Radio | PIRATE TELEVISION Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
Eddie BohanPosted - 15 July 2001 19:40
WOULD ANYBODY OUT THERE HAVE INFO ON PIRATE TV CHANNELS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FAMOUS ONES SUCH AS LEESIDE, NOVA, RADIO DUBLIN AND CHANNEL 3 (D). TX
starburstPosted - 16 July 2001 21:52
As I recall Tallaght had a pirate tv station in early 1970's based in the newly opened Tallaght Community School. Ballyfermot also had it's own pirate TV station at one stage. Don't have much info on them, but maybe these two stations might jog someones memories.
engPosted - 19 July 2001 20:23
There used to be one on Band 3 Channel J from Macroom in Co.Cork called LTV (Local TV) broadcast on Wednesdays and Sundays (I think) during the 80s up until 31/12/1988. Some farmer living at an elevated location ran it. It broadcast recordings of various local events , matches etc. I could barely receive it with an ordinary band 3 antenna but I was over 40 miles away anyway. First I heard of one called LEESIDE . I being from Cork never heard of this one! It must have been on a long time ago. Could you give me more info on this one, and when it was existed????
I suspect the services mentioned above in Tallaght + Ballyfermot may have been experimental local programmes on cable TV services rather than pirate transmissions.
FLAPosted - 21 July 2001 3:41
LTV started I think in 1983, it first broadcast on Wednesdays from 9.25 (waiting until the news was over on rte 1) until about 12.00. At the start it was hard to pick up and very poor in presentation. but as the years went on it improved both signal strength and programming. at the end it was broadcasting about 10 new hours of material a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. it also broadcast it's test card for at least another ten hours a week. It would close down for about 2 months every summer,(harvest time!!!) It had a drama series, chat shows, church services, and farming programmes. when it was not on air it rebroadcast HTV or BBC 2. Interestingly if the late night film on BBC 2 was a bit on the saucy side the LTV test card came up until the end of BBC 2 transmission BY the end of 1988 programming was a quite a acceptable level , with live outside broadcasts even making it into the schedule in the last few weeks. But in a hope of a license they stopped showing local programmes the same time as the pirate radio stations closed down, the transmitter still rebroadcast HTV. In the last few years A sort of LTV Gold service has been on air from time to time and some up to date local sports and events are also shown, but I do not know what has been happening with the service this year as I am outside reception range.
MikePosted - 23 July 2001 19:33
Some of the other "deflector" systems around the country have occasionally carried local "opt out" programmes from time to time. The Castlebar one has carried boxing matches, church concerts, The St Patricks Day Parade, and some programming about the towns "information age" campaign.
MikePosted - 23 July 2001 19:34
Oh yeah and there was also Boyneside TV (Drogheda) and Telifis na Gaeltacht (Connemara) during the 1980's
Forums| Pirate Radio | Sligo Pirates Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
MikePosted - 1 July 2001 20:56
Someone on Radiowaves mentioned "several pirates" In Sligo Does anyone know whats happening there. I thought there hadn’t been any activity there since 1988 ???? Castlebar meanwhile will be getting a couple of new stations over the next week or so
Mr. XPosted - 1 July 2001 21:20
as far as im aware there are NO pirates operating in Sligo town or county - but hopefully this will change in the near future - its about time all them old garden sheds got reused again. Mr. X
KenEvilPosted - 3 July 2001 11:18
Wot is about Castlebar? It's always had a history of Pirate stations, half the people working in radio are from Castlebar and Ballyfermot college is full of Castlebar people!!!
MikePosted - 3 July 2001 20:55
At the moment theres ICE FM 94.9 Static FM (on test) 103.7/107.7 Unidentified 94.65 (actually we all know) Choice FM should also be back before the weekend
KenEvilPosted - 5 July 2001 11:50
95.65 is a unlicensed transmitter coming from the hospital, causing interference to MWR FM and Static
starburstPosted - 16 July 2001 22:25
Yes. I noticed that aswell. There has always been a history of pirate activity in Castlebar and Ballyfermot has always been full of those Mayo men. I have a theory. Any organization Irish people set up soon splits into two, then again, and again. Look at Radio Dublin, how many stations have been spawned from that? Look at politics. I think Labour is the only Major party not to find its roots in Sinn Fein or one of its derivatives such as Fianna Fail or the Workers party. Someone once set up a pirate in Castlebar and since then the bug has bitten. It will always be there. Look at the Borough of Dun Laoghaire in the hey days of the early 1990's. This was the only place in Dublin where pirate activity blossomed. We had DLR, NSR, Music Radio, Coast FM, Sunset. And the history still continues in Southeast Dublin with many hobby stations coming and going. Kiss FM in Whitehall Road spawned pirate activity in the Dublin 6w area, with Freedom, and a few other hobbyists. Blanch had Club, Vibe and a few hobbyists. Then there are other areas that just don't have it at all. Look at Tallaght. Although many pirate signals are coming from that suburb (due to its height above sea level) there has been feck all notable activity there since the closure of Tallaght Community Radio 91.8FM in 1988. Even in the 80's that community station was the only real piece of activity. Put simply Castlebar/ Dun Laoghaire/ Limerick/ Monaghan have it, Tallaght, and other places haven't. It's either in the blood or it ain't.
Radio connaughtPosted - 17 July 2001 0:40
static fm were recently broadcasting on 106.5 with a good signal covering most of
mayo/roscommon/& sligo area. the went of tonight because of link problems, i think there planning on going back on the same frequency(106.5)
countryboyPosted - 20 July 2001 10:25
CASTLEBAR IS IN MAYO, THICKS!
MikePosted - 23 July 2001 19:36
Static FM are now on 94.6 while Ice are on 94.95 and the "Hospital station" are on 104.6
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David CPosted - 1 July 2001 20:1 Today was a brilliant day for picking up foreign signals on FM in Dublin. 87.6, 90.0-90.6, 101.8, 103.6-104.1 & 105.3 were all hotspots with stations from Italy and Spain earlier in the evening, followed later by stations in Holland, Germany, Poland & Russia. Some carrying RDS. On 103.8 was a station in German with RDS "BURG-VOR", 101.8 was a classic station with RDS of "-PR R4-". Anyone else listening around today?
David CPosted - 29 July 2001 12:39 Stations continue to come in from Spain this morning mostly under 100mhz
M MastersonPosted - 29 July 2001 12:50
Yes stations coming in with rds on 93.1 spok.estbl rds desplay german station also 0n 103.7
MikePosted - 29 July 2001 13:42
Yeah up here in Castlebar the band was full of French stations Bit of a bummer when youre trying to set up a link
dxfmPosted - 29 July 2001 20:3
I see a lot of the Polish stations like RMF are using moving RDS too !
David CPosted - 29 July 2001 21:42 Ahh, so thats where RMF come from. I remember picking them up in the car in Donegal one summers day and wondered where it was from.
Max PowerPosted - 30 July 2001 17:37
Spanish and Italian FM stations also available all over Cork!!!
Forums| Pirate Radio | tv3 Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
luther arkwrightPosted - 9 July 2001 15:22
anyone see the piece on pirate radio on tv3 last night?
djmacPosted - 9 July 2001 21:1
NO CAN,T GET TV3 HERE IN MOST PARTS OF N,IRELAND.
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 9 July 2001 21:17
Well it belts into central Ulster pretty well. More than can be said of the BBC! That signal off Divis is dreadful, and couldn't be heard (seen) behind a wet newspaper!
MikePosted - 9 July 2001 21:24
I can get TV3 at my place In Carrickfergus but not at my parents place in Castlebar Go figure ?
luther arkwrightPosted - 10 July 2001 0:4
i love radio anoraks, i ask a question and the first thing that comes to mind is the fequency reception, God bless you all..apart from those who can't receive it -did anyone see it
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 10 July 2001 1:36
The BBC signal from Divis does not get into parts of S.Derry well at all. Some of these places are better served by the Limavady transmitter. I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
Sperminator2Posted - 10 July 2001 6:11
So,what content did the programme have. Signals are fine to talk about but it would be nicer to get to "the heart of the matter" It is significant this,I mean TV3 are not one's to waste programming money on Irrelevant issues - ESPECIALLY when it comes to News.I remember the Today Tonight special on Pirates in 1988 which had footage of ERI's and Q102's studios. It was always funny to hear (and quite down-putting all the same) Chris Cary as "a pirate radio operator" or summat like vat int' old dayz. Or "PIRATE RADIO STATION,RADIO NOVA" It was BETTER than Radio2 why couldn't RTE accept that? hmmmm ..
djmacPosted - 10 July 2001 14:55
Northern corespondent are you from the souht derry area?
luther arkwrightPosted - 10 July 2001 15:50
This thread is a facinating way of finding out where you all hail from. Luther
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 11 July 2001 15:5 so what was on the tv3 programme Luther???
luther arkwrightPosted - 11 July 2001 16:51
Well that's just it? I don't know and I was wondering if someone would tell me. What I heard second hand was that they interviewed Dermot Hanrahan who gave the usual spiel..don't pay taxes, interference etc. I also heard they were ringing around stations and like alot of tv programme makers (but by no means all), they were looking for someone who agreed with the point they wanted to make. Go figure luther
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 11 July 2001 21:23
Nope. From West Tyrone. However been around S.Derry a few times, a coverage maps tell me a few things as well. I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!
DjbonesPosted - 12 July 2001 0:3
at least tv3 didnt just have a one sided argument ,
Forums| Pirate Radio | Magic105 Reception in Belfast Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
MAGICIANPosted - 11 July 2001 21:0
Today I was in a chippie on the Belmont Rd in Belfast and low and behold guess what, they were tuned to Magic 105 and have been for a long time. They love it! So 'Battering' the competition from 70 miles away and with Citybeat DJ living on a few feet away and the choice in Belfast with Citybeat moving away from their established 'oldies' and Cool playing to Kids and DTR not on FM in Belfast ...whats left(okay loads more I know!). ...If you don't believe me, call into the Chippie 'The Belmont' on the Belmont Rd and listen. Any other RX reports into Belfast and to think we don't market ourselves outside of Mid Ulster. Magician
Mike Posted - 12 July 2001 0:44
Magic comes in fairly well in Antrim town (Kiss on the other hand dont) In Carrickfergus (where I live most of the time) Magic is just about audible on a car radio. On a decent radio Its receivable across most of Belfast (except in a few places like Jordanstown) If I could hear it better Id definitely listen a lot more
chris_chrysPosted - 13 July 2001 11:49
That was a nice plug for the chippie on belmont road there magic - what are the chips like? lol
Forums| Pirate Radio | Gareth Scully Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 12 July 2001 17:32 I was shocked to see this. He formerly worked for Q102 in Dublin and many others. I don't know how true this is so I will not post the message myself: http://members3.boardhost.com/spangles/msg/694.html
TDredIPosted - 12 July 2001 19:21
Sad to hear of the untimely death of Gareth "The Skull" Scully.I met him in Rock104 in 1991 and he gave me one of those big "real rock n' roll" posters. This was the first and last time I met Gareth. Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Gareth.
MegawattsPosted - 15 July 2001 2:25
Last saw him oodiling Steff (Kiss 102.7FM/Sky News) Callister. He's on Irish Era Part 6. "Is it On.. For +++++ sake.. Its Got Sound Aswell"... Good luck to him, and may he rest in peace. Have fun. Wherever.
MogwaiPosted - 18 July 2001 7:55
What will happen to Anna Livia FM. I understand that he had taken a financial stake in the station.
gillianPosted - 18 July 2001 18:14 Thank you all for your kind thoughts and wishes. I will miss Garrett so very much. I remember a short time after we met Garrett told me that 'Radio' was his mistress and if he was involved in a station that had a problem on '3 rock' he would be off to fix it "Even if we are making love!". Luckily this never happened! His involvement with Anna Livia FM 103.2 doing the breakfast show was something that he loved and was very dedicated to doing. I was a little surprised to say the least when I went into help with the phones (as any good wife would!), Garrett handed me the weather to read, which I did, then I did the traffic, then he announced to Dublin that 'Nicky' would be doing the breakfast show with him 'Jonathan' for the next 10 weeks. Sadly this time was not to be. Now I am happy and proud to have worked with Garrett in this his fondest hobby. If anyone would like to contact me in connection with either Garrett, Radio, Anna Livia or indeed the old days you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org I have invited anyone involved with Anna Livia to a meeting at the Scholars Pub in Dublin 8 on Thursday 26 July 2001 at 7.30pm you would be most welcome to join us to raise a "Glass" to Garrett and to think of Happy Times! Thank you again Gill Scully AKA 'Nicky'
Forums| Pirate Radio | 94.1, 99.1, 105.8 OFF 2DAY?WHY? Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
WAYNE SCALES 2001Posted - 1 July 2001 23:52
JUST WONDERED WHY ENERGY, VIBE AND HOT WERE OFF TODAY, ALTHOUGH ENERGY COULD JUST ABOUT BE HEARD ON 93.8, LIKEWISE WITH FREEDOM ON 92FM???? (IS THE END NEIGH!!!!!)
Mike O BrienPosted - 22 July 2001 2:34
hopefully not my good man, long live the pirates!!!! Mike O Brien
THE LEGENDARY STEVIE DPosted - 25 July 2001 23:34
mikey is write long live pirate well some of them anyway
Enrique IglesiasPosted - 28 July 2001 2:50
It really is sad that you can't grasp the concept of grammar. You'll find the word you're looking for is 'right', not 'write'. Write means to put pen to paper...I know the message still got across but for God's sake, have you been to school or is there something in the air near your house....?
123456789Posted - 29 July 2001 15:52 oh shut the **** up!!!
watty stoatirPosted - 31 July 2001 14:52
there goes the lack of proper edukashun All things get easier with practice EXCEPT getting up in the morning
watty stoatirPosted - 31 July 2001 14:52
there goes the lack of proper edukashun All things get easier with practice EXCEPT getting up in the morning
the bitches of eastwickPosted - 1 August 2001 13:14
we don’t believe the end is niegh. the garda have more important things to be doing then chasing micky mouse radio stations like that of wayne scales very own freedom 92fm.
Forums| Pirate Radio | HAS ANYONE HEARD THE NEW N,W 106FM RECENTLY
106FMFANPosted - 1 July 2001 22:20
THEY SOUND DAMN HOT WITH LIVE PROGRAMING DURING THE DAY. THEY ALSO HAVE A DAMN HOT WEBSITE AT www.106-fm.co.uk. ONLY PROBLEM IS THEY HAVE NOT GOT LIVE EVENING/ OVERNIGHT PROGRAMING.
djmacPosted - 24 July 2001 22:22
Yeap , they do sound good. better than Q102 anyday.
Must be the moneyPosted - 25 July 2001 3:16
Who is the programme controller of Q102 in Derry? Just wondering who the bod is, thats on on Friday night doing a piss poor job of trying to be Pete Tong!
Must be the moneyPosted - 25 July 2001 18:40
What happened to Mod4s comments? Was the statement retracted? I would expect an apology for those comments.
Bob A JobPosted - 28 July 2001 13:5
hey , a wee word Must Be the Money......you're comments on this board will earn you no friends and it seems you a full of sh1te and clearly d'ont have a clue about radio......like you slag of evenone in radio but yourself and what radio station and gig do you have? well ?? none i'll bet , a dreamer in disguise!
delbert wackson wacksoffPosted - 28 July 2001 14:39
How do you sound worse than Q102? is there such a thing as worse! pissiest piss station. cheap tacky mindless gits - typical derry ****e - like the nightclubs here - piss! its a true reflection of derrys nightscene! where's the music gone? or - whens the music arriving? once you get over glenshane pass everything goes backwards! pish!!!!!!!!!!!!
buddy kisserPosted - 28 July 2001 17:22
Whats the point of trying to do anything? Danyy Rampling and 6 other DJs playing in Fusion on Friday night and they sold 150 tickets!! So you try and educate the Derry crowd and they dont wanna know. Only thing that works up there is £1 a drink nights!!! P.S. Caught your station last week, very good apart from the production on your ads and liners!
dxfmPosted - 29 July 2001 20:1
Heard your station yesterday in Omagh where I got shielded from Kiss. You seem to be overmodulating just a little bit, and those Sean ******** VO's sound a bit familiar too !
dxfmPosted - 29 July 2001 20:2
That was meant to read SEAN C_A_L_D_W_E_L_L Vo's
colin-lawPosted - 30 July 2001 1:9 YEAP I AGREE. I HEARD THE NEW 106FM IN SWATRAGH CO LONDONDERRY YESTERDAY. THEY DEFINATELY HAVE A VEY WEAK SIGNAL IN CO LONDONDERRY AREA OR NO SIGNAL AT ALL. THERE AUDIO SEEMS VERY POOR. I LIVE IN CO.LONONDERRY AND CAN BARELY RECIEVE 106FM, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS OF DUNGIVEN, CLAUDY,PARK,FEENY AREA,S AND A FEW OTHER AREAS IN SOUTH LONDONDERRY,BECAUSE OF KISSFM ALSO BEING ON 106FM. THEY NEED TO IMPROVE THEIR SIGNAL,RECEPTION IN THE CO LONDONDERRY TO GET A MUCH LARGER TARGET AUDIENCE. BUT I DO HAVE TO SAY THEY HAVE A VERY STRONG D,J LINE UP VERY IMPRESSIVE 106FM,LIVE PROGRAMMING DURING THE DAY KEEP IT UP AND DON,NT END UP LIKE **** KISS 106FM. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BRING IN A EVENING D,J LINE UP 9PM-12 OR 1AM TIME.
kissfmPosted - 30 July 2001 13:27
YEAH. GOOD LUCK TO THE NEW 106FM IN THE NORTH-WEST AREA. WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
buddy kisserPosted - 30 July 2001 19:33
Londonderry? Wheres that??
DeargDoomPosted - 30 July 2001 19:53 Its part of the UK.
djmacPosted - 31 July 2001 1:27
I LIVE IN CO, DERRY COLIN. CAN,NT SAY THAT I HAVE HEARD OF LONDODERRY OR CO LONDONDERRY. ANY WHO CARES WAT IT IS CALLED. EVERY1 IN DERRY,COUNTY DERRY CALL IT DERRY.
djmacPosted - 31 July 2001 1:29
I THINK THIS FORUMN IS ABOUT THE NEW 106FM IN THE N,W NOT WAT THE PLACE IS CALLED.
Bob@ActsPosted - 31 July 2001 16:30
True, but 106FMFAN's one and only subject always seems to drift away from the original posting....... fact!
Forums| Pirate Radio | Radio Dublin Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
nelsonPosted - 1 July 2001 17:17
Is radio Dublin off or on very low power. Its seems to have disappeared along with the Kiltipper boys
tonystarPosted - 27 July 2001 14:38
Radio Dublin are still on air but from a different transmitter site and reduced power. Someone vandalised the site in the mountains.
mike r o fonePosted - 27 July 2001 15:15 more like the odtr threatened them
MegawattsPosted - 1 August 2001 14:31
yes the ODTR are serving notice to selected high profile pirates, and getting their power cut off. They will finish them off with raids by Christmas, but they would be very happy, if you just quietly took the offending rigs, and quietly shut down. However as most of the fun of being in the ODTR is "that raid" they can tell their grand children about, why should we do them such an injustice. However telling their grand childeren that they were the ones who took the fun out of their radio (remember 1983), maybe they should best keep themselves to that quiet chair in the corner. "Ah he was the one who took the fun out of radio".. he's been thrown out every home, as no one would have him... what a fate.
Forums| Pirate Radio | Hot Fm studio Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
Sexual ChocolatePosted - 15 July 2001 3:19
I was wondering if anyone knows how well the Hot studio is kitted out. Are there Optimods, Neumanns etc? And when are they going to get some decent VO's?!?!
123456789Posted - 17 July 2001 23:57 from what ive heard the studio is nicely kitted out.the tranny is in the warehouse as well in a glass container.
infoPosted - 18 July 2001 16:2
are they situated in Dublin city
123456789Posted - 19 July 2001 0:10
no there not in the city they r based past ballyfermot and a bit further in an industrial estates warehouse room thing,ill let u work out the rest yourself,sherlock
PatPosted - 19 July 2001 4:12
I hear they have a DIGITAL Optimod no less. It is a pity about those jingles, they are awful!!! Edited by - Pat on 7/19/01 4:33:11 AM
infoPosted - 19 July 2001 12:8
has any1 got a contact email for hot fm. cheers
Oh Really!Posted - 2 August 2001 21:13
They don't have an optimod at all! They use a Behringer compressor, Broadcast warehouse RDS Encoder, and some homemade gear. The setup is very nice.
informer2Posted - 3 August 2001 0:13
The Hot Radio studio is located just past Walkinstown roundabout. The are in an industrial estate, in a room inside a building owned by Sound Lease. They really just rent one of the studios. The exact address is... Unit 4-5 Ballymount Estate Ballymount Road Dublin 12 You can visit the sound lease web site at http://www.soundlease.com/. There's a picture of the front door in to where to get the studio here http://www.soundlease.com/images/studio-1.jpg Hot FM have no email contact address. And correct, they do not have an Optimod. They could sound good with what the have, but they don't. Just another sign of them being a badly run half arsed station. Informer2.
Forums| Pirate Radio | What is going on here? Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
JackDeLadPosted - 2 August 2001 4:54
Now and again I take a peek into the pirate forum just to see how the other half live. I stumbled across a previous posting about Mr Mccabes website and the fact that somebody said it was a bit self indulgent. Well blow me over and call me mental but! this is one hell of a fairy tale ( i mean the about Mark Mccabe section). First, i would like to point out i don't know the man but i have heard from many source's hes a nice guy. The only opinions i have about his singing career is that he took the maniac idea from a Dublin Club jock who had been doing it for years and got no credit for the original idea. Back to the original reason i decided to post here. Ok lets look at a few lines from the site (by the way Mark i would like to hear your comments) . "By the time he finished working with Pulse FM, Mark McCabe was Station Music Controller with 36% of the Dublin Market tuning in everyday. Now here we have 36% of Dublin market tuning into a pirate station marketed towards teenagers and young adults. Comon guys get your facts straight maybe and only maybe you 36% of people between 12 and 18 listening but don't even try and tell me you had more listeners than 98fm and fm104 together!!!. Okay next quote... "More importantly, in 1998 Independent Research indicated that McCabe was the third most influential DJ in the Dublin Market." This has to be the best bit . Lets clarify the word independent. From my school days it means somebody who neither works for or on behalf of the client. This so called survey was paid for by pulse. It said what they wanted to hear. If that many people really listened it would have shown on the JNLR figures for the year under the guise of "others". Here are the figures for the year in question. As you can see only RTE reached the figure Pulse claimed to have.. Oh by the way if I'm incorrect here please tell me, I am open to criticism. RTE Radio 1 37% (-1) 45% (-2) 37% FM104 28% (same) 17% (-1) 29% 98FM 22% (same) 15% (+1) 22% 2FM 21% (-2) 17% (+1) 20% Today FM 8% 5% 10% What about "Mark was the third most influential DJ in the Dublin Market" Where this survey come from. Are you trying to tell me out of all the Presenters and Jocks on the legal stations Mark came third. Okay call me stupid but what about all the big guys at the time i.e.: Rick O Shea , Tony Fenton . Gregg Gaughren , Gerry Ryan , Gerry Stevens, Mark Byrne , The Strawberries, Pat Kenny, Joe Duffy, Jim Mccabe , the list goes on (and as they say in all award ceremonies " if i forgot anyone , I'm so sorry"). Okay lets have little chat about this on both forums. Lets not have a go at Mark personally but at these figures that are constantly churned out by die hard pirates and pulse fans. Lets get it sorted out once and for all. Dont forget about that " third most influential jock " bit . Where did that survey come from? Some anorak maybe able to clarify these trumped up figures.. Thanks for listening to me folks Nitto Nitto
delbert wackson wacksoff Posted - 2 August 2001 12:29
hey hey hey! now now! don't be nasty. I was at the sands club in the downings and the Dj played maniac and all the teeny boppers went mental (at which point i duly jumped up and down from one end of the nightclub to the other - then back). The best bit i have to say is when the dj started singing along - high point of my life i have to say - what an artiste - it's all in the stealing of other peoples music thats the technique u know! im a moneyac, moneyac! take the money and run
squodPosted - 3 August 2001 1:31
ok what are you guys talking up here , the "top five " stations ? bit silly!
Forums| Pirate Radio | Current ODTR situation Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
Mister807Posted - 1 August 2001 23:48
I think it really is time that people with an interest in radio, on whatever side of the fence, thought about what is going on in radio at the moment. Lets do a brief summary: 1. In October 1999, the IRTC licence Lite, Spin and Newstalk. The special interest licence is not awarded. 2. In 2000, Lite FM begins broadcasting. 3. In 2000, the IRTC decides there are five feasible specialist music markets and advertises a licence for either Country/Country and Irish, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Jazz RNB and Soul or Irish Music. The commission begins its licensing process. 4. In April 2001, the Special Interest Music licence is awarded to Star FM, a mainstream Country music station. 5. By August 2001, no contracts had been signed with either Spin FM or Newstalk 106. 6. In July 2001, the ODTR start to make concerted efforts to close down the cities crop of Pirate stations. These stations include broadcasters who are covering the niches that the IRTC have publicly admitted exist, but are unwilling/unable to fill. Eh? Now, the ODTR will argue that their job is to regulate the airwaves and the fact that a station may be providing a valuable service is of no consequence to them. The IRTC will argue that they have no frequencies to put stations on and that is why they can't be licensed. Yet, the stations they do licence dont actually broadcast. And of course, these frequencies are granted by the ODTR. Do you begin to spot the connection here? Yea "frequency shortage". Hmm. Would it not make a great deal more sense for these two organisations to work together to sort the core problem? That being, the lack of programming diversity in this market. If that problem is tackled effectively, then you steal the pirates thunder, and render them virtually redundant and much easier to pick off. Instead, we get the ODTR in isolation running around closing down stations for which an obvious need still exists. The stations existences will be made more difficult but they will continue. It is a classic Irish solution to an Irish problem. Lets treat the symptoms and then the main problem will go away. Only thing is, it doesnt work. For the laugh, lets try to do something right for a change. I think even the ODTR and IRTC collectively and seperately, would be impressed by the results.
Megawatts Posted - 2 August 2001 21:41
IRTC has been shown to be at best flawed, and at worst partisan, and rank with corruption... ask TV3... it would not exist if it the IRTC had its way. Ask Century... well, anything else would be actionable. They have failed. Their time is up. The world and Ireland moves on, no matter how much they wish to hold back the march of Irish progressive culture, and so on,.. etc. A days reading of the Irish Times says it all. But what you have in Ireland is adam site more progressive radio situation, than what we have to put with in Ulster... what a mess. The same middle of the road badly invested, miserly useless system, with the same dull back ward looking croanies that did a bad job 30 years ago, and are doing an even worse one these days. God Help us..
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 2 August 2001 21:57 well done mister 807, well said
Mr Medium WavePosted - 3 August 2001 21:22
Miles, I thought that Ireland had some kind of constitution? If so, I wonder if anyone has read up regarding free speech via radio, printed media and even television? All these avenues are free and open in Greece that's why the bands, especially VHF/FM is such a mess. Mr Medium Wave http://www.transmittersrus.com
MacersPosted - 3 August 2001 22:23
I have to agree with Mister807 Nice one son......... ___________________ Macers.... "Touch that knob and the puppy gets it
Forums| Pirate Radio | HOTFM INDUSTRIAL ACTION Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
PIRATE UNIONPosted - 1 July 2001 1:9
Due to a severe problem with unease in HotFM an unofficial strike is being planned by ALL involved in the station commencing on Friday August 3rd 2001 at 10AM. All on air contributors in the station are requested not to turn up for shows until their demands have been met by the station management. This action has been arranged on behalf of the staff of HOTFM by the Pirate Dj Union (PDU). Thank you to all for your co-operation with this action. This action is aimed at finding a peaceful resolution to unfair treatment of staff. Kind Regards, PDU
BuddyBuddyPosted - 31 July 2001 1:33
This has got to be the funniest post EVER! ps..one word for ye .. "RADUGA".
PIRATE UNIONPosted - 31 July 2001 2:49
Please do not belittle our action, no station can be a success with RADUGA 24hours a day, REGARDS, Pirate Union (PDU)
Tall TowerPosted - 31 July 2001 20:3
Look @ Magic 105.1 24 hour Raduga ???? It Makes Money???
DeargDoomPosted - 31 July 2001 20:44
this is tooooooo much! I haven't laughed as much since I saw Br****n Kilkenny do karaoke. Please, I hope ye stay on strike for as long as possible. Hopefully forever. The Pirates Union indeed. Are ye affiliated to SIPTU? And taking part in the PPP?
PIRATE UNION Posted - 2 August 2001 1:11
Hello there to all to who feel they are familiar with the workings of Dance Radio...............HotFM has been experiencing major problems with its changeover from Hotradio. Please note that they lost the djs who made Hot what it was. After the loss of these 2 djs little has been done to help existing presenters who continue to work with the weakest of resources and management. Hot could not operate on Raduga as it only has 22 songs on the raduga system and no-one other than the presenters can adjust this setp, Kind Regards, PDU
Must be the moneyPosted - 2 August 2001 1:56
I didnt know there was a difference between Hotradio and HotFM! The only thing I was aware of was that you started using 'Dublins Coolest Dance Mix' which clearly was created and used by Hot107 in '94 P.S. Sun101 is all raduga as well!
raverPosted - 4 August 2001 19:0
why r the hot jocks going on strike???Looking for money???Also just to say sum of the hot jocksi think arent good enough to go on during the day, alright they might be young but if u want ure radio station to sound good there shud be a proper structure for new/inexperienced Jocks. They shud be on late at night and then as they progress they can host a show during the day.What do u think??.Im not slagging the jocks off just that they need sum1 with experience 2 guide them.
Forums| Pirate Radio | ODTR Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
Scott MillsPosted - 1 August 2001 20:34
Hi to all in the ODTR! <waves> Just wondering if you need any help getting that station going in Kilpedder that you were planning last year? Anyway, stay safe in that Blue Corolla.. those pirates could damage your speakers!
raverPosted - 4 August 2001 19:1
Forums| Pirate Radio | Pirate Radio and on and on! Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
wortnikPosted - 1 August 2001 12:59
Is it a bad time to start thinking of starting a pirate radio station - it seems as if its all doom and gloom these days regards the law! Is Donegal on the Derry border a safe enough place to set up?
djmacPosted - 2 August 2001 1:29 WHAT KIND OF STATION ARE YOU GOING TO START UP?? ON WHAT FREQ?? WHAT POWER?? WHAT KIND OF MUSIC FORMAT?? WHEN ARE YOU PLANNING TO START UP??
MegawattsPosted - 2 August 2001 14:7
ODTR (The Office of DownTown Radio) are requesting that you all just close down, and let the big bous, and the corporates supply you with minimum choice, for a maximised profit, for a minimum service. Anyone else who provides a choice, and con do so self sufficiently is to be removed from the air...
supermanPosted - 2 August 2001 15:41
is it true that all the pirate in Dublin are closing down
106FMCREWPosted - 4 August 2001 16:10
It Would Appear that someone in the northwest area has decided to be judge and jury over every concern but their own, the 106fm signal was blocked in the city centre area wed, thur and friday for the daytime portion of broadcasting, it would appear that those responsible find it easier to establish themselves as a radio mafia as opposed to letting others provide a service that they are clearly not capable of, it is obvious that the outfit responsible are depending on 106fm to give them ideas for music format judging by the way some tunes appear to grace their airwaves a few weeks after they appear on afore mentioned, unfortunately public opinion seems to confine them to the musical garbage dustbin,let`s hope that the various authorities include an investigation of the illegal operations of a lot of others who should know better in their campaign against the pirates ..ps if u find that your freedom of choice as far as radio choice is being taken away, particularly in the maiden city,ask yourself who is responsible, it certainly isn`t the radio authorities. With every attempt to set us back our resolve is strengthened and our support increased.
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 4 August 2001 20:36
"ODTR (The Office of DownTown Radio)" good one Miles!!
MikePosted - 4 August 2001 21:11
At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious I cant see ALL stations in Dublin (or anywhere else) closing down somehow
Forums| Pirate Radio | premier fm 92.6 and 94.3 Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
rob scottPosted - 6 August 2001 7:17
listening yesterday to this station, i don't know why they never went for a licence, they play good contemporary stuff and no in your face presenters, just let the music roll is their policy, well done chaps.......
Radio MadPosted - 7 August 2001 0:18
I' tell you why they never applied for a licence. The powers that be would never entertain the absurd notion of a station playing non-stop music with no news. Why would they ever consider breaking from the norm of what passes for radio in Dublin? Are you mad?? Premier, Sun, Gem keep up the good work and thanks for remembering oldies such as myself.
Forums| Pirate Radio | Sunset Reunion Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
garycruzePosted - 6 August 2001 22:51
A venue has been confirmed for the Sunset ten-year reunion party. It will take place on the 8th of October at the following venue. The Playhouse (upstairs) Plaza Hotel Tallaght The area has been reserved especially for the occasion and all Djs are asked to bring some records to play a short set on the night. Exact time to be confirmed, any queries mail me at Sunset107@oceanfree.net. All past Sunset Djs are asked to make an appearance and all Anoraks welcome. See you there!!!!
ghostriderPosted - 7 August 2001 1:1
Excellent Gary! I only spoke to Niall in Club M about getting the club for the night but the plaza is even better. Better get everyone to pass the word.
Forums| Pirate Radio | STATION SOUND? Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
countryboyPosted - 1 July 2001 10:40
WAS IN DUBLIN ON SATURDAY AND LISTENING TO THE VARIOUS STATIONS, STEREO ON FREEDOM SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM, ITS CUTTING IN AND OUT!
countryboyPosted - 3 August 2001 10:30 OK, OBVIOUSLY NOBODY CARES, YOU PROBABLY WILL WHEN ALL YOU CAN LISTEN TO IS SMALL LOW POWERED PIRATES LIKE DCR, AFTER THE OTDR HAS DONE THE JOB!
Big BottomPosted - 6 August 2001 14:31
Have you heard how bad 104's audio is lately? Or Lite FM's? It's a disgrace that legal operators can have so little regard for their product
countryboyPosted - 6 August 2001 20:9
I'D IMAGINE THE POOR SOUND ON 104, LITE AND ALOT OF LOCALS CAN BE BALIMED ON THE NEW DIGITAL LINKS, NOW LAW, ALL ANA's GONE, THINK THEY SOUNDED BETTER THOUGH!THIRTY THOUSAND POUNDS FOR A LINK THAT SOUNDS VERY POOR AND ISNT EXACTLY RELIABLE
Big BottomPosted - 6 August 2001 23:15
Not at all country boy. Listen to 98 and Today FM - they sound fine. Lite Fm suffers from distortion on their microphones, badly compressed music (MP3 or whatever they're using) and general sloppy processing. the Lite boys think it sounds great but I think it's more a case of the Emporor's new clothes! Just because is says it's great on the box doesn't mean it sounds great on air! 104 sounds awful - very heavily compressed, slimy, way to much high-mid, and none of the crystal clear thump they had when they had their old 8100A + XT 2 (which was tuned up by Scott Williams before he left 104 - that's why I'm so surprised that Lite sounds so ****e.
Radio MadPosted - 7 August 2001 0:12
I have to agree with opinions express above in relation Lite FM's audio quality. Switch on at the top-of-the-hour and listen to the news being broadcast through what appears to be a tin can. Come on IRTC get it sorted or revoke their licence and give it to somebody who can at least get the basics of audio right.
countryboy Posted - 7 August 2001 11:32
AH WELL, THATS A DIFFERENT THING, I AGREE BIG BOTTOOM, THE STUDIO SOUND IN LITE IS TERRIBLE, EVEN PRODUCTION SOUNDS WATERY!ALTHOUGH I THINK ITS A BIT HARSH TO HAVE THEIR LICENCE WITHDRAWN, THEY NEED TO FOLLOW THEIR STUDIO FITTERS, ALSO THEIR ON-AIR SYSTEM DOES NOT SOUND THAT GOOD, WITHOUT A DOUBT 104 BUYING THEIR NEW PROCESSOR WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY, LET ANDY LINTON SORT IT OUT, HES THE ONLY MAN!!!
Forums| Pirate Radio | Spin FM / The Zone / 90.4 / 91.0 / Mad Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
searcherPosted - 7 August 2001 12:53
Hi, Is everbody else asleep in radio land, or is this board dead? Things I noticed in the last week... - Transmissions heard on 90.4 (unknown, pop stereo), 91.0 (unknown, pop stereo), 102.5 (The Zone, Rock music) - MAD FM have the same RDS as THE ZONE on 102.5 FM (means RDS receivers flick to the strongest signal). - Spin FM activity on their web site. They seem to have moved hosts, and now have a contact page @ http://www.spin103.fm/contact.asp
Forums| Pirate Radio | who are the IRISH RADIO GROUP???? Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
The Real Stuttering JohnPosted - 7 August 2001 17:56 who are Irish Radio Group?? do they represent the pirates as a lobby group?? and if not is it time for a lobby group to legalise the special interest pirates? this from www.radiowaves.fm site - a posting!!! "6th August From: MIKE Subject: Pirates fight back Pirate radio stations are to seek legal advice regarding the 1988 radio act. A possible court case may be taken both here and in Europe to overturn the Irish law. The IRG (Irish Radio Group) are take on the powers that be in order to stop the ODTR from closing stations around the country. We would also advise stations to remain on 1 frequency only as this has been the basis of recent closedowns. More details will be posted soon. Contact email@example.com
MikePosted - 7 August 2001 19:20
wasn’t there groups before like the USN (united stations network) the NIBO (National Independent Broadcasters Association) and CIBA (concerned independent broadcasters association) Its a very good idea for stations to get together to defend our interests but unfortunately silly power struggles, personal rivalries and inflated ego's have always prevented this up until now. Maybe it will be different this time ????
Forums| Pirate Radio | transmitters in studio locations Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
DeargDoomPosted - 3 August 2001 23:33
I hear reports that many pirates are considering running FM rigs from their studio sites. It should be pointed out that when Sunset FM Kiss 103 DLR 106 and Kik FM all did this in the past, they all got nasty raids. I know theres hassle with mountain sites right now, but I don't know if the solution is to put the TX in your studio location. Might cause more trouble than its worth. Anyone got any ideas?
Fire ExtinguisherPosted - 4 August 2001 0:2
Not your concern?
Mister807Posted - 4 August 2001 0:43
Good point, well argued Dearg. Apart from the technical nightmare of having a relatively high powered transmitter near lots of cables and studio equipment, it does make you a sitting duck so to speak. Far better to hunt out a new location and give the ODTR a chance to waste time, resources and your taxes following you around again. Because as we know in the "digital e-hub of Europe (copyright Mary Harney)" theyve have nothing else to be concerning themselves with. But hey, thats another days work. In the meantime, don't put your transmitter in the studio. Unless of course, your station is brutal ;-) Takin' the piss.... Mister 807
Mike Posted - 4 August 2001 1:4
Good point Dearag but on the other hand Radio Dublin got away with it for years ???????
optimodPosted - 4 August 2001 11:16
Yes, and listen to the ****e audio quality that Eamonn inflicted on us over those years!
DeargDoomPosted - 4 August 2001 17:41
Cookie did get away with it for years, but he did also suffer a number of raids as well in the early 90's. Eamon would also appear to have numerous court cases pending (for the last 10 years?! - maybe Mister 807 could remind us about Cookies war with the DOC) that made the ODTR reluctant to touch him. Since about 1993 Eamon hasn't had a TX on from his house for any great length of time (I'm open to correction here). It'd also be a brave man that would raid Eamons house! Maybe its time for the pirates to look at different sites. Towerblocks (UK style), or maybe a switch of location to Howth Head?
MikePosted - 4 August 2001 21:13
or maybe they could buy some old fishing trawlers :-)
MikePosted - 4 August 2001 21:19
Actually Dearg under the 1988 B&WT act a court case must be brought within two years (some people even maintain that the constitution only allows for a delay of six months) of a raid taking place so a court case cannot be "pending for the last 10 years" Indeed Cooke had the opportunity to take the DoC to court after the two years to get his stuff back and/or compensation but Its too late to bring such a case now. RE: Tower Blocks maybe the proposed demolition of Ballymun towers is a conspiracy between Dublin Corporation and the ODTR :-)
DeargDoomPosted - 4 August 2001 22:1
hi Mike, I know that they've got to p****cute within two years, but Eamon did have some court challenge going on as well separate to that. This was the excuse going around for a while regarding the lack of raids on Eamon. The last 'raid' he got was in 1990 - and even then they didn't take much (if anything - maybe staff who were there at the time could tell all). I still stand by my original post though; co-siting your tx and studio is dangerous (and a technical pain in the arse as well). Anyone know any small rocks outside territorial waters around the East Coast? Irelands Eye maybe??!!!
watty stoatirPosted - 5 August 2001 1:12
By locating TXs in mountains it gives a better coverage, hence the popularity with licenced ops. Locating a TX within a suburban area results possibilities for more interference and therefore more complaints. Re Irelands Eye this would result in power supply problems, solar or wind power???? The Studio / TX situations are not clever as when the Tx is taken it can be replaced fairly cheaply and easily, however a reasonable studio setup would be more difficult and more costly to replace. The tower blocks work in London because there are so many buildings to choose from. Here in Paisley ( Scotland ) we currently have a RSL operating with the 10 TX situated on the roof of the local authority offices in Cotton Street ( town centre ) this location is fairly low lying the buildings are approx 30 metres high, a good signal is being sent for approximately 5 miles. it may be that a new look a power and TSA would be more in line with the needs of the operators and this may result in the authorities backing of slightly. Just some thoughts All things get easier with practice EXCEPT getting up in the morning
Mickey MullaPosted - 5 August 2001 4:18
To answer your query Dearg, the dept boys took nothing in that particular raid and the station carried on as normal (the dj's constantly reminding us for months after that Br**** Russell's "Piano in the dark" was the record playing at the time the department lads pulled the plug) Popular belief at the time was the only reason the raid took place was because of the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis taking place later that day.
MikePosted - 5 August 2001 16:15
Some of the community stations transmit from their studios. In some cases with far more power than they are authorised to run
luther arkwrightPosted - 6 August 2001 1:25
well and good mike to say that some community radio's broadcast at an illegal level, alot harder to say exactly who. If you're going to engage in gossip, back it up. Otherwise you're just a stirring **** which does no one any good Luther
Big BottomPosted - 6 August 2001 14:17
doom Dearg is right about Eamon. The ODTR only have up to 24 months (really actually less, as little as 13 months) to p****cute after excecution of a search and seize warrant. The problem for the ODTR is that they have seized equipment from the likes of Radio Dublin and many other stations and have never followed through on a p****cution at all. Hence, Eamon has applied for equipment back from the ODTR through the Courts. One particular case has wound up in a legal abyss as the Department had given a signed statement to Eamon listing what they had removed during one radi in 1990 - the problem being that the list they provided contained some equipment that they didn;t actually take. When Eamon applied for this back after 2 years, the OTDR were ordered to return this gear, only to find out that they didn't have it at all. If Eamon had of pushed this to the full length of his entitlements, the OTDR would have had to either buy him new equipment in place of the stuff it had signed for, or reimburse him financially. The feeling is that after this, and combined with Eamon's Supreme Court appeal of the 1988 act, that there was a tacit understanding between Eamon and the ODTR that no action would be taken. It will be interesting to see what happens now that Star comes on - there has never been pressure on the ODTR about Radio Dublin before so it was easy for them not to act..
MegawattsPosted - 7 August 2001 17:13
Use of powerful VHF transmitters in a built up area, is irresponsible, as you will cause a great deal of hassle to local users, and TV-i. The only answer is to have the transmitters of any power, away from densely populated areas. the ODTRs actions are illegal. Their actions equate to criminals and thugs, external to use the law. ANY gang can go around intimidating people with "threats" of action. All that is happening is that "money" is getting civil servants to do their dirty work, as those with the money, are operating radio stations which the general public don't want, which is the only reason the other stations exist.
MikePosted - 7 August 2001 19:26 Luther I know for a fact that a certain Community station has been operating at up to five times its authorised power level. Just because I’m not prepared to name names (For one thing the moderators may not like it) doesn’t mean its not happening
Forums| Pirate Radio | MADRADIO TO CLOSE DOWN Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
M MastersonPosted - 8 August 2001 17:58
Due to action taken by the ODTR Madradio93 which broadcasts to Dublin city on 93.2mhz will be closing down this Saturday at 12:00 We would like to thank every one who listened to the station and all involved... pity we had things going well... PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE LAST FEW SHOWS E-MAIL MADRADIO@DUBLIN.COM PHONE MADRADIO AT 0868889333 Michael Masterson.. station manager....
Forums| Pirate Radio | broadcasting equipment 4 sale Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
StaticfmPosted - 1 July 2001 18:44
broadcast warehouse 1w PLL transmitter, 150w amp, stereo limiter. also RDS encoder for sale. Contact 0700 242 989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MacersPosted - 3 August 2001 0:18
How much are you looking for them??
MegawattsPosted - 7 August 2001 16:49
FOR SALE:- Opimods, Rack mount broadcast Computers, 300W ex IBA Broadcast Marconi Transmitters. 1KW FM Valve transmitters. 6KW FM transmitter 160 self supporting tower, with 6 5 element yagii, 4 six element yagii, and 8 4 element yagii. AUDIX MXT 1000 self op professional ex BBC Radio, broadcast desk. Various broadcast sub mixers, and XLR balance units and DRAKE Audio Distribution amplifiers, and a number of full height (39 U) 19" Rack systems. Apply:- Miles@kiss1037.demon.co.uk Available immediately.
Radio connaughtPosted - 8 August 2001 23:58
how much are you asking for the 300w transmitter and the 1kw one?
Forums| Pirate Radio | Why the ECHO on adverts? Why the ECHO on adverts Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
aphextwinPosted - 7 August 2001 1:23
This is open to the advert scriptwriters of most Dublin Based Dance pirates. Why oh why do you have to repeat every phrase in every advert? I know the ads are on typically at TOTH. But you guys repeat every thing, you guys repeat everything. If i got the name of the venue once, i got it. If i got the name of the venue once, I got it. It is really annoying hearing each phrase repeated. It is really annoying hearing each phrase repeated. Can you guys not come up with another type of attention grabbing FX? Can you guys not come up with another type of attention grabbing FX? It's a pain in the ass when someone repeats themselves, isn't it? Isn't it?
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 7 August 2001 14:17
aphextwinPosted - 7 August 2001 20:43
R.O.T.F.L! Very Good! But seriously, anyone got a comment on this? Scriptwriters?
larwrightPosted - 8 August 2001 1:45
Message to aphextwin.... i know what you mean, i used to do it alot on ESG's and the older Energy 94 ads, but have cut down in recent times. That's partly the fun of pirate radio too, being able to "experiment" and hopefully... move on to bigger and better things. I'd also like to hear "CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM" (Not the usual "your production is crap" messages) on my production on Energy... Thanks Lar Wright, Energy 94 Dublin.
aphextwinPosted - 8 August 2001 22:26
Lar, fair enuff. You're right about pirate radio and being able to experiment. That's the fun of it all. Best o'luck with the rest of your production work.
nelsonPosted - 8 August 2001 23:5
Lar fair play excellent product does go into the Energy jingles..good work. They are bright and the cuts are very tight. I especially like the new "nob" ones. The American vo's are good too. Is he expensive? As for HOT, oh dear!! After hearing the results and product of their "listener awards", I reckon their listeners deserve the awards!! Why does the spoon repeat the whole sentence after each made up award!! Ah well the good and bad of pirate radio
MarconiPosted - 9 August 2001 0:18
I was always under the impression that a certain "Rusty Nails" was responsible for the jingles on Energy 94? Any chance u could shed light on this?
larwrightPosted - 9 August 2001 22:1
Rusty Nails Did the "S e a n C a l d w e l l" ESG jingles... or the majority of them. Then i was asked to step in when Energy was launched. Edited by - larwright on 8/9/01 10:04:06 PM
larwrightPosted - 9 August 2001 22:2
Edited by - larwright on 8/9/01 10:04:34 PM
aphextwinPosted - 9 August 2001 22:9 Nelson, would you believe that it was listening to HOT's "listener Awards" promo that encouraged me to open this discussion. Thank Gawd I'm not the only one who found that promo dreadful. Will it be dropped?
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Shining LightPosted - 8 August 2001 6:52
and I feel fine Well actually no I don't. Is there nothing that be done to stop the imminent closure of all the big and not so big pirates? Surely the big players recognise its value as a training ground from which they can and do poach. It seems the soon-to-be on air Spin and Star have a lot to do with the current scenario. How long before we see the closure of real quality stations like Energy 94?
MikePosted - 8 August 2001 20:23
no its not the end of the world because 1) Ive seen it all before 1977,1983,1989,1994 in another couple of weeks the ODTR's Corolla will have run out of petrol and we wont hear from them for another six years. They may even succeed in getting one or two big stations off the air but soon others will emerge to replace them. 2) If not see London
F3E Posted - 9 August 2001 1:30
I suspect that other stations and the IRTC, not just Spin/Star, have been putting pressure. look at the situation in other parts of the country as well. Willie O'Dea TD was given some grief by his constituents over Galtee in Limerick, they were told by the ODTR to close by this weekend
Shining LightPosted - 9 August 2001 4:27 Good point about London Mike but don't pirates over there have to move almost every few days? The DIT in the UK are fierce I hear, taking no crap whatsoever. In Dublin I can see Hot going for sure they're a disgrace to radio, then unfortunately Freedom who - in fairness - have kept their heads up for more then 5 years, and then the big one - Energy (Are all the above now without a mountain site does anyone know?) I'd say very small, amateur set ups will rule the roost from thereafter. Anything sounding remotely too good for the competition will be constantly closed down for a year or so I'd guess. The b_astards mean business this time
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 9 August 2001 19:37
What about the idea of having yur station set up in a transit van with a generator to power it - that way you could drive around to different locations and avoid being caught in action - is this realistic or viable by any chance - some one of you wizzkids should be able to do this - i've heard it was done in Belfast a few years back!
MikePosted - 9 August 2001 20:11
RE: Willie O Dea I have the gob****e on tape CONDEMING pirate radio when Club FM set up in opposition to Radio Limerick One. O Dickhead is the classic epitomy of the phrase "rent a quote" politician. Hupefully someday he will be run over by one of his own bandwagons. RE: Transit vans An efficent (and inconspicous) aerial might be hard to find but otherwise it mightnt be a bad idea (If one has a spare transit van lying around)
DJ SweetiePosted - 10 August 2001 2:39 interesting theory with the van! it does seem like the end is fast approaching but am i wrong in saying that as soon as the larger stations are brought down, new ones will rise from they're ashes ... bringing with them the crew of the old ? It's happened before.... yes its a pain, but why not this time too? ____________________________________________ look for the truth and you might not like it Edited by - DJ sweetie on 8/10/01 2:40:08 AM
DJ SweetiePosted - 10 August 2001 3:7 btw, while i'm here, why is it only now that tha assholes are out and about and actually doing sumthing? and shining light, why do u say they'll be constantly closing down the new stations for tha next year or two? is this all happening simply because Spin and Star are about to hit tha scene? god i'm mad.how tha hell can they justify closing stations that a huge amount of ppl listen to? There are too many tastes and styles for the legals to satisfy(which they will never achieve anyway), only with the pirates can there be a happy balance ...... God dammmit .... i'm angry _______________________________________ look for the truth and you might not like it
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Tall TowerPosted - 20 July 2001 13:14
They have visited a left letters @ mountain sites, land owners have been told to remove these illegal broadcasters of their land. noted missing opf air 94.1 105.8 who or what is next??? We had a country boy here once The Maverick cowboy.
MAGICIANPosted - 21 July 2001 16:16
Is 105.8 off for good? This may have an effect on Magic's link on 105.8 as we have avoided using this Freq south of Ulster. Maybe a direct email from KISS 105.8 could clarify please. email@example.com Regards Magician
Megawatts Posted - 22 July 2001 22:26
we have everyone but the kitchen sink up at alien mountain, and I mean everyone! Some even had aerials on their back packs.
mike r o fonePosted - 25 July 2001 16:2
anyone know what the latest on this is?
1089Posted - 26 July 2001 0:53 Who exactly was Megawatts talking about... the ODTR.. or anorak tourists???
MegawattsPosted - 26 July 2001 1:50
as I said everyone, from upmarket la-de-da hill walkers (on the Ulster Way), to the Gardai, DTI, men in funny Land Rovers with aerials everywhere, and more... even LJ manages it every 3 or 4 weeks.
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 26 July 2001 6:38
That's when he's not reversing into parked cars!!
MegawattsPosted - 1 August 2001 19:7
owner is selling alien mountain, so its good by all stations...
DJ SweetiePosted - 10 August 2001 3:22 how is selling tha site gonna be good? tha mind ponders .......... _______________________________________ look for the truth and you might not like
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MacersPosted - 3 August 2001 14:10
Myself and a few Djing buddies have always wanted to start up our own station. Although we dont have the financial resources as yet, we have all the equipment that we feel we need for the studio....ie cd decks, mixer, mini disk player, tons of music, computer with mp3 etc. Although we feel we are of good radio knowledge, any advice or information is much appreciated.... Macers.... "Touch that knob and the puppy gets it"
The One Who KnowsPosted - 3 August 2001 15:15
Seriously??!! At this moment in time, don't bother your arses. You say you have a good radio knowledge, then you should have an idea as to why half the pirates are currently off air!! Nuff said!
luther arkwrightPosted - 3 August 2001 16:33
I agree, the one who knows, knows it's a bad idea (at the moment) Luther
MacersPosted - 3 August 2001 17:24
We had no intention of doing yet.....because of all the stations being shut down at the moment. Our transmitter will not be on Kiltipper but at a secret location in them there hills........ Thats why Im looking for advise at the moment, just to see if there is anything else I can do in the time until we plan to open. I don't want to cut corners anywhere - everything has to pretty damn good before we go on air Macers.... "Touch that knob and the puppy gets it"
luther arkwrightPosted - 4 August 2001 14:52
this web site has some interesting information which you may know already, but if you don't it gives some very useful advice http://www.radio4all.org/how-to.html If you've any trouble accessing it, give me an email address and i'll forward it regards L
Macers Posted - 4 August 2001 23:46
Yeah, it proved alittle helpful. If you have any other links please share them. Are you an Irish Dj by any chance? ___________________ Macers.... "Touch that knob and the puppy gets it" Edited by - Macers on 8/4/01 11:47:23 PM
MacersPosted - 5 August 2001 0:12
Any idea of what size amplifier, antenna,transmitter etc I should use to get extremely good stereo sound for an area roughly the size of Dublin???? ___________________ Macers.... "Touch that knob and the puppy gets it"
BuddyBuddyPosted - 5 August 2001 15:20
5kw circular polarised antenna on the Esat tx site on 3 rock.
danger tPosted - 7 August 2001 15:27
another good website for information in http://www.pirateradiouk.com
MacersPosted - 11 August 2001 14:23
BuddyBuddy.........would that give me sound as good as say Energy 94 or like Freedom (crap sound)? ___________________ Macers.... "Touch that knob and the puppy gets it"
BuckfastPosted - 11 August 2001 16:35
Methinks BuddyBuddy was being facetious young man. Don't worry ... it'll be in the dictionary under 'F'
Forums| Pirate Radio | Top 5 radio station in the N,W area Post Reply Send Topic To a Friend
north-westlistenerPosted - 6 August 2001 23:22
HERE ARE MY TOP 5 RADIO STATIONS IN THE N,W AREA. 1 106FM 2 Q102.9 3 DRIVE 105.3 4 ENERGY106 (WHEN ON FULL POWER) and can be heard. 5 T.C.R fm rarely listen to it but is a station well put together. ARE THERE ANYONE PLANNING TO START UP ANY MORE RADIO STATIONS IN THE N,W . WE ARE BADLY IN NEED OF MORE PROPER,WELL RUN, RADIO STATIONS .
North West Listener Posted - 7 August 2001 0:32
To "north-westlistener": While I am not making any comment here about the opinion that you have posted, I would be grateful if you would change your user name (even slightly!), to avoid confusion. I have been registered as "North West Listener" for some time now. For proof, see "1988 Donegal Pirates" thread in the nostalgia section. I know that I haven't posted here for a while. I may, however, decide to post again in the future. It's better for both of us if our opinions don't get mixed up! By the way, unless you change the email address in your profile, I'm going to get all your emails!!! Thanks, North West Listener
Mod2Posted - 7 August 2001 1:11
As the 2 names were registered within a very short space of time, I would ask both user to email me on the reasons for both using the same name. Ultimately one will have to change names. Mod2 Radio Anoraks
countryboyPosted - 7 August 2001 11:28
IS ROY HALL OR STEVE COLLINS STILL
AT Q102 AND IF HE IS DOES HE VISIT THIS BOARD?
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 7 August 2001 14:29
Fer jeezuss sakes man - Q102?????? Where where you when God gave out the common sense? Worst station ever to have hit the airwaves - lack of Dj's that don't constantly annoy, lack of music that doesn't constantly annoy but it does have one good thing going for it........ naw sorry - that was Drive 105 I was thinking about! Why is this town represented on radio and T.V. by a pack of thick kicking squeling gucci little piggies?? Where has the culture gone? Why is it all money orientated? Radio to me means music, information, comedy - Q102 has no comedy, hardly any information - only the news and only cos they have to (and a news reader that reminds me of group reading sessions in primary school) and music that isn't music - no artistic music anyway - just profit based manufactured music. Why is there no station that caters for the intelligent people of Derry/ the mature people of Derry ( those of us over 16)????????????????????????
countryboyPosted - 7 August 2001 18:39 OOOOOOK!DIDNT REALISE, NEVER LISTENED AS I STILL CAN RECEIVE IT DOWN HERE, IS IT REALLY THAT BAD?
no1north-westlistenerPosted - 8 August 2001 17:2
to (north west listener) i also registered the exact same user name with the same email address as far back as march,april time.AND I THINK THAT THE MOD2 SHOULD CHECK THIS OUT TO CLARIFY THE SITUATION. BUT AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED SOMEONE/ NORTH WEST LISTENER HAS STOLE MY NAME. I AM NOT HERE TO CAUSE TROUBLE, BUT TO GET THINGS CLEARED UP ONCE AND FOR ALL. I HOPE THAT MY NEW USER NAME IS NOT COPPIED. I ALSO HOPE THAT NORTH WEST LISTENER HAS NOTHING ELSE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. ONCE AGAIN SORRY FOR THE BOTHER MOD2. PLEASE CHECK OUT WHO IS RIGHT AND WRONG HERE.
Tower of PowerPosted - 8 August 2001 17:34
have to say..... a very original new name you have choosen there No.2! now why didnt I think of a name like that??!!??
North West Listener Posted - 8 August 2001 22:1 To ‘north-westlistener’/ ‘no1north-westlistener’: First of all, I accept that you are not on the board to cause trouble – neither am I!! Neither was my posting to you intended as a ‘complaint’ – I was merely trying to sort out the ‘User Name’ matter so that there would be no confusion. If there is no confusion, then that’s better for both of us! I would like to say that I haven’t ‘stolen’ or ‘copied’ your user name! I am not a thief! Even if I was, you can only steal or copy things if you know that they exist! Your profile for ‘north-westlistener’ as at 6th August stated that you had made a total of one posting under that name, which was obviously the one that you made on that date. Well, if your first posting under that name was on the 6th August, my first posting under ‘North West Listener’ in May couldn’t have been me copying your user name! It is, of course, possible that you had registered under that name before I did, even if you didn’t post under it until now (Which, of course, you would have been perfectly entitled to do). If so, there is no way that I could have known that! If you did indeed register under that name before me (perhaps Mod2 will be in a position to clarify that), and want to use it, then I am O.K. with the idea of changing my user name. The main problem that I see with changing my user name at this stage is that I have already made a number of postings under this name. Most of these have disappeared over time, but the ‘1988 Donegal pirates’ posting is still there in the ‘nostalgia’ section. But, as I say, I am O.K. with the idea of changing it if you were registered under it first and now want to use it. In terms of the email address – You may well have registered that email address in radioanoraks, but you certainly didn’t register it with Hotmail as it’s my email address! It looks like this isn’t a case of people being right or wrong here, but more of a problem that needs to be cleared up. Neither do I look at it as a winner/loser situation. Please understand, from the explanation that I have given you, that I didn’t ‘steal’ your user name – That type of thing isn’t my style. I am also stating clearly here that I have nothing personal against you. Neither am I interested in getting into any arguments. If you are happy to continue as ‘no1north-westlistener’ as you have now registered, with me continuing as ‘North West Listener’, then I would go along with that. Feel free to email me with your opinion on this idea. Finally, I think it would be silly if we fell out over a wee matter of a ‘user name’, considering all the great things we have in common: 1 – We both (seemingly) enjoy using the internet. 2 – We both obviously share the same interest in local radio in the North West. 3 – We are both either from, or wish to be thought of as being from, the North West – One brilliant part of the country, in my opinion!
no1north-westlistener Posted - 8 August 2001 23:59 TO NORTHWEST LISTENER I AGREE 100% WITH YOU NORTHWEST LISTENER. I WILL BE HAPPY ENOUGH TO USE NO1NORTH-WESTLISTENER WITH YOU USING NORTHWEST LISTENER. I AGGREE WITH WHAT YOU ARE SAYING (IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS'T A CASE OF PEOPLE BEING RIGHT OR WRONG HERE,BUT MORE OF A PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE CLEARED UP. NEITHER DO I LOOK AT IT AS A WINNER/LOSER SITUATION.) I AGGREE 100% . I AM ALSO NOT INTERESTED IN GETTING INTO ANY ARGUMENTS WITH YOU NOR DO I HAVE ANYTHING PERSONAL AGAINST YOU. LETS END THIS PROBLEM HERE. AND YES I DO REGARD MYSELF AS BEING IN THE NORTH WEST. AND WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY (We are either from, (OR WISH TO BE THOUGHT OF AS BEING FROM, THE NORTH WEST) WHERE DO YOU THINK I AM FROM.
North West ListenerPosted - 9 August 2001 0:47
To no1north-westlistener: Thanks for your posting. I'm delighted that we've arrived at something which suits us both! Regarding me talking about us both being either from the North West or wishing to be thought of as being from the North West....The reason I said that is because your postings in this thread give no indication of where you are based, and so I didn't want to go ahead and publicly state as fact that you live here in the North West! That's all! You asked me where I thought you are from. My educated guess is that you are from Co. Derry! It is, however, everyone's right on this board to remain anonymous and also not to have to reveal their location, so I'm not asking you to confirm your whereabouts! Thanks for helping to resolve the problem. By the way, whatever you may feel about the state of radio in the North West, I think that the choice of stations on FM where I am is far better overall than in many other parts of Ireland. Even apart from the local stations, at least we can get both all the U.K. and Irish national FM services with reasonable ease - something we might take for granted until we visit, e.g. parts of Co.Antrim or most of the Republic beyond the border areas. Even if you only listen to BBC Radio 1 and Today FM, this is an issue.
north west listnerPosted - 9 August 2001 2:37 For ****s sake - i'm fed up with this - every forum i join somebody else has taken my freakin name! Why can't u all get your own names eh?
no1north-westlistenerPosted - 9 August 2001 22:10
north west listnerPosted - 9 August 2001 22:30
A (qusetion) for NORTH WEST LISTENER. WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 RADIO STATIONS IN THE N,W AREA. Do you (AGGREE) WITH MY TOP 5? B.T.W WHO THE HELL IS THE ABOVE POSTING FROM, (INTITLED) north west listner this person (must obviously must) be a child because they (did,nt) spell <<LISTENER>> right. All above brackets indicate yur grammatical errors - after you calling me a child - the funniest thing is - i was having a joke with you, thats why i spelt listener that way (i could hardly spell it listener as that user name has gone), but that chip on your shoulder has blinded you, lighten up!
watty stoatirPosted - 9 August 2001 23:24 this is total crap Why does the mod permit this I thought the idea of these forums was to discuss and pass on information about UNLICENCED radio Instead we find some silly wee boys griping about who had what name first GROW UP or SHUT UP All things get easier with practice EXCEPT getting up in the morning
North West ListenerPosted - 10 August 2001 0:57
To no1nwl: You asked for five, so the five NW-based stations that I listen to the most at the present time are: 1 - Inishowen Community Radio - ICR 105.0/107.6 FM 2 - 106FM 3/4 - Q102.9/Q97.2 - tie! 5 - Highland Radio
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aaoowwnly me!Posted - 10 August 2001 2:38
What the **** again? Q102 - gone and get yurself a grip for **** sake - explain why u listen to Q102 please - i'd love to hear why! Is it the music - the artistic values get me too - or maybe its the dj's - o what talented people they are - funny too! or maybe the newsreaders - maybe they remind you of yur primary school group sessions. Does anyone agree with me that radio should have quality music and not ****e that 12 year olds listen to?
no1north-westlistenerPosted - 10 August 2001 13:27
Partly aggree with you about q102 they do seem to have gone down hill a bit since nikki d and delbert left them. I have also noticed that there signal has seemed to have got a lot weaker this last year or to. Has anyone else noticed this. To north-west listener i aggree with your last 4 out of your top 5 stations in the n,w. I personally do not like I.C.R FM on 105.0/107.6fm not my kind of station at all. the other 4 are pretty good stations. except a few exceptions on Q102.9fm.
no1north-westlistenerPosted - 11 August 2001 20:15 HAS ANYONE NOTICED HOW 3-4 OF MY TOP 5 RADIO STATIONS IN THE N,W ARE OF AIR.(<106FM,DRIVE105.3,TCRFM 0N 107.9,ENERGY106.6>)
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Northern CorrespondentPosted - 11 August 2001 21:25 Tyrone Community Radio, based in Lifford, Co.Donegal, is now off the air on 106.8 If anything else happens I'll keep it up do date. I might contact them to see whats' going on. ------------------------------------------------------------ "I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!"
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djmacPosted - 4 August 2001 20:2
I FOUND THIS NEW RADIO STATION ON 107.0FM CALLED SEVEN SOUNDS FM. THEERE ADVERTS SEEM TO BE ALL BASED IN BALLYMENA. SO THEY MUST BE FROM BALLYMENA. THEY SEEM TO BE PLAYING MOSTLY DANCE,CHART MUSIC. HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS SATION.
HE WHO KNOWSPosted - 5 August 2001 1:32
Yeah as far as I know its a month trial RSL, I think it has some connection with Vibe FM (RSL) in Carrickfergus, same management or presenters or something!
HE WHO KNOWSPosted - 5 August 2001 1:32
Another potential full time station for Q102 to get their mits on perhaps! god help us! Edited by - he who knows on 8/5/01 1:35:23 AM
no1north-westlistenerPosted - 12 August 2001 17:56
THEY HAVE SOME POWER OUTPUT HAVIN THEY. THEY ALSO HAVE SOME JUICY JINGLES TO. DO THEY HAVE A WEBSITE.
JustinPosted - 12 August 2001 18:15
Info on Seven Sound 107FM It's based in Ballymena and is a months RSL trial this August and next April. Presenters move from station to station and the only connection that I have is that I have done Vibe FM in Carrickfergus twice before and may be doing Bangor in May, Ballymena in April and Carrick again in Dec and June. What do you think of the music mix and in particular the presentation and chat on the weekday 10am to 1pm slot? Thanks, Justin
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 12 August 2001 20:47 Yeah, I've been getting reports of this station. I believe that they are using some of the Radio Cracker gear and that a "Mr A.D." is looking after the engineering.
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The ODTR are spending a few days in Cork. Klub FM was Klubbed to death yesterday, and this afternoon Kiss FM went off the air. They are driving a Blue Corolla stashed with all manner of RF gear.
Megawatts Posted - 1 August 2001 19:18
Yeap... ALL stations are to be taken..off as cheaply as possible. May be its time the IRTC was taken off as well.. its record is not impressive.
Cork_listenerPosted - 3 August 2001 12:14
I hope they find time to visit the UCB relay and shut them down too - what a waste of electricity and the frequency.
watty stoatirPosted - 5 August 2001 1:30
we should also remember the huge AM tx near to Greenore. Will it get the treatment or will the divine intervention save it ????
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 5 August 2001 12:24
That site is no longer in operation. All UCB AM resources were switched to Monaghan late last year.
Cork_listenerPosted - 8 August 2001 9:36
And what about Radio Friendly. How have they managed to avoid the ODTR Boot ? Isn't 104.6 right where Red FM will be broadcasting. I hope they do get shut down. Their programming is repetitive, boring and only appeals to those who have been dabbling with strange substances.
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 8 August 2001 14:23
Whats wrong with strange substances? Who's to say what the government are feeding you isn't strange substances? Mentally and orally! Open thy mind (with substances or not)stop being so ignorant! music is a strange substance on its own - it makes you think - well maybe not the music u listen to, but anyway!
Max PowerPosted - 8 August 2001 21:8
In the case involving Klub FM in Cork, I gather that they didn't actually get a call from the ODTR but more a fright when they spotted the car outside it's premises and, in a panic, shut down the station!
Mr.PPosted - 9 August 2001 3:8
I have logged onto Radio Anoraks for a long time and really enjoy the site, congrats to the admin etc. I have never felt compelled to reply to any posts until now. Cork_Listener your ignorance astounds me. You "hope they (Radio Friendly) get shut down (because) their programming is repetitive and boring." Well I'll tell you what...DON'T LISTEN!!!!! I am proud of, and stand behind 100% our "repetitive and boring" programming because I love the music we play. I don't like 'Oldies N' Irish', but I don't begrudge the granny from up the road listening to it. You're entitled to your opinion but it is narrow-minded, ignorant and fascist. What about all the people who ring, text and e-mail us daily enthusing about the music we play and the gigs we promote?? Obviously Adolf here would like to see us off the air and these people deprived of a service they clearly value. As regards your assertion that our listeners are all junkies who "dabble in strange substances", no doubt some of our listeners have done or do drugs, but it's likewise for 2FM, 96FM, Today FM, Klub FM, Kiss FM, Luv FM , Freak FM and any other station broadcasting in Cork or Ireland for that matter. You obviously do not like or understand the music we play, so for the benefit of anyone else reading this post, Radio Friendly plays a blend of House, R n'B, Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Reggae and anything good which appears in the charts. Admittedly our presentation and production could be better, (and we are striving to improve) but we are amateurs, pirates y'know?? And I can guarantee you that not everybody who is into the styles of music Friendly plays are crack-whore, smack-head, pill-popping alcoholics. The idea that the people who listen to Friendly are drug addicts is small-town,small-minded lunacy. "Dabbling in strange substances" is not a prerequisite for listening to Radio Friendly, but loving the music is. For anyone genuinely interested in our station and what we have to offer, check out our website radiofriendly.ie, coming in September. Colm Moore (Mr.P) Manager, Radio Friendly
Max PowerPosted - 9 August 2001 10:18
Well said Mr P, well said!
Radio MadPosted - 9 August 2001 15:19
Nice one Mr. P! Your points are well made and make sense. One thing to keep in mind, though, just like the letters pages of newspapers can be - and quite often are - infiltrated by people 'taking the p-i-s-s', I think the same can be said for the comments above that so incensed you to respond.
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 9 August 2001 19:49
Mr P. - Why is it just good music that is in the charts - whats wrong with playing good music that isn't in the charts - are your listeners afraid of music that hasn't sold thousands of copies - why don't you educate them with a bit of not so popular music - u know - the artistic sort - i'm not saying you're doing anything wrong, (heaven forbid you'll be calling me adolf next) you just aren't doing it the right way - educate to entertain - thats what i say! Ice age coming, Ice age coming!
Mr.PPosted - 10 August 2001 3:23
aaoowwnly me! Howaya doin'. You picked me up wrong. The majority of music played on Radio Friendly is NOT in the charts. This is why some people who are not educated or passionate about music might find our output obscure. Our policy is to "edutain"- to offer our listeners an alternative to mainstream radio without disappearing up our own backsides. The point I made about charts was that we play 'chart-music' if we think it's good e.g Roger Sanchez 'Another Chance', but not if we think it's crap e.g DJ Otsi 'Hey Baby Uh Ah'. Do you get my meaning? Cheers, Mr.P
DJ SweetiePosted - 10 August 2001 3:29 Mr P i understand your point now,but i had originally picked up up wrong like aaoowwnly me had.just glad to hear that DJ Otzi is banned!!!! _______________________________________ look for the truth and you might not like it
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 10 August 2001 12:57
I know what you mean - credible music - only I’d agree to disagree with u on roger sanchez. See, my idea of "edutaining" when it comes to music is to only play music that is made for artistic reasons - not for financial profits which is my point about roger sanchez. Don't get me wrong - I’m glad to see you're doing something right with the frequency and I wish you all the success in the world but I’d ban Roger sanchez too - he's a commercial sellout! My idea (and maybe I’m wrong - probably not) of good music in the charts is avalanches, Turin breaks, Super furry animals, Radiohead, Spooks etc, they're breaking boundaries - maybe not by much but they are moving forward whereas Roger sanchez is just doing what he thinks people will like without much effort! (Take the money run take the money! - Radiohead - Idiotech)
Mr.PPosted - 10 August 2001 20:34
Ahh...the age-old "artistic integrity vs. commercial success" debate! Way too long to get into here on Radio Anoraks!! A good book to read on branding and corporate sponsorship etc. is 'No Logo' by Naomi Klein.
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MegawattsPosted - 10 August 2001 21:13
Give music , and the artists and producers who made the stuff respect. Yapping all over it, and wrecking the mood, and the feel of the music (of whatever kind), with the same banal made for TV "adverts" is not the way to do it. Like wise mixing chalk with cheese, and claiming in an annual report that u cater (BADLY) for all tastes is also NOT the way to do. i.e. Catering for everyone, and pleasing NONE. Inevitably we end up with Old Granny radio.. playing nother of intetrest, saying nothing of interest, and doing nothing of interest, incase we offend some "Granny" sitting by a crystal set in some dank old Parliamentary/Dail cellar... creaking Can't Can't Well I say DO, DO, and CAN, CAN:- So far the only way this has been done is WITHOUT the interference of the so called Regulators:- Better known as Stifelators.... Its time THEY went, and the radio business got on with its job, and EVOLVED Positively. It will NOT do so, ham strung by dull old miserable men in dark rooms. I say GO:- YOU have No Function.
Mr.PPosted - 10 August 2001 22:49
But what I will say about the 'edutainment' issue is that we'd play Roger Sanchez and some people listening think "..ooh I like this song..it was on MTV" then we might play Kings Of Tomorrow 'Finally' and they think "..haven't a clue what this is but it's pretty good!" On our Hip-Hop & R n'B shows we 'd play Eminem 'Purple Pills' and people would know it and think "..I love Eminem he's mad!" Then we might play Eric Sermon & Marvin Gaye 'Just Like Music' or Spooks 'Sweet Revenge' or Jill Scott 'A Long Walk" or...I could go on! My point is by playing credible chart acts like Roger or Eminem it gets people listening and then we get a chance to turn them onto new, better or different music they otherwise would not have heard. If we only played "artistic" music as you put it we'd be in danger of as I said disappearing up our own backsides. Radio Friendly's aim or 'raison d'etre' is to get people, be they doctors, accountants, secretaries, students or drug addicts into different music. I hope you see my reasoning. Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey! Mr.P
mike r o fonePosted - 11 August 2001 3:44
dat roger sanchez STOLE dat TOTO song called i wont hold you back from deir 1982 al bum TOTO IV so sanchez is a phuckin cheat why dont mr p play da original which is moucho betta
Hip to HopPosted - 11 August 2001 3:55 I have to comment on the reply "aaoonwly me"made re Mr p and his respect for Rodger Sanchez. Look don't try and talk about artistic integrity and then incorporate artists to define your point, Music is too vast and no one person could hope to know everything about anyone style. I know about house music and hip hop and I can believe that Rodger Sanchez has not sold out. Last year Roisin Murphy and Boris Douglosh did a great service to house music by releasing the track 'Sing it back', it pumped some funds 'money' into an underground industry that has been around for years barely breaking even. Roger Sanchez could never have released that record without that track. Rodger Sanchez has been d.jing for ten years producing for five and finally his hard work and dedication has paid off, The lyrics are soulful and this style will pave the way for other underground artists to continue to make the music they love. I collect and play house, hip hop and r'nb and have done so for the last 6 years and I tell you that Rodger Sanchez is the exact same quality as the Spooks, but its a different genre of music , one that you obviously don't respect or like. I hope that you will hold your respect for the Spooks when they chart, and they will chart.You know life is not cheap, rent, food, booze whatever. Its the same in the music industry - production studio time, recording pressing it all costs money. Your problem may be with corporations but they are the equivalent of the government in a country, someone is always at the top. thats life. music is wide and deep, no one can know everything and if you did it would be so boring. take your road and keep your judgements to yourself, it is so foolish to criticise anothermans labour. You and Mr P are way more in agreement than you realise, you are splitting hairs, please realise it. Talk and type are cheap. Keep busy and lets hope the pirates never die. Legal radio is about money, politicians reward unspeakable deeds with radio licences, its not about music, so much pirate radio is, and that purity should remain a part of our lives. Write to your politicians every vote counts, and stop splitting hairs!
mike r o fonePosted - 11 August 2001 4:9
hey man roger sanchez dinna even sing on de track it was TOTO all along on the classic song. respect to roger but methink da olda da betta
aaoowwnly me!Posted - 11 August 2001 13:17
I understand you MR.P. on your theory of coaxing listeners in with more accessible music whilst varying it with more underground music but I’ll again disagree with you on that matter - I wouldn't play it full stop, but that’s up to you. And the reason I wouldn't play it is as hip to hop said - it's all about corporate business' - that’s not what music is all about, it's an art. And, hip to hop, there is a difference between Roger Sanchez and Spooks - not just in genre, Roger Sanchez is making primitive music whilst Spooks are actually taking the time to make their music artistically - it's blatantly obvious to hear the difference in quality throughout the records - Roger Sanchez sounds like it was made in 2 hours! any Thomas, Michael and Harold could've made that on cheap equipment - it was made for money and nothing else. I remember hearing Roger Dj about 4 years ago and he was a different kettle of fish - playing on 3 decks and his music was top class - he's done the same thing as paul van dyke - seen the cheques getting bigger from different interested parties and decided "I don't love music enough to turn this down" and went along the route of all evil - money! This is only my point of view - to me im right but :- "I might be wrong" - Radiohead - amnesiac!
MortPosted - 12 August 2001 22:53 Go on Colm! Glad to hear Friendly isn't getting too much heat at the moment. Great to hear you're playing Finally.. brilliant tune but it's about to get destroyed from all the new mixes coming on Defected :-( Keep a lookout for the DJ Meri mix though which is one of the better ones. I'll give you a shout some time soon when I'm working late. Say hi to everyone for me and I'll see you all at the start of October!
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Not So HotPosted - 8 August 2001 1:58
Well, well, well. After cringing everytime i heard the ad for the Hot FM DJ Awards, the results have finally been released! And yes people, you guessed it! Coming up top trumps in both the over and under 18's categories was, the superstar himself. Francis Kennedy Esquire! Now... ive seen some bitchy comments about Mark McCabe and his "Egotastical" website... but come on folks, in all fairness, Frank "i cant mix a vodka and redbull" Kennedy is blowing his own trumpet big time. Lets see... buy a radio station, sell yourself as the best DJ in the world. You dont see John Clarke starting a poll for the best PD of a radio station. As a matter of interest, id love to know what the prizes for the runner up DJ's were? Either way. Hot are far from what their name would lead you to believe and i think its a disgrace that the ODTR let such a joke stay on air. They should be first to go. This post is fairly bitchy, i know, but it pissed me off big time and i had to get it off my chest. Whats goin on????
The quite onePosted - 9 August 2001 1:32
Well , as one of the " runner ups " in the competition , i got sweet f*** all ! and to be honest , i couldnt tell ya whats goin on , regards .
TommyPosted - 9 August 2001 21:17
seriously guys? do you think it Dave Kelly and John Clarke will be head hunting the lucky threesome?? Hmmmmmm didn't think so,
Tommy Posted - 9 August 2001 21:20
sorry forgot to say Gar Skelly is by far the best of all the Hot FM djs! ! ! i would have voted him number one, two and three on the over 18's and who really cares about the under 18's, barr Frank Kennedy. I could say more, but I don't want to be libelled, ha ha ha
PatPosted - 10 August 2001 6:32
from radiowaves >>>>>>>> osted by Frank K's suave left testicle on 9/8/2001, 1:24:10 I am surprised and relieved. I've just heard the results of the fab Hot FM DJ of 2001 listener awards. The notion that Dublin radio listeners wouldn't recognise talent if it talked out of it's arse through a microphone at them on a frequency somewhere between 99 and 100FM has been hinted at...well, by nobody admittedly, but wouldn't this post collapses into meaningless nothingness if that were to be admitted. With Wonderful Frank voted #1, I am sure there are some out there who are claiming that this is the biggest rigged vote since Norway got a point in the Eurovision Song Contest. (it did happen once I swear) "There was probably a miscount", I hear some of you cry. But I have it on good authority that Frank counted the votes himself and allowed nobody else near the messages for fear they would be sabotaged. "He voted for himself many times over," the equally misguided amongst you cry. Well, shame on you people is what I say. His hordes of adoring followers cast all the votes of course. Frank himself couldn't vote anyway. Havent you seen the huge plasters wrapped around each of his fingertips which have appeared in the past few days? Unless you are suggesting - and deranged you would have to be to do so - that his fingers got sore from pressing those sexy little buttons on his sexy little phone (sure isn't EVERYTHING about Frank just sexy!) over and over again. Well codswallop I say. And I do know that Frank likes to be walloped around his codpiece area, the only problem he has is choosing which adoring female he will allow to do it on any given night. I can also reveal further that NONE of the other Hot FM presenters - whoops, did I use the words "Hot FM presenters" in that order implying that it is possible for any of them to...well, present? Sorry, that was a slip of the typing fingers - unlike those who typed their votes on their phone, no way did they slip up, no sirree - but what was I saying? Oh yes, I was revealing that NONE of the other guys who turn up every now and again at Hot FM's studios and go on air received any votes. Prizes were given to second and third place simply to make the others feel like they are at least worthy of talking into the same microphone that Our Frank does so beautifully every day. It's true. Frank received each and every vote cast. 4.6million at the final count. Of course, around 4.599999million of them were along the lines of FK U, or U FK OFF or FK THIS FOR A LARK I'M RETUNING TO NRG 94. Admit it, you are as amazed as Frankie Boy was that the average Hot listener was able to work out that FK were his initials. All that remains now is for Frank's acceptance speech to be published here on Radiowaves. All that remains now is for Frank's acceptance speech to be published here on Radiowaves. Which I just know we'll get to read twice. Which I just know we'll get to read twice.
reflex Posted - 10 August 2001 18:49
LOL now thats some funny sheet!
raverPosted - 10 August 2001 19:30 Frank i know you look at this board care for an acceptance speech, ah go on look at the publicity you’re had would get even bigger too big really for all of you’re 16 yr old girlfriends.
Gar skellyPosted - 13 August 2001 0:46
Tommy , cheers for those kind words . Gladly welcomed . I’m afraid ill have to agree with a certain post above . Unfortunately , some of us get dragged down too , when all we do , is our best . Kind regards ,
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searcherPosted - 10 August 2001 11:32
Are these gone for good? Not one mention on this board (that I can see) about them vanishing.
countryboyPosted - 10 August 2001 14:35
THEY ARE SOON DUE TO BEGIN ON LOW POWER FROM THE STUDIO, THE INTENTION IS TO GET A NEW SITE AND BE BACK ON FULL POWER IN A FEW WEEKS, HOPE THEY ARE BACK SOON, THEY WERE PLAYING A BLINDER!
The Big Kahuna 2001Posted - 10 August 2001 20:11
Theres that poster with no name beside it again
Scott MillsPosted - 10 August 2001 21:51
Freedom 92 are back on tonight as normal
donPosted - 10 August 2001 22:14
Yahoo, Freedom are back - please don't go again... I need my Freedom!!! You have no idea how much I love Sara Cox.
Scott MillsPosted - 10 August 2001 22:22
Sara Cox was off this week anyway.. A Scott Mills, would you believe was on in her place!
Mike O BrienPosted - 12 August 2001 2:39
You will never take our Freedom!!!! (but u can take our fully Energised microwave Hot oven!!!!! Mike O Brien
Mike O BrienPosted - 13 August 2001 1:23
I FULLY BELIEVE IN COMPITITION.I HAVE NO RESENTMENT AGAINST ANYONE. Mike O Brien
Gar skellyPosted - 13 August 2001 1:51
Freedom , good station , long may it live
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MegawattsPosted - 13 August 2001 18:45
Cut off occurred 1300Hrs Aug 13th, action taken by ODTR using the ESB. This they say is their "Cheap" option. How cheap remains to be seen.
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 13 August 2001 20:7
Can confirm that Magic 105 and Thunder 107 are both off the air as well. Any chance of getting some generators up there? ------------------------------------------------------------ "I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!"
Big MacPosted - 13 August 2001 21:49 to n c yeah yeah cheap to talk
MegawattsPosted - 13 August 2001 22:27
we will have to see, as time goes by, what effects this will have. The basic rule:- Raids equals GOOD for pirates, BAD for those that cause them. Where is Burke, Haughey, Ted Who? Stonehouse, etc now? The answer lies blowing in the wind.
BoscoPosted - 13 August 2001 23:11
The raids always did the pirates good under the old law. That may not be the case this time around. There is a strange atmosphere over Ulster. For the first time in 2 years the top end of the dial is very quiet, very quiet indeed. Too quiet infact.
Northern CorrespondentPosted - 14 August 2001 0:58
Only a suggestion Big Mac. Sometimes when things like this happen, as it's said, it can be good publicity for the pirates if for the wrong reason the authorities intended. And yeah, the 105 - 108 end of the band here is eerily quiet. Only Today FM and that's it. No doubt somebody will be back one way or another, hopefully. Fortunately I live in an area where even excluding the pirates the radio choice is fairly good and easily obtained. The same cannot be said for Belfast. ------------------------------------------------------------ "I could be you if I wanted to..... But I never got the time!" Edited by - Northern Correspondent on 8/14/01 12:59:33 AM
The Ghost Of FMCPosted - 14 August 2001 10:25
101.5 is still on from the Newry border area. It's very weak, but it's there! Other than that it's just the AM pirates UCB (??) Star Country and Bentley's Gospel 846 that are still on around the border.
kiss106fmPosted - 14 August 2001 20:18
WHY ARE THE AM PIRATES STILL ON AIR?? GAT UCB OFF AIR FOR CHRISTS SAKE. THEY ARE ****. BENTLEYS GOSPEL SATION ON 846 IS JUST AS BAD. COME WHY ARE THE FM PIRATES JUST BEEN SHUT DOWN. GET RID OF THE AM PIRATES THEY ARE REALLY DUNG.AND BRING BACK THE FM PIRATES.
MikePosted - 14 August 2001 21:5
Sometimes when listening to RTE R1 I can hear UCB in the background. Presumably this is due to UCB's high power signal being too close (18 kHz when 27KHZ is the acceptable gap) to RTE Typical ODTR close all the pirates except the one which is actually causing interference
MegawattsPosted - 14 August 2001 21:28
I think there is a great deal of politics involved with UCB,. Perhaps if they were taken off, there would be some movement in the various circles. The IRTC have no face saving measure here, except to simply GO!, and as for the Radio Authority, they ARE going. Make your feelings heard, in the right places.
C MCPosted - 14 August 2001 21:54
The retransmissions on 549AM kHz are in fact nothing to do with UCB except for the fact that UCB assisted in building the masts with the Irish Churches. The current retransmissions are by a completely independent group called ICB (Irish Christian Broadcasters). UCB have repeatedly requested that ICB switch this transmitter off because of the legal implications this could have for UCB in the UK.
C MCPosted - 14 August 2001 23:26
More info about 549kHz AM. As a result of legal difficulties with the UK and Irish authorities UCB sold all of its Irish Broadcast and transmission facilities in 2000 to an third party in Ireland though not to ICB. Whether ICB have bought the transmitter sites or are just operating them is not known, but UCB want the retransmissions permanently stopped as it is causing further difficulties on top of those already experienced with the UK and Irish authorities. If ICB want to bring christian radio to Ireland they should stop retransmitting UCB against whom they are bringing about all sorts of negative implications and set up their own broadcasts.
DeargDoomPosted - 15 August 2001 0:49
Astonishing that "ICB" would spend many many thousands of pounds on a high powered AM signal to rebroadcast a station that they have nothing to do with. In fact, I don't believe a word of it. Rest assured, the Irish AM/FM rebroadcasts are carried on with the full blessing (sic!) of UCB.
C MCPosted - 15 August 2001 1:6
Whilst there may be a possibility that UCB could buy back the Irish transmitter stations one day if they can get licences for them, the current situation is NOTHING do to with UCB. UCB have been given legal advice which they have taken, to cease all activities in Ireland if they are to have a) any hope of breaking through legally and eventually getting licences in both the UK and Ireland and b) if they want to remain on air via satellite. If UCB have anything to do with illegal broadcasts in Ireland, the UK authorities will take away ALL their satellite licences. This has been almost promised by the UK government. ICB obviously wish to retransmit a station that is extremely popular amongst Christians in Ireland but unless they stop rebroadcasting the signal it could cause irreparable damage to UCB's cause of ever getting on terrestrial radio in the UK or Ireland. UCB I am sure would far rather the Irish pirates be closed down than lose any hope of licensed broadcasting in the long term.
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M MastersonPosted - 7 August 2001 19:1
Due to action taken by the ODTR Madradio93 which broadcasts to Dublin city on 93.2mhz will be closing down this saturday at 12:00 We would like to thank every one who listened to the station and all involved... Michael Masterson..
Mister807Posted - 7 August 2001 20:46 Sorry to hear your bad news Madradio. Things did seem to be coming together for you there recently. Tell us exactly what the ODTR did say to you? What specific threats did they make? Once again, sorry for your troubles.
mo jo radioPosted - 13 August 2001 22:19 listened in to your close down you will be missed madfm funniest close down I have ever heard mad alright .. by the way who are the fools on that frequency now "badradio" give it up
Radio connaughtPosted - 13 August 2001 23:14 Static fm 94.6 & 107.5 in Mayo are due to end transmitting friday 17th of august aswell.
M MastersonPosted - 15 August 2001 3:37 There goes Badradio 2 days ....of life