Celtic Music Radio

Today’s featured station is Celtic Music Radio. OFCOM licensed in Glasgow the station has a long history beginning with a failed licence attempt in 2005. A string of RSL broadcasts followed and then it was successful in gaining a Medium Wave community radio licence in 2007. In 2012 they were awarded an FM licence and switched from MW to FM in 2014.

The station are well connected to their musical community through various festivals and fundraisers.

Their RadioPlayer feed appears to be down (or geo blocked to me) but you can tune is here on TuneIn.

Celtic Music Radio

Innovation Crush podcast

Soundcloud / iTunes / Stitcher

What they says about themselves….
Crush Industries creates insightful media, products, and services designed to increase innovation potential in businesses and individuals. Our flagship property, Innovation Crush, is a weekly interview series with over 700,000 subscribers around the world.

Innovation Crush is a fun, funny, and highly informative series profiling the rock stars of innovation and game-changing ideas shaping the world today.

One part Fast Company, and one part Comedy Central’s, The Daily Show, each episode is a walk through the minds and lives of awe-inspiring idea-makers around the world.

Innovation Crush podcast

Meet the host Chris Denson
Chris Denson is an award-winning innovator, marketer, recovering comedian, and host of the Innovation Crush podcast, with over 700,000 subscribers around the world. Having been a guest speaker, curator, and attendee at 100’s of industry events, Chris is an expert at uncovering the best thinking and commonalities across a diverse array of cultures. Applying his expertise to the likes of the White House, Summit Series, and Omnicom Media Group, his work has been featured Adweek, Forbes, the New York Times, and Inc, to name a few.

His career has spanned marketing, media, technology integration and product innovation. With an early background steeped in stand up comedy, screenwriting, and production, Chris conceived Innovation Crush in 2013, launching the series in 2014. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, holds a degree in packaging engineering; spending his first years after college as an engineer for Daimler-Chrysler.

Subscribe / Listen / Enjoy a fun podcast that is serious about not being serious.

Blast FM

When I heard there was a radio station in Belfast called Blast FM I did think it was a tongue in cheek. When I heard their antenna was on top on the most bombed hotel in Europe (The Europa) then I knew it was tongue in cheek.

Broadcasting to the Students and Youth market in Belfast Blast is on 106.4FM and in a volunteer based community station.

From their about page

Blast 106 is licensed by the national regulator (Ofcom) to broadcast across Greater Belfast on 106.4FM – an area of 80km2.

Although you may not realise it from the quality of our broadcasting, Blast 106 is volunteer-led and provides a variety of opportunities for people to get involved in the operation of the station. Whether that is behind the mic or behind the scenes – every volunteer contributes to the life of our station and the life of our community. We provide a structured and professional Induction & Training Programme for all volunteers and a Mentor is appointed for those new volunteers who wish to broadcast. We also provide schools placements in March and November each year.

The station had a licence breach case in 2013 which ended up being sorted in the courts in Belfast with the station getting its licence extended.

Feat. Station: Union JACK

Part of the 2nd multiplex DAB in the UK Union JACK broadcasts on DAB+ in 24 kbit/s Stereo HE-AAC v2. Also online and therefore available in an app

What they say about themselves

Union JACK is the home of the Best of British. We’re all about playing the Best of British – music, comedy and general nonsense.

We’re the only radio station in the universe that plays just British music. Oh, and did we mention you pick every ruddy song that plays? Snazzy.

Launched just under 1 year ago they turn 1 on September 9th 2017.

Feat. Station: Union JACK

Launch Sequence

They opened with Good Morning Britain by Aztec Camera

Twenty years and a loaded gun
Funerals, fear and the war ain’t won
Paddy’s just a figure of fun
It lightens up the danger.
And a corporal sneers at a catholic boy
And he eyes his gun like a rich man’s toy
He’s killing more than celtic joy
Death is not a stranger.

Feat. Station. Phever 91.6

PHEVER is headed up by a collective and close-knit team of raw & ambitious talent, based in Dublin, Ireland. Setup & launched in late 2014 with an overall aim to re-introduce QUALITY back into clubbing & entertainment in Ireland & beyond and fire up the underground once again; presenting it to a global audience.

On air in Dublin around 91.6FM Phever have been on the dial for a number of years now and are one of the niche stations that fills a gap in music choice on the airwaves.
Feat. Station. Phever 91.6

Featured Station: Scouting Radio

Scouting Radio is a listener supported Internet Radio station broadcasting to the Scouting Movement 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the latest news and information on events, camps and jamborees from every corner of the world.

Based in Ireland Scouting Radio has been serving scouting members worldwide since 2005.

Tune in 24/7 at www.scoutingradio.com

feat. prog. Pure Phase

Broadcast yesterday evening on Near FM. Pure Phase is a radio show on NEAR 90 FM (90.3FM), in Dublin, Ireland. Hosted by David Bryan, you will experience a broad mix of psychedelic, space, progressive, kraut, shoegaze, fuzz and experimental music from Irish and international artists.

The best music is on the fringes of Irish Radio, if what is popular is the tall head, this is where pop radio is commercial and narrow minded in playlist size. Then there is a long tail that is full of exciting non popular (yes this is a good thing) great radio. And this show on Near FM is worthy of more attention while staying non pop non stop.

Pure Phase Playlist 08/08/2017
Glen Campbell : Wichita Lineman
The Move : Fire Brigade / Move
The Accent : Red Sky at Night
The Balloon Farm : A Question Of Temperature
Traffic : Hole In My Shoe / Mr. Fantasy
Eire Apparent : Captive In The Sun / Sunrise
Hawkwind : Mirror Of Illusion / Hawkwind
Jimi Hendrix : Machine Gun / Band Of Gypsys
Khruangbin : Mr. White / The Universe Smiles Upon You
Mushroom : I Had Some Dreams, They Were Clouds In My Coffee / Foxy Music
Tractor : Everytime It Happens / Tractor
Yeti Lane : Délicat / L’Aurore

Feat. Progs. This Island Nation / Seascapes

Tom McSweeney (once of the RTE parish) is a broadcaster and expert in maritime issues. He now broadcasts a monthly radio show on CRY 104 (Community Radio Youghal). The show sounds as good as it did on RTE. It is syndicated on CRAOL stations across Ireland. Tightly scripted with plenty of news, dates for the diary and maritime history.

Seascapes on RTE Radio 1 was presented by Marcus Connaughton until he retired in June 2017 and RTE correspondent Fergal Keane has taken over the microphone. The RTE show is weekly but is hidden away at 10.30pm on a Friday night.