Radio Daze

The TFM stand!

This is a momentous week for Irish radio, for two reasons.

One, Phantom FM, everyone’s favourite career pirates turned Indy music saviors, have finally won their protracted legal case against Bob Geldolf’s proposed ZedFM, and hit the Dublin airwaves Monday. I’ve been listening sporadically throughout today and have been pleasantly surprised. Nay saying prognosticators be damned, there’s been far less Frans Ferdinand and Killers style trendiness than was predicted, and far more of Phantoms traditional mix of classic underground hits (think Rock Lobster), break through indie (Sufjan Stephens), and grunge rock staples (Pearl Jam etc) are being played than some predicted.

Two, Trinity FM are once again broadcasting. Check out our time table. If you live between Clontarf and Rathmines you should be able to pick us up. We’ve done a tonne of work improving the technical side of the station over the past few months, and I’d go as far as to say we are now producing some of the best student radio in the country. I’d particularly recommend Michael Lloyd (10pm – 12pm) on Wednesday, Nick Johnson’s Plastic Soul (10pm – 12pm on Thursday), Eimer Crowe’s Arts Review (5pm – 6.30pm on Friday).

You can get TFM on 97.3fm in Dublin city, or at


Update: Just finished my own evening show, ‘Kick the Kat’. Here’s the playlist..

Avalanches – Since I Left You – Frontier Psychiatrist
Troubled Hubble – A Happy Day Went Off the Cliff – Where Racoons Don’t Live
System of a Down – toxicity – Chop Suey
Willard Grant Conspiracy – Regard the end – The Trials of Harrison Hayes
The Cranes – Forever – Jewel (1993)
Bjork – I’ve seen it all – Live Box CD#4 Vespertine Live
Zero 7 – Garden State Soundtrack – In the waiting line
Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man in Babalon – Heavens Gona Burn You
Sigur Ros – () – #4
Architecture in Helsinki – In case we die – Neverevereverdid
Bjork – Debut – Human Behaviour
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Lost In Translation Soundtrack – Just like heaven
Tom Waits – Mule Variations – Georgia Lee
Camera Obsura – Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi – Eighties Fan
Belle and Sabastian – Tigermilk – We rule the school
Damien Rice – single (available itunes) – 9 Crimes
Rilo Kiley – The Execution of All Things – With arms outstretched
Drugstore (feat Thom Yorke) – White magic for lovers – Kill the president
Shooby Taylor – The Human Horn – Lift Every Voice and Sing (scat classic)
Joanna Newsom – The Milk Eyed Mender – Peach, Plum, Pear
Final Fantasy – Has a good home – please please please
Strip Squad – The Adventures of Strip Squad – Pervert / Expert
Sigure Ros – Staralfur – Ágætis Byrjun
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn – Advisory Committee – Cold Cold Water
The Mountain Goats – The Sunset Tree – Dance Music
Electric 6 – fire – i invented the night
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell – Maps
Pearl Jam – Benaroya Hall – Black
Daniel Johnston – the late great daniel johnston – Story of an Artist
Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan – B-Sides – Get the Party Started
Beth Orton – Central Reservation – Central Reservation (Then Again Version)
Seu Jorge – Life Aquatic Soundtrack – Rock and Roll Suicide (Bowie Cover)
Mulatu Astatke – Broken Flowers Soundtrack – Yekermo Sew
Thelonious Monk – Round Midnight – Round Midnight
Stina Nordenstam – And She Closed Her Eyes – Little Star
Aimee Mann – Magnolia Soundtrack – One
Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo
A Perfect Circle – Mer De Noms – 3 Libras
Kings of Convenience – Riot on an Empty Street – Misread
Sigur Ros – Ágætis Byrjun – Staralfur
Travis Morrison – Travistan – Che Guevara Poster
William Shatner – Has Been – Has Been
The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come for Free – Blinded by the lights
Whipping Boy – Heart Worm – We Dont Need Nobody Else


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