Published in this weeks Trinity News..
Trinity FM, as all must by now be aware, is the one of the most popular, longest running and most professionally managed student radio stations in all of Trinity. Perched, like a mellifluous golden eagle of radio, mere feet below the attics of House 6, in a space once reserved for the oddly hairy, some say simian, mistress of notorious Provost Oddbilington Tidesmither the 81st; the TFM studio is a wonder of modern design and engineering. Decorated in a contemporary graffiti aesthetic, reminiscent of such enfant terribles as London’s ‘Banksy’, or New York’s Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Trinity FM studio has presented talents as well known as Damien Dempsey, and we once asked Glen Hansard to come on.
Content not merely to stream jets of glorious radio across Dublin city, we have come into possession of a modern ‘internet page’ (located I am reliably informed at http://www.trinityfm.com) which includes within its myriad of features, the ability to listen on the line. Which, darling students, with mere clicks of your mice, you may do right now, as this very week we are granting all of Trinity a chance to listen, as we are on air this week.
More than a living museum, TFM is a station which plays host – fifteen hours a day, five 7days a week, six weeks a year – to some of the finest student bodies possessed of musical predilections. Shows, such shows have we for you, that this very quill quivers in my hand as I seek to effuse, quivers like the giblets of a fresher graced with the heartening favors of an older boy’s patronage by a roaring log fire on a chill evening in December, but I digress. This week alone, you may experience the very great pleasure of radio theatre in the shape of a new production of Peter Nichol’s bleakly humorous and poignant play, ‘A Day in the Death of Joe Egg’ (10 – 12pm Tuesday night), as well as a variety of eclectic music (9 – 12pm every night this week), Sport (6.30 – 7.00pm daily), amusing experiments with the Celtic tongue (Irish Hour, 4 – 5pm daily), contributions from a variety of Trinity’s most distinguished societies (12 – 1pm daily) and as always, music and eloquent banter to suit all but the most crass and deviant of tastes. Join us for the sweet meats and caviar of radio listening. Trinity FM, on air all this week on 97.3FM, and at TrinityFM.com. Adieu.
Horis le Cervau D’un Sandwich Au Fromage,
Senior Producer TFM