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    The John Murray Show Friday 2 August 2013


    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.


    Message in a Bottle

    Oisin Millea is a ten-year old from Passage East in Co. Waterford who was walking on the beach with friends when he stepped over a Sprite bottle and saw something inside it. There was a picture on the piece of paper – it looked like a map.

    On investigation it turned out the message in the bottle had been written by two 12-year old girls who lived in Montreal. It was dated 2004. They wanted to make contact with whoever found the bottle. The girls, Charlaine Dalpe and Claudia Garneau who are now 20, are now in Ireland for a week as guests of Tourism Ireland and will visit the spot where Oisin found the bottle. They came into studio and spoke to Miriam.

    Oisin and his family are just back from a visit to Quebec organised by Tourism Quebec and had a wonderful trip where they were chauffeured by limousine and had a helicopter ride. There was great publicity for them in Canada as over 4 millions Canadians claim Irish ancestry.



    Jason Smyth

    At the age of eight, Jason Smyth from Derry was diagnosed with a genetic eye condition called Stargardts Disease which affects his central vision. Studgardts disease is genetic – his grandfather had suffered from it. Gradually his vision reduced to roughly ten percent of an average person’s eyesight. Whilst that may have slowed many of us down it has not prevented Jason from becoming a double Olympic champion at two Olympic Games, double world champion and the fastest Paralympian on the planet.



    Deirdre Boilson

    Deirdre is a scientist from Castlebar who is currently working on one of the world’s biggest science projects in the south of France called ‘ITER’  and is trying to re-create the same energy that you would find in the sun or the centre of a star! The hope is that this could then be used to create electricity.

    Her father taught science to herself and her four sisters and they all ended up working in professions that are in some way connected to science. When she was in university she got involved in different programmes and I won the Marie Curie scholarship which brought her to France and now she finds herself working in somewhere as beautiful as the South of France with gorgeous scenery working on a project she feels passionate about.





    Underdogs - our series where we follow the progress of a struggling but spirited sports club over the course of their season. As part of our commitment we bring a respected coach in the field to put the squad through their paces in a training session.

    On Wednesday of this week we turned our resources on the hurlers of Oldtown, Dublin – the Wild Geese GAA Club.

    And even though he’d just qualified for an All-Ireland semi final - we managed to cajole none other than Clare coach Davy Fitz to come up and put a bit of shape on the lads.

    The Wild Geese play their next Championship match on Sunday, August 25th at 3pm in Oldtown against Realt Dearg.

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:06
      Title: Message In A Bottle
      Composer: Sting
      Performer(s): The Police
      Performer(s): The Police
      Album: Police Greatest Hits (recordno: 5400302), A&m, 5400302
      Duration: 4:49

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