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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by John Murray.


    Unwanted Gifts

    Now… it’s quite possible this has happened to you… you wake up on Christmas morning, tear the wrapping paper off the presents and then… the excitement turns to despair… It’s not what you’d asked Santa for… SO what do you do? You can re-gift or you can try and sell it off… Fred Larsson is the co-founder of Donedeal – a web site you can use to sell all your unwanted stuff. He gives us an idea of people's least liked or unwanted presents............


    Mitch Albom

    Mitch Albom is no stranger to a radio studio... he presents his own weekday show on WJR radio in Michigan, but to international audiences he’s better known as an author... he wrote the phenomenally successful ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ and his new novel delves again into the subject of the afterlife...

    In his new novel, "The First Phone Call From Heaven" Albom follows the residents of the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, several of whom begin to receive phone calls that seem to be from the dead, generally (though not always) close loved ones. The calls soon become a sensational media story, culminating in an international television and Internet broadcast that believers hope will prove the existence of heaven — and that at least one resident of Coldwater hopes will show that the calls are a hoax. Along the way, Albom continues his fictional investigation of faith, human connection and the desire for miracles when we need them most.



    The Overtones

    Now it’s really hard to believe that it’s been more than three years since The Overtones were last in this studio! Back then, they were only starting out and look at them now! Platinum sales, hit albums, singing for the Queen… And they’re back with a new album Saturday Night at the Movies and soon you’ll be able to see them live in Ireland.

    You can catch them live on Monday February 17th at the Cork Opera House and on Tuesday February 18th at Dublin’s Olympia…


    2014 - The Year of the Beard?

    Broadcaster Daithí Ó Sé; Ireland’s reigning national beard champion, John McNally; and David Duff of the Irish Beard and Moustache Assocation discuss the rise and rise in popularity of beards.

    The Irish Beard and Moustache Association can be contacted on Facebook:

    “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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