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    The John Murray Show Monday 3 March 2014


    The John Murray Show

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

    Heartbeat of Sound Competition....Monday

    Today our task for you the listener is to perform an impression of a famous American movie star .......
    So you are going to earn your stars and stripes as Don Wycherley is staying with us to judge.

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    Actor Don Wycherley + Heartbeat of Home Comp

    Don Wycherley, is an Irish actor who is well known for the portrayal of Father Cyril McDuff in the comedy Father Ted. His other roles include Raymond in Bachelors Walk & Fr. Aidan O'Connell in Ballykissangel. Don will be acting in Faith, a new play by Paul Meade, which opens tonight at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght.

    Don will judge todays Heartbeat of Home Competition later in the programme. Terms & Conditions above.


    First Irishman in Space

    John's next guest is a man prepared to boldly go where no Irishman has gone before. Originally from Limerick now living in Stratford on Avon, Cyril Bennis has secured a place on a Lynx spacecraft, which is expected to blast off into orbit sometime soon. Cyril joins John on the line from the UK.


    The world of Lego

    In studio with John this morning is Bernard Kirk, Mr. Lego Ireland & our own lego geek Zbyszek Zalinski, to talk all things Lego. Ten years ago sales were in decline but over the last decade the Danish company managed a transfromation, becoming the most profitable toy-making company in the world!

    “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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