The John Murray Show

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    The John Murray Show Wednesday 20 August 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas

    Life after pregnancy

    Beauty columnist Triona McCarthy joins Kathryn to talk about life after pregnancy when, all of a sudden, the focus is no longer on you. Gone are the foot massages, back rubs and seats are no longer offered on public transport. How do you react?

    Climbing Ramabang

    By day Gerry Galligan is a risk manager in a big international company but in his spare time his passion is actually taking risks. He's a climber who enjoys adventures on unclimbed mountains and in unexplored valleys in the Indian Himalaya. He's just published his first book: Climbing Ramabang.

    From a street stall to a big business

    Pete Boyle started off by selling jewellery from a stall in Rossnowlagh in County Donegal. 27 years later he is the head of Argento and owns 40 shops in Ireland and the UK.

    A lone pupil

    There's only one pupil signed up for September's intake of junior infants in Finea National School. Finea is a town of some 300, nestling on the borders of Westmeath and Cavan. We speak to Councillor Paddy Hill.

    Ice + bucket + Kathryn Thomas

    Kathryn was nominated by Marty Whelan to take part in the ice bucket challenge in support of the Motor Neurone Disease charity.

    “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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