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    The John Murray Show Wednesday 12 June 2013


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan


    25 Years Ago Today - Ray Houghton

    Time for a bit of nostalgia, it was 25 years ago today June 12th - on this day in 1962 three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz - 1964 Nelson Mandela was jailed for life & in 1965 we first heard of the Rolling Stones. Of coure there were many other events, but in particular in 1988 Ray Houghton scored that significant goal against England in Stuttgart! & the man behind that winning goal for Ireland was Ray Houghton, who is on the line to Miriam this morning.


    Anne Gildea

    Miriam's next guest is comedienne, Anne Gildea, who is speaking to us from St. James's Hospital, having had an operation last Wednesday to reconstruct her breast.  Many of our listeners will remember Anne's story of having cancer & it is nearly two years since Anne spoke to John Murray after getting the news she had breast cancer.

    A Fantastic Fundraising concert 'A Musician & her Surgeon' takes place on June 18th  in the Royal College of Surgeons @ 7.15pm. For further details & tickets go to



    Cerys Matthews

    When was the last time you sang out loud, was it this morning in the shower? Or, maybe, you’re too shy to sing, you think you’re not good enough but all is not lost. Help is at hand as Miriam's next guest Cerys Matthews, former lead singer of Catatonia, solo artist, broadcaster & author, tells us about her her latest book ' Hook, Line & Singer'.


    “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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