The John Murray Show

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    The John Murray Show Thursday 21 August 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Baz and Nancy

    "You haven't lived until you have seen your mum in full swat gear" - so says Baz Ashmawy who has also encouraged his 71 year old mother to fly a 1942 war plane upside down, bet her pension in Las Vegas and made her do an 18000 foot skydive - all for a new TV series.  The 6 part series 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy starts next Monday on Sky 1.


    Louise Heraghty

    Louise Heraghty is known as a broadcaster, continuity announcer on RTE Television and a columnist, indeed she offered regular advice top those preparing for the Flora Womens Mini Marathon in a regular newspaper column.

    Well, she is taking her personal fitness to a new level by attending a week long residential GI Jane boot camp in England – this type of weight loss/detox camps is hugely popular across the world and many Irish women travel over as they prepare for a big wedding or event.


    The 38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places On Earth

    Christy Kenneally describes some of the abandoned sites on the list of the 37 Most Abandoned places on earth:

    Pripyat (and Chernobyl) are the ones most people will have heard something about; the city was abandoned in 1986 at the time of the nuclear accident. 

    Gulliver's Travels lasted only ten years in Kawaguchi. Despite the fact that it was at the foot of Mt Fuji and in a prime location with the massive tourist run off from the holy mountain.

    Six Flags New Orleans Jazzland Theme Park is still abandoned and looks like something out of a Steven King horror movie. The theme park was damaged and closed after Hurricane Katrina

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    Padraig Lucey

    Padraig Lucey, a Killarney man, is fast becoming a reality TV star in Australia as he appears in a new sporting show where up for grabs is a golden contract with the Australian Football League.

    “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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