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    The John Murray Show Friday 22 August 2014


    The John Murray Show

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


    Upbeat on Air

    A new pop-up radio station, Upbeat on Air, will be popping up on 6th October. One of the many stars who will feature is Alan Shortt who explains the concept.

    The station will broadcast from the reception area of St Patrick's Mental Health Services based in St Patrick's University Hospital. They will be there for a week from 6th - 10th October to publicise World Mental Health Day.

    They hope to promote positive mental health - 1 in 4 people have suffered from depression. They are looking for Ireland's most popular happy song and will ultimately create a playlist from this.

    Listeners can nominate their choices by logging on to


    Johnny Rayge

    Johnny Rayge recently launched his debut solo album "Vigil".

    The album is being launched alongside a busy summer for Johnny. As well as lots of festival dates including Glastonbury this year and Electric Picnic and Body & Soul for several years now - Johnny has recently been selected to be in the final 33 of the Hot Press "The Big Break" competition. And he is hosting Dublin’s Underground Beat on the Sunday of the Electric Picnic. He has 2 songs for us: Not Without You and his version of John Lennon's "instant Karma"


    Mary Gaynor - Wine Expert

    It is often the case though that you are standing in a supermarket or off-licence and you are overwhelmed by the variety of red and white wines on offer, not only are you totally baffled by what to pick but also whether or not a particular bottle is good value.

    Mary Gaynor is a Longford woman who has worked in the wine trade for over 25 years... she is in fact one of the first women in the World to get an M.B.A  in wine. She joins Kathryn in studio to answer listeners' queries and to give some recommendations.

    “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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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Not Without You
      Composer: Johnny Rayge
      Performer(s): Johnny Rayge
      Performer(s): Johnny Rayge
      Album: outrageousrecords
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
      Composer: John Lennon
      Performer(s): Johnny Rayge
      Performer(s): Johnny Rayge
      Duration: 2:50

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