Make Ra­dio On the Record the sound­track to your day

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REG­U­LAR On the Record read­ers will know about The Far Side, the ra­dio show which I pre­sented on Dublin’s Phan­tom FM from 2008. The show be­gan on the night Barack Obama was elected US pres­i­dent and it was apt that it ended this week on the night he was re­turned to the White House.

The Far Side on Phan­tom was, you could say, a oneterm show.

Pre­sent­ing a weekly ra­dio show has been a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence, though there were also some frus­tra­tions. For a start, you just can’t pos­si­bly shoe­horn all the new mu­sic and old favourites you want to play into a two-hour slot be­cause there’s al­ways way more mu­sic than you can get around to play­ing.

Read­ers and lis­ten­ers reg­u­larly re­quested pod­casts and streams, but the sta­tion was un­for­tu­nately un­able to pro­vide these. In 2012, it seems a lit­tle odd not to have a ra­dio show avail­able on de­mand, es­pe­cially when the tech­nol­ogy is present and cor­rect.

Which is where Ra­dio On the Record comes in. Ra­dio OTR is a ra­dio chan­nel pro­grammed by me (so you know who to blame) and pow­ered by Deezer’s stream­ing ser­vice, with a deep and wide se­lec­tion of mu­sic to sound­track your day. You’ll be glad to hear that there will be no inane DJ chat­ter be­tween the tunes.

I’ll add and sub­tract tunes ev­ery week to the playlist so if there’s some­thing you want to hear – and it’s avail­able on Deezer – please get in touch. You can also ex­pect fur­ther ra­dio ex­per­i­ments on OTR in the fu­ture, so stay tuned.

An emo­tional Barack Obama bids farewell to The Far Side

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