Make Radio On the Record the soundtrack to your day
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