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GREAT TURNOUT FOR THE EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA & WALLED GARDEN

Great turnout today at the Ardintinny  Easter Eggstravaganza when hundreds of folk turned out to enjoy  the day’s events including the fabulous now 0pen for the season the  World Famous Glenfinart Walled Garden.

DCR’s Hamish, Frlly and Tara, Simon of the Cowal, Victor .Witchy and Ray were there playing music and letting everyone know what ,where and when things were happening.

Executive Producer Hamish Bear was busy adding to his photo profile having his photograph taken with as many folk as possible for his web site and even had his photograph taken by IT Archie who was on his day job photographing the Easter Eggstravaganza  for the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard.

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Hamish has his photograph taken with the winner of the best Decorated Egg and Dorothy from the Walking Theatre Company

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Now this is different.  Easter Squirrels with Easter Eggs and not a Bunny in sight

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HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAY EVERYONE

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No matter where you are— No matter what time it is —You are most welcome to Dunoon Community Radio –Have A Very Happy Easter 

DON’T FORGET TO COME AND SEE US AT ARDENTINNY TOMORROW

ALL READY FOR EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA & WALLED GARDEN

After the incredible success of last years Easter Eggstravaganza when hundreds of folk turned out to enjoy  the day’s events including the fabulous now world famous  Glenfinart Walled Garden  expectations are high for this Bank Holiday Monday’s  Eggstravaganza

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Steven Gillen from the Forestry Commission Scotland has promised “Bigger & Better” with this year  more  unique Local Arts and Crafts presented for you by some of Cowal’s finest Artist with all manner of things to look at from Art, Ceramics. Pottery , Wood, jewellery and many unique items crafted especially for this event and you may  even purchase some of them  ……….Of course  the main attractions will be to entertain the young  and young at heart members of the family, with competitions galore  such as the Decorated Egg  and Bonnet Competition,  you can even have your face painted.

The big attraction again this year will be of course the Bunny Hunt and with so many children competing  last year and finding all the Bunnies, this year some bunnies have found really good places to hide from you.

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No local Outdoor  event would  be complete without the famous Walking Theatre Company  with their unique brand of  interactive outdoor theatre for everyone to join in,  Mum’s and Dad’s look out for the WTC and enrol the children –what will the theme be year ?

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 Glenfinart Walled Garden’s plans for participating in Forestry Commission Scotland’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Ardentinny on 21 April are well underway.  After the winter storms which flooded parts of the garden, the volunteers (with the help of the Payback Team) have been hard at work constructing paths, installing edging in the vegetable plots and constructing raised beds in the polytunnel.

Claire’s innovative Children’s Garden is set to become a favourite with the kids this summer. Joining Bug Hotel, Elfin Cottage, the cycle wheel sculpture and the amazing flying fishes will be real flower beds complete with bed ends!

 

                  

MARGARET AND VICTOR TALK TO MATT RAMSAY

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This afternoon In this very special afternoon programme Margaret and Victor invited new singing sensation Matt Ramsay to come into the DCR97.4FM Studio. Margaret and Victor have been looking forward to talking to this incredible talent in this his very first radio interviews as he starts out on what a lot of media folk are predicting is the start of a fabulous life changing career.

Matt told the listeners of his younger days  graduating through the ranks of a Salvation Army  band through the brass section to performing lead tenor roles in a Salvation Army Choir, and why he thinks singing lessons are vital if you are thinking of a singing career.

He told of how he was discovered  by Marc his manager and his new single to be released in the summer  especially written for him by renowned songwriter and Ivor Novell. award winner Robert Puzey .

 

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He told us of how a boy from East Kilbride managed to be part of an attempt to get to the number one spot of the British pop charts with an English World Cup Tribute Song shortly to be released, and as a special surprise to Matt his management team unknown  to him had sent a Lady Ga Ga song he had recorded in the studio just to show he could do it.

 

LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOWS AT DELTA BLUES DUO ERIN & JIM

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For the month of April Erin will be touring the UK with her Acoustic Blues Duo, featuring Erin on acoustic guitar and vocals and Jim Countryman on Ukelele bass!

From Gigs across the border to a mini tour of Scotland then back across the border the April part of this European tour with over twenty Gigs in Scotland  is quite impressive and we in Argyll and Bute are blessed with five  performances and one of them live here tonight here on  Dunoon Community Radio

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Here are the truly dynamic duo performing in the DCR97.4 FM

And for all you listener’s who have just tuned in and say you missed the first half, well we will say nothing—but we will repeat this programme next week Tuesday 8.00pm GMT

 

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DAVE de KORT CELEBRATES HIS 100TH INDULGENCE

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Dave must have the easiest presenter’s job on DCR97.4FM as he gets so many request from his listeners that his play list is practically chosen for him

All he has to do is decide what tunes from the many requested he shall invite you to listen to so he can indulge along with his listeners the best music on the radio.

Congratulations Dave from your many listeners and fellow volunteers at reaching your 100th Programme –We hope you indulge yourself –you deserve it. Everyone is invited to tune in Monday 14th April 7.00pm repeated on Wednesday afternoon

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NEW SINGING SENSATION MATT RAMSAY TO VISIT DCR97.4FM

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Born and bred just outside Glasgow in East Kilbride this professional Commercial Sport Co-ordinater dealing with the co-ordination of Football, Off-ice Skating , Gymnastics and Swimming has currently been wooing DCR listeners with songs from the musicals and not just musicals, listening to such popular artist as Michael Buble, Tom Jones ,The Undertones and classical artist as Andrea Bocelli, Alfie Boe and Il Divo to Tony Bennet, Michael Ball and Frank Sinatra

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On Wednesday Afternoon In this very special afternoon programme Victor shall be talking to this incredible talent in one of his first radio interviews as he starts out on what a lot of media folk are predicting is the start of a fabulous life changing career as his new single especially written for him by renowned songwriter and Ivor Novello award winner Robert Puzey is about to be released

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DELTA BLUES LADY ERIN HARPE IN DUNOON

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For the month of April Erin will be touring the UK with her Acoustic Blues Duo, featuring Erin on acoustic guitar and vocals and Jim Countryman on Ukelele bass!

From Gigs across the border to a mini tour of Scotland then back across the border the April part of this European tour with over twenty Gigs in Scotland  is quite impressive and we in Argyll and Bute are blessed with five  performances and one of them live here on Dunoon Community Radio

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Tuesday April 15th, 8.00pm Dunoon Community Radio 97.4fm with DR Phil’s Sound of the South Radio Show,

Thursday April 17th, The George Hotel, Main St East, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8TT.

 

Friday April 18th, The Brewery, 49 Argyll St, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 7HG,

April 19th, 9pm The Ben Nevis Inn Claggan Achintee Rd., Fort William, INV.

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April 20th, 8.pm  The Mishnish Hotel Main St., Isle of Mull, ARL.

 

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For full tour details visit ; http://www.erinharpe.com/

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IF IT WASN’T SO SERIOUS YOU WOULD LAUGH

You have to be optimistic and we are very optimistic that normal service will be resumed early next week to enjoy live broadcast once again here on DCR 97.4 FM.

To celebrate back to normal live programmes we have several special live programmes lined up for our listeners.

On Tuesday night we celebrate the visit of Delta Blues Lady Erin Harpe who is taking time out of the Scottish leg of her European Tour to visit DCR97.4FM presenter Dr Phil as guest on a special two hours edition of Sounds Of The South Radio Show.

Local listeners on 97.4fm will also be able to see Erin as she performs on Live on Thursday night at Inveraray’s George Hotel and then another opportunity on Friday night as she performs Live in the Dunoon Community Radio home town at The Brewery.

On Wednesday Afternoon we are proud to introduce you to the wonderful Matt Ramsey who has been wooing DCR listeners with his wonderful renditions of Songs from the musicals.

In this very special afternoon programme Victor shall be talking to this incredible talent in one of his first radio interviews as he starts out on what a lot of media folk are predicting is the start of a fabulous life changing career

On Thursday we start the first of several programmes to celebrate the forthcoming Jobs Fair to be held at The Queens Hall Friday 25th April.

Helping us along we will have the special Observer “Jobs Fair Supplement 2014”

The Dunoon Observer & Argyllshire Standard newspaper will be hosting a special Jobs Fair Supplement in its 18th April, 2014 edition and including companies attending the Fair.

Dunoon Community Radio is once again proud to be associated in the promotion of jobs at the Dunoon Jobs Fair and will be offering companies who will be attending the opportunity to visit the DCR97.4 Studio in the run up to the fair and after to tell our listeners a little about themselves.

Phone Victor 07833667739 to arrange a visit 21st -24th April or for after the event

 

 

RECURRING MYSTERY OF BROADBAND DISAPPEARANCE

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Just as we thought all are broadband problems were over when our Broadband provider reconnected us after 22days without broadband on Thursday 27th March we are sorry to have to announce that once again we are having to broadcast  recorded programmes on  97.4fm this again due to the absence  of Broadband.  We sincerely apologise to all our 97.4fm listeners as we once again find ourselves in the hands of our Broadband Provider.

We will of course do everything within our power to try to convince our Broadband provider once again the importance of having a broadband connection to broadcast  Dunoon Community Radio to it’s Community listeners.

 

We thank you for your ongoing support over the last month or so and know from your comments that many of our listeners are like ourselves at the mercy of their broadband providers many trying to run businesses in the community using the internet

WE ARE BACK –THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE

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Twenty two days after losing our telephone line and broadband we are pleased to announce that our service provider reconnected us this afternoon and we are now broadcasting live from the DCR 97.4 FM Studio on the FM band.

We thank everyone who has contacted us and shown support and especially those who have or are experiencing the same problems as ourselves –and we thought we were the only one but apparently from what our listeners have told us it is not that unusual to find a service operator has suddenly given the service they were providing to another provider without your knowledge perhaps through error then when that new provider realises the error and cancels your phone line……….

 

 

 

 

IN THE HANDS OF …………………PROVIDER

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Sorry listeners for the recent problems in bringing you your favourite radio programmes from (we hope) your favourite Radio Station here in Dunoon.

As you may have seen previously  reported on our web site we had a major disruption on the FM 97.4fm bands due to no fault of our own on the 5th March.

On that date we lost our telephone and broadband connections which is how we broadcast our live studio broadcast on the FM97.4fm waveband ,

Since then we have been in practically daily contact with our telephone and broadband provide in an effort to have them restore our service.

At this time we are using an alternative method to broadcast on the Fm which is in the form of the playback of previous recorded programmes

Our live studio broadcast which we have continued to do,  are broadcast on the internet only, but as we have already stated on our website, we will make every effort to repeat as many of the recent programmes on the temporary FM97.4fm.

Although the date for our Broadband reconnection has come and gone we are still hopeful of restarting are broadcast very soon.

 

 

 

The SKYE BRIDGE STORY-NEIL TALKS TO ANDY ANDERSON

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The SKYE BRIDGE Story ahead of  the showing of the Film “The Bridge Rising” the story of the Skye Bridge Tolls, Scotland’s first PFI scheme at a special screening at the Studio Cinema (7.30pm for 8.00pm) this Wednesday. Neil has invited Dunoon resident Andy Anderson one of the original protesters and compiler of the book The Skye Bridge Story to come into the studio on Monday afternoon and chat about one of the most remarkable British “”people battles” of recent times. Andy will also take part in a question and answer session along with the the film  makers after the screening .

The SKYE BRIDGE Story now available at Dunoon’s Book Point at the new shop in Argyll Street 

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THIS INTERVIEW CAN ALSO BE HEARD TUESDAY MORNING AT 11.00AM & 11.00AM WEDNESDAY MORNING 

STILL SORRY –VERY SORRY—-97.4FM BROADCAST UPDATE

We were hoping that by now we would have been up and running with our scheduled broadcast on the FM waveband but it looks like it may yet be another few days before we can broadcast live on 97.4fm.

We will continue live broadcast on the internet.

Tuning in to 97.4fm FM listeners will hear back to back replays from your favourite presenters and favourite programmes from the last week or so.

As soon as normal service is resumed we will look at our programme schedules to include as many of the special programmes , interviews and Guest who have popped into the new Studio behind the Dunoon Observer Shop in Argyll Street .

Guest such as Derek McIntyre visiting the studio on Thursday afternoon  at 4.00pm to bring us up to-date with the latest news from the SAVE CASTLE TOWARD campaign and to tell us about this Friday’s Fund Raising Concert staring amongst others old friends of DCR John Graham and Jim Jack last heard here on DCR97.4FM when they joined us at Adelaide’s in Glasgow as part of our Celtic Connections  broadcast

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JOHN GRAHAM & JIM JACK LIVE FROM CELTIC CONNECTIONS WITH DCR97.4FM

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You also will have also heard the incredible news that while Best Of British Unsigned celebrates it’s second birthday Host Matt Graveling will have an exclusive interview with BoB favourite Molly Smitten-Downes who was recently announced by the BBC to be  representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

The  26-year-old from Leicestershire, who is known simply by her stage name ‘Molly’, will be performing her self-composed song ‘Children of the Universe’ in Copenhagen, Denmark in May, to a global audience of more than 120 million people.

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In this exclusive interview with Matt  Molly gives us her thoughts  on her thoughts about taking to the stage in Denmark. We also get to hear two tracks from Molly .

Listen out for this exclusive interview which will be repeated and another exclusive interview welcome back to DCR97.4FM  the fabulous, the legendary Joan Armatrading as she offers her advice to unsigned musicians on the next Best Of British Show

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KNIGHTS OF TECHNO LOGO

 

Listen out if you can Thursday night 11.00PM to the latest from The Knights of Techno when Knights Greg Girard and Gareth Blair present  their latest UnderGround BroadCast with Dragg and Christoper Joseph from Flexseal.mp3

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You may have also heard that another UnderGround TransMission event is to be held in the Dunoon Burgh Hall Saturday 17th May with Scottish techno act Slam who are massive. Limited Tickets available
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FM DISRUPTION UPDATE

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Sorry Listeners looks like we will be without our scheduled broadcast on the FM waveband this weekend but will continue live broadcast on the internet.

Tuning in to 97.4fm FM listeners will hear back to back replays  from your favourite presenters and favourite programmes.

Our good friends at BT are assisting us and pulling out all the stops to get us up and running again, and hopefully, fingers crossed, back to as normal as we can get, early next week.

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As many of you have noticed we are suffering a loss of our scheduled programmes on 97.4fm although the internet remains as scheduled. This is due to the loss of broadband and we hope to be back to normal service very shortly.

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Now that we are settling down in our New Studio and everything seems to be working we thought we would mention again some of the recent changes to our programme schedules as we introduce night time programmes and presenters to our day time listeners especially those programmes broadcast after co-co time.

We also welcome back for new series late Sundays the Urban Fusion Crew with another series of Kind Big Deal and late Thursdays Knights of Techno doing what they do best with a brand new series .The first of 2014 New programmes has already started with The Bedsit Sessions and has already gained rave reviews , listen out late Sundays and Fridays.

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Talking of Fridays the early evening Rock Show with the Cult following “Whatever Rocks Your Boat” can now be heard again on Tuesday afternoon after Piper Lorne MacDougall with music and news from the world of piping and Argyll Country Folk, yes it can only happen on Community Radio.

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You can listen to Trish live every Friday evening at 7.00pm as she introduces the listeners to best in unsigned bands including Glasgow Rock Band The Unknown who recently headlined at  King Tuts Wah Wah Hut  and shortly to headline at the Classic Grand in

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Over the next few weeks we hope to introduce you to the whole broadcasting team as they come into the studio to present their evening and night time programmes during our day time schedules. We hope you like what you hear sufficiently enough to listen in to in the evening broadcast and some listeners may even consider advertising with us or even sponsoring programmes.                               Advertising and Sponsorship are very important to us and the main source of  financing the Radio Station.

Please don’t be shy should you like to tell us what you think about Dunoon Community Radio –you could leave a comment on this page or if you would like a mention or a request the presenters would only be too happy to oblige.

THE FIRST BROADCAST LIVE FROM OUR NEW STUDIO

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It was all down to  Rupert to have the honour of presenting the very first broadcast from our new DCR97.4 fm Studio

After midnight Rupert will be joined by DJ Luke from

LUKES ANYTHING GOES, BUT ONLY IF HE LIKES IT”

(Anything Goes (If It’s Good), Bridging the gap between old and new alternative music of all ages.Lost classics to modern gems.)

Luke will be introducing  listeners to his top 5 REGGAE tunes

THE BIGGEST,  THE LONGEST & THE FASTEST  —- IT’S—– MID WEEK WITH RUPERT ——-NOMINATED BEST RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

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Are you ready to join Listeners from across the world as DJ Rupert presents The Top Reggae and Dancehall tunes from Richie B’s Top 25 Music Charts in Jamaica,

 

SAVE CASTLE TOWARD –THE FIRST 63 DAYS –”TOGAR CARN MOR DE CHLACHAN BEAGA”

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SAVE CASTLE TOWARD –THE FIRST 63 DAYS –”TOGAR CARN MOR DE CHLACHAN BEAGA”

After a 63 day consultation process by the Scottish Government under the Scottish land reform act and the Community right to buy scheme (CRTB) the South Cowal Community Development Company have now been given the green light by Scottish Ministers to exercise the communities “right to buy” the Castle Toward estate.

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The SCCDC can now, and for a period of the five further years, exercise the right to buy the estate if and when it comes on the market……….To explain what all this means and to give us an update since last in the studio we tonight at 5.30pm on TLLLVLBS welcome back to the DCR97.4fm Argyll street Studio Alan Stewart Chairman of the SCCDC and Derek McIntyre the Community Engagement Animateur.

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The SCCDC also have a very informative website Save Castle Toward were you can catch up with the latest news, listen to radio interviews and watch interviews  and follow the countdown to the Public Vote for the Castle Toward Community buy out

Click this link for Save Castle Toward  Website            http://www.savecastletoward.co.uk/home

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CONGRATULATIONS MATT AND TALIA

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THE BEST OF BRITISH 100TH PROGRAMME

So it all comes down to this. As Matt and Talia celebrate the 100th show of Best of British Unsigned they bring you a selection of the very best songs from the last 2 years. This is without a shadow of a doubt, the very best, of Best of British – Unsigned Music

Congratulations from DCR to Matt and Talia for such a good show.

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