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QUEENS BATON RELAY EVENT –MAKING HISTORY –WHO WAS THERE ?

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Amongs the Queens Baton Relay Bearers in Dunoon on Sunday was 17 years old Alasdair Ireland who has represented Britain and Scotland a number of times as a member of Scottish and Britain Sailing Teams and one of seven who represented Great Britian at the World Championships in Germany.

We thought with him being  used to these big events he would be taking this all in his stride (accuse the Pun)  but apparently this was not the case, so overcome with the emotion of the occasion he was reluctant to talk to Dunoon Community Radio and tell of his experience but did agree to pop into the DCR97.4FM  at the first convenient time to tell us of how it felt to have been selected as a Queens Baton Relay Bearer and to talk us through right up to the moment when he found it was all too much and couldn’t find the words to express how he was feeling.

Of course all this didn’t stop him posing for pictures taken by his friend and fellow youth sailor Sean Condy who along with DCR’S Soundwave Co Presenter Catriona Lauder were gathering information for their Friday night radio programme.

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 Alasdair will be popping into the studio after 5.PM Tuesday evening to chat to Victor.

We are hoping  Alasdair will just be the first of many participants of the Queens Baton Relay event who shall visit Dcr97.fm presenters during their programmes to tell of the part they played in this truly Historic Event.

Listen out to Sean and Catriona’s programme and Sarahs, Neils,  Frlly’s and……………………………………………….

QUEENS BATON ARRIVES IN DUNOON

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Clyde Leads the Baton Relay

 

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The Baton arrives at Dunoon Pier

 

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Paul Kerr Hands over the Baton

 

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The next runner leaves the Castle Gardens to head up Argyll Street

 

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TODAY IS THE DAY COME AND JOIN US

 COME AND BE PART OF THIS VERY SPECIAL HISTORY MAKING DAY -LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MANY OF OUR LISTENERS AT THE STADIUM

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As the Queen’s Baton Relay travels  through  Argyll and Bute  today , we shall be hopping to meet many of Dunoon Community Radio’s listeners at the celebration starting at 2.30pm

Celebrations to help celebrate this great event will take in Dunoon Stadium when an afternoon and early evening of entertainment and activities will take place and Free as there shall be no charge into the Stadium Dunoon Community Radio will be situated in the DCR97.4FM   marquee next to the Big stage and shall, during the afternoons entertainment, playing music and  introducing for your entertainment some of the finest entertainers in Cowal

 Just to remind you this is the programme for this afternoon’s entertainment

  ON THE MAIN STAGE 

2.30pm Whistlefield and Cowal Pipe Band

2.50pm JoAnne’s Dancers

3.05pm Giant Zumba with Louise

3.30pm Heron Valley (four-piece Ceilidh Band)

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4.30pm Tina Cairns Dancers

5.00pm  

STRAIGHT FROM THEIR AMAZING OBAN GIG LAST NIGHT

BAGS OF ROCK INVERNESS

 

THE INCREDIBLE …………………………..BAGS OF ROCK 

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And for that all important Official Part of this very special History making day

6.15pm Official Speeches

6.35pm Arrival of first Baton into the Stadium

Arrival march piped by Whistlefield and Cowal Pipe Band

7.00pm Baton Bearers release balloons

7.15pm Farewell to the Baton -The Choral Club and local schoolchildren sing ‘Here’s To All Our Commonwealth

 

 

HILLBILLY BOB’S COUNTRY SATURDAY SHOW –SORRY NOT LIVE

 

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Hillbilly Bob’s programme live from the Shack is for some reason not reaching us and we have had to organise a posse to ride out to the shack to tell him he is not reaching us whilst we put out a previous programme

We will do everything we can to ensure  Hillbilly bob is here live next week so he can bring you up to date with  all that is happening in the world of country music

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As many of our listeners are aware have we have over the last week made several changes to our broadcasting schedule some of which we have not been able to give you notice of until the programme was due to be broadcast.

Hillbilly Bob’s absence this evening was due to another separate issue in our Studio meaning  we were unable to broadcast his programme which he was doing for some time whilst we broadcast a previous programme until  we advised him to stop.

These problems we are encountering at the moment are mainly due to our faithful well-worn and  tired  equipment we our using  which we are replacing  as funding allows

We apologise if the changes to our programming  has caused you any inconvenience  but are working very hard to put matters right

NORRIE “TAGO” MACIVER THE ROAD DANCE ALBUM OF THE WEEK DCR97.4 FM AND CELT95FM

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In all the years we have been broadcasting the Album of the week from CELT 95FM  this is the first time we here at DCR97.4FM and CELT95FM have chosen the same Album for the same week .

This really must tell you something about Norrie ‘Tago’ MacIver and his first solo album  The Road Dance .

As we take a wee break before Sunday and Dunoon’s involvement with the Queen’s Baton Relay let’s relax with this wonderful way to introduce our featured album of the week as Norrie visits  the Celtic Music Radio Studio where Ross MacFadyen will chat with him and we here on Dunoon Community Radio can share .

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The album will be the  “Featured Album of the Week from Monday 14th July on both DCR97.4 and CELT95FM,

On DCR97.4FM it will be featured daily 7.00am –9.00am, and 5.00pm—7pm and will be on the playlist of several programmes citing his connection with Dunoon and the fact DCR97.4FM  has followed his career since Victor and Ross interviewed him as part of Celtic Music Radio95fm Celtic Connections 2011 with his fellow musicians as part of Manran at the Royal Concert Hall whilst they were being followed around by a TV documentary crew and subsequently led to DCR97.4fm first be it brief, appearance on TV.

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Sarah will feature the Album in her Chronicles from 12noon Monday and Neil Alexander will follow her and talk of one Benny Lynch born 2nd  April 1913 and died 6th August 1946 in the Gorbals. The undisputed world flyweight boxing champion. From 1932-36, Norrie has written and performs the song Benny on his first solo Album “ The Road Dance”

Norrie “Tago” MacIver comes from Carloway in the Isle of Lewis and is currently living in Glasgow after graduating from the RSAMD.

When he was 15, Norrie attended the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, were he was taught by Blair Douglas and Jack Evans.

From 2005 to 2011 Norrie was the lead singer of Bodega who became Scottish Folk Band of the Year in 2009 and who also won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2006.

He has played at festivals all over the country such as Celtic Connections and the Hebridean Celtic Festival and has toured extensively in Europe. Norrie has recorded albums with both Bodega and Na Seoid and has appeared as a guest musician on the latest Skipinnish, Julie Fowlis, Rachel Walker and Daimh albums.

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In December 2011, Norrie was voted Gaelic singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scot Trad Music awards.

Norrie grew up with many different styles of music and he brings all those styles together in his band. The first song he wrote…………….  Continue Reading »

SOME SAY THE BIGGEST , CERTAINLY THE MOST UNIQUE EVENT OF THE YEAR —WILL YOU BE THERE ? IT’S THIS SUNDAY IT’S HERE IN DUNOON AND IT’S FREE

COME AND BE PART OF THIS VERY SPECIAL HISTORY MAKING DAY PRESENTED FOR YOU BY 

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The Queen’s Baton Relay will travel through  Argyll and Bute  on Sunday 13 July, with  the Relay setting  off from Appin to travel to Oban, Lochgilphead, Inveraray and  end its journey in Dunoon.

The Relay is being organised by Glasgow 2014 in partnership with Commonwealth Games Scotland and with support locally from the council.

The Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the Commonwealth Games and symbolises the coming together of all Commonwealth nations and territories in preparation for the Games. The council will work with Glasgow 2014 to make it a success for our people and our area. It really is something to look forward to.”

Celebrations to help celebrate this great event will take in Dunoon Stadium when an afternoon and early evening of entertainment and activities will take place and Free as there shall be no charge into the Stadium

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Dunoon Community Radio Presenters will be at our DCR97.4FM Radio Marquee  Situated at the side of the Big Celebration  Stage informing you of what’ where and when events will be happening in the stadium and on the Big Celebration Stage

You may even  see your favourite DCR97.4 FM presenters  introducing some of the big line up of incredible talent that will be performing on the stage as listed below.

We look forward to meeting as many listeners as possible pleeeeeese come and say Hello.

The entertainment and activities is advertised as being in three groups

CULTURAL ACTIVITY

headed by BAGS OF ROCKS (Heavy Rock Band with Great Higland Bagpipes)

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SUPPORTED BY

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HERON VALLEY CEILIDH BAND 

SPORTS COME AND TRY headed by ONE MILE FUN RACE.

FUN ACTIVITIES headed by KIDS CARNIVAL RIDES  

Everyone is invited to the Celebration starting with   

THE QUEENS BATON RELAY  

‘ONE MILE CELEBRATION RACE EVENT  at Dunoon Stadium.

Starts 12 noon

 Lot’s of  activities for all the family to enjoy

Kids Carnival Rides                                                                                                                                        

Bouncy Castle                                   Hoots Owls – Birds of Prey

Chainsaw Crafts                               Trampoline (Bungee)

Bungee Run                                         Bucking Bronco

Face Painting                                      Funky Chicken

Clowns Pirate Theatre                   Stadium Tam

Storyteller                                  Absurdist Pipe Band                                                                                                            

Science Centre                                  Police Horses

Drum Workshop                               Gymnastics Display                                                                                                       

 

COME AND TRY ACTIVITIES An opportunity to have a go at –

Cowal Rugby Club                                            Local Shinty Clubs

Dunoon Youth Football League   &     Dunoon Amateur Football Club

Castle Tennis Club                                            Quay Fitness

Highland Dancing                 with                 Christina Cairns

                                             Gymnastics

 and for your entertainment some of the finest entertaimers all with Cowal connections 

 THE MAIN EVENTS ON THE MAIN STAGE 

2.30pm Whistlefield and Cowal Pipe Band

2.50pm JoAnne’s Dancers

3.05pm Giant Zumba with Louise

3.30pm Heron Valley (four-piece Ceilidh Band)

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4.30pm Tina Cairns Dancers

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5.00pm BAGS OF ROCK (Heavy Rock with the Great Highland Bagpipes)

And for that all important Official Part of this very special History making day

6.15pm Official Speeches

6.35pm Arrival of first Baton into the Stadium

 

Arrival march piped by Whistlefield and Cowal Pipe Band

7.00pm Baton Bearers release balloons

7.15pm Farewell to the Baton -The Choral Club and local schoolchildren sing ‘Here’s To All Our Commonwealth

 

 

LATE CHANGES TO OUR PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

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As many of our listeners have noticed we have over the last week made several changes to our broadcasting schedule some of which we have not been able to give you notice of until the programme was due to be broadcast.

IT Archie is currently working on this but it may be longer than sooner before this issue is resolved.

At this time it is mainly recorded programmes that have been affected, programmes live from the Studio have not so far been been affected.

We will be streaming programmes from the Celtic Music Radio 95fm schedule when we are unable to operate live and in the meantime we will try to keep you informed of any late changes to the broadcast schedule during live programmes and through our published Programme Schedule.

We apologise in advance and hope these changes do not cause you any inconvenience.

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE NO MATTER WHAT TIME IT IS –

YOU ARE MOST WELCOME -THANKYOU

LOCAL POET TARIQ LATIF VISITS DCR97.4FM STUDIO

LOCAL POET TARIQ LATIF VISITS DCR97.4FM STUDIO

Margaret and Victor welcome Tariq Latif a local Poet on Thursday who will be at Book Point this Thursday evening to help celebrate Independent Book sellers as part of National Book Week.

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Tariq has publish three Poetry books and will be reciting some of his work and signing books.

Tariq has live in Argyll for ten years and hails from Manchester although he was born in Pakistan.                                                                                   Tariq spends lot of his free time roaming the Scottish Highlands and writing occasional verse.                                                                                            He was the First Prize winner of the Daily Mail National Poetry Competition 2004, and his work has been featured on BBC2 television and BBC Radio 4.

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His previous two Books , Skimming the Soul (1991) and The Minister’s Garden (1996) have been well recieved.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AT CELTIC MUSIC RADIO 95FM

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Today is the day our BIG Brother Community Radio Station Celtic Music Radio  launch their new  95FM broadcast service at 12.00pm 

The Glasgow based Community Radio is promising a festival of music as it switches over to 95 FM transmission .

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Celtic Music Radio will launch officially on 95 FM at 12 noon today, Tuesday 1st July when presenters Liz Clark and Gordon Hotchkiss will be in studio 1 with guests,  long time favourites here at DCR97.4fm  Skerryvore.                      They shall be helping to  celebrate broadcasting on the FM waveband across Glasgow.

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Live in studio 1 members of Skerryvore  will be telling listeners all about their forthcoming album Chasing The Sun and perhaps exclusively play  a track or two on high quality stereo 95 FM.

 

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On air since January 2008 on 1530AM in the Glasgow area, Celtic Music Radio prides itself as a station with a mission to support new musical talent singers and songwriters and to be a strong voice for contemporary and traditional Scottish music, arts and culture.

It’s been a long time coming and no easy road with a lot of hard work put in by the dedicated volunteers at Celtic Music Radio who are now looking forward to boost their  audience and further enhance their world class reputation as being the Best Celtic Music Radio Station anywhere.

The idea for Celtic Music Radio came about in  2003 and it took to January 2008 before the official launch on 1530AM .

Within two years Celtic Music Radio was providing a sustaining service and assistance to  Dunoon Community Radio which enabled us to start broadcasting on 97.4fm 0n the 1st December 2009.

When we grow up we want to be just like them

If you are out and about around Glasgow in your car please tune in and have a listen and they would welcome any reception comments you would like to make, you can contact them at studio@celticmusicradio.net or by text to 0777 507 95 95

http://skerryvore.com/

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DavyLees in the studio with Eva to help celebrate the FM launch by singing a song and taking these pictures

 

 

EXCELLENT FEED BACK FROM SPECTACULAR WEEKEND EVENTS

Locals and visitors alike many from distant shores were entertained to unique events here in Cowal  this weekend, the incredible “Happy Daze” Clyde Charity Challenge saw over fifty swimmers swim across the Clyde to raise funds for their own special charities. Congratulations to all who took part especially Team Paul Kerr who have been working so hard behind the scene to make this happen.

The fact the event attracted so much media coverage and reports and photographs on social media sites proves the excellent job that was done .

This is the photograph that has been seen all over the world which most people say illustrates what Happy Dayz represents

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Paul Kerr is reunited with his son Zander after both completing their own challenge

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One of the other unique events this weekend was the World Cup –No not that World Cup the only thing that was biting in this World Cup was the occasional Midge, we are talking about the Ardbeg Swamp Soccer World Cup .

This world class event was being held At Blairmore just outside Dunoon and attracted visitors from all over the world and players from as far away as Turkey battled it out for the World Cup Championship.

Covered from head to toe in mud players scrambled to score goals in the same manner as the other World Cup with even a penalty shoot –out as Scots Yippee Ki Yay beat Erisim Istanbul from Turkey.

The mens final was won for the third year in a row by Team AK from Paisley who beat Deportivo Lack Of Talent 3-1

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Dunoon Community presenters DJ Luke and Dj Rupert who did a splendid job commentating  became TV stars when they were featured briefly in a television news report.

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BUSY SATURDAY IN AND AROUND DUNOON

So much going on here in and around Dunoon today and of course our very own DCR97.4FM Executive Producer Hamish Bear was out and about to record some of the events for his Web site page. The big event of the day was Paul Kerr’s Happy Dayz Clyde Charity Challenge when over fifty swimmers swam across the Clyde raising funds for their favourite Charities.

We also had Wally of “ Where’s Wally” fame  making a public appearance when he joined  Glasgow based Crime writer Gordon Brown who’s novels Catalyst Falling and 59 Minutes are very popular.

This was all to help celebrate the first day of National Book Week at Dunoon’s Bookpoint, Wally and author Gordon Brown were joined by Chloe and friends to chat to visitors to the store

DCR97.4FM Presenter Luke and Rupert were out at Blairmore entertaining and commentating on the Ardbeg Swamp Soccer World Cup in glorious sunshine and also out of town we had the annual opening of the Shore Gardens were members of the public are invited to visit some of the most interesting gardens in Cowal

 

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Along with dozens of photographers including a TV film crew, Dcr’s and Observer photographer  ITArchie get ready for Paul Kerr’s arrival

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Hello Everyone ! Thanks for coming- Ooooo  no– not those telly folk again.

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OK Guy’s,  I know it’s for the TV — but how long do you want to interview me for –every one is leaving and the soup is going cold.

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AND JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS EARLIER

DSCN1516 (640x480)O K Everyone have you all got it ? You put your arms out front…….Happy Dayz are here again………

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SEA TAXI TO CROSS THE CLYDE TO CLOCH LIGHTHOUSE STARTING POINT

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BACKUP SEA TAXI

…………….MEANWHILE IN TOWN…………………………..

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The Executive Producer Hamish Bear says hello to Chloe and friends outside Dunoon’s Bookpoint

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Guess who found Wally

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Fanfare for visiting author Gordon Brown

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This will make you smile

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING  DIFFERENT ….AFTER A CUP OF TEA and maybe some chips.

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Your Host from DCR974.FM DJ LUKE and DJ RUPERT.

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KEEPING EVERYONE INFORMED DJ RUPERT

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Founder of Swamp Soccer Stewart Miller

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And this is how they start off 

 ARDBEG SWAMP SOCCER WORLD CUP – LEAGUES

Male Teams

League 1

1  Team AK! ,  2 Mudwatch 3  Shakhtar? I Hardly Know Her! 3 Balls Deep

League 2

5  Whitby Walruses  6 Steve Zahn & The Dirty Brutes 7 A League of Their Own

8 Deportivo Lack of Talent

League 3

9 Notso Athletic  10 Bruce’s Bogtrotters 11 The Strone Roses 12 FC Glenmorangers

Mixed Teams 

League 4

13  Mud, Sweat & Beers 14 Ardbeg Distillery 15 Yipee Ki Yay Mucky Fudders

16  Aff Yer Heid  17 Erisim Istanbul
  SHORE GARDENS………….

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Apparently quite a hard plant to grow , not at No4 Swedish Houses  garden –even a Wildlife pond

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Bridging the Gaps at Blairemore’s  Saltire House

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Here a couple of Photo’s from Andy McClintock’s garden with some of his famous sculptures which proves the DCR97.4fm  popular contributor has a good sense of humour 

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WALLY FOUND IN DCR97.4FM STUDIO

Where’s Wally?

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Whilst everyone was looking for Wally he appeared at the Dunoon Community Radio Studio this evening to say hello to the listeners and invite everyone to come and see him tomorrow Saturday at Dunoon’s Bookpoint  at 11.00am

He told the listeners to help celebrate the first day of Book Week at Dunoon’s Bookpoint he  will be visiting the Book/Tearoom at 11.00am Saturday and whilst live music is presented by Chloe,  Wally will be chatting to visitors to the store and inviting them to take part in the many organised activities.

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He also invited older listeners to come along and meet the very excellent crime author Mr Gordon Brown who at 12 noon will be talking about writing crime novels and signing his books 

DCR PRESENTERS GET READY FOR BUSY WEEKEND INCLUDING –SWAMP SOCCER –HAPPY DAZE CYDE CHALLENGE-SHORE GARDENS –GLASTONBURY .

 

So much happening in and around Dunoon this weekend and DCR97.4FM will be there right in the middle of things to report back to listeners and to keep every one up to date with what’s going on locally.

Witchy Woman will be out and about taking photos,  Admin Fiona will be reporting for the DCR Web site and DCR presenters will be every were like a swarm of bee’s .

We shall be starting of very early Saturday getting ready for Swamp Soccer with anchor-men Luke and Rupert to be joined  on Sunday by Sammy

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HAPPY DAZE SWIM

We shall also be at the Happy Daze Clyde Challenge finish to help welcome over fifty swimmers all raising funds for Charities and just to remind all the competitors

that the check in for competitors is at 11.30am in the Queens hall,
after the check in its over to the linkspan to board RiBs at 1220
The swim will start at 1300/ 1.00pm at the Cloch Lighthouse, first swimmers are expected to walk ashore about 40 minutes later.

After the Happy Daze Event we shall off to visit the wonderful Shore Gardens to see some of the best and unique gardens in Cowal

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CELTIC MUSIC RADIO NOW TESTING ON 95FM

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Our BIG Brother Community Radio Station Celtic Music Radio is currently test transmitting on 95FM in preparation of the launch of the 95FM service on 1st July.

 If you are out and about around Glasgow in your car please tune in and have a listen and why not pre-set it so next time in Glasgow you don’t have to look. 

Our colleagues at Celtic Music Radio 95FM  would welcome any reception comments you would like to make,        you can contact them at studio@celticmusicradio.net or

by text to 0777 507 95 95 

The Glasgow based Community Radio is promising a festival of music as it prepares to switch over to 95.0 FM transmission on Tuesday 1st July. It’s been a long time coming and no easy road with a lot of hard work put in by the dedicated volunteers at Celtic Music Radio who are now looking forward to boost its audience and further improve their reputation as being the Best Celtic Music Radio Station anywhere

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WHERE’S WALLY ? COMES TO DUNOON’S BOOKPOINT

Where’s Wally? Most people have seen Wally, You may be lucky enough to have one of his many books or maybe seen him on a poster in your doctor’s surgery or local dentist or any place you would expect to see children.

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Created by British illustrator Martin Handford Where’s Wally?  is a series of children’s books that consist of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location.

Readers are challenged to find a character named Wally hidden in the group.

Wally’s distinctive red-and-white-striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses make him slightly easier to recognise, but many illustrations contain “red herrings” involving deceptive use of red-and-white striped objects

The first book was printed in 1987 and became extremely popular and were localised for many different territories, with name changes for Wally in certain regions. The franchise also spawned other media in a more storyline-based form, including a TV seriesa comic strip and a series of video games.

To help celebrate the first day of Book Week at Dunoon’s Bookpoint Wally will be visiting the Book/Tearoom at 11.00am Saturday and whilst live music is presented by Chloe Wally will be chatting to visitors to the store and inviting them to take part in the many orgainised activities.

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We are keeping our fingers crossed  that he will visit us in the studio around 5pm tonight (Friday)

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And we ask if you see someone dressed in a red-and-white-striped shirt, red-and-white-striped bobble hat, and glasses make sure he isn’t lost and show him the way to the DCR97.4FM Studio behind the Observer Shop in John Street.

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In a flying visit to the DCR97.4FM Studio before his evening appearance,

Wally brings gifts of books for the Executive Producer –very wise

To check out the full programme of events at BOOK WEEK at Dunoon’s BOOKPOINT see the article in this weeks Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard in the What’s On section pages 8 and 9.

 

DOUGLAS WOWS LISTENERS AND SIGNS UP FOR DCR ARGYLL GARDEN GIG

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Local singer -songwriter Douglas McCauly called  into the DCR97.4FM studio tonight fresh from opening up at Fynfest to tell us all how it went and to sing us some tunes with a great response from listeners who can now look forward to seeing Douglas perform live at the Argyll Gardens on Wednesday 27th August with the DCR97.4FM roadshow. Listen out for more information very soon 

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SHORE GARDENS OPEN WEEKEND

Once again the annual opening of some of Argyll’s finest private gardens will take place  Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29.

The gardens will be open from 1.00pm to 5.00pm both days.

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Andy pleased to be chatting to the listeners (with another celebrity in background)

On Tuesday local artist and friend of DCR Andy McClintock will be visiting the Dcr live studio to inform listeners of what they can expect to see this weekend

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                                                                                                     Young Keith, Andy and Neil on a previous visit                 

Seven very different gardens on a 7 mile stretch off the A880, overlooking the Holy Loch, the Clyde and Loch Long.  Gardening for wildlife, colour combinations and for low maintenance, with terracing, sculpture, wildflower meadows and ponds, herbaceous borders and trees from seed.                                                                       Please note some gardens are on steep slopes with limited disabled access

 

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This garden includes examples of Andy’s world famous “stone” sculptures some of which feature the fused glass by Ann McClintock

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Dunclutha, Strone (Mr & Mrs R Aldam)

This garden resembles a wild flower meadow with fernery, shrubbery and lavender. .Teas and plants for sale both days

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Belhaven, Blairmore (Mr & Mrs J Hampson)

Has its own polytunnel, greenhouse and wildlife pond,

Gardening books and plants for sale

 

 

Saltire House, Blairmore (Mr & Mrs I McEwan)

Asummer themed garden with many warmed coloured plant and two great bridges

 

4 Swedish Houses, Ardentinny (E Connell)

Miniature,  giant plants, obscure plants and a pond.

 

 

5 Swedish Houses, Ardentinny (Mr & Mrs B Waldapfel) Garden Cottage, Ardentinny (Mr & Mrs A McLundie).

An Artist’s garden full of bright coloured flowerers and a mini medow

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Seven very different gardens on a 7 mile stretch off the A880, overlooking the Holy Loch, the Clyde and Loch Long.  Gardening for wildlife, colour combinations and for low maintenance, with terracing, sculpture, wildflower meadows and ponds, herbaceous borders and trees from seed.  Some gardens are on steep slopes with limited disabled access.

 

There is a small fee £4.00, accompanied children free to view all gardens

All proceeds to SG Beneficiaries

http://www.scotlandsgardens.org/

http://www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk/

DCR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HAMISH BEAR OUT & ABOUT AROUND DUNOON

Now that summer seems to be here and with more and more events being announced for the coming weekends DCR Executive Producer Hamish Bear decided to leave the Control desk and have a stroll through the Town to see how some of the this weekends events were getting on.

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A  visit to his old friend Dr Bike at the Dunoon Red Cross Hall who has been celebrating Britain’s biggest bike fix in the only way he knows how—Fixing bikes of course.

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This is Dr Bike with David from West Coast Window Cleaners who was visiting Dr Bike to have his incredible Mountain Bike checked over although not the best form of transport for a Window Round, where would the ladders go?

Dr Bike has had a busy week at the Dunoon Link Club, Edward Street were he repaired and got road worthy lots of bicycle’s all ready for the summer.

The link Club folk where also at the Dunoon Red Cross with their charity stalls with Tombola, Raffles and of course Home Baking table.

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Hamish was particular looking forward to going on down to Dunoon’s pier to see the arrival of the last sea –going paddle steamer in the World the Waverley. Magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks, gleaming varnish and brass and the sound of those mighty engines.

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Quite a few folk had the same idea and of course it wasn’t long before Hamish found some new friends including brother and sister Olivia and Ben from Dunoon.

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Hamish Olivia and Ben enjoyed listening to the pipers on board the Waverly who were entertaining passengers.

HAPPY DAZE SWIM

Hamish also bumped into Happy Dayz Paul Kerr who asked him to remind folk about next Saturday

Just to remind everyone next Saturday 28th June 2014 is the The Clyde Swim Charity Challenge
and everyone is invited to meet and welcome the swimmers as they complete the swim.

Paul also asked to remind all the swimmers

that the check in for competitors is at 11.30am in the Queens hall,
after the check in its over to the linkspan to board RiBs at 1220
The swim will start at 1300/ 1.00pm at the Cloch Lighthouse, first swimmers are expected to walk ashore about 40 minutes later.

PAUL KERRHamish didn’t have a photo with Paul –Says Paul is to handsome

DSCN1452 (640x480) LOOK OUT FOR DCR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HAMISH BEAR OUT & ABOUT AROUND DUNOON

SOUNDWAVES WELCOME BAVARIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS TO DCR

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Sean and Catriona invited their special German guest Carolin Geis Furth and Elisa Gardill to take part in their live programme tonight. Both girls come from Bavaria  the largest and oldest state in the Federal Republic of Germany an historic town with more than 1,000years of history.

Whilst they were in the studio they were delighted to meet Trish from “Whatever Rocks Your Boat” which we know has many listeners in Germany

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TRISH AWARD

 

SPONSORS MAKING HAPPY DAYZ POSSIBLE

HAPPY DAZE SWIM

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The P7s at Kirn Primary School show off their great Clyde Charity Swim promotional posters.

The winning poster was created by Holly Wallace and will be displayed through out Dunoon, Cowal Argyll and the World .                                                    The standard was so high that all the poster submissions will be used, the remaining 17 will be made into postcards which will also help promote Happy Dayze as well the Clyde Charity Swim,

Well done to Kirn Primary School.

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 Also well done to all the local Sponsors

AND A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE Clyde Charity Swim 2014 SPONSORS –STILL TIME TO SPONSOR

Sponsors so far include

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 DAELT YERSEL

CHOUX MAKES CAKES

ELSEMO'S FISH'CHIPS

GLAMOUR EYES

COWAL PHYSIO

WHITE RABBITS LOGO

HAPS

SEASONS COFFEE

carol sponsor