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World famous German radio presenter, Basil Wolfrhine, from SchottenRadio is heading to Inverclyde tonight . Basil who has interviewed famous Scottish acts such as Skerryvore, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, RunRig and many more and has hosted many music festivals all over the world has taken a keen interest in local band Reely Jiggered and has been in regular contact with Alison, Fiona and Scott since hearing their music on iTunes and YouTube.

Basil,whose nickname is Wolfman, is the creator of ScottenRadio which has 50,000 cable subscribers said,”I get hundreds of requests for soprano and fiddler Alison McNeill and Reely Jiggered’s music since giving the band airplay and they have a big following in Germany so I decided to catch up with Reely Jiggered while I was here in Scotland on business”.

Fiona who is the guitarist of the band has her own Folk and Celtic Fusion programme here on Dunoon Community Radio every Tuesday evening and has invited Basil to co-host tonights programme




Described as a Genuine National Treasure Michael Marra one of Scotlands most prolific Songwriters will be visiting Dunoon’s Burgh Hall this Sunday 25th March for what can only be describe as a genre-generation fusion of music culture.


With the backing band of his Dreams the legendry Dundee singer and songwriter performs with the Hazy Janes a leading Scottish Indie Country/Rock Band……….. (more…)

Listen in on Friday for Des’s Interview with Fish

Fish talking to Des

The waiting is nearly over, on Friday night Des will be broadcasting his in-depth interview with Fish.  The interview was recorded with Fish in between sound checks and his performance in the Queen’s Hall, now Cowal Games is out of the way Des has edited the interview and is sorting out his play list so listen in on Friday night for what is promising to be a most interesting programme.

DCR 97.4FM SUPPORTS CHAS with Tutti Frutti Week



Dunoon Community Radio Presenters RCDJ TRISH and DJ DAVIE try on their Rock ‘n  Roll wigs in readiness for next Saturday

Yes Every one it is that time of year again and the Tutti Frutti Tour is about to Roll into town once again and to celebrate DCR97.4fm presenters will be reminding you about this wonderful cause and playing a lot of Rock n’ Roll.

After the success of last years fantastic 60s theme Tutti Frutti Tour this year the cast of over 20 dancers will present a 1950s Juke Joint on the back of a lorry, donated by Cairndow’s Inverdell LTD,

Dressed in 50s outfits the troupe will remind folk of a certain age and introduce the rest to those wonderful sounds and dance moves of a period known the world over as the Golden Age Of Rock n‘ Roll.                                                                                                                                                            Last year the Tutti Frutti Tour raised over £5000 for the charity CHAS and this year the expectations are for a higher amount. The two hour show will start off for the first of three shows at noon at Loch Lomond Shores then rock and Roll on to Dunoon’s Argyll  Gardens for 4.00pm where the folk of Dunoon will be treated to the Golden Age of Rock n’ Roll and then to Strachur’s Clachan Brea to do it all again. At each of the three Roadshows volunteers will be asking you to donate change into the collection tins to help Robins House children’s hospice in Balloch which is run by the Childrens Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

There is also a wonderful Raffle with fantastic prizes including a Champagne lunch and Sea plane flight, Dinner bed and breakfast at one of the poshest hotels in Scotland ,cash and lots more, there is even a signed Tutti Frutti Tour Poster signed by no other than Rock Legend Alvin Stardust who was most impressed when he got to meet a few of the dance troupe at his recent visit to the Legends Window in the Marshall’s Furniture Store below the Argyll Business Centre the home of DCR97.4. 

COME JOIN US AT THE BANDSTAND                                                                                                     

Many of the DCR97.4fm presenters will be going to Greet and Meet the Tutti Frutti Tour at the Band Stand wearing their Rock and Roll Wigs and shall be interviewing members of the cast for a future broadcast please come over and say hello and if you are wearing a Rock n’Roll Wig we give you a mention on DCR97.4fm we will also take a wee photo to be put in ourTutti Frutti Photo gallery,  but if you can’t wait till Saturday members of the troupe will be visiting the DCR97.4fm Studio on Wednesday when they will explain why they do this and bring listeners up to date


Frankie Gee is pleased to announce that he will be joined by an upcoming young performer from Glasgow on his Sunday Jazz Show. Maria Marciano was discovered in May this year by Tiger Tim, while singing  Empire State of Mind on Karioke; who was so impressed that he invited her on to his last show at Radio Clyde along with some other very well known names.  Maria has since been invited to sing at various venues including in George Square, Glasgow. To hear Maria sing go to her website and then you will be sure to undertand what blew Tiger Tim away.

Frankie will also be interviewing by telephone Jerry Henandez of Orquesta DJ on his Salsa show on Monday night Jerry would love to answer any questions that you had for him so please email them in.

Skerryvore Comes to Dunoon

The popular Trad-rock band Skerryvore return to Dunoon on Friday 2nd July to perform in the Queens Hall the day after they launch their new album in Glasgow. . They are an award wining Scottish Band with blazing bagpipes, fiddle and accordians, electrically fused with funky rhythms and soul-gripping songs. They will be supported by Canned Haggis. They first performed in Dunoon for the closing dance at the MOD 2006 where their fast paced ceildh music kept the party going into the small hours. They have gone on to tour the world and we are pleased to say they will be popping in to see us at DCR before their performance. We also have 2 pairs of tickets including back stage passes for the concert to give away, if you want to win these all you have to do is send in your name and contact number by email, text or white post box and the two lucky winners will be drawn out of the hat on Thursday night.


And we have even seen some sun!, so it is time to bring the roadshow out of it winter darkness outside into the sunshine for some of the great outdoor events that are happening in the area. we are pleased to be going back to some of our favourites such as Mighty Eachaig Challenge and Swamp Soccer along with new events, we are even hoping to be out and about at Cowal Games.  So please come along and say hello to us, to see all the great events happening go to the What’s On page

Victor interviews Frances


Well away from the Mud!

Just a couple of the events we where at last year


 The scheduled interview of top Scottish Band members Tom and Nate Ramsay, was going to plan until the band members suggested to presenter Justin Thyme that they play an unscheduled accoustic set.
 After a period of ‘off air’ panic from Justin and his production team, microphones where quickly set in place for a breathtaking accoustic set
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Justin Thyme with Nate Justin with Tom, Nate and their Roadie playing live on Dunoon Community Radio







Join Dave Dewar as he discuses the Americans in Cowal with Gerry and Linda Pursley and Andrene Messersmith. Monday night 8pm – 9pm.



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DUNOON YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE have just started a lotto to raise funds for the development of DYFL;  which provides organisedfootball games and training for boys and girls of any ability from 3 to 18 years of age, and we are pleased that they will be making the draw live every Tuesday night on Dunoon Community Radio at 7PM. 

Tickets cost £1 a go for a 4 number lottery – 3 correct numbers will win you £20 while 4 correct numbers will win a share of the jackpot of £100. If the jackpot is not won it will rollover to a maximum of £2000. Tickets can be purchased from Gibson’s, Kirn Variety Store, Hunter’s Quay Post Office Store and DYFL Clubhouse, Dunoon Stadium.  

To learn more about DYFL go to

Dunoon Community Radio Spreading Across The World

Since going live broadcasting from our wee corridor here in The Penthouse Suite of the Argyll Business Centre visitors to the Website have asked mainly one question “When can we listen to DCR on line?”.

It is with great satisfaction that we are able to announce that with the help of our good friends at The Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard you can now listen in.

The Observer has just launched their new website and has added many features including up to date news, forums, Dunoon Webcam and from 6pm today they will be streaming our live radio broadcasts on our behalf.
To listen in, click below to enter the Home page of the Dunoon Observer then click on the DCR play button.
You will be able to hear us right around the world whenever we are broadcasting, Celtic Music Radio will not be available but just click onto their site if you wish to hear them when we are not on. For details of the when and what is on go the programme schedule.

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Victor and Douglas love nothing more than an excuse to don their sparkly flares and medallions so with ABBAMANIA coming to Dunoon on Saturday 13th February they jumped at the chance to take a week long trip back down memory lane and relve their youth?! So listen in for special features, competitions and of course plenty of ABBA tunes to sing a long too, to get you in the mood. But be quick if you want a ticket for the show at the Queen’s Hall as they are apparently going fast.

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ABBAMANIA perform a wonderful replica of ABBA LIVE Concert that fans throughout the world were enthralled with back inthe 1970′s. they where formed in 1998 are Scotlands original ABBA tribute band and are know recognised as one of the most authentic re-creation bands in the world.

ABBAMANIA have hit ‘GOLD’ with their recreation of ABBA in concert and will have you dancing in the aisles with their fabulous live show featuring nearly 2 hours of pure …. ABBA …. nostalgia.

For more information on the band see their website


Celtic Connections Banner

Celtic Connections has just started in Glasgow and will run until the 31st January 2010. Bringing together over 1500 artists from more than 30 countries to celebrate their musical connections. From established artistes to young unknowns, from traditional to contemporary it would be hard not to find something to take your fancy. Celtic Music   Radio who provide us with our day time service are broadcasting live every day from the Exhibition Hall in the Royal Concert Hall as well as covering some of the concerts. We will be staying with them until 7pm every night as they cover Danny Kyle’s Open Stage which gives new musical talent the chance to shine and win one of six places to perform in the final night showcase concert and the opportunity for a support slot at next years festival.


Congratulations to Robert Gorman from Dunoon who wins the signed copy of Welcome to Wee Cumbrae.

Listen to Douglas and Victor tonight for your chance to win a signed copy of John Steele’s latest book Welcome to Wee Cumbrae, which charts the history of the Island from the 7th Century till the island was recently sold for £2,000,000. If you wish to learn more about the book John is giving a presentation in the library tomorrow night at 7.30pm. Admission is free.

Wee Cumbrae

Well despite numerous entrees we still haven’t had a winner, so just in case you missed the question, here it is What is the name of the passenger ship that ran aground on Wee Cumbrae in 1931? If you think you know the answer you can email us or text in on 07751236995 and we will pull the winner out of the hat next Saturday 12th December. For a wee help some of the wrong answers we have had so far is the Jeanie-Dean, The Vital Spark, The Rose, The Arbroath and the Titanic! So have a go and you could win this lovely book.

Get Ready To Tune In On 97.4FM

Congratulations to LIZ LANSBURGH who won our recent competition to guess what our frequency would be. We hope she will be able to join us live on air when we start broadcasting to receive her prize of a pair of Cinema Tickets, kindly donated by Studio Cinema, DVD’s, CD’s and other goodies.
To find out when this will be, and when you can hear us, watch this space!

DCR Update in Local Press

Once again the Dunoon weekly newspaper, The Dunoon Observer has shown its support for Dunoon Community Radio by printing an article written by AILEEN MACNICOL; with an update on the progress here at DCR,the latest “On Air” broadcasting date prediction and how you can be part of it.
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