FM104 PhoneShow

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FM104 Phone Show with Chris Barry
Running time 4 hours
Country Ireland
Language(s) English
Home station FM104
Host(s) Chris Barry (journalist)
Website FM104 PhoneShow

'The FM104 Phone Show' is a late night phone-in program on the Dublin radio station FM104 hosted by journalist Chris Barry and Co-Producer Keith Ward. It airs Monday to Thursday evenings from 21:00 to 01:00 and from 22:00 to 00:00 on Friday nights. Live images from the studio were simulcast on local cable TV station City Channel, until it was announced in September 2011 that the TV station will close.

Get It Off Your Chest[edit]

A typical program begins with a 90-minute segment called Get It Off Your Chest, a less serious show in which callers are invited to call the station to discuss whatever they want. This section is includes phone, text-in competitions and callers to the show randomly winning small prizes.

Main Issues[edit]

Listeners are invited to submit topics by email and telephone for discussion on the program between 22:30 and 00:30 nightly. These topics usually relate to issues affecting Dubliners, current affairs and listeners' personal problems.

Chris Barry[edit]

Chris Barry who originally started the FM104 Phoneshow in 1990, took over the show on the 30th of September 2013 after Adrian Kennedy and co-presenter/producer Jeremy Dixon left the station.

Phone Show Extra[edit]

Phone Show Extra is broadcast between 00:30 and 01:00. It consists of previously broadcast material from the show over the years.

Breaking News[edit]

FM104 was the first Irish broadcaster to break the news of the death of Michael Jackson. The news was broken during the FM104 PhoneShow. Local celebrities including Westlife singer Nicky Byrne expressed their sadness on the phone show. They also had an interview with a Los-Angeles based journalist followed by a half hour of Michael Jackson's music.

Adrian & Jeremy[edit]

Adrian Kennedy began hosting the show in 1997, he was later joined by Jeremy Dixon. In September 2013 it was announced that Adrian & Jeremy were to leave FM104 to take up a new position presenting a daytime show on 98FM in 2014. The two stated "16 years is long enough for anybody to work nights" as their reason for leaving.

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