Radio: Times of an ancient Marriner

Reviewed this week: Sir Neville At 90 BBC Radio 4. Drama On One: Sam And The Animal Man RTE Radio 1.

11th May, 2014

Some older readers of this column may remember FM3, the classical music station which RTE launched in late 1984, and which remained on air for a decade and a half before being replaced by Lyric FM in May 1999.

FM3 shared its bandwidth with Raidio na Gaeltachta. It did not enjoy parity of esteem, and its hours were thus restricted to late night and early morning. Its main programme was a show entitled Allegro, where a woman...

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