Tag Archives: radio

This won’t happen

Pat Kenny has left RTE, leaving speculation on how the national broadcaster will fill the two-hour gap in its schedule. Most articles fixate on the conservativeness of the station, and how it will seek a safe pair of hands. In this world, adventurous is defined as going for a female anchor. There’s a bolder option. RTE radio riffs on a single theme. Sometimes one presenter, sometimes two. Sometimes soft focus,… Read Article →

Dunsink Observatory and Dublin Mean Time

I recently visited Dunsink observatory to do a piece for Scibernia. You can listen to the piece below, or visit the Scibernia website to hear the entire show, including insect-eating and the science behind invisibility cloaks. Click here to listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Conventional wisdom: What everybody knows

Tuesday, John Murray held a phone-in to find a listener with the lowest bass singing voice in Ireland. As a throwaway remark, voice coach Paul Moussoulides said research showed listeners of both sexes preferred male voices on the radio. What research? WomenOnAir founder Margaret E Ward spent some time looking for this frequently cited research. It turns out what “everybody knows” is based on a single 1935 study of 80… Read Article →

Scibernia: The SFI Think-In

I’m an occasional contributor to Scibernia, the Science podcast also broadcast on Near fm. Too occasional, unfortunately. While I’ve done a few reports for the project, scheduling problems mean I rarely get a chance to sit in on the studio recordings. I do however manage the occasional piece, such as when I travelled to the Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre to talk with Dan Milbourne about Potato Genetics. Back in… Read Article →

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