“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 9th Jan. 2022 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 9th Jan.

When British based pop star Manfred Mann discovers that his mother Alma intends selling up all she owns in Johannesburg and moving to Kanturk to marry a local man, he is concerned.  But his fears are unfounded as Donal and Alma spend many happy years together. 

In the first of a two part programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene discovers how a simple exchange of Penpal letters between Kanturk and South Africa results in romance and eventual marriage. 

Manfred Mann, for his part agrees to contribute to the story and the programme, if a promise is honoured to search for a local couple, who he says went far beyond what was expected of them as carers for his mother, especially during her final days. 

This two part programme has everything…….

Romance, escaping apartheid, avoiding music’s drug culture of the 60s and 70s, the search for Jackie and Teresa and of course the story and hit songs of Manfred Mann and later Manfred Mann’s Earthband. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 9th Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

Firstly we wish to let you know of a further means by which one can access  Cork Music Station.   Just download the free App entitled Radio Garden which provides access to countless radio stations worldwide by means of geographical location.   Then just search for “Cork, Ireland” and CMS is one of the 14 Cork Radio Stations which appears on your phone screen.  Then simply tap Cork Music Station and transmission begins immediately!

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 9th Jan. 2022) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm.  This is our 2nd Lunchtime programme of 2022 – where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….And we also include Christmas songs by Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, George Formby and Frank Sinatra  plus music by the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more.   And we also feature some wonderful selections from famous Musical Show Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.   And we chat about the images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Very special welcome to DJ Supreme, Barry O’Halloran who is presenting his Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry then hands over to “Lunchtime Favourites”.

Pictured at Banteer’s Glen Theatre in 1998 – from left: Neil Moylan (Musician supreme), Brendan O’Reilly late of RTÉ and Robert Walsh who was a Presenter supreme on County Sound Radio (later known as C103) at that time.
The very impressive Duhallow Choir giving a most memorable performance in Ballydaly Church in 1998.
President Éamon de Valera’s home in Bruree, Co. Limerick which recently featured in a brilliant RTÉ Television documentary entitled “State of Flux” relating to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922. Part Two is to be shown on Tuesday, 11th Jan. 2022.
Patrick Lyons and Mary Doorty (Mary is 96 years young) of Bruree featured in the excellent documentary. Patrick and his wife, Maura are wonderfully Loyal Listeners to our Radio Show on Cork Music Station.
Pictured in Aubane in 1998 during the very special weekend marking the 250th Anniversary of the Butter Road. And the splendid horse was even given a St. Brigid’s Cross!

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 9th Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”