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Has Today FM Gone Down The Toilet?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,917 ✭✭✭✭josip


    If anyone is bored, or just open minded, install the Radio Garden App and using the map listen to any Radio station from anywhere in the world.

    I have a soft spot for Italian pop or US college rock, but it can take a few taps before I find a station playing them.

    As regards the OP's Today FM topic, Matt is the only one I'd listen to during drive time. Although I still miss Eamo from that slot and it took me a while to accept Matt.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,120 ✭✭✭squonk


    Not in the least personal. I don’t know who the DJ is. He’s doing the job his employer requires of him and good luck to him. I have no personal grudge towards the guy. I already said you can’t judge a station on a snippet but I’d listened to other pieces of other shows on occasion and the station seemed to have changed from what k remember. Earlier when the station launched there was a passion about the presenters and the music being played. I haven’t heard this lately. It’s not aimed at any one presenter or show so you’re wrong.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,060 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh


    @josip - good call on Radio Garden. There is a great variety there, including some good online Irish stations.

    @squonk - not sure why you did not put your original post on the existing Today FM thread, rather than opening a new thread.



  • Registered Users Posts: 900 ✭✭✭IUA14


    Ah well many more turned the dial back to Today FM so it all worked out.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭DBK1


    Someone from today fm must be reading boards!

    I made about 4 trips in the car yesterday and twice I heard Sinead O’Connor songs on today fm.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,387 ✭✭✭ofcork


    Used to be good when you had dempsey darcy ray foley tony fenton and phil cawley there.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,508 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    I'm under the impression Pam Joyce doesn't want to continue with radio at all. Today FM is a national station so they could have easily let her do a show from a Galway studio.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,899 ✭✭✭JDxtra


    They have some old songs on heavy rotation. Examples include Madonna "Hung Up" and The Killers "Somebody Told Me". These get played most days and it's getting quite annoying.

    It's like listening to a jukebox with 100 old songs in it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,172 ✭✭✭Kaybaykwah


    The radio down the toilet isn’t the issue.

    It’s the flushing that is too short to improve the sound of it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,397 ✭✭✭tinytobe


    I think lot's of people in Ireland don't listen to terrestrial radio anymore. Smartphones offer more, DAB+ was sort of "banned" or badmouthed in Ireland and FM isn't enough for today's audience and interest.

    Also, ever noticed the absence of adverts for radio stations? Remember when on Dublin busses, there were ads for FM104, 98FM, Q102, Today FM and sometimes Spin FM? All gone.

    It's possible there is no money anymore to be made in radio as it's more and more limited.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,899 ✭✭✭JDxtra


    Why can Today FM not get the audio levels correct for those giving traffic or sports reports? Drives me crazy that that their voice is so low when they first come on air and then is gradually increases.

    It sounds like they are Harry Potter working under the stairs trying to keep quiet.

    “Ahh sure, leave it to the audio processor to take care it” seems to be the approach taken. Has been happening for months if not longer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 598 ✭✭✭cheese sandwich


    John Kelly followed by Donal Dinesen - halcyon days (and nights).

    Dont think Ive listened to Today FM in about 15 years



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,508 ✭✭✭its_steve116


    I still see ads for 2FM and Today FM. And PJ and Jim on Radio Nova. And 98FM.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,397 ✭✭✭tinytobe


    I haven't ever since I've been back to Dublin. They used to be on Dublin busses, I remember. Now, I haven't seen any.



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