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Sell it to me...

  • 01-10-2001 4:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭

    Phantom FM... why should I listen to IT as opposed to 98FM/FM104/LiteFM/2FM/TodayFM ???

    Go on ... sell it to me :) (and keep it short!)

    ...oh, - and what's the frequency (, Kenneth :) )?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭Trev M

    Short answer....if you have to ask why you need to listen to Phantom as oppossed to the other tripe I think you've already gone beyond help offence.

    "Life without Phantom can drive you maaaaaddd"

  • Registered Users Posts: 172 ✭✭Sinister Pete

    You'd never hear the song you just made a joke about on any of the above.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12 mick

    I tuned in a couple of times and cant tell the diffrence.!

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭Bard

    Originally posted by Trev M
    Short answer....if you have to ask why you need to listen to Phantom as oppossed to the other tripe I think you've already gone beyond help offence.

    "Life without Phantom can drive you maaaaaddd"

    There's a flaw in your logic.

    I don't generally listen to any of them, so I wouldn't really know how good/bad the others are these days or why yet another station is an obviously better choice.

    That's why I asked. ... WHAT makes it a better station to listen to?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 114 ✭✭Manufractured Individual

    *Ahem* Because Phantom plays kickass music.

    Because it doesn't think it's a novelty to play rock.

    Because the DJs only ever have American accents if they come from America as opposed to the bull**** American voice every DJ on the other stations seems to think is cool...

    Because it has DJs who can be funny without use of fart noises.

    Because it's just better ok?

    If you need convincing to put all that effort into *ergh* turning on the radio and *argh* tuning in the bastard then maybe you shouldn't even bother...just turn it on ya lazy fool.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭Bard

    Thank you, Manufractured Individual, for providing the answers I was looking for.

    As for your last line... erm... it's no effort.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15 Nellys Belly

    You couldent afford it:)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 927 ✭✭✭Monkey

    Phantom FM... why should I listen to IT as opposed to 98FM/FM104/LiteFM/2FM/TodayFM ???

    well the others are **** and mostly dictated by the charts

    Phantom is 91.6FM

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 114 ✭✭Manufractured Individual

    Yeah it was just a joke...I mean you were making it sound like it was a big deal to have to turn on the radio and just listen to see if you like Phantom you know?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 332 ✭✭o sleep

    why should you listen to phantom? obviously, if it caters for your taste. if you like bands like (i don't know) the revs, stereophonics, placebo etc etc then listen to phantom. if you're not a particular fan of music in general, and you like the corrs, stereophonics, geri halliwell then turn on 98fm or fm104 (it doesn't matter which one, they're both ****). if you like tortoise, mogwai, jim o'rourke, blah blah blah then (try to) tune in to xfm. simple as that. listen to the station that appeals to you most.

    or mix the two you like most, which is what i do (ie, switch between phantom and xfm).

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 927 ✭✭✭Monkey

    "the revs, stereophonics, placebo"- what a horrible way to describe music on Phantom - three of the ****test bands thay ever play and I never hear the ****ing Stereophonics on there anyway

    Hands up if you hate the Stereophonies...

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 114 ✭✭Manufractured Individual

    *Raises hand...raises other hand as an indication of his distast for the Revs...remains sort of impartial towards Placebo...just doesn't notice them really...*

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17 velouria

    #raises one foot just to be different# stereophonics SUCK!!!!!an why did they appear on both lists? huh?!!!!?!??!?!?!!? i likes the revs i dont know why everyone has such a big grudge against them its like ****ing cool not to like them or something around the stoopid music centre anyway well whos a mini rocker now yeah?:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :(

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 114 ✭✭Manufractured Individual

    I liked the Revs for a while...then I saw them again, and something was just different, I dunno. This was before Wired to the Moon and everything so it's not that, I dunno, I just started to think "...but this sucks...". I just got bored with it I suppose.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,538 ✭✭✭PiE

    The Revs got a bit of success and all the "Tarquins" and "Elans" of Temple Bar decided that it would be "un-cool" to like a successful band, and instead decide to spout crap like "they were better before 'Wired to the Moon' man..." etc.

    As if they ever heard of them before that song :rolleyes:

    Don't get me wrong though, they are sh!te.

    And please don't get me started on the 'Phonics...

    Anyway, back On-Topic...

    Bard, it's already been said but if you like rock/indie music it's the best station for it. And the presenters are quite nice too, especially Sinister Pete :)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,695 ✭✭✭b20uvkft6m5xwg

    Niall I'm suprised :p

    PFM is categorically the only radio station I've ever listened to that I could put on and listen to w/out retuning for hours on end-

    When it went off air last Jan- I went through bad cold turkey.
    I dont think that would have happenned w/ any other station-
    alrite Pet Sounds, Dave Fanning & John Kenny have their moments- but nowhere near the sustained consistency Phantom has.

    Phantom Fm 91.6- Suck it and See ;)

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,287 ✭✭✭thedrowner

    *lies on back and raises every limb possible towards the air*

    yeah...i didnt mind wired to the moon the first 20,000 times i heard it on phantom but after that it just grated on my nerves a bit

    and i hate all those bands who shout/wail/try to sing and are **** but have a cult follwoing among the 11-14 year olds like the bloodhound gang and blink 182 and *argh* sorry its annoying me too much to even think about it.

    but ive listened to phanotm for YEARS and thanks to it, have heard of so many great artists i never owuld have heard of if it wasnt for the airplay they got from certian dj's.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 927 ✭✭✭Monkey

    "Niall I'm suprised" Why ? I just said the Stereophonies, Revs and Placebo are **** not that Phantom's my faaaaaaaaavourtie radio station

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,538 ✭✭✭PiE

    He meant the other Niall.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 927 ✭✭✭Monkey

    I was wondering why he called by my real name

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21 ro7

    Bard was this a trick question , anyway Phantom is without doubt the best station in Ireland . I have not given XFm enough time admittedly , but how can you argue with the dedication to great music . I shout at those commerical stations when I hear them say with that cheesey accent " You heard it first on ......" in relation to the likes of David Gray , The Stereophonics , Juliette Turner et al . I don't listen to any of those but you know what I mean .

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,309 ✭✭✭✭Bard

    Trev, No, it wasn't a trick question. I wanted you guys to try to ( convincingly :) ) convince a non-listener to become a listener ...

    From what I've heard of it (driving home from work, usually at 3am or so), it sounded like a good station...

    Monkey: HELLO... From one Niall to another. I believe 80project was referring to me by my actual name, though, not you :)


    It doesn't matter after all, as all I seem to be getting on 91.6FM out here in north Co. Dublin is white noise... i.e.: there's a signal there, - it's just silent.... or is it only on at certain times of the day now or something?...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 114 ✭✭Manufractured Individual

    but but but...I did hear them before that song...I saw them at one of them Blast thingumys when I used to go...they just got annoyingly repedative...mwaaaaaaaargh!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,967 ✭✭✭adnans

    Originally posted by Manufractured Individual
    Because it has DJs who can be funny without use of fart noises.
    hey hey there, dont mess with the original :)

    used to switch on Phantom FM back before it was cut off. wednesdays at 8pm there was a guy who would play anything you requested on radio. classic. then it got cut off, and i married Hannah from S Club 7. never looked back.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,695 ✭✭✭b20uvkft6m5xwg

    Sorry for the confusion Lads:o

    Yes indeed it was Bard I was referring to when I mentioned "Niall"

    I meant to ask you Niall / Bard could you get PFm out where you are...Obviously not:(
    The southside is served well-
    BTW it all started in a garden shed just around the corner from me;)