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Death notices on the Radio

  • 17-12-2021 11:44am
    Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭

    It is such an interesting unique thing about Ireland, it's basically our equivalent of Finnish people and their saunas


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,836 ✭✭✭Expunge

    And now is eating that lunch on the radio sector.

  • Registered Users Posts: 396 ✭✭TheBMG

    Is it? It’s my understanding that the ‘standard package’ from most undertakers include publishing in local media, a shout out for the deceased on the local radio plus a mention on

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,836 ✭✭✭Expunge

    What I meant was it's not the appointment listening it used to be as many (not all) people who are interested just look them up when they want.

  • Registered Users Posts: 396 ✭✭TheBMG

    I think the punters tune in to make sure they’re not dead themselves!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,139 ✭✭✭PsychoPete

    My mother listens to the deaths every morning then informs me on who has died

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,484 ✭✭✭happyoutscan

    Still very popular.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,942 ✭✭✭plodder

    Often wondered if Dublin had proper local radio, would the practice have taken off here..

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,428 ✭✭✭One Who Waits...

    Liveline (AKA The Joe Duffy Show) is practically Dublin Local Radio and the host is very much obsessed with death. He'd be only too happy to read out death notices for 75mins each day and pocket €400K for the privilege.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,680 ✭✭✭✭Dempo1

    I mentioned this phenomenon recently on another thread.

    A Dub, I purchased a cottage in rural Laois 20 years ago. For a few months whilst doing major restoration I had to depend on a radio, had no TV, barely electricity. I recall vividly switching on and picking up local stations, out of nowhere, obituaries started, I thought mother of God, this has to be a mistake, turned the dial and another station doing the same thing, I thought mother of God, what have I let myself in for 🤣, I even called friends in Dublin, they thought I'd lost the plot all together and move back quickly.

    This may seem odd to country folk but this is not something, I'd never heard in Dublin, I'm not even aware it is done on Dublin station's.

    So there you go, a blow in's first experience of obituaries on local radio, 20 years later, cottage restored and still a blow in 😁

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,989 ✭✭✭✭recode the site

    Is this de Liveline thread?

    Boys and girls, repeat after me 20 times: “I should have known, but I had to learn”.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,680 ✭✭✭✭Dempo1

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,861 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore