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A Lecture aimed at anyone interested in Broadcasting and for Secondary School Students
A 60 minute or 90 minute lecture on ‘Irish Broadcasting Milestones’ covering Irish Broadcast history from Marconi's experiments of the 1900s to today's digital age.
The sixty minute lecture would comprise of 45 minutes information delivery and 15 minutes Q & A session.
The ninety minute lecture would consist of 70 minutes information delivery and 20 minutes Q & A session.
A follow up for students would include a set examination based on the lecture.
A slide show to accompany the lecture is available if the facilities are available.
Points of Interest
The Marconi experiments and linking
- Includes the discovery of the technology and how it works.
The use of Wireless Telegraphy and radio broadcasting during the Easter Rising 1916
- Includes the foundation of the
The first pirate radio station in the
- Includes a description of former and current legislation.
The first death in the world of a prisoner convicted of illegal broadcasting. Sean McNeela died on hunger strike after his conviction
- Includes war time broadcasts from
Launch of television services in
- Includes television today including digital, satellite and internet and pirate television.
The launch of national commercial radio and Century Radio. Flood Tribunal.
- Includes the Short Wave broadcasts of Radio Eireann, The Irish Army broadcasts, Radio Exidy and Atlantic 252
The Pirate Radio era and the Government’s attitude to stations.
- Includes the Super Pirate Radio Nova, Sunshine and ERI. Street protests and final closures.
The radio broadcasters and the Shows.
- Includes Terry Wogan, Gay Byrne, Kennedy’s of Castleross, sponsored programmes. Gerry Ryan and radio controversies.
- The radio and television station, local and nationally. Internet Television like ‘Kildare TV’ The future of radio with falling ratings and advertising. DAB broadcasting.
The lecture would be accompanied by a slide show illustrating the various points of interest.
Other age groups will be considered with tailor made lectures.
Who is the Lecturer?
Eddie Bohan is a radio historian featured on web sites such as Radiowaves.ie and Anoraks Ireland. He has written extensively on radio and broadcasting. He has recently completed two written works compiling a list of over fifteen hundred radio stations that have been on air in
€ 50 per lecture. (includes travel expenses within Leinster)
€ 80 per lecture (including travel expenses outside Leinster)