Irish Correspondent Ken O'Sullivan in the audience at The Late Late Show on RTE1 TV
BROADCASTING FROM MARCH 7th 2014
ASHBOURNE, IRELAND: Eurovision time is almost upon us again and the participating countries are going through the process of selecting their songs for the contest in Copenhagen in May. While most selections are staightforward, there are the occasional surprises and dramas, none more surprising or dramatic than the Irish final "Eurosong" which took place last week. Five mentors presented their acts on The Late Late Show and prior to hearing the songs, host Ryan Tubridy encouraged each mentor to introduce their songs. Things got a little heated when former Eurovision winner Linda Martin had a frank exchange of views with one of the mentors and Bonditunes' Irish correspondent was right in the thick of it. We'll hear Ken's account of what happened in the first hour of the show. Below is some footage of the events.
PERTH, WEST AUSTRALIA: Colin Ahearn reports in with a story about a big fire in Gosnells, Western Australia, just minutes from his house! See his video below!
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: It's the biggest show on earth. Rachel Brunsden and myself discuss all the glitter and glam of The Academy Awards 2014!
CALABASH, NORTH CAROLINA: Flash this week features the band William Dell and the Weejams!
VANCOUVER, CANADA: It was so much fun catching up with our Canadian Correspondent Ronan Segrave. This week we discuss the recent Winter Olympics, and how it faired amid mixed reporting of the games.
NEW JERSEY, USA: Donald J. Mannion, our New York Correspondent and I talk about the mysterious haunting sounds people are hearing from Battery Park, the site of the Twin Towers in New York. Some say they are the sound of spirits.
PHILADELPHIA, USA: Philly Dave features a story on the Film "The Committments", based on the true story of a band in Dublin.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Last weekend was the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the biggest of it's size in the world. I chat with our Sydney Correspondent Claire O'Brien about it's history.
DARWIN, AUSTRALIA: Back to Rachel Brunsden to talk more about The Academy Awards 2014!
NEW YORK, USA: Special Contributor Sean McCarthy from Radio Irish in New York is back with another talented Irish artist!
IN REMEMBERENCE: The late broadcaster Bob Gallico recorded a series which looked at retro radio and TV commercials, and we play one of them!
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Myself and Adam Devlin chat about the English language, and how it is rapidly changing, particularly because of modern media.
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