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THIS WEEK BONDITUNES INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES IT'S 300th SHOW AND WE CELEBRATE BY BROADCASTING SOME OF OUR VERY BEST INTERVIEWS AND CONTENT OVER THE 4 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN ON AIR!
Ken O'Sullivan is our Irish correspondent and this week we replay his interview with Irish veteran actor and writer Frank Kelly, most famous for the hit comedy series "Father Ted".
While we celebrate our 300th radio show, we learned of the sad news of the passing of Irish veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan, who worked for The BBC for over 40 years. UK broadcaster Rodney Collins was part of the team on the furst series of breakfast shows that Terry did on BBC Radio Two back in the late sixties. I caught up with Rodney in Britain and listened to some of his fond memories of Terry.
Maureen O'Halloran is our London Correspondent, and as part of our 300th episode celebrations we look back at her interview with Irish super-group Hothouse Flowers
Marc Roberts is a singer/songwriter who represented Ireland at the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest. His busy career now also includes broadcasting as he divides his time between performing and presenting a radio show in Galway as well as co-hosting a country music show on Irish TV. Ken O’Sullivan first met Marc at the 1997 Cavan Song Contest and the two have been friends since. In 2013, Ken caught up with Marc in Galway and discussed his busy schedule…
Adam Devlin is our Political Editor in Melbourne, and to celebrate our 300th show, Adam picked one of his favourite interviews, which was with hugely popular singer Toni Childs!
As part of our 300th celebrations, Irish Correspondent Ken picked one his favourite interviews for BondiTunes International, which was with the lead singer of the legendary Australian band Icehouse, Iva Davies. We play a clip for that interview in this weeks show.
We take a break from our annivrsary celebrations to remember Irish veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan who passed away last weekend. I contacted Ken O'Sullivan and Declan Hughes in Ireland to talk about his amazing life, and his equally amazing ability to light everyone's lives.
When I first started the chat show for BondiTunes International. I had a problem...who to chat with! I called upon two close friends of mine who have so much talent, to come on the show. Rachel Brunsden is our entertainment reporter and knows more about hollywood than the people who live there! Adam Devlin is our political correspondent and is equally talented as our music guru. Together with veteran broadcaster Bob Gallico (who has since sadly passed away) we formed the bonditunes chat show. That was nearly 4 years ago! I could not get hold of Rachel for technical reasons, but here I have a long chat with Adam and we reminisce out all the fun we've had on the show since it started.
Two more interviews from Ken.
Statistically speaking, every row of six seats on a commercial aeroplane contains at least one passenger who would rather not be there. The clammy palms grip the arm-rests on take-off; their eyes search frantically for a reassuring smile from the nearest stewardess. If this describes you, you are not alone. Michael Comyn is a broadcaster and a qualified pilot who founded a company which runs courses helping nervous flyers to get over their fear of flying. In this interview, he tells Irish correspondent Ken O'Sullivan that statistics don't necessarily help in the process…
THE BATTLE OF CLONTARF
Sean Duffy – Battle of Clontarf.
The battle of Clontarf is one of the most famous conflicts in Irish history. Brian Boru, High King of Ireland died in the effort to drive invading Danish forces from the country. 2014 marked the 1000th anniversary of the battle at what is now a suburb on the north side of Dublin. Pinning down an exact date so far back in history is fraught with difficulty but since documents prove that the battle of Clontarf happened on Easter weekend, it's safe to say that the hostilities occurred on 23rd April 1014. Irish correspondent Ken O'Sullivan spoke to Sean Duffy, Professor of Irish History at Trinity College Dublin about the Millennium commemoration and also the origin of Irish surnames which began to appear at about the same time as the battle
I decided to pick what would have been my own favourite interview for BondiTunes International, and that would be with super seventies singer Tina Charles who I caught up with in London a year ago.
Time to catch up with Ronan Segrave, our Canadian Correspondent to find out the latest from the US elections, as the results come in from Iowa. Trump came second!
In 2008, Barack Obama was campaigning for election to be President of the United States. Research into the candidate’s background traced his roots all the way back to a tiny village in Co. Offaly in Ireland. After he was elected, President Obama paid a visit to his ancestral home in 2011. Irish correspondent Ken O’Sullivan travelled to Moneygall and spoke to Rev. Stephen Neill, who found the link to the village and President Obama’s 8th cousin Henry Healy…
US Correspondent Philly Dave from oldiesplus.net dispatched this lovely piece about his time at Bonditunes International over the years, reporting on a wide range of events he has covered. Thanks Philly!
I caught up with Dublin Correspondent Bob McKenzie to chat about the life and times of Terry Wogan, an Irish broadcaster who sadly passed away at the beginning of the week.
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