Updated February 1st 2003,
Block, former Chief Executive of Lite FM.
Funny, he used to have really curly long hair and wear a scarf.
In fact he looked like Dr. Who!
was with subdued amusement that I learned that Lite FM in Dublin are
to change their name to Q102. And with the blessing of the BCI! Now
let me think about this for a minute. Q102...Hang on! Wasn't there
a station in Dublin in the 80's called Q102? Oh yeah, it's all coming
back to me now!
guy. What's his name? Eh, oh yes, Martin Block. He was involved in
the "real" Q102, was he not? Oh, and Scott Williams "in
the morning" was a big shot on the "real" Q102
also. Gee. What a coincidence! They're both directly involved in Lite
FM! Oh hang on, Martin Block has left. Sorry. Anyway, what next guys?
Super Q? Top 40 hits? But oh no! You can't do that! You're licenced
as an easy listening station, REMEMBER? Are all the
boys at the BCI under 20 years old or do they not remember the "real"
Q102? Hmmm...The mind boggles.
worked on Q102 when I was a little boy. In fact I started the
news service there on day one. I'll tell you what guys, I think
if you're going this far, why not go the whole hog, eh? I believe
Lawrence John is wandering about up North. Jason Mayne seems to
be free at the moment. Chris Barry is working with Sean McCarthy
(Gary Hamill) on IrishVox.com. There's two in one for you! John
Kenny is at 2FM (might be a hard one to poach, eh?). Emm... Andrew
Hanlon (David "jingles" Johnson) is at TV3, should be
easy to poach. Lets grab Mike Hogan (Micky Joe) while we're at
it, and Henry Owens. Then put in a top 40 format (I'm sure the
BCI won't mind) and hey presto! Q102 is
Hilarious the things folks do to get the old ratings up!
Oh shit! I nearly forgot! Anyone got a copy of the Q102 jingle package
from the 80's? They'll definately be needing that!
The closedown of Q102 in Dublin in 1988. 17 minutes of Martin
Block closing the original Q102 with station owner Pierre Doyle,
Bob Gallico, Scott Williams Breakfast Show, Mike Hogan, Jason
Mayne, George Long, Brian Jennings, and Dave Kelly. Martin Block
is clearly very nervous interviewing Pierre Doyle. Click
here for audio