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Thursday, December 18, 2008

On - air dates 2009

Proposed On-air Dates

February 2009:
Fridays, February 20th, & 27th 2009;

March 2009:
Fridays, March 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th 2009;

April 2009:
Friday, April 3rd 2009;

Break until May 8th

May 2009:
Fridays, May 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 2009;

June 2009:
Fridays, June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 2009;

July 2009:
Fridays, July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st 2009;

Break until October 30th

October 2009:
Friday, October 30th 2009;

November 2009:
Fridays, November 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th 2009;

December 2009:
Fridays, December 4th, 11th & 18th 2009;

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

GOOD NEWS - WILD TIME is getting a second year

Good news indeed - Wild Time will continue to be on air in 2009. The new time slot will be 11a.m. and we're back on February 20th 2009. Please make sure to listen in this Friday for the second part of the talk on "Energy conservation in the home"

Thomas Janak and the digital hub fm wishes all listeners, friends and guests a merry Christmas and a blessed 2009.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What a year!!!

WILD TIME 2008 SCHEDULE

1. 15.02. Show Introduction and interview with Paul O’Sealohain from Sealife

2. 22.02. Christine Conneely and Bernadette Doyle from the Blue Cross live in the studio

3. 29.02. Helena LeMahieu from ASH live in the studio

4. 07.03. Laura Broxton from Nara live in the studio

5. 14.03. Miriam Anderson from Anvil live in the studio

6. 21.03. Mare & Foal Sanctuary UK footage

7. 28.03. Bat Conservation talk and Connor Kelleher interview footage

8. 04.04. Anti Fur Demo footage

9. 11.04. Wildlife Photographer Finn Van Gelderen interview and talk footage

10. 18.04. Reptile Breeder Thomas McElheron live in the studio

11. 25.04. Live from the studio, phone interviews with the DSPCA, ARAN and NARA

12. 02.05. Composting workshop with Brenda Palmer footage

13. 09.05. Wildlife Photography Group live in the studio

14. 16.05. John McLoughlin from the Irish Tree Council live in the studio, phone interview with Robin Well from "Vegetarian Shoes”, Brighton

15. 23.05. Anja Murray from An Taisce live in the studio, Tony Lowes from Friends of the Irish Environment on the phone

16. 30.05. Full length phone interview with Greenair’s Olivier Van der Elst

17. 06.06. Phone interview with Sean Meehan from the Irish Wildlife Trust

Summer Break

18. 26.09. “Party Animal” Book Launch Footage

19. 03.10. Dog Listener Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff member Katja Schumann and cat rescuer Vera Resch live in the studio

20. 10.10. Festival of World Cultures Footage

21. 17.10. Rally against animal cruelty footage

22. 24.10. Photographer Michael Finn live in the studio

23. 31.10. Rally against animal cruelty footage - part II

24. 07.11. Reptile- and Fish expert Gavin Corcorran. Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland and photographer Michael Finn live in the studio

25. 14.11. Wild Poland Foundation member Greg Prujszczyk live in the studio, painter Fab LaPlace on the phone

26. 21.11. Festival of World Food footage

27. 28.11. Footage from a talk about “Cats – what to know about them …”

28. 05.12. Pauline Beades and Kastie Mardinfrom the Irish Seal Sanctuary live in the studio

29. 12.12. Energy Conservation in the home – Part I

30. 19.12. Energy Conservation in the home – Part II

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pics and info from the show on December 5th 2008

Last Friday, December 5th, Thomas Janak welcomed Pauline Beades and Katie Mardin from the Irish Seal Sanctuary to WILD TIME. The two lovely girls proofed to be very compelling and interesting guests. Thomas also enquired about the progress regarding the new sanctuary/marine institute, which was supposed to have been build by now. As it transpires the Fingal County Council has revoked the promised funding. The Irish Seal Sanctuary now asks the public to send an email of protest to the manager of the Fingal County Council (manager@fingalcoco.ie)and also ask to sign their petition on their website. -

In order to raise some funds the Sanctuary is hosting a pub quiz @ Gormley's Pub in Balbriggan on December 19th - for more information call the sanctuary at 01 - 835 43 70

Thomas and his guests during the show
Pauline Beades and Katie Mardin from the Irish Seal Sanctuary

On December 12th and 19th WILD TIME brings you a two parter about
Energy Conservation in the home before going off air for 2008.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

FREE advise and more

In the run up to Christmas shelters are being offered no-longer-wanted dogs virtually every hour of every day. Please stick to your pets, there is simply no reason to dump them just because Christmas is a stressful time.

WILD TIME host Thomas "TJ" Janak, who is also a fully qualified pet psychologist and holistic animal healer among other things is giving free advise and talks in numerous places this side of Christmas:

08.12. 2 - 6p.m. Harvest Fare, Main street Blessington FREE ADVISE on pet behaviour

10.12. 3 - 6p.m. Pet Mania, Carlow, FREE Advise on pet behaviour

16.12. 8.15p.m. Talk: "From Wolf to Dog", St. Kevin's Community Centre, Main street Blessington € 2,- entrance fee

A further talk and workshop are coming to Blessington in January 2009. The next Dublin based workshop will be in February 2009

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November/December Schedule


Moire Byrne recently gave a talk about "Energy Conservation in the home", which will be on air soon

See below

21.11.2008 Footage from the "World Food" Event
28.11.2008 Footage from a talk on "Cats"
05.12.2008 Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary live in the studio
12.12.2008 Footage from a talk on "Energy Conservation in the home"
19.12.2008 Footage from a talk on "Energy Conservation in the home" Part II

pls tune in Fridays from 8 - 9p.m. GMT on 94.3fm or www.digitalhubfm.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

To come to WILD TIME

Thomas Janak will be recording a talk on Energy Conservation in the home @ the Library in Blessington. The footage will go out on WILD TIME on December 12th 2008 at 8p.m.

This coming friday we will bring you footage from the "World Food" festival. Please tune in on 94.3fm or globally via www.digitalhubfm.com

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pictures from the show on November 14th 2008

Greg (surname unbelievably hard to write and to pronounce) from the Wild Poland Foundation was Thomas Janak's guest on WILD TIME last friday between 8p.m and 9p.m. The show also featured a short phone interview with French painter Fab La Place, whose exhibition "Les Barronnes de Paris" can be seen at the Piedelcalso Art Cafe on Thomas Street, Dublin 8.

The exhibition consists of approx. 20 paintings of a baronness. Each drawing sees the royal lady with a different animal, who all have their meaning.
www.wildpoland.org
Greg from The Wild Poland Foundation on The Digital Hub FM

Next Friday: Footage from the "World Food Festival" which took place in Marlay Park not too long ago.
Please tune in!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pics from last weeks' show (November 7th)

After the show!
It was a real treat to have Gavin Corcorran on the show
During the show
fltr: Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland, schoolteacher Grace, Michael Finn and Fish- and Reptileexpert Gavin Corcorran
WILD TIME host/producer Thomas Janak before the show

While the new studio is being build we have to endure a bit of chaos

There is always something :-(

With only a few weeks to go before WILD TIME will go off air, the show had reached new heights with an array of interesting guests. The show on November 7th proofed to be very interactive as all guests and show host enjoyed themselves while being on the radio.

Listeners learned a lot of knowledge about reptiles, fish and birds

Friday, November 7, 2008

2009 ON AIR DATES

The on air dates for 2009* are as follows:

Every Friday between February 13th - April 10th
Every Friday between May 15th and July 31st
Every Friday between October 16th - December 15th


The actual on air time for IN-DEPTH hasn't been decided on yet

* subject to change

Thursday, October 30, 2008

TO COME TO WILD TIME ...

... tomorrow evening we're bringing you part II of the footage from the Rally against animal cruelty, which took place in good old Dublin on October 5th. The show features speeches from the antivisection society among others and will be every interesting.

On November 7th Thomas will be joined live in the studio by Bird Expert Gavin Corcorran and Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland. and there is always more to come to WILD TIME ...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thomas is also hosting a music show ...

... every Tuesday between 11p.m. and midnight on Babylon Radio

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Pics from the show with Michael Finn


Photographer Michael Finn was a very engaging guest and shared his love for birds with the listeners

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak is his own desk operator

Monday, October 6, 2008

WILD TIME AUTUMN/WINTER SCHEDULE 2008

WILD TIME AUTUMN/WINTER SCHEDULE

26.09. “Party Animal” Book Launch Footage
03.10. Dog Listener Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff member Katja Schumann and cat rescuer Vera Resch live in the studio
10.10. Festival of World Cultures Footage
17.10. Rally against animal cruelty footage
24.10. Photographer Michael Finn live in the studio
31.10. Rally against animal cruelty footage - Part II
07.11. Reptile- and Bird expert Gavin Corcorran live in the studio
14.11. Wild Poland Foundation member Greg Prujszczyk live in the studio
21.11. Festival of World Food footage
28.11. Footage from a talk about Cats
05.12. Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary live in the studio
12.12. tba
19.12. Best of Wild Time

2 parter to come to WILD TIME: Rally against animal cruelty


ARAN staged its biggest peaceful protest on October 5th with a rally against animal cruelty, which led activists and animal lovers alike down from Parnell Street all the way down to Nassau Street and beyond. The rally ended in front of the O'Callaghan hotel where animal rights groups gave touching, interesting and informative talks. To come to WILD TIME soon.

Festival of world food footage to come to Wild Time

On October 4th WILD TIME spent a few hours at the festival of world food, an event at Marlay Park, where Thomas Janak conducted interesting interviews about meat free options with people from countries as diverse as Sri Lanka, Japan, Nigeria, Trindad & Tobago and many more. Soon to come to WILD TIME

Pics from the show on October 3rd

Wild Time host Thomas Janak talking to his guests
Vera Resch, Katja Schumann and Jaqueline Murk

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Updates

The show on Friday, October 3rd, which featured Vera Resch, Katja Schumann and Jaqueline Murk was brilliant. On October 4th Thomas went to record a full show about the Festival of World Food and today he will partake in the Rally Against Animal Cruelty - all that and more soon on WILD TIME.

Thomas Janak has moved to the countryside and is waiting for internet connection, therefore updates mightn't be as quick as usual.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Irish Seal Sanctuary to come to WILD TIME

Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary will be live in the studio on December 5th. And there is always more to come to WILD TIME.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Date for your diary: ARAN's Rally against animal cruelty

On Sunday, October 5th 2008, 1.30p.m. @ the Garden of Rememberance, Parnell Square, Dublin: ARAN is holding their biggest event yet: The Rally against animal cruelty.

See their important video here

World Animal Week is upon us from October 1st to October 7th 2008. Why don't you make a point by coming to the rally!

Other interesting dates:

October 2nd 2p.m. @ Whitechurch Library, Rathfarnham: Talk on "Cats - what to know about them and how to care for them" by pet psychologist and radio program maker Thomas Janak.

WILD TIME is back on October 3rd at 8p.m. on 94.3fm or globally with studio guests:
Jaqueline Murk, Vera Resch and Katja Schumann

Thursday, September 25, 2008

November 14th Show Scheduled

WILD TIME is picking up speed and show slots are filling fast.

On November 14th Thomas Janak will be talking to Greg Prujszczyk from the Wild Poland Organisation live in the studio.

All shows from September 26th - November 14th are now fully scheduled and we have a few more weeks after that to fill. If YOU work tirelessly for animal welfare or the conservation of our fragile planet you might want to get involved. If so email the show host HERE

Picture courtesy of wildpoland.org

Full Station Schedule - September - December 2008

08.00 What's The Story? - Morning Show with Tommy Coombes & Guests. Community News Round Ups with Tommy's Morning Music & Prizes!

10.00 World Roots - World musics with Anthony Cummins

11.00 Entertainment Show (Working Title)- Presented by Matthew Boyd, Susan Clarke, Declan Arthur & Co.

12.00 Music Special: Showband Memories - With Christopher Williams

13.00 Lunchtime Favourites - Music & Chat with Bernard Warfield

14.00 That Afternoon Effect Great Music. Good Chats. - With Gerry Kilby & Co.

15.00 Urban Worldwide Mix - With DJ Spaqz

16.00 The Buzz - With Stephen & Karl

17.00 That Friday Feeling , Lively fun, music, sport, competitions & guests with Shane Byrne & Emma Carroll

18.00 Dublin 8 Connections - With Liz O'Connor, Charlie Hammond
& John Gallagher - Local reflections, discussion & music requests

19.00 Spinning Through The Years - Gerry & Marie take you on a trip down Dublin of the 50s & 60s with music & memories

20.00 Wild Time - Thomas Janak & Guests investigate world conservation

21.00 Finnegan, Arts & culture show with Edward Delany & Guests

22.00 Maora na Staire – Makers of History, Explorations in Irish History with Frank Connolly & Guests

23.00 Arcadia, Late night alternative music with Paul Graham & Colm O'Brien

Ghostly October

Paracon 08 - courtesy of the Paracon 08 (Paranormal Convention), which takes place at Clontarf Castle on October 11th, WILD TIME will raffle of 2 tickets + keyrings to a quick listener during the live show on October 3rd.

WILD TIME is back tomorrow at 8p.m. on 94.3fm or globally via the web with footage from the book launch of the smash hit "Party Animals".

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Update - first November 2008 show scheduled

WILD TIME is back this Friday at 8p.m. and slots are filling fast.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SCHEDULE
26.09.08 "Party Animal" Book Launch
03.10.08 Dog Whisperer Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff Member Katja Schumann and private cat rescuer Vera Resch
10.10.08 Festival of World Cultures Footage
17.10.08 Footage from the Rally against animal cruelty
24.10.08.Canal Critters (Irish Wildlife Trust Event)plus photographer Michael Finn
31.10.08 Footage from a talk about how to care for cats

On November 7th, Thomas welcomes Gavin Corcoran to the studio. He is an expert on reptiles, fish and birds and more than passionate about his subjects. Gavin works at the Wacker Pet Shop on Parnell Street, Dublin and Wackers also have a pet superstore on the Long Mile Road, Dublin. We are looking forward to having him on the show.

For November 14th or 21st we might get people from the Irish Seal Sanctuary to come to the studio on Crane Street. We'll keep you posted!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thomas "TJ" Janak is taking on a second show


"Electropopper" and award-winning songwriter and radio show producer/host Thomas "TJ" Janak is bringing a new show to Babylon Radio.

"Boing Boom Tschak" is a new weekly radioshow that highlights electronic music from around the globe. The first show will go out in November 2008. Exact time and date to be confirmed.

For more visit www.babylonradio.com

The wait is over

WILD TIME is back in one week!

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SCHEDULE
26.09.08 "Party Animal" Book Launch
03.10.08 Dog Whisperer Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff Member Katja Schumann and private cat rescuer Vera Resch
10.10.08 Festival of World Cultures Footage
17.10.08 Footage from the Rally against animal cruelty
24.10.08.Canal Critters (Irish Wildlife Trust Event)plus photographer Michael Finn
31.10.08 Footage from a talk about how to care for cats

Fridays 8 - 9p.m. on 94.3fm or via the internet on www.digitalhubfm.com

Friday, September 12, 2008

Schedule


SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SCHEDULE
26.09.08 "Party Animal" Book Launch
03.10.08 Dog Whisperer Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff Member Katja Schumann and private cat rescuer Vera Resch
10.10.08 Festival of World Cultures Footage
17.10.08 Footage from the Rally against animal cruelty
24.10.08.Canal Critters (Irish Wildlife Trust Event)plus photographer Michael Finn
31.10.08 Footage from a talk about how to care for cats

We are currently in the process of scheduling further shows. Future guests will likely include Joanne Penders and Sean Meehan from the Irish Wildlife Trust, Niall Hatch from Bird Watch Ireland, members of Wild Poland.Org and Craniosacral Therapist Mo Hudson, who works on humans as well as on dogs and horses.

And there is always more to come to WILD TIME

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Michael Finn confirmed his appearance on WILD TIME

Michael Finn, seen here with Wild Time host Thomas Janak, has confirmed his appearance on WILD TIME on Friday, October 24th 2008.

Thomas also contacted "Wild Poland.org" and they said they're going to call him soon to schedule an on air date.

Please send it on

Have you ever heard of aerial hunting? It's a brutal practice. Wolves are shot from low-flying aircraft or chased to exhaustion, then killed at point-blank range.

Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for Vice President, promotes this barbaric practice, exploiting a loophole in the Federal Airborne Hunting Act to allow private wolf killers to shoot down wolves using aircraft. We have to get the word out about this!

Please watch this powerful video by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, and then share it with every wildlife lover you know:

http://actionfund.defenders.org/palinvideo

Sunday, August 31, 2008

To come to WILD TIME



WILD TIME host Thomas Janak recently met photographer Michael Finn (see picture) who has 3 Kodak Awards and numerous gold, silver and bronze awards from the Irish Professional Photographers Association to his credit. He has just released a book with wildlife photographs and he has nice stories to tell about how this came about.

With a little luck Michael will be on WILD TIME soon. We will keep you posted.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Guinness is good for you

Nicole Valentin, the long-term girlfriend of WILD TIME host Thomas Janak, had won 2 tickets to the Guiness Storehouse at the Digital Hub Wrap Party on June 6th. She finally managed to go and enjoy a pint (or two ...) at the Guiness Storehouse. Thomas came along to take pictures and to carry Nicole home should the need arise.

Nicole always joins Thomas in the studio and she usually takes the pictures of all the guests.

Very informative films about how Guiness is brewed

Nicole having a very good time at the Guiness Storehouse

Friday, August 29, 2008

Updates

Did you know that you can see all pictures from this blog at a glance HERE?

The Digital Hub FM is getting bigger and currently there is a new purpose built studio being build, from which we will operate hopefully by the end of October.

September & October 2008 - fully scheduled



26.09.08 "Party Animal" Book Launch
03.10.08 Dog Whisperer Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff Member Katja Schumann and private cat rescuer Vera Resch
10.10.08 Festival of World Cultures Footage
17.10.08 Footage from the Rally against animal cruelty
24.10.08.Canal Critters (Irish Wildlife Trust Event)
31.10.08 Footage from a talk about how to care for cats

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Schedule subject to change, because there is always more to come on WILD TIME

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How to get to us



DRIVING FROM CITY: If driving from city, go down Thomas Street (past Vicar Street), turn left at lights at the junction of St. Catherine's Church/Handel's Pub. Enter Thomas Court and take the first right, which is Rainsford Street (cobbled). Half way down on your left is the entrance to the Digital Exchange backyard and visitor parking. Press the buzzer at the security gate and say you are a guest on the digital hub fm and someone will bring you straight to the studio.

BY BUS FROM CITY CENTRE: Bus 51b or 78a from Aston Quay (journey time 10 minutes), Bus 123 from Dame Street or O'Connell Street (journey time 10 minutes). The nearest stop is Thomas Street, opposite the SPAR shop. Go to Reception of the "Digital Exchange" in Crane Street and say that you are a guest on the radio and you will be brought to the studio.

WILD TIME goes out live at 8p.m. - please be there by 7.30p.m. for a pre-talk.

Monday, August 25, 2008

To come to WILD TIME: Show with studio guests from the Irish Wildlife Trust

Sean Meehan and Joanne Pender from the Irish Wildlife Trust have expressed an interest to join WILD TIME host Thomas Janak in the studio for a full show. Dates and topics are not finalised yet.

A report about the Irish Wildlife Trusts "Canal Critters" event will be aired on October 24th.

And there is always more to come on WILD TIME

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Footage to be aired on October 10th 2008

The Festival of World Cultures took place from the 22nd - 24th of August in Dun Laoighaire. WILD TIME was there to find out more about sustainable energies and ways to help the environment.

A full show will go out on air on October 10th 2008, 8p.m. on 94.3fm or globally via the Internet.

The show will feature interviews with Gordon Atkinson from ENERFINA, MICRO PRO COMPUTERS retail manager Russell Islam, Fernanda Parente from ECO-UNESCO, Brendan Mulqueen from CHALLIS, Niall Hatch from BIRDWATCH IRELAND, Una Lavelle from the Clondalkin Community Recycling Initiative, Allen Holman from ECOCAR and many, many more. For direct contact details of all interviewees see end of post.

Gordon Atkinson, Director of "Enerfina" in conversation with WILD TIME host Thomas Janak
Social Worker Colin from "Global Action Plan"
Eco - Unesco Communication Officer Fernanda Parente
"Challis Water Controls" Director Brendan Mulqueen talked to WILD TIME about how to save water
Thomas Janak in conversation with "Micro Pro Computers" Retail Manager Russell Islam
Niall Hatch from Bird Watch Ireland
Thomas talked to Anamary Varas who sells handmade crafts from Chile and South America

www.enerfina.com
www.iameco.ie
www.ecounesco.ie
www.birdwatchireland.ie
www.alchallis.com
www.globalactionplan.ie
www.ecobaby.ie
www.ecocar.ie
www.iwt.ie
www.theorganiccentre.ie
www.coolearth.ie

and there is always more to come on WILD TIME

SCHEDULE SO FAR

26.09.08 "Party Animal" Book Launch
03.10.08 Dog Whisperer Jaqueline Murk, ASH staff Member Katja Schumann and private cat rescuer Vera Resch
10.10.08 Festival of World Cultures Footage
17.10.08 Footage from the Rally against animal cruelty
24.10.08.Canal Critters

and there is always more to come on WILD TIME

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Soon to come ...


Footage from the Festival of World Cultures 2008, which took place from the 22nd - 24th of August 2008 to come to WILD TIME. More pictures and information will be up here soon

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back on September 26th 2008

WILD TIME every Friday between 8p.m. and 9p.m. on the digital hub fm
Our phone number: 01 - 480 6250
Text Line: 087 - 943 3100
email: 943fm@digihubfm.com
alternatively email to: info@holisticanimalhealing.net

Monday, August 11, 2008

Free Tickets

Mark Guiran from the paranormal convention (see post below) has confirmed to send Thomas free tickets to raffle off. A big thank you to Mark.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Fancy something different?

Thomas Janak was asked by Paracon organiser Mark Guiran to perform picture readings at the PARACON but unfortunately Thomas will be in Standbridge for his third installment of his "Animal Spirit Medicine" course in October.

Tickets are on sale now.

WILD TIME has asked for two free tickets to raffle off and if PARACON can supply them they will be raffled off on October 3rd during WILD TIME.

... and there is always more to come on WILD TIME!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dog whisperer meets dog listener (and more)

Wild Time host Thomas Janak has often been described by the media as Dr. Doolittle or the dog whisperer and he has been tried and tested on many TV and radio stations. Regular listeners therefore know a lot about animal communication. But it gets better as Thomas will be joined in the studio on October 3rd by Dog Listener Jaqueline Murk.

Both Thomas and Jaqueline will be at the Pet Expo at the RDS this year. To tell you all about it Thomas will be chatting to Marie Murphy, one of the organisers of the expo over the phone - a full show NOT TO BE MISSED

Scheduled shows for autumn so far:

26.09.08 "Party Animal" Book Launch footage
03.10.08 Dog Listener Jaqueline Murk

10.10.08 Aran: Rally against animal cruelty footage

Also to be covered on wild time: Canal Critters, Festival of world cultures (health and environmental issues) - dates tba.

... and there is always more to come on wild time!

What ever happened to Sam ...

I guess all of you who have a show on The Digital Hub remember Sam Lyons, who worked with Paul Dunne and all of us for a good few years. At the moment he is travelling the world. He himself calls it "An adventure of three friends+2 as they travel across Asia and Australasia to discover themselves and the world around them." - he has a regularly updated BLOG that is very interesting. Why don't you have a look and even leave a comment.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Digital Hub FM



WE'RE BACK ON AIR BROADCASTING EVERY FRIDAY FROM

26TH SEP 2008 - 19th DEC 2008

Available on FM in Dublin City
or worldwide via weblink
Music, Entertainment, Discussion, Local
History, Sports, Youth Programmes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Canal Critters" to come to WILDTIME

As part of 2008s Heritage Week the Irish Wildlife Trust* has organised an event, which runs on five consecutive days (25th - 29th August) aptly titled: "Canal Critters".

The day will start with a colourful wildlife presentation and water safety talk before participants take part in a nature trail and net for canal critters to identify.

The Irish Wildlife Trust hopes the day will lead to a better understanding and awareness of our wonderful canal wildlife and heritage.

For more info click HERE.

WILDTIME will join the event on August 25th and will record bits and pieces for a future show date.

* - Irish Wildlife Trust's Sean Meehan was guest on WILDTIME before the summer break

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Old news is good news

Since we are enjoying our summer break, wouldn't it be nice to check out (and re-listen)past "In-Depth" shows. IN-DEPTH was Thomas Janak's social justice show on NEAR90FM, which ran from May 2006 - January 2008, with 81 shows going out on air:

ALL IN-DEPTH SHOWS

01 - 06.05.2006 THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY with studio guests John Brogan (co-host) and radio program presenter Paul Graham. The show looks at the music industry and features interviews with legendary artists SPARKS and PAUL HUMPHREYS (Ex- OMD). *

02 - 13.05.2006 ANIMAL WELFARE, a show which features a full length interview with Ashley Doran – Wong about holistic animal healing, an interview with Dave Neale from Animals Asia and and an interview with the ISPCA about neutering animals as well as footage recorded on a night out with the BLUE CROSS. *

03 - 20.05.2006 MULTICULTURAL IRELAND with Intercultural centre Co-Ordinator Jacob Nwazota originally from Nigeria, Spain – born NEAR FM station manager Sally Galiana and Russian lady Tatjana Trutova. Co – hosted by John Brogan. *

04 - 27.05.2006 SAFETY FIRST – THE MUSIC INDUSTRY – the show explores the danger of going to gigs and events and features a 30-minute interview with Deborah Rees, who runs the website “SAFECONCERTS”. The show also features an interview with Jimmy MacDonnell, self-proclaimed biggest fan of Snooker – legend Jimmy White. Co – hosted by John Brogan*

05 - 06.06.2006 GLOBALISATION from an African point of view, featuring footage recorded at the Africa Centre in Dublin.

06 - 13.06.2006 CLIMATE CHANGE with studio guest Niamh Garvey from CHRISTIAN AID. The show also features an interview with the director of the Botanic Gardens in Dublin, Peter Wyse Jackson.

07 - 20.06.2006 PERCEPTION – how “we” look at youth and involve youth in music. With studio guests Aaron Kennedy, who runs the DRUMMING ACADEMY in Dublin and “Masamba” Samba Group Teacher Simeon Smith. The show also features an interview with Drummer Ronan O`Reilly who works for MUSIC MAKER.

08 - 27.06.2006 AFGHANISTAN with studio guest Dawi Roushan who talked about his life in war- torn Afghanistan and in Ireland. The show also features an interview about the services of the “Samaritans”.

09 - 04.07.2006 COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIES looks at complimentary ways of healing and featured studio guests Kate Maher, who did a live TAROT reading during the show and Reiki master Nicole Valentin who is also a fully qualified Swedish body massage therapist.

10 - 11.07.2006 THE PALESTINE – ISRAEL CONFLICT was another interesting show which featured interviews conducted by Thomas in Belfast and Dublin and had Palestine/Israel expert Dr. Francesco Cavatorta as a studio guest.

11 - 18.07.2006 LITHUANIA – the show looked at a country largely unknown to the world and featured footage from a recent profile-raising event.

12 - 25.07.2006 MUSIC TALK provided a platform for French presenter Aurelie Montfront to play and talk about her interviews with Irish artists ASLAN and THE REDNECK MANIFESTO.

13 - 01.08.2006 HIV AND AIDS featuring studio guest Breda Gahan, global HIV/AIDS advisor for NGO CONCERN. The show was a built up to the XVI. International Aids Conference which took place in August in Toronto/Canada.

14 - 08.08.2006 PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS featured interviews with mediums Stewart Keys and Carol Stirling and live guests Mark Guerin and Gavin Byrne who are involved in mentioned investigations.

15 - 15.08.2006 THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY tried to rehash the spirit of the same show, which had been aired earlier in the year. Studio guest: George Mulcahy from NEAR FM.

22.08.2006 NO SHOW

16 - 29.08.2006 09/11 – 5 YEARS ON dealt with the events surrounding the terrorist attacks on America and featured interviews with a woman who lived in New York at the time of the World Trade Center attacks and another woman who was in Saudi Arabia when the attack occurred. Thought provoking.

17 - 05.09.2006 XVI. INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TORONTO COVERAGE

18 - 12.09.2006 XVI. INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TORONTO COVERAGE

19 - 19.09.2006 XVI. INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TORONTO COVERAGE

20- 26.09.2006 XVI. INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TORONTO COVERAGE

IN – DEPTH dedicated one full month to the conference and offered over 40 individual pieces from interviews to press conferences and seminar / panel coverage from Toronto. The footage travelled to five countries and was aired on numerous stations across the country.

21 - 03.10.2006 ANIMAL WELFARE II with studio guest Sarah Guenther who runs the East Galway Animal Rescue centre. The show also features an interview with Caroline and Mike Townsley who currently try to rescue their beloved police dog “Saxon”.

22 - 10.10.2006 FREE LEONARD PELTIER – a call backed by Robert Redford and Nelson Mandela. Leonard Peltier is imprisoned for over 30 years for a crime he never committed. Studio guests: Dave Bailey and Gemma Sharkey.

23 - 17.10.2006 09/11 – 5 YEARS ON (Part II) - more voices from New York

24 - 24.10.2006 AFRI HEDGESCHOOL special event report

25 - 31.10.2006 MISSION LEBANON with telephone interviewees Miche├íl Mac Diarmada, who runs the “LebProject” and Dr. Abdul Sayegh from Q´ana in the Lebanon.

07.11.2006 NO SHOW

14.11.2006 NO SHOW

26 - 21.11.2006 various topics – hosted by Alan Braddish filling in for Thomas Janak

27 - 28.11.2006 BREAST CANCER with a guest from the Irish Cancer Society

28 - 05.12.2006 Best of In-Depth Part I

29 - 12.12.2006 Best of In-Depth Part II

30 - 19.12.2006 Best of In-Depth Part III

26.12.2006 NO SHOW due to Christmas – special broadcast

31 - 02.01.07 Special report: RALLY AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY

32 - 09.01.07 COMMON MALE CANCERS with a guest from the Irish cancer society

33 - 16.01.07 DISABILITIES with Near 90 FMs own Brendan Crean and Jimmy McDonnell

34 - 23.01.07 FUR IS MURDER with Laura Broxson from the Coalition For The Abolishment Of Fur Trade

35 - 30.01.07 LIVING IN IRELAND AS A MUSLIM

36 - 06.02.07 HEART DISEASE – AN UNDERESTIMATED KILLER with Dr. Anthony Cummins

37 - 13.02.07 ASYLUM POLITICS with Roslyn Fuller

38 - 20.02.07 STRESS with yoga – teacher Marie-Angeline Lascaux

39 - 27.02.07 THE LACK OF MEDICAL FACILITIES IN IRELAND with Dr. Anthony Cummins

06.03.07 NO SHOW

13.03.07 NO SHOW

40 - 20.03.07 ASH - ANIMAL RESCUE SERVICE with Helena LeMahieu

41 - 27.03.07 “THE BRIDGE TO JAPAN” special report from the Chester Beatty Library on the city building of the old Edo (Tokyo)

42 - 03.04.07 CHINESE NEW YEAR – SECHUAN OPERA – special report from the Chester Beatty Library

43 - 10.04.07 INTEGRATION DAY – report from the festivities of the Intercultural Centre and the Rainbow Neighbourhood Project

44 - 17.04.07 BLOODY HARVEST PART I – footage from a seminar on organ harvesting featuring interviews with Fallun Gong practitioner Ming Zhao and international human rights lawyer David Matas

45 - 24.04.07 BLOODY HARVEST PART II – continuation of part I

46 - 01.05.2007 INTERNATIONAL MUSICFAIR I – contains of performances and interviews with many artists as well as of interviews with many organisations who aim for more education in the field of music

47 - 08.05.2007 INTERNATIONAL MUSICFAIR II – continuation of part I

48 - 15.05.2007 CYBERPSYCHOLOGY with Andrew Power and Dr. Grainne Kirwan from the IADT/ Dun Laoghaire, Gavin Byrne and Nick Jackman from Near90FM

49 - 22.05.2007 BEST OF INDEPTH PART I – 1st anniversary special broadcast

50 - 29.05.2007 BEST OF INDEPTH PART II - 1st anniversary special broadcast

51 - 05.06.2007 ANVIL – animals need a voice in legislation with Miriam Anderson from Anvil

52 - 12.06.2007 INDIA AND THE SIKH with Satwinder Singh from the Sikh Council of Ireland

53 - 19.06.2007 OBESITY with Mary K. Anderson and Kate Maher

54 - 26.06.2007 THE MEDIA with Near90FM founder Jack Byrne

55 - 03.07.2007 ANGELS/Belief systems with medium Mary K. Anderson, Yoga healer Marie Angeline Lascaux and John Mannings

56 - 10.07.2007 ASH – Animal Rescue Follow UP show. Thomas Janak travelled to ASH for an overnight stay, which turned out to be very interesting and informative.

57 - 17.07.2007 FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY – nearly 30 000 elderly people are living in Dublin and most of them are isolated and lonely. Reason enough for IN-DEPTH to get in touch with “Friends of the elderly”.

58 - 24.07.2007 COMBAT POVERTY with Bevin Cody

59 - 31.07.2007 FRIENDS OF THE ELDERLY II – Independence Day festivities

60 - 07.08.2007 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE with Margaret Martin from Woman’s Aid Ireland

61 - 14.08.2007 THE ECLECTIC SESSIONS – PART I charity event in aid of fighting blindness at the Sugarclub

62 - 21.08.2007 INTEGRATION with Flavia Corredetti and Abdul Haseeb

63 - 28.08.2007 THE ECLECTIC SESSIONS – PART II

64 - 04.09.2007 REPORT FROM ABROAD – GLASGOW

65 - 11.09.2007 THE HARRY POTTER PHENOMENON with 8-years-old Nicky Rogers – Fallon, his mum Regina and Near90FMs own Jimmy MacDonnell

66 - 18.09.2007 SPIRIT OF THE WILD exhibition coverage

67 - 25.09.2007 BIKERS – what are they and how does society view them? With guest Stuart Bobbett

68 - 02.10.2007 HERITAGE WEEK – Footage recorded at St. Nicholas of Myra during 2007s National Heritage Week. The show features lovely interviews and lively music

69 - 09.10.2007 FESTIVAL OF WORLD CULTURES – PART I – The two parter highlights mainly environmental issues but also reports on interculturalism

70 - 16.10.2007 FESTIVAL OF WORLD CULTURES – PART II

71 - 23.10.2007 SPIRIT OF THE WILD II – The show features interviews with wolf expert Tanja Askani and wildlife photographer Steve Bloom

72 - 30.10.2007 – ALL IRELAND ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE – PART I – This three parter highlights all the action needed or already undertaken to give animals a better life in Ireland

73 - 06.11.2007 – COMPUTERWORLD – THE AFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON HUMANS

74 - 13.11.2007 – ALL IRELAND ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE – PART II

75 - 20.11.2007 – ALL IRELAND ANIMAL WELFARE CONERENCE – PART III

76 - 27.11.2007 – SPIRITUALITY with Siobhan O‘ Hanlon & Mary K. Anderson

77 - 04.12.2007 – BEST OF IN-DEPTH 2007 - Part I

78 - 11.12.2007 – BEST OF IN-DEPTH 2007 - Part II

79 - 17.12.2007 – BEST OF INDEPTH 2007 – Part III

80 - 08.01.2008 – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DEAF PEOPLE with Brendan Lennon

81 - 15.01.2008 – CRIME VICTIM HELPLINE

* - on LIBER8 FM, all other shows on NEAR FM

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kind words

N.A.R.A.'s 1st Anniversary - A year in review

Thanks for your support Thomas, and for your help in spreading the word for animals throughout the past year.
Best wishes, Laura

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We do wish Nara continued success and will continue to support them as best we can

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What's to come - "Party Animal" Book Launch July 1st 2008


Whiskas' 50th birthday was celebrated in style with the launch of a book titled: "Party Animals" - a book compiled by Marissa Mackle that consists of 36 short stories, written by some of the most acclaimed Irish writers of our time like e.g. Maeve Binchy. ALL proceeds of the book go to five Irish charities with ASH being one of them.

The launch took place on July 1st 2008 at Hughes&Hughes in the Stephen Green's Shopping Centre. The show will go out on September 26th, the first show after the summer break.
Roxanna Parker is one of the contributing writers for the "Party Animal" book

Marissa Mackle compiled the book over a period of three years. Her rescue kitten is called "Jagger" after Mick Jagger, the ultimate "party animal" to quote Marissa.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

About the host and the show

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak (with his beautiful GSD Charlie is a pet psychologist and holistic animal healer, holds certificates of merit in "Flower Essences" and "Wolf Studies" as well as a certificate of academic excellence in "Wildlife Rehabilitation" and specialises in animal communication. He currently studies "Animal Spirit Medicine" with the Sacred Trust (UK).

He also holds FETAC level 5 accreditation with merit and distinction on "Radio Program Making" and has been involved in Radio since 2003. His audioengeneering experience goes back over 25 years and he has been soundman for professional theatre productions at the Rupert Guiness Theatre as well as the Liberty Hall in Dublin.

So far Thomas has been involved as producer and/or host for many shows from music shows to social justice shows. Ex-President Mary Robinson called him "the German fellow with the strong Irish accent".

Animal welfare is his top priority and therefore he uses his radio skills to promote wildlife and nature and highlight areas that need improvement.

His animal related website can be viewed here

Wild Time is back in late September - updates will be posted here in due course.