‘Kincasslagh, you’re broadcasting from there? Where’s that,’ is the common reply.
‘Near Dungloe,’ I tell them.
‘Near Letterkenny.’ Brows furrow at this.
For those who live here, they’ll know exactly where it is, and what it’s like. But for the unacquainted, please read on.
Kincasslagh is like heaven on earth. It never rains and the sun shines copiously all the time. Palm trees wave lazily in the cool refreshing breeze courtesy of the Gulf Stream. It is plentifully supplied with shops, and to pay for goods, we gather money from the trees each sundown. It would be good if the money trees could finance us at dawn too, as by morning most of the money is gone after all night discoing in the local hostelries. The people are tall handsome and winsome. Winter is only allowed to come one day in the year, to remind us what the rest of the world have to endure. That’s where we’re broadcasting from!
Would that it were like that. Kincasslagh can be found in the north-west corner of Ireland, is on the coast, and does indeed benefit from the Gulf Stream. The village has about 50 inhabitants, a school, church, pub and one shop. And dare I say it, a great hotel – Carey’s Viking House. The sun doesn’t always shine, but even the rain, wind, hail and sometimes ssnow, grace our lives. The people are great and extremely welcoming. You would go a long way to find better neighbours and friends. Is it any surprise that we’ve relocated to this part of the world!
At the risk of becoming like a Tourist Board advert, I’ll move on. It may be small, but one of Ireland’s biggest stars comes from here – Daniel O’Donnell. His music is loved worldwide. If you haven’t heard him, check him out . . . and of course, listen to some of his songs on Uplift Radio. Like the weather, like the people, like the landscape, Uplift Radio plays a wide variety of music and encompasses a wide range of programming. Check out our Schedule on our website and App to get a flavour of what we do. We’re even recruiting some Irish DJs to complement our old and not yet infirm current ones.
Go on, give us a listen. Monday 1st October is our official start, but we’re on the go now, testing and refining things.
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I’m so please to tell you that we’re ready to go, to start airing our particular broadcasts from Ireland. All of us are geared to bringing you a simply positive and brilliant blend of music, with that ‘bit of an Irish’ tinge. We hope you’ll take us on as one of your favourite radio stations, and that you’ll make regular listening a habit.
We try to cover as many genres as possible and hope to be attractive to all ages. From DJ Sophia’s Children’s Favourites programme on Saturday mornings at 9am to a good number of nostalgia programmes for the slightly more aged amongst us, there’s absolutely something for everyone. Country, Classical, Easy Listening, Celtic, Pop, Rock – from the 1940s to today – music just ooses out of us, and is ‘enhanced’ by a bit of chat and banter from our DJs. We even have exciting drama each day., and on Sundays two tow hour spiritual slots.
To browse our schedule, go to the Schedule page on www.upliftfm.com or choose ‘Programmes’ from our App menu.
‘With you all the way – you’re never alone, with Uplift Radio’
So many good things today for your enjoyment.
* There’s a new ‘Nostalgia Moments’ programme from Don Treader (me), kicking down Memory Lane with some of the classic songs from some of the greats. Worth a listen.
Sat at 4pm, Sun at 2pm.
* Joe and Don get together again for Scottish, Irish and a bit of country in ‘Celtic Cross Country’. They also slip out of genre sometimes . . . and would you believe it, they sing on the programme too! You’ll have to listen to this!
Sat at 2pm, Sun at 4pm
* Brian Fowler brings you a great new show this weekend. All genrres are picked on by him.
He even has a great interview with nnew talent ‘Blueflint’.
Sat at 6pm, Sun at 12 noon
* Uplift Theatre ends its long stint tonight of the amazing end of the world dramatic series ‘Left Behind’. It dares to suggest what it might be like when Jesus returns. Captivating listening – even if you’ve missed the rest! It prepares the way for the equally gripping ‘Kids Left Behind’ – the same major world events but dealt with this time by the younger generation. (For Kids and adults alike)
Omnibus edition – Sat 8pm
(Sun at 7am sees an extra special ‘Hour of Power’. It’s a celebration of its founder, Dr Robert H Schuller who passed away on April 2nd.)
That’s all for now, but watch this space for more uplifting programmes coming your way.
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If you haven’t yet had a chance to look at our great new website, stop all you’re doing and click on
It’s an all-platform site – available on PC, Mac, Linux, Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone etc. You just can’t go wrong. Simple layout, fully accessible – it caters for all your radio needs. What’s playing, What’s next, 7 Day Schedule, Podcast links to Mixcloud, Easy access to us by Email, Phone, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Blogs, Easy access to other Uplift sites, – things just got a whole lot simpler.
Now there are just no more excuses for not contacting us – we’d love to hear from you, especially what you think of our new site.Come on, get those fingers going!
Just a gentle reminder that Don Mark2 is in Prague this week and will file live reports to the Uplift Shows each day (7am, 12 noon & 8pm) Fascinating listening and of course all the usual features with Don Treader – 3 in a row, 3 No. 1s from a particular Decade, The Movie Spot, Yules’ Fun Choice, Today’s Special Artist and of course our excellent competition to win a superb Amazon Voucher.
Tune in on our re-vamped website:
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A present? Not a bit of it. We want to give you your very own ‘radioactive’ website.
Simpler, available on all platforms including mobile – we know this is just what you’ve been waiting for.
We’re hoping it will come on line in a few days or so – so keep watching this space. Please be patient if there are one or two glitches as we settle it down.
Just think though – no more struggling to find info, to keep up to date – and best of all to listen. There’s a great new player as well as the old ones. You’re going to be spoilt for choice!
It’s coming! Keep watching for the changeover!
Your Uplift Team
Highlights this weekend:
* Celtic Cross Country with Joe & Don. Scottish, Irish and a bit of something else! Lively chat and you get to hear Joe and don sing!
(Sat. 2pm & 10pm, sun. 4pm)
* Brian’s Pick & Mix. Allsorts of music, featuring an interview with ‘the New Madrids’.
(Sat. 6pm, Sun. 12 noon & 10pm)
* The Uplift Show With Dee Jay M & Don. Great music, lscintellating banter & a Top 20 chosen by listener John Fraser.
*Sat. 7am & 12 noon, Sun. 2am & 6pm)
And for those of a ‘spiritual’ bent (on Sunday). . .
* 7am – The Hour Of Power with Bobby Schuler
8am & 8pm – Lift Up Your Hearts with Rachel and a Guest Presenter. Inspiring hymns interspersed by encouraging Bible verses.
*8.30am & 8.30pm – UCF (Uplift Christian Fellowship). An informal on location service with uplifting hymns and a thought provoking message. Simple is best – Jesus’ Teaching in today’s focus.
* 9am & 9pm – The Gospel Show with Dee Jay M & Don Treader. Refreshing take on today’s issues and a dollup of great Christian music. Worth a listen!
We try to refresh the places that other Stations don’t or can’t!
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Four year’s old – we’re toddling on!
Some choice delicasies to watch out for today:
*8am & 8pm – Lift Up Your Hearts (Uplifting Hymns & verses)
*8.30am & 8.30pm – UCF (Uplift Christian Fellowship) A simple service, unusual location,hymns, discussion & thought provoking word from 1 John 5
*9am & 9pm – Joe bollard joins Don Treader in the studio. Joe shares his lif, faith and music
12 noon & 10pm – Brian’s Pick & Mix. Music based round the theme of ‘4’ and ‘Birthdays’’). Super music and cheery chat.
2pm – Nostalgia Moments. Don Treader takes you on a ‘Trailblazer’ – try to follow the links between the songs.
4pm – Celtic Cross Country. Joe Bollard & Don Treader play you a special blend of Irish, Scottish & Country music, with an inspiring helping of reminiscences.
6pm – The Weekend Uplift Show – Dee Jay M & Don Treader celebrate Uplift Radio’s 4th Birthday with great music, again on the ‘4’ theme. This programme will set you up for the evening. Warning – some terrible jokes!
Give us a listen if you’ve a moment. We might just brighten your day!
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Yes, we’re growing up. Some great new and old programmes to watch out for this weekend.
Let’s start with the new.
Celtic Cross Country features Joe Bollard and Don Treader in a new venture. To expose and enjoy some of the best in Scottish, Irish and Country music – along with a few surprises!
Two hours of fun, music and memories.
You can hear it at 2pm on Saturday afternoons, 10pm on Saturday Evenings and again at 4pm on Sunday afternoons.
Also, there’s our Gospel Show, Sundays at 9am & 9pm. It’s not new, butJoe Bollard, our new DJ, will feature in the programme, going over his life and playing some of his favourite music. Don’t miss this fascinating interview!
Watch out also for our Weekend Uplift Show. Dee Jay M and Don Treader celebrate Uplift’s 4th birthday in style – the theme is ‘4’.
Saturday at 7am & 12 noon, Sunday at 2am & 6pm.Worth a listen!
Brian Fowler’s Pick & Mix also covers the theme ‘4’. A great music mix and a lot of info and banter. Brian would love your company at:
Saturday at 6, Sunday at 12 noon and again at 10pm
With the new schedule coming into place, you can now hear Don Treader’s Nostalgia Moments at the usual 4pm on a Saturday, but now also at the new time of 2pm on a Sunday.
Hope you’ll find time to give us a listen. It’s sure to brighten your day!
Our usual great music and nostalgia shows continue as normal. Of particular interest at 6pm today and 12 noon tomorrow is Brian Fowler’s Pick & Mix Show inviting you to a Festival of Robert Burns.
Tomorrow’s religious broadcasting contains a repeat of the highly acclaimed Gospel Show in which Don Mark2 visits Auschwitz. If you missed it before, it really is worth a listen.(9am & 9pm)
Also this week’s Uplift Christian Fellowship (UCF) brings you an informal and inspiring half hour service based on 1 John 4 – great hymns, super location, warm welcome. (8.30am, 11.30am & 8.30pm)
Watch this space for great changes coming when we hit our 4th Birthday next week!
The Uplift Team
Happy Christmas to one and all!
We’re enclosing our schedule for Christmas Week – lots of good things to listen to as you enjoy Christmas.
Some highlights to think about:
* The new Christmas Uplift Show helpings on Christmas Day
* A plethora of shows from your favourite DJ’s
* A week of number 1 shows with Dee Jay M
* A newly released Jim Reeves Christmas Radio show from 1958 on Christmas Day
* Uplift Theatre presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ 3 times daily, Monday to Wednesday
* UCF will present ‘Echoes of the Innkeeper and the Shepherds’ on Thursday & Friday
So much to listen to – for a complete listing please go to:
Apologies for last night’s outage for 12 hours or so – this was due to a US server fault beyond our control.
As a result the following programme has had to be rescheduled.
Brian’s Pick & Mix will now run at 10pm on Sunday evening, replacing DJ Smooth for 1 week only.
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First of all – the apology.
Last night the station went down for 12 hours or so due to an outage in our US servers. This was beyond our control. We have decided to re-schedule some programmes as many missed their favourite shows.
Here is tonight’s schedule.
6-8pm – The Uplift Show – zany banter, great music from Dee Jay M & Don Treader. A scintillating Tlop 20 too!
8-830pm – Lift Up Your Hearts. Don Treader & Rachel introduce uplifting hymns and inspiring Bible Passages. (Something like Sunday Half Hour)
8.30pm – UCF. Today sees our first Advent Programme this year. Don Mark2 & Don Treader bring you ‘Echo Of The Wise Man’ (Don Mark2’s impression of a Wise Man is something to behold – the truths are great however)
9-10pm – The Gospel Show. Dee Jay M & Don Treader tackle some testing Christian issues and intersperse it with great music and a little fun. (They claim it’s the first Advent programme celebrating Christmas without any Christmas music!)
10pm-12 midnight – Brian Fowler’s Pick & Mix (rescheduled). Brian plays topical music looking a little toward Christmas.
Knowing that people get ‘over-Christmassed’ we’re not starting our Christmas schedule till15th December. Watch out for the schedule – there’s some great programmes round Christmas itself!
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Just a reminder that part 2 of our Adoption series is happening at 8.30pm tonight.
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UCF is looking at ‘Adoption’ for the next couple of weeks. Experiences, music & meditation. Also a real challenge.
Tonight – Amie Aitken (a Christian singer) shares her testimony and her links with ‘Home For Good’ (an adoption agency), Brian Fowler chats about why he likes football, Don Treader brings tonight’s meditation.
Worth a listen at 8.30pm.
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12 noon – Brian’s Pick & Mix
2pm – Stage & Screen
4pm – Nostalgia Moments with Don Treader (Today’s theme is ‘Days & Weather’)
6pm – The Weekend Uplift Show. Dee Jay M & Don Treader play great music and subject you to friendly banter
8pm Lift Up YOur Hearts (Great Hymns and inspiring words)
8.30pm – UCF. Today is about ‘Adoption’ – features the charity ‘Home For Good’ and music from Christian Singer Amie Aitken.
9pm – The Gospel Show with Dee Jay M & Don Treader. Music & topical discussion. (Tonight’s topics – Pornography, Gideon’s Bibles, etc.)
10pm – DJ Smooth’s Nice ‘N Easy Show
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Can we invite you to listen to a Remembrance programme this Sunday? It- contains songs of the time, actual quotes, poems, hymns and an appropriate meditation. It replaces our normal Sunday programmes, Lift Up Your Hearts, UCF and the Gospel Show. (for one week only)
It’s two hours of memories, well spent. Listen to all of it, or dip into it at convenient times. It will move you and also inspire you.
Aired on 4 occasions – 8am, 2pm, 8pm & 10pm – hopefully you’ll get a chance to hear it.
(Tablet & Smartphone App available from website)
The Uplift Team
Join our Christian programming today and get a lift.
8am & pm – Lift Up YOur Hearts (Hymns & Readings)
8.30am & Pm – UCF Y Commandment No. 9 – Lying. )Informal inspiring service)
9am & 9pm – The Gospel Show. Don Mark2, Dee Jay M & Don Treader visit Auschwitz and its issues. (Don Mark2 on location in Poland)
3 gems to make Sunday sparkle!
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Please be warned that there are some great programmes this weekend.
The Uplift Show (Sat. at 7am & 12 noon, Sun. at 2am & 6pm) – fun, great music, competition with a ‘Birds’ theme. Join Dee Jay M & Don Treader for the mayhem!
Brian Fowler’s Pick & Mix Show (Sat. at 6pm, Sun at noon) – the usual bright genre mix, with an exclusive interview with rock singer and guitarist, Joanne Shaw Taylor.
Nostalgia Moments (Sats & Sun. at 4pm) – Memory Lane & Mystery Theme – you’ll have to listen and see what it is. Don Treader is your host.
Children’s Favourites (Sat. at 9am, Sun. at 3pm) – join one of the UK’s youngest DJs, DJ Sophia, for super songs for children of all ages. You’re never too old to listen!
WARNING: to miss them means you will miss that ‘Uplift’ experience.
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Today’s UCF looks at the expressive Third Commandment. Give it a listen.
Today 8.30am, 11.30am & 8.30pm
For a lively discussion and music programme listen also to The Gospel Show at 9am & 9pm
Topics include The New Chinese Government’s Theology, Showing pregnant women their baby scans to avoid abortions in Northern Ireland, a recently discovered Magic Christian amulet and the Hillsong Church.
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