May 13 2008

Rick O’Shea And His Big Fancy Radio Show

Published by at 4:34 pm under Blog,Music

Photo by RymusApparently Rick O’Shea is more than just an online entity and blog awards presenter (Photo by the amazing Rymus). He doesn’t just spend his days photoblogging and trawling the Interweb in search of interesting tidbits to share with us. It seems, in his spare time, he is also a DJ of sorts on 2FM.

So, to keep him from whinging, as soon as Ray Foley calls it a day, I switch over to hear what Mr Rick has got to say for himself. And it had better be good. My radio remote isn’t working – I’ve had to get up from my desk and walk over to change the radio station.

Being that I am an active listener, I am armed with Rick’s email address,, and the show’s text number, 51552. I intend on participating.


He’s been looking for suggestions from his listeners of things to do this evening. Some have suggested skinny dipping, some have suggested a few cold ones down the beach. I think we should all hit St Stephen’s Green en masse and have a giant picnic – I’ll pick up about 40 bottles of Fanta orange. Who’ll get the ham sambos? Maybe O’Brien’s will sponsor it if I agree to put their logo on the blog –>


After 3 o’clock, Rick is looking for dodgy business practices. We can only assume he’s going to set up the private sector’s equivalent of the Office of the Ombudsman. It began with the estate agent in the UK who put up his own For Sale signs on empty houses, to give the impression he was selling properties left, right and centre. There’s supermarkets who use out of date sweets in their pick and mix. And then there’s the employer that printed payslips on the back of the menus and put them in used envelopes before giving them to staff. Isn’t that just being environmentally aware?


The music on the show is chosen brilliantly. There’s a good mix of modern mainstream tracks with a bit of old fashioned cheese thrown in as well. It pains me to admit it, but I think I’ve been Rick rolled into becoming a 2FM listener (well, for three hours each day anyway).

Rick’s blog is here; his 2FM site is here; he does Bebo and MySpace; here‘s his FaceBook page. If you can’t catch the show each day, the PodCast is available here.

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Rick O’Shea And His Big Fancy Radio Show”

  1. Rickon 13 May 2008 at 4:49 pm


  2. Darraghon 13 May 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Yeh big lick! But it’s better than making him cry ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. ryanon 13 May 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Woo, g’wan the amazing rymus! Oh yeah.. and Rick’s not too bad either.

  4. Ray Foleyon 13 May 2008 at 6:02 pm

    God, I had a bitchy comment all typed up and ready to go until I went back through your archive, you sweet sweet man. Although I must object to being just a footnote in a post on the entire station – Rick gets a whole post all to himself. I’m still wondering if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

    We’re on til 2.30 by the way. Loads of great “we only have half an hour to go” filler in there after the two o’clock news. Worth sticking around for.


  5. Rickon 13 May 2008 at 6:10 pm

    He loves us Raymondo, he’s one of the good ones. Hush now.
    And we use our best stuff immediately after 2 every day just so you know Darren…

    The day one listener isn’t worth fighting over is a sad day indeed.

  6. Darraghon 13 May 2008 at 8:31 pm

    yeah but Rick, it’s Darren you’re fighting over. And he’s defo not worth it. Not even a little ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Darrenon 13 May 2008 at 10:26 pm

    @Rick I don’t suppose you’d consider moving your show back about a half an hour?

    @Ray Sure, you never have time to do everything you plan to do in the show each day anyway. Maybe you could run a little longer and let them drop Fento altogether?

    @Darragh Shut up! I use L’Orรฉal – I’m well worth it!

  8. maz@styletreatyon 14 May 2008 at 9:28 am

    I was a loyal today fm listener as well, although I was often known to switch to Lyric FM after Ray (Foley) and then back again for Matt Cooper.

    I switched over to Rick after I joined Twitter, he tweets about what’s on the show, so that got my interest and I switched over. I think the rest of the 2FM line-up is poor but I’ve been listening to Rick religiously. I also sometimes leave on Will Leahy (he broadcasts from Limerick you see so I’m a bit biased).

    Darren, with all this switching between stations I just moved the radio closer to my desk ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Darren.. tooon 14 May 2008 at 2:39 pm

    After your recent post about being a Today fm fan, I can only say…. Turncoat!

  10. peter doneganon 14 May 2008 at 5:41 pm

    the funniest replies to a post i have ever read… i’m gonna put on two radios at the same time to keep you both happy and uplug one speaker on each. ray you get the left rick you the right – stereophonic dj – both happy!
    love it!!

  11. Darrenon 15 May 2008 at 1:18 am

    @Peter So…you want two mad chancers in both ears? You’re taking a lot on there. (Thanks for the comment btw!)

  12. peter doneganon 15 May 2008 at 10:42 am

    …eh not really Darren mate…. now that you mention it, i was just being really nice and probably slightly pretentious too…? [your welcome mate!!!]

  13. Darrenon 15 May 2008 at 10:52 am

    @Peter Ah, nothing wrong with pretension – I practice it everyday!!

  14. MJon 16 May 2008 at 4:09 pm

    @ Peter – I agree wholeheartedly, most amusing replies…although I appear to be behind the times in reading them…

  15. Joon 12 Jun 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Wow, Darren, you’ve Rick and Foley fighting over you. Impressive!

  16. Rickon 23 Aug 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Just found this again now…

    Having been invited to Darren’s house for cocktails where Foley has not I claim ultimate victory here!!!!


  17. Darrenon 25 Aug 2008 at 3:51 pm

    @Rick Put your ego away. While you were making a drink in the kitchen I robbed โ‚ฌ100 from your wallet. Mwahahaha! ๐Ÿ˜†

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