Tuesday, 9 February 2021

What is it about?


 
Hello my Marlifers,

This article was first published on my LinkedIn, I hope 2021 is treating you well so far, and I hope after the Coronavirus vaccine is fully rolled out, we will be full of recoonections, joy and happiness.

This post is to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who have been listening to my radio show, The Marlon Show, on Dublin South 93.9FM. It has been a great adventure so far, and this adventure will only be getting better and bigger because we have been investing time and effort to make the show a significant one in the community radio sphere.

Tu put it in simple words, if you ask me what The Marlon Show is all about, I must refer to the spot-on defitinion our brand sponsor from Slingshot Graphic Desing, Luis Aviles Ortiz, who is the man behind the show's art-graphics and who explains that...



"The Marlon Show is a radio broadcast in South Dublin that is an alternative to mainstream radio, a voice for those under-represented or excluded, through training  and access to radio broadcasting facilities. The Marlon Show in particular is a show of music, optisim and passion. The Marlon Show brand is reflected on its colour and form as modern, playful, passionate, energy and filled with optismism."

And he is absolutely right. I would like to add to his explanation that The Marlon Show is a show for you to Live, Love, Laugh, Sing & Dance. It is a platform for you to be who you truly are. And more so, it is also a platform for all those who need a media outlet to amplify their voice and showcase their craft, whatever that might be. The show is for you and about you, our beloved audience, and for those who would like to convey a message to create good through the airwaves.

The format...

It is quite simple. It is an hour-long show that airs every Thursday at 11:00am on Dublin South 93.9FM. However, you can listen to it on your mobile device, too. The show is a mixture of, of course, music and interviews with special guests. It also has two segments, one called "Emerging Talents", a segment for those who are starting to put their name out there through their art, whatever that artistic vein might be. The other one is called "The Me Nerves Moment With Marlon" - which is basically a member audience sharing an anecdote that is engaging, entertaining and, for the most part, funny.

I would like to think that the show is an oasis where love, happiness, valuable information, joy and fun are found.

Once the show has aired, it becomes a podcast: MarlonDublinSouthFM

How to get in touch?

You can contact us on marlon@themarlonshow.com. You can find us on Facebook @themarlonshow

At The Marlon Show we are easy going and very approachable, so please do get in touch if you would like to. You can be part of us.

Thank you once again and thank you in advance.

Marlon/Marlife

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Tuesday, 5 January 2021

The Best Is To Come - Podcast


    

Hello Marlifers

Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for 2021

 I would like to share this with you, in case we are not connected on my other social media channels:      Facebook, InstagramTwitter and LinkedIn - This is the podcast of The Marlon Show last show of 2020 called "The Best Is Yet To Come".

    My radio show "The Marlon Show" airs every Thursday at 11:00 am on Dublin South 93.9FM - If          you need to get in touch with me, you can do so: marlon@themarlonshow.com

    I hope you enjoy this blog post and all the things I have to offer...

If you can please give my show Facebook page a Like/Follow. I will be eternally grateful to you.

Thank you very much.

Marlon/Marlife

Monday, 14 December 2020

The Marlon Show Christmas Special

      

    Hello Marlifers

    I would like to share this with you, in case we are not connected on my other social media channels:      Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn - This is the announcement of my radio show Christmas      special and the podcast to it.

    My radio show "The Marlon Show" airs every Thursday at 11:00 am on Dublin South 93.9FM - If          you need to get in touch with me, you can do so: marlon@themarlonshow.com

    I hope you enjoy this blog post and all the things I have to offer...



 

Thanks for reading

Marlon/Marlife

The Power Of Dreams Show - Good Bye!


Hello Marlifers:

I feel I am finishing 2020 with a bang. Now that everything is public and that
The Marlon Show
's Christmas Special has aired. I would like to publically say Good Bye to The Power Of Dreams Show - which is where this great airwaves adventure started.
Once again, thank you
Marian Shanley
for putting in this great position. Thank you for believing in me, and for giving me what I consider it is a lifetime opportunity. You have no idea the way you have so positively affected my life. Thank you!
To your team, sound engineers,
Allison James
and Al Murphy, for masterfully editing my shows and making them sound more than fantastic. Guys I know you are already part of The Marlon Show Team, however, I wanted to express my gratitude and admiration to you two who, to me, are geniuses.
My biggest highlight as part of the POD show was, of course, interviewing one of my idols
Gloria Estefan
. That was an amazing experience I will never forget. Oh my god, I am still pinching myself over that. And thank you to
Kevin Murnane
, who is Gloria's friend, for organising my interview with her. Kevin you are super great.
I must confess, The Power Of Dreams Show will always have a very special place in my heart. It has been a blessing to be part of such a great gang.
And to everybody at
Dublin South FM
, thank you so much for welcoming me with open arms. Thank you!
I know I will be seeing you and being in touch with you regularly, but for now I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!


Thanks for reading!

Marlon/Marlife

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Thank you so much!


Hello Marlifers

Now that The Marlon Show's first show aired recently, I have a couple of Thank you to express publically, so please bear with me...

First of all THANK YOU to my hubby,
John
, for your great support & love. To my producer,
Marian Shanley
, for believing in me. I will never forget the day you asked me to take over your show
The Power Of Dreams Show
, and a few months later, look at me now. To my friend and now mentor, broadcaster
Siobhan O'Connor
, your guidence & ideas have been brilliant. I admire & respect you as much as I love you. To my
GCN
family for their amazing support, always. To my friend
Veronica Bowe
for putting me in contact with her newphew, Jimmy, who I will mention below....
My great team...
Honestly, I am not that talented on my own, all of this happened thanks to my great team who masterfully helped me create what I have presented:
Luis Aviles
& his team at
Slingshot Graphic Design
for creating the art-work for the branding of the show. To musicians
Jimmy Mc Cabe
@chefjimmyapples &
Neil Casey
from @jaker_and_co for creating the sound that now identifies the show. Amazing work. You are now my two favorite leprechauns. To the guys from
Dublin South FM
, in particular, sound engineer,
Allison James
, you are a genius. You really are.
To my connections on social media, thank you so much for your unconditional support. Social media has been pivotal for me to showcase what I do, including now my radio show. And the last two...
To my haters, thank you for validating my own philosophy which is: If we are able to hate, we will never ever be able to love. And...
To my fabulous listeners, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for tuning in. Whitout you there would not be #themarlonshow. Your support is humbling and it means the world to me. So AGAIN, thank you so much.
The Marlon Show airs every Thursday at 11:00am on www.dublinsouthfm.com - This is the podcast: https://www.mixcloud.com/MarlonDublinSouthFM/ & this is the Facebook page
The Marlon Show
- Please follow both the FB page & podcast. And I will be eternally grateful to you. Feel free to get in touch: marlon@themarlonshow.com
Thank you so much in advance!

Monday, 23 November 2020

The Marlon Show Announcement


Hello Marlifers

The Marlon Show announcement is a moment I will never forget. It was announced last week from the station Dublin South 93.9 FM and what a moment. I am still pinching myself, and more so when it tooks months and months of discussions, preparations, details to considered, etc etc etc As everything was in discussions, I couldn't say anything and it was hard to keep the secret.

The reaction on my social media has been great. I am happy to see so much support and encouragment from everyone: family, friends, acquaintances and from online connections from different parts of the world.

As a gesture of gratitude, I created a poll on both my Facebook and Instagram Stories to ask people their opinion about the color I should choose for my logo, and again, the response was great. You can see below.

I am enjoying so much the journey of this wonderful adventure, and I am very grateful to see the inconditional support I have been receiving. It feels great.

#TheMarlonShow on #DublinSouth93.9FM







Thank you for reading
Marlon/Marlife

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Christmas time, more than ever, let's enjoy it!




Hello Marlifers

First of all, Happy Christmas, yes I am saying it HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

2020 has been terribly affected by Covid-19. Since March we have been living very strange times. Here in Ireland we didn't have the usual Saint Patrick's celebrations, we didn't have Gay Pride, all the summer festivals were cancelled. All sports events cancelled. We didn't have a summer at all. Basically, since March, we have been at home. Those of us who did have the chance to travel, we did it under very strict measurements. Yes crazy crazy times.

I won't even go into how many people has passed away or how much the global economy has suffered because you already know that, or you can easily find the information online. I am sure a lot of people can not wait to see the back of 2020, and I would not blame them. It's been tough to say the least.

I particularly decided to start celebrating Christmas very early this year. I genuinely think we deserve an very early festive season. So yes Christmas has started in my hear and slowly on my social media. The reason it hasn't started in my house is because my hubby, John, has refused to start putting up the decorations this early. He keeps saying "it's too early, it's too early". Putting the decorations up is his task, otherwise, if it was for me, they would be up this early. 

Anyway, when they are finally up. I am going to make sure you will absolutely know it see photos.

So, as part of showing you how my cheerful Christmas spirit is already in me, I am sharing the below song by a Venezuelan singer called Oscar D'Leon who actually is a salsa singer, but managed to create a beautiful song to celebrate Christmas and its beautiful, sparkling spirit. The song never gets old.

I hope you enjoy it the same way I did singing it, dancing to it, and recording the video.

I will say it again...HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!



Thanks for reading and watching the video.

Marlon/Marlife