18 Apr, 2011 @ 17:52
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‘Mr Marbella’ Maurice Boland back on air

DISGRACED radio DJ Maurice Boland is returning to the airwaves for the first time since his close relationship with a 16-year-old girl was exposed.

The Olive Press can reveal that the Irish entertainer, AKA ‘Mr Marbella’ is to start a regular slot on Heart FM, based in Coin, from next month.

He will take over the afternoon show from current station boss Lee Jay on May 1 on an initial three month contract.

This will follow a two hour in-depth interview in which he admits his mistake over his relationship with the teenage singer.

Last night Boland told the paper: “I am pleased to be back.”

And he added: “I have no problem discussing the issue. I will welcome any questions that people want to put to me. If someone wants to phone up and attack me I am going to ask why.”

The broadcaster, 62, had set out to help the teenager forge a musical career but their relationship had evolved and he had made a “terrible mistake.”

He helped the Sotogrande International School pupil to come runner up in local talent competition the WOW Factor and was guiding her musical career.

He has been out of the limelight for the past nine months since having his contract terminated at Talk Radio Europe (TRE), as exclusively revealed at the time by the Olive Press.

We revealed how the outraged parents had turned up at the radio station demanding to see him before he was then sacked.

The parents have since relocated with their daughter back to the UK due to the affair.

“We have no idea what the response will be from the public and everything will depend on that,” said producer Sid Olivera, who grilled him for the two-hour special, expected to be aired later this month.

“He was pretty honest but was very guarded with his answers, I am sure he will talk his way out of it on air.

“If he goes on air and is flippant it just won’t work, he’ll rub people up the wrong way. He’s going to have to admit it happened and say: ‘I’m sorry’, can we now move on?

“Either way, there is no doubt he’s sorely missed on the coast.”

Married for 40 years, with three children, Boland had worked since the 1980s in Marbella, interviewing famous people including British Prime Minister David Cameron, Cliff Richard and Jeffrey Archer.

Heart FM Station boss Lee Jay added: “So far the reaction has been very favourable, people can’t wait to get Maurice back.

“He will be putting out the same kind of show as before, which was obviously a very successful format and is the sort of thing that people want”.

Wendy Williams

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  1. so for mr boland life returns to normal , career intact , marriage intact and still making headlines , however the star struck young lady has been returned to the u.k with her family, dreams shattered, life shattered , reputation shattered . looks like heart radio doesnt have much heart or moral.
    no-one says maurice boland should be in sackcloth and ashes forever but a quiet life out of the limelight would have shown a level of remorse and regret , this shows the man has no shame and neither do the people who have contracted him.

  2. Fred your so right YAWN, who cares? Old news. I spoke on the phone with the Olive Press today and I’m amazed that they couldn’t even report what i said. I never admitted to any affair, ever! The Independent Newspaper (in Ireland) fabricated that lie of a headline. What is the saying, ‘print and be damned no matter who you hurt’? The Olive press saw fit to copy this headline as they saw fit to take quotes from a known unreliable source. Your paper claims I helped the singer come second in the WOW factor, I again explained to your paper. I hardly knew who she was. This again is total fabrication. The world is in crises at the moment, dictators are murdering there own people. Why use your valuable column inches on such old and frankly boring news. Yes, I am coming back on air and hope you will help me with the same enthusiasm when i ask for your help with my charity work! Maurice Boland.

  3. Is Heart that desparate to have to employ this ” has been ” surely we can do without people like Boland around, there must be some new exciting presenters around to fill this vacancy, I would not want to be associated with this station .

  4. Maurice (if this really is you) if you have been libelled, then sue. As you will know, an organisation that quotes from one incorrect source is the same as quoting from the original. Btw, you were lucky that the father of this girl didn’t obliterate you. I would have.

  5. I Can’t believe this, this is a once high profile person on the cds, who has largely used a “Charitable” front to further his own interests, I do not know this station, but they must be desperate ,,,, Do they think that because time has passed then what happened is acceptable , I will certainly not be listening in and urge every decent parent to do the same, One must ask is there some dubious financial interests involved in this station just like there was with the launch of this persons failed station REM, I wonder if all those people who purchased properties, paid deposits and lost 1000s to the Majestic group realise they were also the ones who financed his radio venture in the first place,

  6. simple…. don’t tune in…..!
    heartfm says…
    “After a nine month absents from his broadcasting career Maurice Boland is back. When asked if he was looking forward to getting back behind the mike “Yes of course but believe it or not I am very, very nervous! I’ve had a lot of confience knocked out of me and I’m hoping that i will be able to slot back in where I left off. I have the recurring nightmare that people will say ‘he use to be good but he’s lost it’ ! we’ll just have to wait and see”.

    Used to be GOOD..????? when?????????
    and Joan…you have said it all…. !!!

  7. Disgraceful bringing this two timing ratbag back into society, he should roll up and get out of decent peoples lives, how must the parents of the girl involved feel? If I was the father of the girl I would make sure that he never worked again, Sid Olivera should be ashamed of himself.

  8. Put your pitchforks down, blow out the torchflames and give the bloke a break. The best radio head is back on air and that is good news amid all the rubbish that has replaced him. Good luck to you Boland and welcome back though you aren’t as good as you used to be…

  9. Live and let live – he’s apologised, his family have moved on and the story is old old news… If a man serves his time for a crime is he not free? Well then. We’ll listen in to see what happens. Break a leg Boland!

  10. I am so happy to hear Mr Boland is going to back on air again, I can say I am one of many who have missed him!
    Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect, I think Mr boland should be able to move on and begin his radio career again and leave this matter behind.

  11. We at Radio Leinster in Ireland are taking the show in his native country as well. response here in Ireland is fantastic and we are looking forward to having him on with us. its great news. what happened happened….we reckon its time to move on.

  12. I see the lynch squad are out again!You remind me of the crowd gathered by the guillotine…… off with his head….I hear you shout!!
    So even if something did happen, undoubtably it was a big mistake and an error of judgement…but remember it takes 2 to tango!! and if a 16 year old is attracted to an older man, that is her decision!
    Don’t you think, if the father thought his daughter had been taken advantage of, against her will! he would have done something about it!!
    We all know how the newspapers like to beef up a story!
    Give the man a break… don’t you think his family have gone through enough….. now let all concerned get on with their lives!





  14. To quote the late great blues singer Sonny Boy Williamson

    Good morning little schoolgirl
    Good morning little schoolgirl
    Can I go home
    Can I go home with you
    Tell your mother and your father
    That Sonny Boy once was a little schoolboy too.

  15. I have heard many rumours over the last 12 months re mr B
    and wow factor, was he paid (a fee or “expenses”)to host this event or was it, as he claims, all done for charity, I can not seem to be able to get hold of any accounts for this event over the last few years can somebody tell me where i could see some just to make up my mind how much was raised , paid out to organisers etc and the net amount donated to charity. He seems to use his charitable work as a valid reason to return to public life.

  16. Hi!

    Maurice Boland never was and never will be a journalist. He is an unbearable self promoting auto didact, who hasn´t been missed by those who run TRE. They have unearthed another Irishman whose early evening show is a breath of fresh air. He doesn´t bore us to death with long winded discussions about Israel and the Irish catholic church. Everyone has moved on, everyone that is except you know who.

  17. Thank you olive press, and thank you the rest of you, the sanctimonious hypocrites,holier than thou.
    NO SUCH THING AS BAD PUBLICITY! I did not know maurice was going to be back on air, I do now and he can exspect a large listening audience thanks to you guys. By the way heart live broadcast on the net so if you cannot get the radio signal,you can listen on the network.
    Please all you mobo slaggers get on the phone when he is on but don,t just shout and scream point your point of view i am sure maurice will welcome the calls. Frankly the alternative is alan tee on the other channel like able enough chap but not maurice . WELCOME BACK MAURICE HIP HIP HOORAY

  18. Hypocrite of the highest order.

    Used to always talk on air about his lovely wife Wendy that if he died he couldn’t bare the thought of her possibly being with another man.

    Anyone who had a heart ….

  19. too many column inches…. All this added attention is just what the man wants…. enough said.! it’s now a bore..! Tune into BFBS instead.. (99.5fm) no commercials and 99% is BBC Radio 4 or Radio Five…!

  20. well Alison stead man , you don,t like maurice boland , so on the 1st of may at 2pm-4pm you i presume will be listening to hannah murray and good for you the format of which is well for you ladies and some gentlemen shall we say who like makeup and ladies cloths , potions lotions ooh not forgetting her scintillating book club.
    while THE REST OF US MALES WILL BE HANGING ON EVERY EREVERENT WORD AND RISKIE JOKE MOBO WILL BE DOING .Ooh yes and phone ins I bet you all you holier than thou lot will be bunging up heart radio! No you will not because you have all said you are not going to listen ,are you!!!! so you will not be able to comment on how bad he was and over the hill ,etc, etc, etc, WE SHALL SEE!!

  21. What are Heart thinking about? This man is pathetic. listen to what the vast majority feel about this man, and read his own comments above. He has no remorse and is now denying it.
    I will not be listening to him and his self obsessed BS. I agree Alison, no more boring talk about Israel, Irish church, child abuse and of course me, me me, my beautiful wife, grandchildren and how good I am etc.
    I along with many of my friends had stopped listening to TRE, but have enjoyed listening again since his departure
    Everyone HAS moved on, he is yesterdays man….

  22. Well said Alison and Tammy. I retired down here from Albany New York. I love the place. I have been a radio producer/editor for 40 years, working for national and local stations. I can say without prejudice, that Maurice Boland was the most amateurish presenter I have ever heard, full of ill thought out opinions and possessing a narcissism that belied any talent he thought he had. Talk Radio Europe is a good station. I like the programming in general. Sure there are things that irritate me, but it seems to be lively, warm and spirited. I agree the Irish presenter Richie, is an exceptional talent. I hope he is valued. I would have had no hesitation in scheduling him. I also like Steve and Howard, who is a highly competent news reader.

  23. Hi
    Im amazed to read some of the comments on this story. I can only say that everyone one of you who seemingly show so much concern for this young girl don’t seem to realise how upsetting your comments are to HER. You are accusing Mr Boland of something that you have NO confirmation of based solely on speculation and if you believe what some of your dirty minds (read no further that Fred Locks little twisted rhyme or Greshams comments) are accusing him of you are also accusing this young girl participated and all based on nothing but hot air from a down market newspaper. You should hang your heads in shame all of you. LouieLou (poss made up name to hide your identity) you wrote and I quote: ‘However the star struck young lady has been returned to the U.K with her family, dreams shattered, life shattered , reputation shattered’ I assume you know the family and the girl? No, I think not. Just idle gossip me think, and why? Well it doesn’t take a genius to work that out!. Fred Lock what a weird perverted mind you must have. You lot make me sick have you nothing better to do. As far as you Tammy (haven’t met many Tammys lately funny that) you say ‘ listen to what the vast majority feel about this man’ . There is no one else who could demand this much reaction and column inches. Think about it TAMMY, love him or hate him you’ll be listening among the thousands of others.

  24. Good I am pleased Maurice is coming back and hope he will also return to raising funds for charity. He is a great guy who has made mistakes but then most of us do. Maurice I enjoy your programmes and have done since the old days so will enjoy your new slot – Heart FM you have got yourselves a cart load of new listeners including me. Best of Luck Maurice Boland – Helen

  25. I have known and worked with Maurice for many years, he has always been a great help never once asking for a penny for all his hard work comparing at my galas. I have never once in the 7 years he worked with me seen him flirting with any woman, he came did his job and always was keen to go home to his wife and family who he adores. I cannot believe that you small minded people can just make accusations without knowing Maurice as a person, your comments are based on rumours nothing more. Maurice has for many years dedicated his time to helping others and many charitable causes, he has always been a true professional who loves his work and cannot wait to go home afterwards to his wife.
    Keep up the good work Maurice and look forward to listening to you soon on the radio….. you have lots of fans out there who love you so forget about these small minded people who have nothing better to do than judge someone they know nothing about!!! i say to them all “Get a life”. I will make sure that all my contacts listen to you on radio as i know 100% you have many admirers out there.

  26. Re Tre: Howard is a shining light above all the mediocrity. Alan’s film review is well researched and intelligent, Gilly is a true pro, Hannah works hard for her many guests as does the irish one. Now they have fired Peter Cockrane and Roy we are left with the ego maniac and terrible presenting skills of Gilmore who has stolen Boland’s spot for himself. How many more times will he interrupt an interview to say he worked at Guiness and comes from Glasgow? WHAT A BORE – BRING BACK BOLAND I say…

  27. well do i post a comment or not ? that is the question?The slings and arrows of petty minded people sally forth , Is it important what the man did or did not do ? life goes on and so do we.
    Jesus I HAVE CRUSIFIED THGIS MAN in the past , I was banned , nay , ostracized , expelled , but he always took my call . Wait think about this he had and has time for everybody , not just those who agree, and I think you will find that he will take all comes. OK I am going to boast but certain radio stations ,wait just one has a blanket ban on my calls THE TEAM has formed up to not take calls from me even phoned me up and said if I do not shut up they would take legal action for me harassing a phone in station . think about it .
    whatever you say about mobo he never blocked me we fought tooth and nail but he always took my call , he even referred to me as ahh my friend Mr. Toad on the line.
    So in his hour of need shall we say I am here, TRE you can block me , flock me, even get on top of me,threaten me , with action legal, but real true live radio is out there with maurice warts and all!

  28. Have read all comments….you should ALL “hang your heads in shame” (in the words of a few of you). Move on everyone, and why the need to comment on anyone at Talk Radio now, do you not have anything else in your lives ? Or do you have another agenda ???????????????????????? Last time it was Hannah Murray, now a couple of you want to have a go at Steve Gilmore, they are only doing their jobs.
    The same ” Maurice fans” were predicting on this forum the station would close then, it hasnt,so good luck to them,oh and good luck to Maurice aswell.
    Lets move on now as the people involved appear to have.

  29. HI KIM ,

  30. I know maurice boland rather well and I must say I for one am glad he will be back on radio.
    All these foolish rumors are just made up by people who have nothing interesting going on in their life, clearly!
    Dont let negativity get to you, Maurice.
    Feed off the good, and get back to the radio where you belong.
    Do what makes YOU happy.

  31. LouieLou

    You claim you know the family and the hurt this has caused them, so why in the name of god have you added to it by writing into this newspaper. I understand Maurice apologised to the families , charities etc because they suffered thanks to newspapers like this and gossipmongers like you who spread unconfirmed rubbish. I so look forward to one day when you learn the truth that you and the other hypocrites can hang your head in shame.

  32. Welcome back, Maurice. Best of luck in the future.

    Maurice was guilty of appalingly poor judgement, but in the grand scheme of things, I dont think that it is something that he should carry around forever. Everyone deserves another chance, and after all the work Maurice has done for expats and charities on the coast over the years, surely he deserves one too.

    Good luck, I say!

  33. As a listener of TRE, I feel that sadly the station seems to have lost all direction since Maurice Boland left.
    The scheduling of programmes is all over the place, and if you compare the presenters with those of a couple of years ago, there is a distinct lack of quality.
    I would imagine that morale is fairly low now that they have given the key slot to an ex Guiness representative who trys hard but clearly is out of his depth.
    I don’t have an opinion about Maurice Boland’s personal life,, but I do know he made TRE a much more interesting radio station than it is at present.
    Of course people are entitled to their opinions, but it seems that most of them have been formed purely from newspaper reports. If you believe everything you read maybe the cynics should at least give him credit for all his charity work!!

  34. I have no opinion on Maurice Bolands private affairs. None of my business. However, I didn’t rate him as a presenter. I agree wth Paul Donnelly. I really enjoy Steve Gilmore. I think he’s fitted in well. And yes, Richie Allen is terrific, even though they move him around a lot. I suspect finding adequate people to cover isn’t easy. Matt is right. Re Boland, move on.

  35. My dear Kim,
    I am not a hypocrite ,and I find your remarks insulting to say the least . You belive MR BOLAND apologised for the hurt caused by mis reporting of his situation , I belive differently .
    I belive that every person has the right of free speech , mr boland included , and that had he been in anyway libeled by the olive press his course of action was to claim damages , however whilst the family have behaved with utmost dignity throughout this incident , I feel MR BOLAND has acted with scant regard for his family , his position, and the other party involved who is to young to speak for herself.
    whether he works again on radio is of no concern to me , I have the off button .
    I have the right to my opinion you do not have to agree with my opinion but you do not have the right to insult or abuse my opinion .

  36. And it still goes on….I can´t believe this
    Kim what colour is the sky in your little deluded world…..HE HAS ADMITTED IT ALL.Wake up. He may be trying to rewrite history now and using a little band of people like you to do so, but he is guilty.
    and again to some others, who qualified you poor sad souls to criticise others doing a job, you would be the first to cry if someone wrote in a newspaper about how you perform in your job.
    On scheduling, they do need to take holdays you muppet.
    Get yourselves a life of your own, you sad bunch, and again MOVE ON. There is so much more going on out there.
    Final note, the only people I see acting with any dignity here are Talk Radio, have you ever read any quotes from them on the subject or heard them bad mouth Maurice?
    Goodbye, I´m going to practice what I preach.

  37. One thing I will never understand is why people assume things happened so easily. we do not know the full story, this story was released 9 months ago or so and yet people are still talking about it? why? you seriously have nothing better to do with your life? The girl hasnt even said anything yet has she? or have I just not seen that? i dont think anyone will really know what went on behind closed doors so to speak its between the two people.

    i believe maurice should get straight back to radio where he belongs!

  38. mat would you be the bob hampton who posted all over the web? That which put the whole matter public when it could have stayed private just a couple of questions.
    You see bob hampton who ever he was blew the whole thing public ,when it did not benefit the girl and her parents , frankly i only see one person who benefited but that is just an opinion, what is yours mat?If you are the mat court of TRE then you lost your job because of racist jokes on the breakfast show ,oh that is a question did you ? because i remember on air this question being put to Jennifer a phone in listener do you think the breakfast show is telling racist jokes? pause answer yes” So if all your answers are yes you could have an axe to grind again a question?

  39. First part of the interview was interesting ,informative,and as always enjoyable .Next sunday the 2nd and final part 2pm -3pm . where i presume we shall be touching on wounds that are not completely healed.I think along the way he has made many friends and a few enermies it happens with his sort of life style. THANK YOU Olive press for doing this article and by that I have found a radio station that is different than the run of the mill, and will have maurice going out on the airwaves in the afternoons what more could you ask for.!!

  40. Back on the Air, yes he did make mistakes, but at the end of the day he is a 60 year old man taking advantage of a child. If that was your daughter how would you feel, i know the parents and had talked to them about this, it has ruined their life on the coast and everyone connected to this situation. If he is allowed to be employed in the same context then i feel that the radio station is codoning this behaviour, what message does that send to the listeners.. ( its ok to have disregard for you family and other peoples, do what you want, corrupt children and , its ok we will still give you a job ).. you decide

  41. Well said Shirley. The man has shown no remorse and is even trying to build an audience through it “call me and challenge me”.
    He has no regard for anyone but himself, and he is now joking and bragging about this whole affair.Disgusting
    Says everything you need to know about this new radio station. Desperate times, desperate measures.

  42. Shirley Smith. I’m appalled by your letter. You claim to know the family and how hurt they are etc, So why the hell add to their pain by sending letters into this page all it achieves is prolonging the story and gives excuses to the likes of the ‘Hews’ of this world to keep writing in! You say he took advantage of a child. Well im sorry to inform you but this is a young women old enough by law to be married and have children and I believe you used the word ‘child’ to sensualise your letter and that is sick. Stop adding fuel to the fire leave the families alone, your words are insulting especial the innuendos you’ve directed towards the young woman of which I’m sure you know nothing about. I hope others will stop writing and perpetuating this story. Get a life all of you!

  43. Why do you all or some of you keep saying stop it leave it be let it rest get a life.
    If people wish to comment hear or elsewhere (i believe typically spanish has comments on the subject too)they have the right to do so which ever side of the fence they fall on.
    This obsessive censorship some of you seem to want is frightening to say the least .Freedom of speech and the right to express an opinion.
    There said my bit and never mentioned Maurice Boland or the woman once.

  44. This is one of the comments we have received from a happy listener…………..
    It was with some pleasure that I read about the return to radio of Maurice Boland. My congratulations to Heart FM.

    I will admit that I have not bothered to read any of the allegations against this man but I am absolutely staggered that, in this day and age, someone who has put so much effort into helping the people of the Costa del Sol should be pilloried for what would appear to be a single mistake.

    Nowhere have I seen any claims that Mr Boland is a serial debaucher of young women – and I am sure that there have been many attempts to find other instances. Indfeed, the clamour of “me too!” victims appears to be deafening in its silence.

    As I see it, the basic situation here is that while mentoring a 16 year old girl, Mr Boland got a case of the galloping gonads and allowed himself to behave innappropriately.

    While this can be a great opportunity for everybody to seek the high moral ground, I wonder how many other older men could have resisted the temptation?

    Great weight is given to the age of the girl. Have you looked at the 16 year olds walking the streets nowadays? Whenever I walk past my local school, I wonder where the pupils are. Women stream out of the school and immediately seem to meet up with boy friends. As an old man I find it difficult, when simply walking past these women, to keep my thoughts righteous. To be thrust into a close and necessarily intimate relationship with such a creature would certainly strain my self control.

    The parents taking the girl out of Spain would seem, to me, a double edged precaution. They say they are putting her out of reach of Mr Boland (as though the massive cost of his stupìdity would not restrain him) but aren’t they also putting Mr Boland out of her reach? (internet and telephone notwithstanding) Do they not trust their daughter to behave properly, in future?

    There seems toi have been a great deal of self righteous breast beating on this matter – more than a little of it being in the vein of “but for the opportunity, there go I”.

    Maybe Mr Boland has not handled the discovery of his philandering very well. He is an egotist and probably did not see that the hubris that has been generated would, in fact, arise.

    Face it, if Mr Boland had been Fred Bloggs, nothing much would have been heard of this. The girl was of an age to consent to all that happened and so, no crime has been committed – only the error of giving enemies the amunition with which to shoot Mr Boland down.

    There is an old axiom that seems to have been ignored – “It takes two to tango”. If one of the two is an ambitious young woman and the other is an old man desperate to prove that he still has what it takes, maybe the tango would be the last one in Paris

  45. yet another comment…………….
    What a relief for Spain and the English-speaking listeners to know that Maurice Boland is returning to the airwaves here. After doing so much good for many years and becoming in the process a house-hold name here, his professionalism is only equalled not surpassed. His fall from grace was really undeserved where we should have accepted his open apology as his wife and family are reported to have done, and TRE is suffering the loss. While some blame Maurice for the slip which was not a crime here in Spain, we forget that most of us, especially the critics, are also guilty as we have done little to stop the sexualisation of our youngsters who grow up thinking that sex is the answer to everything, even perhaps advancing a career. It “takes two to tango”, and Maurice was a victim too. After the on-and-off air insulting comments by the new manager at TRE, I think that many will be switching to HEARTFM to hear Maurice’s dulcet tones and wise words; if they have already not switched off TRE.

  46. I have read all the comments for and against Maurice of which there are a lot, they at least show that the man does spark public interest, and I applaud Heart FM for giving him another chance to show his radio skills. I have known Maurice for many, many years and he is a good man at heart (no pun intended). OK, he has used the various charitable events etc to further his own career, but in doing so has raised his own profile which has allowed him to do even more for charity. He has not committed any crime, maybe a very grave mistake at his age, but I am sure he is not totally to blame, I don’t know the whole circumstances of the case, only Maurice and the girl involved know that, but she was obviously starstruck and was probably a willing partner to what occured in a bid to further her career, she must have been otherwise there would have been charges of rape. Maurice, we run a small radio station down here in the Campo de Gibraltar, and if we could afford you would have wished to have you on our team. This guy has committed no crime, maybe he has been a little bit silly, but it is now old news, for gods sake let him (and his family) get on with their lives. There are much more important things going on in this world to worry ourselves about.
    Mike Martin
    Bay FM

  47. Welcome back Maurice!
    The costa del sol was missing something without your particular style of reverie on the airwaves. Do what you do best and ignore the detractors. Life is too short and you have to get on with it. Those who choose not to, usually have their own petty agendas to pursue. Ignore them.
    I first heard your rich Irish brogue back in 1996 and it became for me, a flavour of expatriate Andalucia. Get it back my friend. Good Luck and I have fingers crossed for you.
    Your friend and with this I remain… the enigmatic in Canada.

  48. So do not forget sunday at 2pm -3pm 2nd part of the interview maurice and sid. THEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY afternoons on heartfmspain. maurice with live phone ins should be good.

  49. Well, I have just fallen about laughing! No Boland on Heartfm! Because . . . . . they have no telephone line! Laughable, amateurish, predictable. Boland has found an appropriate home. I was listening, to hear how he would handle any calls about his disgraceful behaviour with a tennage girl, behaviour which would have landed him in hot water in most other countries. But alas no. Ha Ha! Heartfm showed themselves for what they are by publishing nonsense from alleged listeners about TRE. I bet that Tre couldn’t give a damn about heart, or Boland for that matter. Heart is a grubby little station without class. A perfect match!

  50. I still wonder why there is this fear of competition with regards talk radio in general and specifically towards TRE. do they have the monopoly on chat ? Why shouldn’t heartfm have an afternoon show with maurice hosting it, and yes it has been delayed because the telephone link will not be connected till the 9Th that being the fault of spanish telecom not heartfm or maurice .

  51. Do you know what REALLY makes me laugh? Ignorant statements like yours Catherin Tomas. Let me see if i can help you understand what happens in a radio station. Of course Heart fm have a telephone line etc, The Boland type show needs a very different kind of telephone system so the studio can take in more than one call at a time and make out calls at the same time. Its a complex piece equipment which is coming from the UK (didn’t arrive in time, ask the couriers!!) You talk about his ‘disgraceful behaviour’ so i assume you know the exact details of this alleged ‘disgraceful behaviour’? No, i don’t think so. Was your source everything you read in newspapers or just idle gossip. The disgrace belongs to people like you and what perhaps is in your dirty minds. The tone of your letter is vindictive and smells of something much more than an angry person letting of steam. I detect other issues here. Perhaps you should go back to your own radio station

  52. well said kim bravo, I hope your comment stays where it is as it states more or less what i tried to say before but was not allowed to do so . Still i suppose this one will get neatly edited as well.
    I have to agree with you that there does seem by the likes of Catherine Tomas and others to be a hidden agenda. what with those saying “get a life ,let it drop, grubby little radio station, nonsense from alleged listeners about TRE. ETC. ETC. ETC.
    I WANTED TO ASK MAURICE if he has a list of the personalities and celebs that he has interviewed ,here are just a few i can remember , Lonnie donegan, Max bygraves, lionel Blair,chubby checker , terry wogan, Jeffery archer,Norman wisdom,cliff Richard,Robert Wagner, Kenny lynch, no wait anybody out there care to carry on because there are many many more, gay burn,petula Clarke.

  53. I haven’t bothered to count the comments, much less get accurate figures between for against or neutral on Mr Boland.

    What is clear there are some who display a, rather prurient, interest in the events of some eight months ago. Whatever the moral position is, and on that point let s/he who is without sin cast the first stone, nothing illegal happened, no complaint was substantiated, if any were made, by the authorities and, as far as I am aware he has remained on the Costa del Sol.

    He is entitled to make a living, his broadcasting will live or die on its merits. The vitriol shown by some on here will simply be counter-productive by giving publicity to both him and his new radio station.

    Get some perspective on this, in the time since it happened there have been earthquakes, civil wars and other catastrophes causing tens of thousands of deaths, in the grand scheme of things what does one man going back to broadcasting matter? Have these same people opined with such force on these things?

  54. KIM BIRD….hhmmmm, I think you have just given away so much in your last comment – you seem to have A LOT of inside knowledge, and Mr.Toad, another one. Both your comments strike me that you two are the ones with the hidden agenda, and the hidden identity….anyone with any common sense knows you have just blown how close you really are to Maurice Boland himself.
    Therefore how relevent or meaningful are any of your previous posts.
    So sad.

  55. Oh dear oh dear mat ,I take it you are the mat court who posted earlier, then posted just as mat, I cannot speak for Kim BIRD APART FROM ONE IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH.
    Well i , Mr toad have been around for a long time a thorn often in maurice,s side as said before he and I have always shown the respect due to each other(little or much) . SO what Mat is your problem? I do not understand you who were the alledged bob hampton , who revealed all to every body , but wait that is only speculation and an opinion only so you should disregard , my connections with maurice are known by all , my connection with kim bird is well on here and that is all, god forgive i am getting worst i seem to have dropped into verse.
    No jokes apart you have the problem Mat and if you wish to discuss and acknowledge your true identity we can discuss it further on here.
    You know this is not about who and what has been done but more about what you feel underneath come on out and say it let,s deal with what you really feel mat.

  56. Two questions you seem to be ignoring that I have asked in reply to all your postings mat . Are you mat court and if you are do you deny posting on several sites as bob hampton. A simple yes or no will do though of course one could just lie with their answer but ignoring the questions as you have done before is giving an afirmative answer . As regards my hidden agenda with MAURICE I want to come clean he has offered me great sackfuls of money to say nice things about him and I am now a rich man well I will be when the tight fisted so and so pays up !

  57. Toad has a cheek! He also posts here under the guise of bob babcok. Look at how he doesn´t understand the difference between a comma and an apostrophe lol. I am Irish. I have no agenda, I listen to more than one Spanish station when I am down here. As a woman, Boland disgusts me. And Before his sister/friend/flunky Kim Bird starts whining, HE OWNED UP TO IT! Or are you conveniently forgetting that. I do not care about him going back to radio. He will have an audience of people who are happy to listen to someone tell them at every opportunity, how much he does for charity. Maurice Bolans is Walter Mitty. He believes he is famous. He believes he is important. Those are the faults that made him a terrible interviewer, who spoke about himself as much as he asked questions of his guest.

  58. One final word on the matter of aliases. Mat is an anagram of tam tam oh shanter was a hereo in one of Robbie burns poems the SCOTTISH POET.NOW THE structure AND phraseology OF YOUR WORDS MAT are not dissimilar to a certain person who has a Scottish bent, well this is a riddle lets see if you can work it out . Who is english but claims to be Scottish, he wears a kilt but has no tartan, that,s why it,s always black. he often says mmmm, lets talk.
    I use an alias MR. Toad given me by the late craig james you use another person,s name to put the ownness on to them it is quite different.Would the real mat court be totally blameless for the above remarks.
    Hampton anagram of namphot ,steel rail dog nail,flathead weegen , scots term of insult.

  59. hogan as in hogans run?oh still whatever hang me for a comma sweety. Oh yes I have two cheeks –no four but that is another matter .
    Well you will not be listening in then the immorality factor I presume .Your Irish but not Jewish Irish as mr boland is Ipresume so as 98% are catholic in Ireland one could presume you are catholic, me well atheist I do not believe or fear a all blessing all fearing god or the Roth of that person , sorry super being. I say this to give you the satisfaction if you are catholic then you believe in heaven and hell and that is where myself and maurice will be going .
    Oh and it,s bob babCOCK NOT babcok you know .MY grammar and punctuation is unconventional but that,s private education for you ,though my school was approved by her majesty,s government.
    you are so right that as a woman maurice boland would disgust me but he is not a woman he is a man with all the faults that go with that.
    The overall fact of the matter is that mobo is going to be back on radio if you do not like that then do not listen but allow those who wish to to do so or do you wish to inforce a ban on maurice going on the radio ? do you feel we will all be corupted? May be you are right he should be banned ,stoned , cast out into the wilderness of oooh out there inland in the “heart” of the campo.

  60. Heart Fm doesn’t have a phone! It’s side splittingly funny! Nowhere on their homepage is there a contact telephone number. So Kim Bird is talking nonsense when she says they are waiting for a special piece of equipment. What a joke. A radio station which doesn’t have a telephone contract! They and Boland suit each other. I bet TRE are terrified! I do not deny the right to Boland to work, but I will choose not to listen, not because of what he did, but because he is simply awful.

  61. Saoirse (name)
    Saoirse Irish Freedom, the monthly organ of the Republican Sinn Féin
    Saoirse na hÉireann, a small Irish republican paramilitary group
    Saoirse (horse), Canadian Champion racehorse
    which one are you Richie
    Michael Costa Blanca7-5-2011 17:53Everyone makes mistakes, and surley your allowed one, I feel sorry for Maurices family, but that is something they can sort out between themselves, this should have nothing to do with his work the man is a hard worker and has done many wonderfull things in the past, lets talk about those things, the poor man is getting more bad publicity than Berasconi !!!. I can only wish you all the best Maurice and look forward to hearing you back on air soon, Oh don´t pay too much attention to your so called friends at Talk Radio Europe, you know who the good ones are, what goes round comes round.

  62. So Toad says that if he was a woman Boland WOULD disgust him. No more needs to be said about him. My being a woman has little to bear on my opinion of Boland. Boland used the pulpit which was his radio show to preach about predators, paedophiles, the catholic church and the like. He mentioned his dear wife and family a hundred times a day. He told us a million times, what a wonderful man he is, and how much he has done for charity.

    The people working at TRE provided him with excellent guests, which he squandered in awful, cringeworthy interviews by talking over the interviewee and telling us how special he was and how well known in Ireland he was. Thats funny, very few people in Dublin have a clue who Maurice Boland is. Like I said before, Walter Mitty! As other fans of radio have said here, I do not begrudge the man a job at all. My reason for posting here is to provide an antidote to the rubbish from Kim Bird and Toad.

  63. you are some what transparent richard!!Devereux is a surname found throughout the French-speaking world (from French origin) and Daudier (Irish-French). It is of Norman origin, meaning d’Évreux or “from Évreux” a town in Normandy, France. The name is also found in Wexford, where the Normans first landed in Ireland from Pembrokeshire.

    The similar name Devereaux is a misspelling of the surname resulting from the various ways of pronouncing it – the placename is pronounced “Ev-rer” and the surname may be pronounced Dever-o, Dever-oo, Dever-ooks, Dev-erah or Dev-rah. It may refer to:

    The Devereux Foundation, non-profit organization founded by Helena Devereux that operates facilities providing services for persons with developmental, educational and emotional disabilities, including:Those having attended are the bennetts, jamisons,allens,both allan and richard,gillymores, and the mcmurraries.

  64. I have to say hogan(me toad you hogan)I am really impressed
    by how well informed you are considering you cannot stand the man, as your wealth of imformation on him ,his interviews, the staff at TRE, for all that to be correct you must have listened everyday.Now do not deny it because if you did not listen to Maurice you would not have all those facts that you say he said and did.
    Oh by the way you say you are only posting to provide an antidote, err are you sure that is what you ment to say not anedote,as an antidote is a medicine used to counteract a disease or poison, on secound thoughts maybe you did.
    I am a sort of antichrist to you the devil incarnate perhaps, though I only say what I See and mean no disrespect to your good self

  65. Saoirse Hogan: Ah well here we go again another person who never listens to Boland, As detective Colombo would say ‘Just one moment, there’s something not quite right here for someone who NEVER listens to Boland , I quote from your posting: ‘He preaches about predators, paedophiles, the catholic church and the like. He mentioned his dear wife and family a hundred times a day. He told us a million times, what a wonderful man he is, and how much he has done for charity’. NOTE: ‘he mentions his family a hundred times a day and, and he told us millions of times how wonderful he is’, Now Saoirse Hogan may I be so bold to point out to someone who NEVER listens to Boland you’ve just slightly contradicted yourself there. I leave it up to the readers to work this one out.

  66. boland has not paid for his crime, he just hid for a few months. He is an appalling presenter who loves the sound of his own voice & repeatedly lies on air. He has no morals, the girl in question was 16 when he was caught, but how old was she when their relationship started?

  67. So what if he did or did not do anything. even if he did she was 16 and consenting. Let it drop. The guy is a great broadcaster.

    David Beckham, Wayne Rooney etc they have all cheated on their wives but that is soon forgotten when they go on the pitch.

    Let Maurice do what he is good at and stop dragging up the past.

  68. Whatever people feel he has done its his own and his wifes affair – I have been there and things are never black or white. Never the less he is a good broadcaster there can be no doubt about that. For my part I always enjoyed his programmes and it looks like I will still be able to do so.
    Good luck to him and heart felt feelings for his lady. Peace to all involved Helen

  69. And another one bites the dust at TRE, no not steve gilmour but Richie ALLEN another Irishman but a minor presenter who has been hanging on a knife edge for a while .What did he do wrong I wonder?

  70. Yeah, what’ve they done to poor Richie? A refreshingly different accent (who needs RP) and way of looking at the world. He must have rocked the wee TRE boat…………

  71. Wel Mel that is one way of looking at it you should check out Talk radio europe on facebook that being the company.
    He has gone because he was a demigod his ego bigger than himself , and (well he supported M.U. and U.2.)LETS FACE IT HE WAS NOT UP TO THE JOB HE WAS DOING.
    He would not of got the sack if he was .
    Still this is not good for TRE there are slowly slipping down the plug hole.
    Martin Nathan you need to put you faith in your MD he knows what needs doing just let him do it!

  72. I disagree. Richie presented well, only his accent really annoyed some (pedantic) people. He certainly wasn’t dismissed over the quality of his work, if so, it would have happened long ago and certainly not suddenly on a Monday morning with no notice. I suspect that, as I said, he rocked the little (rapidly sinking) boat and questioned certain aspects of management and, as we all know, ya don’t do that in a private company with a disregard for any form of ethical policy on employment.

  73. AH I see questioned certain aspects of mamagement,and what were they that got him the sack mel strictly your opinion I realise alledged aspects but I would really like to know what you think they (know) were.

  74. Mr Toad, are you the same creature that caused the closure of REM TRE forum ?. Suddenly you are singing Maurices praise. I think you are two faced and although you always tell us how good you are at Spanish,I think you should try to learn English spelling. Get off this forum and crawl back under your stone. Maurice Boland is an oppotunist, who has ruined peoples lives. Wills.

  75. What a tangled web we weave! Mr Toad seems very informed, whats your connection? is it Steve or Martin? lets see if we can enlighten those who may not have the inside scoop as well as Mr Toad. Should we begin by noting that TRE as well as most English stations on the Costa del Sol are unlicensed! It always amazes me when people who live in glass houses throw stones? listening to this station since 2003 has been a roller coaster ride, from Mobo’s over inflated ego to poor Hannah’s inadequacy in replacing Mary. In breaking down the presenters we can start with “Howard” professional all the way! Steve no radio training or journalistic credentials whatsoever yet was given his chance by the very one he betrayed at the end and was rewarded by being placed in charge! What was Martin smoking? “Allan” competent engineer, not really a presenter, “Gillie Revill” professional and competent. Now we come to the the topic of what happened with Richi? was it financial or was it as Mr Toad writes “not up to the job”? that’s an interesting supposition but creates more questions than answers. Was their a disagreement between Steve and Richi in how the station was being run? or was Martin concerned looking over his shoulder thinking MoBo was communicating with Richi and gave him an ultimatum? more questions than answers. At the end of the day the question is how long can Martin continue covering monthly deficits? when does he stop and smell the roses or as Mr Toad writes put your faith in your MD? Mel was right, Richi rocked the boat, Steve felt threatened and that was the nail in the coffin, nothing to do with “not up to the job or hanging on by a knifes edge” as to lots of past history not known? we can say that about the inner circle!

  76. Wills La nucia you really should get your facts right the TRE forum was closed down after maurice had left and closed down by Steve Gilmour ,why? not because of me I had not been posting on there for 6 months as i was posting on stephen ritson,s forum. If you do not beleive me ask steve gilmour I did and I quote “we at tre feel that the image a forum projects to our advertisers is of a negative nature,so we have decided to close it down.
    As regards my spelling that is a private boarding school education for you.For more infomation on TRE I think they have a facebook page?

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