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Monday, October 5, 2009


Since WILD TIME is not broadcasting on WDAR anymore, we feel it is just right to move to a new blog for "wildtime online"

To come to WILD TIME


More answers are coming in!

Regarding the WILD TIME footage recorded at a weight pulling event hosted by the Sled Dog Federation of Ireland at the Equine Centre in Coole on October 4th, we've asked you to give us your opinion with regards to this question:

Should dogs be pulling weights in competitions?

Here are a few more answers as published by WILD TIME RADIO fans on the discussion board on our FACEBOOK page

Absolutely not! It is cruel and unethical! - Nara Ireland

I don't think that dogs should be pulling weights in competitions...I saw that the other day...the pits pulling all those bricks to their owners pleasure. I feel it is not what they were meant to do, if people want to pull weights than do so...leave the dogs out if it! I think it is completely irresponsible and shows no regard for the safety of the dog, people do it for their pleasure, not the dogs...there are other ways for your dog to get exercise! – Robin Patricia Lyles

No - of course not. :/ - Salim Andreas Piro Khan

No way!Never! – Savina Veselinova

It will be interesting to see what people say. In clarification, the AR view is critical of all animal use, of course, although it is hardly likely to see dog sledding as its main issue, whereas an animal welfare view would be concerned about how the animals are treated ~while~ they are being used. – Roger Yates


Well done for exposing these rights violations, Thomas. One guy is quite open about his "use" of his animal property. - Roger Yates

... in response to the footage regarding the Sled Dog Federation of Ireland.

Tell us what you think? Should dogs be pulling weights in competitions? As a holistic animal healer my response would be a clear NO, since dogs weren't and aren't designed to pull weights, which will in time most likely take a toll on their system.

Only PLUS point that I could find doing the interview is that they highlight the fact that staffis and pitbulls and the likes are NOT what most people think they are.

Please respond HERE or on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/wildtimeradio

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Two new shows now uploaded

01. Ann Kingston and Louise Kings from the Irish Dog Journal on WILD TIME - listen HERE

02. WILD TIME host Thomas Janak talking to members of the Sled Dog Federation of Ireland - listen here


Not one but TWO new shows will be uploaded soon

WILD TIME spoke to Mandy Heynes (picture left) and other members of the Sled Dog Federation of Ireland today during a weight pulling event at the Equine Centre in Coole. Later on WILD TIME host Thomas Janak spoke to Ann Kingston and Louise Kings about their Irish Dog Journal!

Issue nr. 1 will be in the shops nationwide on December 1st 2009 - the Irish Dog Journal is back!!

The audio footage will be uploaded soon - watch this space

Thursday, October 1, 2009

WILD TIME has 250 fans on Facebook alone!

I recently turned down an offer to do a 90-minute show every week on health and lifestyle because I could only do so much with regards to highlighting the plight of our animal kin. WILD TIME deserves better! There are new shows soon to come and I'll keep pitching for a slot on a radio station!

Meanwhile we have cracked the 250 fans mark on Facebook! Pls spread the word!! We want more fans


WILD TIME host/producer

Thursday, September 24, 2009


WILD TIME is an animal welfare/world conservation show that broadcasts globally but mainly records in Ireland.

I am looking for reporters, journalists or activists in ALL Englishspeaking countries to become guest reporters and record audio footage and take pics for WILD TIME, so that WILD TIME can grow and that more and more people become aware of animal rights and so on.

WILD TIME UK, WILD TIME SA, WILD TIME USA - that would just sound lovely.

To familiarize yourself with the format pls visit www.wildtimeon96fm.blogspot.com and www.wildtimeradio.blogspot.com

I am not looking for a full show just whatever goes on in your neck of the wood would be brilliant to have as audio files that could be embedded in the show.

I am doing this volunteerly and do not get paid for my work nor would I be able to pay you. Payment is when people listen and understand!!

We're also on FACEBOOK

Pls get in touch, thanks so much THOMAS


WILD TIME will cover this years' PET EXPO, which is on at the RDS from October 9th - 11th 2009


Listen back to the last four shows:

01. Interview with "The End Of The Line" Producer Claire Lewis

02. Portobello Canal Protection Group Cleaning up day

03. Festival of World Cultures 2009

04. ARAN anti hare coursing protest

Enjoy the footage and spread the word!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

"End Of The Line" Screening @ IFI, Dublin

Listen to the footage recorded during the event listed below HERE

Multi-award-winning documentary "The End Of The Line" @ the Irish Film Institute

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak talked to "The End Of The Line" producer Claire Lewis

Shortly before the screening of "The End Of The Line" @ Dublin's IFI on September 21st 2009

Brilliant feedback for Tracey

After publishing the interview with Tracey O'Neill from the Portobello Canal Protection group, plenty of nice words from near and far are coming in on her facebook page.

Here is just one such example:

I listened to your radio footage Tracey, well done! You came across really well, very natural. A good cause too Carol Clifford

Tracey herself had got to say the following about WILD TIME:

"I luv Wild Time its given me a voice for Portobello Canal Protection but not only that so many different things issues of concern in dublin animals the list is endless and its not boring or stuffy ,i am one of your biggest fans Thomas
Wild Time Rocks Mannnnnnnnn!!!!"

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Listen to the footage from the event listed below HERE

Since many swans and other water birds in and around the canals in Dublin have been injured or killed in the past due to litter that has been thrown into the canals and/or on the surrounding grounds, the Portobello Canal Protection Group asked its members to help cleaning up around the canal

Portobello Canal Protection Group founder Tracey O'Neill talking to WILD TIME host Thomas Janak

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak during the cleaning up afternoon

Nicole Valentin helping with cleaning up in and around the canal in Portobello/Dublin 16

Sunday, September 13, 2009

To come to WILD TIME

To come to WILD TIME:

01. Thomas will be talking to Tracey O'Neill, founding member of the "Portobello Canal Protection" group on September 19th

02. Thomas Janak will be talking to "The End Of The Line" producer Claire Lewis ...on September 21st 2009 when the film will be screened at the IFI in Dublin at 6.30p.m.

both events will then be published on Indymedai.ie soon - watch this space

Friday, September 4, 2009


... IS A MOVIE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE FISHING INDUSTRY ON OUR PLANET, ITS PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. The film will be screened at Dublin's IFI (Irish Film Institute) on Septembee 21st 2009. WILD TIME will be there to record some footage, including an interview with producer Claire Lewis.

Check the trailer HERE

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kind words

Hi Thomas, thanks for the email and weblink for the interview, I really enjoyed your interviews and thanks a million for interviewing me. Thanks again and wishing you all the very best, Trish Cavanagh

You're very welcome, Trish


Festival of World Cultures 2009 footage

Wild Time host Thomas Janak went to Dun Laoghaire on August 29th to record footage at the annual Festival of World Cultures

This broadcast features interviews with members from the vegetarian society of Ireland, Birdwatch Ireland, The Rawfood Cafe, John Healy from Absolutely organic, Trish Cavanagh from Amatsu-Ireland.ie and many more

Liaten to it HERE

Thomas talked to volunteers of the Native Woodland Trust

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak in Dun Laoghaire, August 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


While WILD TIME is searching for a new home the stories will still keep on coming. Thomas Janak joined ARAN's anti hare coursing protest held in Dublin yesterday and recorded great footage, which can be listened to here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/93539

Thursday, August 13, 2009

WILD TIME covered ARAN's anti-hare coursing protest

ARAN, the animal rights action network, staged a protest today in Dublin against anti - hare coursing. The event drew a lot of people to it. Thomas Janak recorded footage for WILD TIME which will be aired on a new station soon.

See all pictures on Wild Time's facebook page

John, Suzanne and Rita from ARAN

Anti - Hare coursing protest, August 13th 2009 in Dublin

Thursday, August 6, 2009


For undisclosed reasons Thomas Janak pulled out of WDAR today and is currently looking for a new home for his established radio show wild time! News will be posted here hopefully soon.

Thanks for all the listeners and guests for their support and understanding.

Chances are WILD TIME will be back on another station soon!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 2009 Schedule

Many interesting things are happening on WILD TIME in August! Next Friday, August 7th 2009, Thomas will be joined in the studio by Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary. Phone interviewees will be Dr.Marc Bekoff who will talk about the emotional live of animals and Diane Rowles from Streetdogrescue Romania.

On August 14th Gill Brady from CALL, the celtic animal life line, from where Thomas got his rescue dog Charlie over three years ago, will be live in the studio. Phone interviewee will be Sharon Gordon Valencik, who has just published her book "Sweet Utopia", which offers 100% vegan desserts.

Dog expert Emmaline Duffy-Fallon from Citizencanineireland.com will join Thomas at WDAR on August 21st and Liz Bannon, whose appeareance on July 31st was cancelled due to the sudden death and the subsequent closing of WDAR, will be in the studio on August 28th.

Sonn to come on WILD TIME: Footage from the festival of world cultures and much, much more - so tune in every Friday from 4p.m. on 96fm or via internet on www.wdar.ie

Friday, July 31, 2009

Today's show CANCELLED !!

Due to a sudden death of one of our presenters at WDAR the radio station is closed today and all shows have been cancelled. My aopologies to my guests Liz and Diane. The appeareance of Liz Bannon WILD TIME has been preliminary pre scheduled for August 28th. The interview with Diane from Streetdogrescue.com will take place on August 7th on WILD TIME!!

So far, so brilliant! - all shows at a glance


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

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

29.02. Helene LeMahieu from ASH live in the studio

07.03. Laura Broxton from Nara live in the studio

14.03. Miriam Anderson from Anvil live in the studio

21.03. Mare & Foal Sanctuary UK footage

28.03. Bat Conservation talk and Connor Kelleher interview footage

04.04. Anti Fur Demo footage

11.04. Wildlife Photographer Finn Van Gelderen interview and talk footage

18.04. Reptile Breeder Thomas McElheron live in the studio

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

02.05. Composting workshop with Brenda Palmer footage

09.05. Wildlife Photography Group live in the studio

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

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

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

06.05. Phone interview with Sean Meehan from the Irish Wildlife Trust

Summer Break

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. Footage from a talk about Cats

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 – what to know about them …”

05.12. Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary live in the studio

12.12. Energy Conservation in the home – Part I

19.12. Energy Conservation in the home – Part II

All 2008 shows can be lietened to HERE


20.02.09 Interviews with Mammal Biologist Professor Tom Hayden, Book- and DVD Tip and phone interview Kate Fowler – Reeves from Animal Aid UK

27.02.09 Phone interviews with painter Tom Byrne and Animal Asia UK’s Dave Neil about the dog meat industry in China

06.03.09 Laura Broxton from NARA live in the studio, CELT CEO Bob Winston on the phone plus footage from a “Meet – Free March” campaign hosted by LUSH and ARAN

13.03.09 Film- and TV Production students live in the studio talking about animal welfare and climate change, Interview with EU Commission press officer Philippe Carr and John Carmody from ARAN about Canadian seal hunt, phone interview with animal activist Gerald Kern

20.03.09 “Vegetarianism Pro and Con” with live guests Paul Dunne (Digital Hub FM) and Darren Hogarty (Babylon Radio)

27.03.09 CALL – Celtic Animal Life Line, with studio guest Gill Brady

03.04.09 Cruelty Free products in Dublin – a hunt for non-animal tested products in Dublin City. Interviews with staff members from Cornucopia, Down to Earth, Nourish and other shops.

Station break until May 8th 2009

08.05.2009 Full length show with ARAN founder John Carmody

15.05.2009 Lothar Muschekat from the Irish Raptor and Bird of Prey Sanctuary live in the studio, “Silver” from the ferret and exotic bird sanctuary on the phone

22.05.2009 Special broadcast: International Music fair Frankfurt 2009

29.05.2009 Schoolchildren from Singh Street NS live in the studio, Feline expert Dr. Vet Sarah Caney on the phone

05.06.2009 Thomas gets a guided tour by Jackie Ronaldson who runs the Stonebrook Pet Farm in Ballymore Eustace

12.06.2009 Helena Le Mahieu from ASH live in the studio

19.06.2009 Phone Interview with Chiara from “Animal Voice”

26.06.2009 Deanne Stark aka “Silver” from the Ferret & Exotic Bird Sanctuary live in the studio, Dr. Dan Lyons from UNCAGED UK on the phone

All 2009 shows produced for The Digital Hub FM can be listened to HERE

Look at the wild time blog for the digital hub shows HERE
WILD TIME moved to WDAR – West Dublin Access Radio from July 2009


03.07.2009 Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland live in the studio

10.07.2009 Orla Aungier from the DSPCA live in the studio and Dawn Moncrief from FARM USA on the phone

17.07.2009 Laura Broxton from NARA live in the studio

24.07.2009 Helena Le Mahieu from ASH live in the studio

31.07.2009 Dog behaviourist Liz Bannon live in the studio, Diane Rowles from Streetdogrescue.com on the phone

More to come in August:

07.08.2009 Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary live in the studio

14.08.2009 Gill Brady from the Celtic Animal Lifeline (CALL) in the studio

21.08.2009 Emmaline Duffy-Fallon from Citizen Canine Ireland in the studio

We are currently in the process of uploading the WILD TIME shows produced for WDAR on the podcast section of our website: www.wdar.ie

Second guest announcement

Thomas Janak will be joined in the studio by dog behaviourist Liz Bannon today. His phone interviewee will be Diane Rowles from Streetdogrescue.com

Make sure you listen in!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pictures from the show on July 24th 2009

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak and Helena LeMahieu during the show on West Dublin Access Radio

Helena Le Mahieu from ASH, Animal Sanctuary Habushu

ASH is hosting an open day on September 5th 2009 on their grounds in Kiltegan. We are looking for people to help with the event. WDAR will do an outside broadcast and air the event globally via internet and of course on 96fm all over West Dublin

Thanks to Shelly Cole for spending her day with us and for taking the pictures!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Picture from today's show

Laura Broxon from NARA was Thomas Janak's guest on WILD TIME today. The show was entertaining yet "in your face". Just the way we like it!!

Next week ASH's Helena Le Mahieu will join Thomas in the studio.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Two Kittens Are Looking For A Home

These two adorable 8-weeks-old kittens are looking for a home!! Contact us here

Monday, July 13, 2009


Last Fridays' show with Orla Aungier from the DSPCA and phone guest Dawn Moncrief from Farm USA was a very exciting one.

On Friday, July 17th 2009 at 4p.m. Thomas Janak welcomes Laura Broxton from the National Animal Rights Association (NARA) to the studio - pls tune in!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pics from the very first show

July 3rd 2009 - the very first WILD TIME show on West Dublin Access Radio went out on air at 4p.m. with studio guest Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland.

WILD TIME host and producer Thomas Janak was thrilled with the show.

The next seven weeks are already scheduled (scroll down) and there is always more to come to WILD TIME!

Niall Hatch was a very engaging guest

WILD TIME host Thomas Janak with studio guest Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland

Monday, June 29, 2009


The next WILD TIME show will be on July 3rd with studio guest Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland. Pls don't miss it!!

BUT there is much more going on this week. Tomorrow, June 30th 2009, Thomas Janak will be on Near90FM's dance music show "Club Cheol" between 4.30p.m. - 5.30p.m., where he will highlight his new CD "TJ-Painted Dreams". 20% of all proceeds will go to the animal sanctuary ASH.

Thomas "TJ" Janak will also perform in aid of ASH this coming Saturday at 9.30p.m. at Babylon Radio's live event at the "Peader Kearnsey" Pub on Dame Street, Dublin.

As you probably know by now, Thomas is not only a musician and radio DJ but also a fully qualified pet psychologist. As such, Thomas will give a FREE talk on July 1st2009 at 6p.m. at Crystal Wings, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Please come along.

The talk is titled "Animal Communication on a spirutaul and physical level". All his animal related work can be checked out HERE

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thomas on "Mna Naheireann" on WDAR

WILD TIME is coming to WDAR on July 3rd. West Dublin Access Radio invited WILD TIME host Thomas "TJ" Janak to join "the woman of Ireland" to talk about his work as a pet psychologist and his upcoming shows.

WILD TIME is also on Facebook

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Guest Update

On Wild Time on July 10th Thomas will have Orla Aungier from the DSPCA in the studio (as announced) and will also talk to Dawn Moncrief from Farmusa.org about the upcoming national animal rights conference in LA

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

July/August 2009 Schedule

03.07.2009 Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland live in the studio

10.07.2009 Orla Aungier from the DSPCA live in the studio

17.07.2009 Laura Broxton from the National Animal Rights Association live in the studio

24.07.2009 Helena LeMahieu from ASH live in the studio

31.07.2009 Dog behaviourist Liz Bannon live in the studio

07.08.2009 Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary live in the studio

14.08.2009 Gill Brady from the Celtic Animal Life Line (CALL) live in the studio

21.08.2009 Emmaline Duffy-Fallon from Citizen Canine Ireland live in ths studio

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


WILD TIME, the animal welfare/world conservation show that currently runs on The Digital Hub FM comes to WEST DUBLIN ACCESS RADIO from July 3rd every Friday from 4p.m. - 5p.m. GMT.

So far Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland, Laura Broxton from the National Animal Rights Association, Orla Aungier from the DSPCA and Pauline Beades from the Irish Seal Sanctuary as well as Helena Le Mahieu from ASH have agreed to come on the show! Full Schedule will be announced soon!

In the meantime check the show out HERE