Programme #18 (April 2018)

On this month’s Wireless on Flirt FM, radio historian Eddie Bohan tells us about a forthcoming exhibition to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the Irish pirate era. Experienced broadcaster David Baker remembers his own pirate days in the 1980s and gives us his views of Irish radio today. We feature the first 10 years of Irish language station Raidió Rí-Rá with station manager Niamh Ní Chróinín and we learn about careers in radio from an event hosted recently by Wired FM in Limerick.

Since the interview with David was recorded, we learned of the death of Geraldine Hardy, widow of the late Hugh Hardy who set up KLAS, one of the stations where David (and I) worked. I remember Geraldine’s kindness and hospitality to us when KLAS was based in Sutton in Dublin 13. I’d like to extend condolences to the Hardy family on their loss. You can read an earlier blog entry about my memories of KLAS here.