Irish London (1998-1999)

Presenter/Contributor (Jun 1998-May 1999): weekly Irish interest radio show on GLR (now BBC London 94.9FM)

Now called BBC London 94.9, GLR (Greater London Radio) was the local BBC station when I arrived in London in March 1998.

Irish London was their weekly Saturday evening Irish-themed show presented by Olga Buckley, now a producer in Limerick at RTÉ Lyric FM and later, Pauline McLynn, to which I contributed Irish music news and reviews and which I occasionally presented between 1998-1999.

I first presented the show a couple of times in ’98 when Olga was unwell and then for a few weeks when they needed to be live – Pauline pre-recorded her shows – in case of further incidents after GLR had been unable to react immediately to the first two London nail bombs on Saturday the 17th and 24th April 1999 which occurred just before the show’s slot.

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