I am from Waterford in the Sunny South East and have been involved in radio since the pirate days. I spent some time working in RTE as a radio rroducer before joining WLRFM in Waterford in 1989 where I remained until 2001. Since then I have worked with Zenith Classic Rock, KCLR in Kilkenny and of course Christmas FM since 2011.
I am a Primary School teacher by profession and a classical trombone player and conductor. Since retiring from my teaching role in 2014, I present a weekly programme on Tipp FM in Co. Tipperary and every December I present with Christmas FM. When not on the radio, I play and conduct a lot of Classical and Band music and am a keen amateur photographer.
Your role at Christmas FM
Why Christmas FM
I loved the concept of Christmas FM from the moment I heard about it. I love all sorts of Christmas music from classical to rock so when the opportunity to work on Christmas FM arose it was a no brainer for me to say yes! Coupled with that, Christmas FM raises much needed funds for a worthy charity each year while bringing fun and the Christmas spirit to listeners. As a former teacher, who worked all my life caring for children educationally, I am delighted to be part of Christmas FM in 2018 as we help raise funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital.
My Favourite Christmas Song
Andrea Bocelli Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
My Favourite Christmas Food
Christmas pudding (with cream!)
My Favourite Christmas Movie
My Favourite Christmas Tradition
A personal one... playing Christmas music with a large Symphony Orchestra and of course being on Christmas FM!
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Where i'm from
I am from Waterford city but I lived in Dublin while in college and when I worked in RTE. Waterford is a wonderful county with fantastic coastline, harbours and beaches. It's a great place to live and I am proud to represent Waterford on Christmas FM.