Mark Byrne

I’ve had a long career in radio – from humble beginnings in my friends garage with a 50 watt AM transmitter to a very enjoyable time with Sunshine 101, Atlantic 252, Century Radio, FM104 and 98FM.  I loved it all, however I decided to follow another passion in life and became an airline pilot in 2001.  It’s a career I still love today.  No two days are the same and I’ve seen a lot of the world from my office in the sky.  But radio never leaves you!  When I’m not flying, I still do a lot of voice overs (I’m very good at selling tiles!) and I like to have the connection with old colleagues from the Radio world.  I’m delighted to be asked to present this year on Christmas FM – it’s always on in my home in North Co. Dublin.  It’s a great privilege.

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Your role at Christmas FM
Presenter
Why Christmas FM
There’s something special about Christmas, it means so many different things to different people. For me, it’s the atmosphere, the music, the fun. I have listened to Christmas FM every year since it’s inception, always hoping I’d get a chance to present.
My Favourite Christmas Song
Eurythmics 'Walking in a winter wonderland'
My Favourite Christmas Food
Turkey and ham with stuffing.
My Favourite Christmas Movie
It’s a wonderful life!
My Favourite Christmas Tradition
Christmas Morning breakfast with family.
My Elf Name is:
Twinkle toe bells
Where i'm from
I'm originally from Coolock. I have been living in Lusk, Co. Dublin for the last 11 years with my wife and two boys Max and Leo.