I began my radio career in 1978. In 2000 I left 2FM, having spent 16 years there. Since then I’ve worked in regional radio. In 2004 I moved to Sligo to help launch the then newly licensed Ocean FM. I presented 6 shows a week there and became Head of Music. Additionally I was in charge of programming all output and was Head of Outside Broadcasts – all of which kept me very busy!! A few years ago I left Ocean FM to help my wife Catriona run our business, Scooters Creche, Montessori and After-School club, taking care of 100+ kids of all ages in Caltragh, at the edge of Sligo town.
As Christmas FM 2018 goes on air, I will have just returned to RTE, presenting a show on RTE Gold called ‘Living in the 70’s’ every Tuesday at 13.00 – 14.00, with a repeat on Saturday’s at 08.00.
Your role at Christmas FM
Why Christmas FM
How could you not work on Christmas FM, when asked? Doing radio that is not about you, your career or your fee! It's all about other people - about the incredible joy the listeners get from the station being on air and about the phenomenal amounts of money that those listeners raise for the different Christmas FM Charity Partners each year.
My Favourite Christmas Song
It just has to be 'White Christmas' Bing Crosby.
My Favourite Christmas Food
Dark, dark Christmas pudding with lashings of strong brandy butter!!
My Favourite Christmas Movie
I'ts a Wonderful Life
My Favourite Christmas Tradition
Getting as many people round the Christmas Dinner table as possible!
My Elf Name is:
Where i'm from
Bred and fed on Larchfield Road, off the Goatstown Road in South Dublin. Moved to Newcastle in Wicklow for many years and now live near Coolaney, in the wilds of South Sligo