If you’re a regular KCLR listener, you may recognise a change in presenter this week and next between the hours of 1pm and 4pm.
Beginning after the lunchtime news tomorrow (Monday) and continuing through Monday 27 November, I’ll be making a short return to the afternoon lineup in place of John Keane. Have no fear, he’ll be back in your ears from Tuesday 28 November but between now and then you’ll find me keeping Carlow and Kilkenny company during the week.
It’s over three years since a Covid-induced schedule change saw me step out of KCLR Drive in the afternoons (3pm to 5.30pm) to concentrate on what was then a relative unknown – how were we going to ensure the continuity of operations, the introduction of remote working for virtually the entire station and more.
Overseeing sporting operations for the past two years meant a return to air in a different capacity, primarily as the voice of sport on Monday and Tuesday mornings but there’s nothing quite like the feeling of steering your own ship for a few hours a day.
Now, I say ‘own’ ship but it’s very much keeping the show flowing as it has been. If there’s one thing you pick up as a radio presenter, if you’re asked to cover a show whether for a day or a week or a month, it would be wise to begin by covering the show ‘as is’. Should you find yourself in a position where you’re covering a show or you’re hoping to pick up cover work, it’s wise to chat to the regular presenter of the show to look at the placement of features, links, music, competitions and more. Then bring your own personality and away you go.
So, running order in hand and with some new station-wide competitions kicking off in a few days’ time, if you’re looking for me Monday to Friday you’ll find me live here, here and here and across Kilkenny and Carlow on 96 to 96.9 FM from 1.15pm to 4pm until 27 November.
Looking forward to this one!
Listen: KCLR Drive in 2020
One of the last interviews from KCLR Drive before the country went to hell in a handbasket saw Hermitage Green join me in studio to talk about an album and tour that would eventually get pushed out courtesy of the pandemic. The live tunes were on fire that day though. So, if you’ve never heard me on air before, here’s a clip. I won’t have changed too much since.