Published on May 1st, 2009 | by Rick1
Apeeee Burseday Leeeeerick
May 1st 1999, ten years ago today RTE Lyric FM was launched in a blaze…. well, hush of publicity. Most days it is my soundtrack from waking up, through Paul Herriott and JK to Carl Corcoran in the blue of most of my nights.
As someone who has worked in pop and rock music radio for most of my life it’s rarely what I personally want to listen to at the end of the day and if it wasn’t for my friends down in Limerick I’d go spare some days. They don’t know this, maybe they will know how much I appreciate them now.
Yesterday they had a bit of cake and a quick photo shoot, as is evidenced below, with one of my radio heroes Aedin Gormley (who I still haven’t gotten the gumption to go up to and introduce myself when I see her in the coffee bar) and one of my unlikely friends, the lovely Eamonn Lawlor.
All the on air details are here:
The Times celebrates it today as well and it’s well worth a look: