May 28, 2023

REVEALED: Community radio station unveils 12 new presenters and 15 new shows

KILKENNY’S community radio station has unveiled a brand new schedule with sweeping changes to its programmes and presenter line-up.

The changes at Community Radio Kilkenny City (CRKC) will see the station add 12 new presenters and 15 brand new programmes after it was given the green light to extend its broadcasting hours to 97 hours on air every week.

Broadcasting each weekday will commence at 9am, with a second chance to hear the previous evening’s current affairs programme, Kilkenny Today.

Seamus Brophy will anchor the first Good Morning Kilkenny programme of the new schedule on Monday. He’ll be joined by Des Murphy, Jer Donovan and Ber Scott in the same slot throughout the week.

The new schedule will include other favourites such as Mike O’Brien, Kay B, Ann Marie Hogan, and Nickey Brennan, as well as the award-winning CRKC sports team.

New programmes will include This Island Nation, with renowned broadcaster, Tom MacSweeney, as well as a new book programme.

There will be country music four evenings a week from 7pm, while younger listeners will be delighted with the return of the Pod (8-9pm) on Saturday nights, and a new chart show on Tuesday evenings.

Details of CRKC’s new schedule come in the wake of the recent extension granted by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) that will see Kilkenny’s only Community Radio station broadcast from 9am to 10pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 12am Friday to Sunday.

The new schedule will be broadcast from Monday, May 6, at 9am.

Commenting on the new schedule, CRKC station manager Declan Gibbons said: “The new presenting team of more than 55 presenters is really strong. We believe there is something for everyone. I’m delighted to welcome our new broadcasters to CRKC and hope everyone enjoys the new extended schedule.”

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