Radio stations across Ireland and around the world are planning special programming to celebrate Ireland’s national holiday.
Live 95FM are sponsors of the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday and will be at the International Band Parade on Monday and will be there with the Live 95FM Shadows.
Beat 102-103’s Audi A1 Beat Fleet will be joining in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Kilkenny with lots of giveaways including Paddy Popcorn and station goodies.
Enda Caldwell and James J. Lynch will be live on location in Dublin for DSN Hits over the weekend. On Friday & Saturday Enda will broadcast his normal weekday shift from The Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin for the St. Patrick’s Festival.
On Saturday the station will be live from Deery’s Bar on Main Street in Monaghan followed on Sunday by Enda live from his hometown of Navan feature everything Irish – including a play-by-play account of the official Navan St. Patrick’s Day parade.
“This is groundbreaking,” says DSN Hits Program Director Pat DeLuca. ”Never before has Internet radio technology been used to bring an audience a world away to the epicenter of events like St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland.”
At Clare FM, Eoin O’Neill will kick-start the festivities on Sunday morning at 8am with music from Irish folk to traditional.
Clare FM’s Big Weekend (broadcast 2pm to 6pm) will have up to date information on all the parades taking place around the County, and Solid Gold Sunday, (broadcast from 6pm to 9pm) turns green with a look back at some of the best (and worst) Irish Rock Bands throughout the years.
Internet station LiveIreland is broadcasting special shows all day on March 17th, including live links from the Dublin parade.
Today FM will air a host of special programmes too, starting at 11am with Savage Sunday where Anton Savage hosts a special Festive broadcast from O’Connell Bridge House – right on the Parade route
Later on, there’ll be a special Irish edition of Jim O’Neills’Classic Gold Sunday, Phil Cawley will be live from Guinness Storehouse and Dave Couse will have Alternative Irish Anthems from 9pm.
Kfm will broadcast Ceol agus Caint – a programme of Traditional music on St Patrick’s Day from 11am to 12 noon. The station will, also, feature news from the various parades around the county.
The Radio Nova Rattle & Hummer Street Team will be celebrating the national holiday by taking on a marathon trek around Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare, linking back on-air across the day.
And on Monday, Phantom 105.2 are celebrating St. Patrick’s weekend with a countdown of the top 50 Irish albums of all time as chosen by the listeners.
Finally, iRadioPhilly, Philadelphia’s Internet Radio Community has launched a special Saint Patrick’s Day Music Radio Station featuring Philadelphia’s favorite Irish classics, on the air 24 hours a day till late on Saint Patrick’s night.