Irish language community-of-interest radio service, Raidió na Life has launched a brand new breakfast show and are celebrating by giving away a pair of tickets to the Knockanstockan festival.
The new show, “An Bricfeasta Blasta” (Irish for “The Tasty Breakfast”) kicks off their competition on Monday (July 20th) to give away the tickets to the independent music and arts festival which takes place at Blessington Lakes in Wicklow on July 24th and 25th.
Raidió na Life has tried out breakfast shows over the years for short periods of time, during Seachtain na Gaeilge, for example, but this is the first time the station has had a permanent breakfast show.
The hour long show runs from Monday to Friday from 8am on Raidió na Life, in Dublin on 106.4 FM or online at raidionalife.ie, presented by Lisa Madden alongside a different co-presenter each day and promises “brilliant music, lively chat and listening to people who don’t take life too seriously”.
The co-presenters include Cian Mac Cárthaigh, Aonghus Ó Lochlainn, Pádraig Ó Conghaile and Caoimhe Ní Chathail.
Promoting the new breakfast show for Irish language speakers (and those who want to learn!), the station ask: “Are you tired of morning radio? Would you like to listen to something new, exciting and full of craic while maybe improving on your cúpla focal? Well then, An Bricfeasta Blasta is for you!”
Presenter Lisa says: “I always enjoyed listening to Raidió na Life’s breakfast show whenever it was on. I felt there was space in the morning for something new and different – the programme isn’t too serious or too silly, in my opinion. There’s a mixture of news, sport and fun and, of course, we play the best music every morning, especially on 90s music Friday!”
The station say that the programme is always changing and developing, and that they’ll be constantly adding to it. It includes discussion on the newspapers and sport, as well as topics throughout the week ranging from health & fitness to computer games & technology and fashion & beauty, and an agony aunt section (“Cíor an Crá Croí”), comedy presented by Gael Gáirí and a competition which will see listeners compete for a Raidió na Life t-shirt by trying to speak for 30 seconds in Irish without even a word in English.