Donal Quinlan – Station Manager
Donal’s passion for radio developed when he lived in the US and got involved in community based radio stations. Upon his return to Ireland, he became one of the founding members of Cork City Community Radio. Under his guidance, the station has grown from a two day to four day broadcasting station.
His shows are The Zone and Talk the Talk where he talks to politicians, community workers and public figures about issues in Cork City and County.
Barra is a passionate advocate for the Irish language. A member of Gael Taca, he is always delighted to speak in this beautiful language.
His show, Irish Trad Sessions has a gathered a large following – not only with Irish speakers. His style is humorous and relaxed and offers a wonderful selection of traditional music and songs.
Elke is a food expert and runs Bia Sasta, Events for Food Lovers. She consults on food businesses, teaches social media for food businesses at Cork College of Commerce and give regular talks on all things related to food. She writes a weekly column for the Cork Independent and her weekly show ‘The Food Affair’ has a faithful following. On her show, she interviews chefs, food producers and fellow writers and shares the latest news on all things food.
Listen to her podcasts here
Clare Jones is a professional radio host who’s passion for good music comes across in her music show. She shares her extensive knowledge in a relaxed way that is loved across Cork city.
Her show is a great mix of music and facts and always a pleasure listening to.
Clare has been involved in Cork City Community Radio for many years and is an important part of the station’s backbone.
Judy is partner at Hopkins Communications and brings her expertise of business to her show The Business Hour where she interviews some of Cork’s best-known entrepreneurs.
Podcasts of her show can be found here.
Mairéad is a graduate of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa where she studied Radio Broadcasting. She has studied at the University of Sunderland and at University College Cork. She studied Radio in Sunderland and the Digital Humanities at UCC. She likes to try to incorporate her work as a digital humanitarian into her radio broadcasting through her interest in news and current affairs. She is a keen photographer and enjoys sound engineering. Listen to her on SoundCloud here:
Cassie O’Grady is a recent graduate of Cork Institute of Technology. She has an interest in politics, writing, debating and current affairs and this is reflected in the show she co-hosts -Our World Today. Cassie also presents a music show on a Saturday night from 6-7 where there is a different theme each week displaying different genres of music and new fresh creative artists. Cassie is an avid documentary and podcast maker and has been nominated for awards for her work.
Norman Pratt presents “Let’s Talk Sport” every Saturday from 11am – 1pm. He always has lots of interesting guests from the sporting world including members from GAA, soccer, rugby, golf, cycling, hockey and rowing. Norman is a huge sporting enthusiast and his sports programme is one of the best sports shows on radio.