BIOGRAPHY

A native of Dublin but long time resident in Leitrim and now Longford, I got my break in the pirate radio scene of the 1980’s, working extensively in a number of well know midland stations at the time.
 
With the advent of licensed radio in 1988, I began a relationship with Shannonside/Northern Sound which has continued to this day.
I currently work as a part time presenter for the company and spent eight years in production at the station where I received an IRS award for advertising.

Apart from radio presentation on broadcast stations since 1983, I have produced a number of on-line radio show strands. 
For the most part these are currently unsupported in the Irish broadcasting landscape owing to being niche in nature.
Numbering over 250, these radio shows and mixes are available to hear 24/7 on the Mixcloud platform.
 

 

These include:

 

'Sounds Easy', a programme of relaxing pop classics.

'DJ Sets' - A collection of dancefloor favourites of different genres culled from my years playing on the road.

 

10 Motown Classics - A three part series featuring hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

'This Is Synthpop', a ten part series on the history of electronic music.

 

'Absolute Chill', an on-going link free mix series of

ambient music.

'Eclectic Mike', an on-going link free mix series of both

the strange and the familiar.

'The Showband Series', a nostalgic look back at Ireland's music of the 60's and 70's.

 

Irish Country Net’, 60 shows aimed at the Diaspora and

all fans of Irish Country music which has been hosted by a number of online stations, in Ireland and the U.K.

 

 

I have also completed in 2017 a TV &Film Production course and in 2016, a FETAC level 5 course in Computer Systems and Networks.

 

I advocate positive thinking and my motto is - ‘You are what you are, not what you were’

 

Specialties: Proficiency with Adobe Audition, Voice-over Characters & Narration, Online radio.

Highlights

  • 2020 - Created Mike's Miscellany - A regular magazine style video upload looking at the lighter side of life in these challenging times.

  • 2020 - Positive JNLR results showing upward listening trend since taking over show.

  • 2019 - Celebrated 30 years on-air at Shannonside FM.

  • 2017 - Successfully completed TV & Film Production course.

  • 2015/2016 - Successful completion with distinction of a Fetac Level 5 course in Computer Systems and Networks with LWETB.

2017 - Film and Television Production

2016 - Computer Systems and Networks Course

2014 - Radiotoday.ie - An article I wrote on Online Radio

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