Born in 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 FM and Northern Sound which continued for over 30 years.
Apart from presentation, I spent eight years in production at the station where I was fortunate to receive an IRS award for advertising.
During the pandemic lockdown I decided to forge a new direction by retraining and currently work as a security officer for Bidvest Noonan.
I still record programmes in my spare time which I share on Mixcloud.
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.
'Instrumental Gold' - Classic melodies from the 20th century.
'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
'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.
2022 - Created the Instrumental Gold music series as a result of my passion for this genre.
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 the Sunday Morning Breakfastshow.
2019 - Celebrated 30 years on-air at Shannonside FM.
2017 - Successfully completed TV & Film Production course.
2016 - Radio host on Sunday Morning Breakfast broadcast on Shannonside/Northern Sound
2016 - Launch of this Website on Wix of www.michaelbermingham.com
2015/2016 - Successful completion with distinction of a Fetac Level 5 course in Computer Systems and Networks with LWETB.