Harry’s joy at return to airwaves

POPULAR local celebrity Harry Lee has spoken of his delight after making a long-awaited return to radio at the weekend with new venture Louth Internet Radio.

POPULAR local celebrity Harry Lee has spoken of his delight after making a long-awaited return to radio at the weekend with new venture Louth Internet Radio.

The internet-based station made its forward broadcast from Main Street in Blackrock on Sunday to coincide with the raft race with an impressive 361 listeners tuning in throughout the day.

Former Dundalk FM presenter Harry had the honour of presenting the first show on LIR along with station founder Jason McGee and Ciaran Hughes. Amongst those interviewed on the day were Blackrock historian Noel Sharkey, tidy towns committee chairperson John Horan and local celebrity Glenn Humston.

Speaking of his return to the airwaves, Harry said: “It’s great to be back.

“We went live for two hours and the whole thing worked a treat, I thought.

“We had great craic. There was a great view from above Danny Hughes’ shop and the crowds on the day were enormous. A few people came up to talk to us and overall we were delighted with how the first day went.

“It’s something we’ve been working on for the past seven months. We’ve still a lot more to do but hopefully Sunday was the start of something.”

Harry revealed that a full programming schedule will be drawn up on Monday July 18. He will be hosting a two hour show in the morning and there will be a further two two hour slots, which will be then repeated in the afternoon.

“We plan to take things slow and we’ll give that a go for a couple of months and then build on it again.

“The reaction for it was really good on Sunday though. We got a load of texts and emails in and I was really chuffed with the response.

“Overall it was a great day. The raft race is always a great bit of fun and I thought the helicopter show on the day was amazing,” he said.