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KLCR LUNCH with JOHN KEANE
WEEKDAYS 12 – 3PM
Jack O’Rourke’s new single ‘Myth’
Jack will be live in the studio at 2pm
John Keane, host of LUNCH on KCLR 96FM is a big music fan, and an even bigger Irish music fan. Regularly introducing new Irish music to his daytime audience, John and KCLR decided to join the PLAYIRISH community to help us highlight amazing Irish artists to their listeners.
What is PLAYIRISH?
A group of radio and music folk highlighting new Irish releases to the Irish people with regular daytime radio airplay. A chosen artist gets five daytime plays in the same week, which is essentially them getting added to a playlist! Started by IASCA, Galway Bay FM were the first station on board, joined swiftly by the South East’s Beat102-103, then Ocean FM, Dublin City FM and now Kilkenny’s KCLR Lunch!
It’s important for listeners to hear a song multiple times to decide if they like it (or not!), and elevating Irish music at home allows artist’s to break through the noisy world of music/news/social media etc. and get their music heard and grow their audience. Radio DJ’s have always been a filter for great music, nothing has changed, in fact they are needed now more than ever!!
KCLR broadcasts to Carlow and Kilkenny since 2004 and has always been a strong supporter of Irish music on the station. We play many new artists plus all of the well known Irish artists from the last few decades. The station encourages live Irish music as often as possible with many primetime shows making plenty of room for these interviews and live performances. Over the years KCLR has held exclusive live gigs with the 4 of Us and The Stunning with many more planned for the future. Being part of PLAYIRISH will give the station another outlet to promote, play and back all Irish music.
The Irish Association of Songwriter Composers and Authors (IASCA), is a non-profit membership association set up to strengthen the existing community, and help music writers of all genres connect and support each other.
We listen to the concerns of our members, endeavor to find solutions, and provide one voice with which to lobby on their behalf.
We protect and support Irish music writers and lyricists of all genres and encourage emerging talent.