On Friday April 15, Tipperary Mid West Radio celebrated its 21st birthday with guest presenters, delicious cakes and an all-day party that began early in the morning.
Hundreds of congratulations and good wishes flooded the station and visitors from as far away as the U.S.A. and London called to say hello and wish the station well.
“The station is deeply indebted to our listeners, our sponsors and all the general public who continue to support us in such numbers,” said Anne Power, Station Manager.
“It is a great pleasure for us and a treat for our listeners to have our presenters, some of whom have been there from the beginning, here to celebrate the station’s birthday.”
Presenter Mary O’Dwyer came out of retirement to present a music programme that included her handy hints and Cllr. Mary Swords also returned on the day and felt totally at home behind the microphone. Joe Moloney, former farming presenter, joined in the festivities.
Broudairs Bakery, Bank Place, Tipperary Town, supplied superb food including a mouth-watering birthday cake for everyone to enjoy and there was plenty home made sandwiches and all sorts of cakes and deserts for visitors to enjoy.
In the week leading up to the event hundreds of cards, emails and messages were received from locals and also from national and international listeners.
The day was a great success with over hundred prizes won on the day, all donated by local businesses. “I’d like to thank everyone who donated prizes and all our helpers and staff who made the day a great success,” said Anne Power. “It’s at times like this that we realise the impact that local radio has on people’s lives.”