Midwest Radio

Padraic Walsh

Presenter            Padraic Walsh
Broadcast Time   15.00 – 17.30 hrs


The Late Late Lunchbox is now an institution.  Padraic Walsh knows his audience and his music so whether you’re in the car, working in the office, relaxing in the garden or pottering about the house you’ll find yourself very much part of the lunchbox! The renowned Beat the Alphabet Quiz remains as popular as ever as is peppered with a lively mix of showbiz gossip, bundles of giveaways and a musical  format that ranges from the 60’s to the popular hits of today.


Padraic Walsh, a native from Castlerea Co. Roscommon, and now living in Castlebar for the last 10 years, as he says himself he went to Castlebar for a weekend with friends and found his " new home"!!
Padraic has a lifelong passion for the wireless. The first thing he remembers asking for as a young fella was a transistor radio. He would tape songs off Radio 2 and make up his own compilation cassettes, ‘do all sorts of messing about with it until I broke it, then got another one and broke that!’ At school, Padraic and a group of friends tapped into the public address system all across the school for a charity day, creating an in-house radio station for charity. Following Leaving Cert,  Padraic was selected along with 19 other students from over 500 applicants for a new Radio And Studio Operations diploma qualification from Senior College Ballyfermot Dublin, within a few weeks Padraic was helping out with the production of radio commercials at Mid West Radio. Padraic's hobbies include golf, gigs and "suppin a few pints with good friends " especially when its The Rossies Vs Mayo!

Padraic started behind the scenes working painstakingly with reel-to-reel machines. “If you made a mistake with your ad, you had to go back to the start again!” he recalls ruefully. Then he was given the chance to present a Saturday programme before graduating to weekdays. And for the last 10 years Padraic has presented the very popular daily show -The Late Late Lunchbox from 3-5.30 pm on Mid West Radio. Padraic has also won 5 National Radio Advertising Awards for his creative advertising skills including the award for Overall Best Irish Radio Advertisement 2009 for an advert Padraic scripted, voiced and produced for Galway Airport. More National awards followed in 2010 when Padraic won 2 more National Radio Advertising Awards for Best Radio Ad Of The Year - Public Vote, and also the winning advert in the Retail Category for a commmercial produced for Evergreen Healthfood Stores Galway.


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