Detroit Irish Radio


Detroit Irish Radio airs every Sunday on WNZK 690am from 1-3pm. Listen as it is being broadcast by clicking on the WNZK below. Later, shows will be posted on Detroit Irish Radio FB.

The Gaelic League has always supported an Irish radio program. In 1997, they became solely responsible for the show on WNZK. Today they continue to be financially supportive along with many donors. In 2016, the program received non profit status 501(c)(3). This program depends on the support of its listeners. Donations are welcome.

The show is a combination of Irish music, news, and announcements. Often guests in the studio and call-ins add to the program. Occasionally, shows are broadcast LIVE from local Irish events. All are welcome to share news.

Meet Our Radio Hosts & Team


100th Anniversary News

The Covid19 restrictions may have postponed many of our 100th Anniversary events but it hasn’t restricted or discouraged our committee. We continue to plan for our exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum which has been rescheduled for the Fall of 2021. Our exhibit reflects the impact of Irish immigrants to Michigan, the establishment of the Gaelic League in 1920 and how our aims and objectives are being achieved throughout the century. If you or a family member have served as President of the Gaelic League/Irish-American Club we could use your HELP. We will be displaying photos of our past presidents along with year/years served, birthplace, and a significant GL/IAC event that occurred during while president. Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated. Contact the 100th Anniversary Committee by email:

Radio News

Throughout the Covid19 restrictions, Detroit Irish Radio provided “a bit of normalcy” to its listeners. For ten weeks Kathleen O’Neill along with the assistance of Bruce Smith and Jim Henderson from their own locations produced weekly programs. Pallottine Fr Brendan McCarrick and Irish Correspondent Alfie Deehan added often with recorded segments of news and music and continue to do so regularly. Back in the studio, listeners have enjoyed guests Mary Ryan and Sean Gavin. Featured call-ins have also been received by Padraig Egan, Joni Cavanaugh, Satrice Coleman Betts, Gerard Smith. Tom Kennedy, Jenny Atkinson, Nicolas Brown, and Cahal Dunne to name a few. Your requests and input are always welcome. Email us: Also, check out Detroit Irish Radio FB and the newly revised Gaelic League website where the shows are posted after broadcast. We can now accepted donations on the websites thru PayPal. We appreciate your support.


Weekly Detroit Irish Radio acknowledges those celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. Those that have died and individuals ill and in need of prayers are also remembered.
Recognition of supporters that allow us to continue our mission to promote Irish heritage.

Tom CareyKitty DerbinEd FoleyRichard McNicholsFr Dan O’Sullivan
Laura BohnAdam LovellKevin KearneyJohnny MurphyMary Anne Quinn
Jim ButlerRick McMurrayDave & Erin KeemBrigid MurrayPeter & Teresa Roddy
Bill CarneyBruce FarrellHoward KelleyVincent MurrayChris Scanlan
John CoutureJohn FinnertyKevin LuksaikJohn NewellMary Sheehy
Aline DanielBridie Flynn Gertie O’KennedyJoan Wisely
1MonSr Marcella Clancy, Kathy McGettigan, Peter Murray, Robert Needham, Cheryl Perkins, Brian Victory
2TueAidan Kelly, Gwen Mraulak, George O’Brien, Kate Szczepkowski
3WedBrona Maloney, Kelly McCarville
4ThuKevin Driscoll, Michael Gavin
5FriSheila Maloney, John Molaney, Michael O’Connor, John Sarge, Carrick Secorski
6SatDennis Hayes,Valerie Jackman, Don Kenny, Dave McCall, Maura Mulcahy
7SunJohn Karagozian, Noreen Swanson
8MonVictory Egan
9TueMike Klick, Peggy Lemke, Fr Brendan McCarrick SAC
10WedJulia Ford, Patrick McParland
11ThuPatrick Kelliiher, Nicole Mealback
12FriJim Duffin, Grant Kenny, twins Clare & Caeli LaCroix
13SatKitty Donohoe, Teresa Wood
14SunMary Cretu, Kate McCabe, Mary Young
15MonBeth Patton
16TueTeresa Manning, Susan Waisenan
17WedDan O’Neill
18ThuFiona Dayringer
19FriSean O’Boyle
20SatJohn Carey, Callum Gilewski
21SunDave Henderson, Susan McCormick
22MonNathy Brennan, Annie Manning, Phil Ratliff, Mary Ochab
23TuePatricia Simone
24WedDavid Davis
25ThuTom Bruening, Sean Flanigan
26FriJan Doucet
27SatConnor Fitzgerald
28SunPatrick Clarke, Michael Clyne, Carol Ann Strange
4ThuJohn & Judy O’Hara (54 yrs)
13SatArnold & Kathleen Begley (39 yrs)
14SunBrendan & Cheryl Farren (15 yrs), Patrick & Johanna Heaney (45 yrs)
Michael & Eileen Barry Family, Gail McKnightFraternal Order of United Irishmen
Michael Clyne, Bob & Peggy Burger, Jim ButlerGaelic League/Irish American Club
Jim & Bev Murphy, Heather Bruegel, Mary RyanAOH Stephen Walsh Division
Peter & Teresa Roddy, Richard McGeeAOH Blessed Solanus Casey Division
Barbara Sullivan, Ann Purcell, Aline DanielMotor City Irish Fest (MCIF)
Jack & Nancy Kelly, Peter & Maura Dewan FamilyKnights of Equity Court Six & Daughters of Erin
Donald & Marcia Detter, John Bentley, Evelyn CarneyArdan Academy of Irish Dance
Doris McCarville, Nora Martin, Bridget McCarvilleLAOH Elizabeth Fagan & Rose Kennedy Divisons
Sylvia Donahue, John & Mary BongiornoKevin & Shelly Murphy & Murphy’s Restaurant
George & Angela Ryan Saloka, Patrick KelliherBrian Dunleavy, Dunleavy’s Irish Pub, & Allen Park Polar Bears
Bob & Mary Beth Mundt, Dan & Kathleen PartykaPadraig Egan & Emerald Plumbing
Mike & Kathleen Vessey, Patrick & Anne O’HaraStephen Maloney & Maloney Tile & Marble
Dennis & Mary Ellen Clark, Peggy GrayFr Brendan McCarrick & Irish Pallottine Fathers
Brian & Pam Dunleavy, John & Kathleen TreanorJohn G Irwin & EXP Realty
 Mike Kelly & Environmental Maintenance Engineers, Inc
Barbara Sullivan Mike “Westside Red” Sullivan, Agnes Larkin, Pat & Bridget McCaul, Jim Dewan
Tom & Joan O’Halloran Fr Michael Cooney
Kathleen Griffin Robert “Bob” Griffin
Mary Melva Prentice Colm “Scotty” Prentice
Fraternal Order of United Irishmen FOUI Deceased Members
Jack & Nancy Kelly Teressa Brenner, Jim Dewan, Frank Quinlivan
Mary Irwin Dan Irwin, Hughes and Irwin Families
Patrick Curran Family Patrick & Mary Curran, John & Kathleen Griffin
Evelyn Carney William “Bill” Carney
Kitty Heinzman John Heinzman
John & Mary Bongiorno Bongiorno & Dean Families
Dan & Kathleen Partyka Thomas & Patricia Quinn, Michael & Rose Quinn
Ann Purcell & Aline Daniel Al Purcell, Jim Dewan
Mary Ryan Rice & Ryan Families, Peggy Brady, Jim Dewan
Moriarty Family John & Katheleen Moriarty, Patty Moriarty, & Bobby Rousseau
Dewan Family Frank & Kathleen Dewan plus siblings Jim, Mary, Frank & niece Becca
Gail McKnight Dick McKnight