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. 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


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.

Sylvia ArroyoJohn CoutureEd FoleyRick McMurrayMary Anne Quinn
Laura BohnKitty DerbinMary IrwinRichard McNicholsTeresa Roddy
Tom BrueningBrian DunleavyDave & Erin KeemBrigid MurrayChris Scanlan
Jim ButlerBruce FarrellHoward KelleyJohn NewellMary Sheehy
Tom CareyJohn FinnertyAnn KerwinGertie O’KennedyLexton Williams
Bill CarneyBridie FlynnKevin LuksaikFr Dan O’SullivanJoan Wisely
1SunBrenda Carmichael, Aidan Kelley, Donald Parker, Alexandria Roberts, Everette Schroer, Emilia Ward
2MonChris Quinlan Gordon, Ann O’Hara
3TuesPeggy Gray, Patrick Henry, Colleen McParland
5ThuAndrew Anaya, Bailey Rourke
8SunMary Ellen Bohn, Sean Gavin, Gary Lane, Brendan McNulty
9MonAnne Marie Bradley, Mick Gavin, Alex Wilson
10TueCharlie French
11WedJack Barry, Eamon Brennan, Carol Szalay
12ThuErin Bongiorno, Bridget Kelly, Maureen Lucas
14SatLily Tade, Eileen Lucarelli
15SunGary Evans, Donagh Maloney, Brian Mulloy, Eileen Murphy, John Treanor, Terry Tynan
16MonMichael Bongiorno
17TueKathleen Brang
18WedLeslie Bastett, Mary Ryan, Adeline Schroer
20FriCarl Larson, Bro Faustino Paez
22SunJohnny Manning, Richard McNichols
24TueSara Anaya
26ThuRosemary Stevens, Patrick Thelen
27FriMaureen Hoffmaster, Peggy O’Neill
28SatEmily Freeman, Madge Stockdale, Tim Taylor
29SunBridget McCarville
30MonJack Gannon
31TueJessie Chapman, Mary Pat Kregar, Bill Rodgers
5ThuGary & Kathleen Marchetti (39 yrs)
6FriBill & Glenda Boyd (66 yrs)
10TueMark & Amy Hunt ( ), Tony & Marquerite Lucarelli
13FriBill & Sharon Gunkleman ( ), Rick & Anne Hassell (39 yrs)
14SatDave & Pam Terry (28 yrs)
17TueTim & Katheriine Jennyy (21 yrs), Adam & Caitlin Lovell (2 yrs)
18WedDaniel & Beth Patton (9 yrs)
19ThuPatrick & Barbara Coakley (60 yrs)
20FriBob & Millie Cummings (39 yrs)
21SatDave & Brigid Socks (12 yrs)
22SunDavid & Kathleen Brang Capman (6 yrs), Bob & Mary Quaine (62 yrs)
23MonJesse & Theresa Anaya (41 yrs)
25WedKen & Nan Thelen (46 yrs)
27FriPatrick & Megan Kenny (5 yrs)
28SatPaul & Abby Compton ( )
31TueDon & Marcia Detter (53 yrs), Tom & Mary Underhill (48 yrs)
Richard McGee, Brian & Pam DunleavyFraternal Order of United Irishmen
Gertie & Maura O’Kennedy, John BentleyGaelic League/Irish American Club
Kathy Baker, Bill & Mary Ann KnightAOH Stephen Walsh Division
Nora Martin & Doris McCarville & Their ChildrenAOH Blessed Solanus Casey Division
Jim & Bev Murphy, Michael Clyne, Jim ButlerMotor City Irish Fest (MCIF)
Peter & Maura Dewan Family, Evelyn CarneyKnights of Equity Court Six & Daughters of Erin
Bob & Peggy Burger, Donald & Marcia DetterArdan Academy of Irish Dance
Peggy Gray, Teresa Roddy, Barbara SullivanLAOH Elizabeth Fagan & Catherine McCauley Divisons
Mary Ryan, Michael & Eileen Barry FamilyLAOH Ethlel & Rose Kennedy Divisons
Ann Purcell, Aline Daniel, Bridget McCarvilleKevin & Shelly Murphy & Murphy’s Restaurant
Jack & Nancy Kelly, Dan & Kathleen PartykaBrian Dunleavy, Dunleavy’s Irish Pub, & Allen Park Polar Bears
John & Mary Bongiorno, Bruce SmithPadraig Egan & Emerald Plumbing
Bob & Mary Beth Mundt, Sylvia DonahueStephen Maloney & Maloney Tile & Marble
Patrick Kelliher, Mike & Kathleen VesseyFr Brendan McCarrick & Irish Pallottine Fathers
Patrick & Anne O’Hara, John & Kathleen TreanorJohn G Irwin & EXP Realty
Heather Bruegel, Dennis & Mary Ellen ClarkMike Kelly & Environmental Maintenance Engineers, Inc
Kelly Anne PaigeColin Paige
Michael Aidan GoddardJim Dewan
Gertie & Maura O’KennedyO’Kennedy, Mongey,& Kennedy Families
Patrick Curran FamilyPatrick & Mary Curran
Gail McKnightRichard McKnight
Cindy LloydBetty Ryan
Paul & Patricia Purcell Morton & Aline DanielAl Purcell
Ann PurcellAl Purcell
Barbara SullivanMike “Westside Red” Sullivan, Agnes Larkin, Pat & Bridget McCaul
Tom & Joan O’HalloranFr Michael Cooney
Kathleen GriffinRobert “Bob” Griffin
Mary Melva PrenticeColm “Scotty” Prentice
Fraternal Order of United IrishmenDeceased FOUI Members
Jack & Nancy KellyTeressa Brenner, Jim Dewan, Frank Quinlivan
Mary IrwinDan Irwin, Hughes and Irwin Families
Evelyn CarneyWilliam “Bill” Carney
Kitty HeinzmanJohn Heinzman
John & Mary BongiornoBongiorno & Dean Families
Dan & Kathleen PartykaThomas & Patricia Quinn, Michael & Rose Quinn
Mary RyanRice & Ryan Families
Moriarty FamilyJohn & Katheleen Moriarty, Patty Moriarty, & Bobby Rousseau
Dewan FamilyFrank & Kathleen Dewan, siblings Jim, Mary, Frank & niece Becca
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