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.

Bob AndersonJohn CoutureEd FoleyRick McMurrayMary Anne Quinn
Sylvia Renee ArroyoKitty DerbinMary IrwinRichard McNicholsTeresa Roddy
Laura BohnBrian DunleavyDave & Erin KeemBrigid MurrayChris Scanlan
Tom BrueningBruce FarrellHoward KelleyJohn NewellMary Sheehy
Jim ButlerJohn FinnertyJack KellyGertie O’KennedyLexton Williams
Bill CarneyBridie FlynnAnn KerwinFr Dan O’SullivanJoan Wisely
  Kevin Luksaik  
2ThuJohn Newell
3FriTom Mac Neil, Pam Murphy, Katlyn Szczepkowski, Addilyn Williams
4SatCon Aldridge, Barbara Goines, Elizabeth Kirk, Marquerite Lucarelli, Kate Miller
5SunEverette Presnell, Sheila Taylor
6MonJack Kelly
7TueDelia Brennan, Delia O’Brien, Aoife Scott, Denis Southers, Cassandra Yeck
8WedChristopher Schropp, Lexton Williams,
9ThuRosita Hayes, Magdalen MacDonnell, Lorie Steinhauer, Mary Underhill
13MonPeggy Feeley
14TueJesse Anaya, John McElmeel, Megan Riddle, Tracey Woodcock
15WedKenny Stevens
17FriKaren Kelley
18SatDanny Baggett, Mary Kate Bonner, Ann Griffin
19SunJane Kelly, Ruadhan Victory
20MonSylvia Renee Arroyo, Joan Rivard, Warren Kenny
21TuePeggy Walsh
22WedNancy McGiven
23ThuNora Cassidy, Anne Larson, Kelly Shannon
24FriDavid Bruan, Kerry Devee, Caitlin Lovell, Diane O’Donnell
25SatJohn Donaldson, Jom Hopkins, Jill Wrubel
26SunMaggie Aldridge, Katie Bosek, Sean Heinzman, UIS Pres Mike Kelly
27MonRoxanne McNulty
28TueRick Boyle, Don Donahue, Kevin Murphy
29WedJames “JP” Dewan, Teresa Quinlivan
30ThuPatrick O’Hara, Twins Lester & Patrick Sharon
2ThuJohn & Marilyn Couture (54 yrs), Brian & Pam Dunleavy (33 yrs)
3FriJack & Gisele Clancy (55 yrs)
4SatRichard & Hannah Myrick
6MonDave & Caryn Ford (8 yrs)
15WedTom & Patricia McClary (65 yrs)
16ThuSean & Joannie Cavanaugh (4 yrs)
18SatAndrew & Pauline Retty (17 yrs)
19SunBrendan & Roxanne McNulty (29 yrs)
21TueRay & Roxanne LaPuma (38 yrs)
23ThuSam & Maggie Aldridge (32 yrs)
25SatJohn L & Julia Sullivan (17 yrs)
26SunPatrick & Terri Murray (35 yrs)
27MonJim & Julie Bazner (24 yrs)
28TueJim & Bev Murphy (64 yrs), Dick & Noreen Swanson (58 yrs)
29WedMike & Katie Bosek (21 yrs)


Mike Gibbons in honor of Jim Butler’s 99th b’dayAOH Blessed Solanus Casey Division
Jim Butler, Richard McGee, Brian & Pam DunleavyArdan Academy of Irish Dance & Kitty’s Ceili
Gertie & Maura O’Kennedy, Heather LimasFraternal Order of United Irishmen
John Bentley, Kathy Baker, Michael ClyneGaelic League/Irish American Club
Bill & Mary Ann Knight, Jim & Bev MurphyAOH Stephen Walsh Division
Nora Martin & Doris McCarville & Their ChildrenMotor City Irish Fest (MCIF)
Peter & Maura Dewan Family, Evelyn CarneyKnights of Equity Court Six & Daughters of Erin
Bob & Peggy Burger, Bruce Smith, Peggy GrayLAOH Elizabeth Fagan & Catherine McCauley Divisons
Donald & Marcia Detter, John & Mary BongiornoLAOH Ethlel & Rose Kennedy Divisons
Teresa Roddy, Barbara Sullivan, Mary RyanKevin & Shelly Murphy & Murphy’s Restaurant in Redford
Michael & Eileen Barry Family, Ann PurcellBrian Dunleavy, Dunleavy’s Irish Pub in Allen Park
Aline Daniel, Patrick & Anne O’HaraPadraig Egan & Emerald Plumbing
Jack & Nancy Kelly, Dan & Kathleen PartykaStephen Maloney & Maloney Tile & Marble
Bob & Mary Beth Mundt, Sylvia DonahueFr Brendan McCarrick & Irish Pallottine Fathers
Patrick Kelliher, Mike & Kathleen VesseyJohn G Irwin & EXP Realty
John & Kathleen Treanor, Bridget McCarvilleMike Kelly & Environmental Maintenance Engineers, Inc
Barbara SullivanMike “Westside Red” Sullivan, Margaret Kenny, Agnes Larkin
Teresa RoddyPeter Roddy
Kelly Anne PaigeColin Paige, Jerry & Phyllis Murphy, Bob & Mairead Paige
Gail McKnightRichard McKnight
Patrick Curran FamilyPatrick & Mary Curran
Michael Aidan GoddardJim Dewan
Gertie & Maura O’KennedyO’Kennedy, Mongey, & Kennedy Families
Cindy LloydBetty Ryan
Paul & Patricia Purcell Morton & Aline DanielAl Purcell
Ann PurcellAl Purcell
Tom & Joan O’HalloranFr Michael Cooney
Kathleen GriffinRobert “Bob” Griffin
Mary Melva PrenticeColm “Scotty” Prentice
Fraternal Order of United IrishmenDeceased FOUI Members
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 & deceased Moriarty Family members
Dewan FamilyFrank & Kathleen Dewan, siblings Jim, Mary, Frank & niece Becca
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