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 CoutureMary GoldRichard McNicholsMary Anne Quinn
Sylvia Renee ArroyoKitty DerbinDave & Erin KeemHonoria MontroyTeresa Roddy
Laura BohnBrian DunleavyHoward KelleyBridget MoranChris Scanlan
Tom BrueningBruce FarrellJack & Nancy KellyBrigid MurrayMary Sheehy
Jim ButlerJohn FinnertyAnn KerwinGertie O’KennedyLexton Williams
Bill CarneyBridie FlynnKevin LuksaikFr Dan O’SullivanJoan Wisely
  Rick McMurray  
1FriRobert Quaine, Maggie Schroer
2SatAnna Donahue
3SunJack Clancy, Kathlelen Dewan, Jack DiGavinni
4MonCathy Tade
5TueMargaret Desmond
6WedJaella Henry, Susan Rennie
7ThuAnn Kerwin, Kristi Lane
8FriDanny Greene
9SatJon Arnold, twins Bernadette & Michael Dean
10SunConnor Armstrong, Aline Daniel, Allan McMillan, Tim O’Neill
11MonRyan Riddle, Waylon Socks
13WedCaitlin Cavanaugh, Jeff McMahon,Charlene Snow
14ThuKathy McLaury, Silvia Socks
15FriJim Hendeson, Ethan Socks
16SatFinbar Hurley
17SunMary Garnett, BobbySaporin, Brian Tynan
18MonBrigid Casey, Christine Johnson, Mary Quaine, John Tade, Donna Sullivan
19TueMaureen Allenson, Laura Bohn, Haley Kelly, Michael Kelly
20WedBrendan Farren Jr, Norm Root
21ThuTim Jenny, twins Elizabeth & Emma Laut
22FriClare Allenson, Mary Bryan
23SatJohn Freeman, Scott Heinzman
24SunEd Fries
25MonBridget Murray
26TueCaryn Ford, Nancy Newell
28ThuNick Mansfield, Bev Murphy, Vinnie Quinn
29FriLily Blaschak, Dan Brennan, Ruth Minnick
30SatJaxson Blaschak, Kathleen Curran, Maggie Oulette
2SatDave & Erin Keem (28 yrs)
3SunChris & Mandy Schropp (6 yrs)
4MonJoe & Mary MacDonald (40+ yrs)
5TuePaul & Agnes Gowdy (53 yrs), Stephen & Sheila Maloney (25 yrs)
7ThuJoe & Angela Urban (54 yrs)
10SunSean & Allisa Donaldson (11 yrs)
13WedMatt & Mary Balcer (3 yrs)
17SunJohn & Nancy Newell (57 yrs)
19TueTom & Judy Bruening (37yrs)
24SunJoe & Mary Ochab (62 yrs)
31SunPatrick & Shari Dewan (11 yrs)
Peggy Gray, Jim Butler, Brian & Pam DunleavyAOH Blessed Solanus Casey Division
Mike Gibbons in honor of Jim Butler’s 99th b’dayArdan Academy of Irish Dance & Kitty’s Ceili
Richard McGee, Gertie & Maura O’KennedyFraternal Order of United Irishmen
Heather Limas, Jim & Bev Murphy, Bruce SmithGaelic League/Irish American Club
John Bentley, Kathy Baker, Michael ClyneAOH Stephen Walsh Division
Bill & Mary Ann Knight, John & Mary BongiornoMotor City Irish Fest (MCIF)
Nora Martin & Doris McCarville & Their ChildrenKnights of Equity Court Six & Daughters of Erin
Peter & Maura Dewan Family, Evelyn CarneyLAOH Elizabeth Fagan & Catherine McCauley Divisons
Bob & Peggy Burger, Donald & Marcia DetterLAOH 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
Aline Daniel and Paul & Patricia Purcell MortonAl 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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