Ger Sweeney has written two books and both relate to his radio career. In November 2019 he released “Launching Clare FM” to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the launch of the radio station. In March 2021 Sweeney releases “Stories from 40 Years on the Radio” to coincide with the 40th anniersary of his first broadcast.
Stories from 40 Years on the Radio
Ger Sweeney has spent 40 years working on the radio. He made his debut a few days before his 14th birthday and since then he has been emersed in the radio world. This is a selection of stories from the past four decades and offers an insight into the business and Ger’s experiences. Sweeney is on record as saying that there are so many stories to be told from his years working on the radio but so many of these cannot be told in public. So, enjoy the first batch of those that can be told.
Price €10 incl postage – see below for information
Launching Clare FM – The stories of those who launched Clare’s local radio station in 1989
There was a team of amost 30 people working at Clare FM when the station launched. These people tell their stories throughout the book. Clare FM was one of the first local radio stations to commence broadcasting in 1989. It was a historic event and the stories contained in the book outline just how eagerly the arrival of local radio was anticipated. Many positive changes came about because of it and these are teased out by those who were there to witness it happening.
Price €15 plus postage – See below for information
Storied from 40 Years on the Radio is only available from Ger Sweeney directly. You can purcahse by Paypal HERE or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is €10 incl postage
Launching Clare FM is available at some retail bookshops and online. The following retailers have the book in stock – Ennis Bookshop, Eason (McLoughney’s) in Shannon, Larkins in Milltown Malbay, Minihane’s Centra Corofin, Michaels’ Centra Kildysart, Banner Books & Salmon Books in Ennistymon and at Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway.
It can also be purchased directly from Ger on PayPal HERE for €15 but please include the postage for this heavier book as follows – Please note that these are the exact An Post prices for postage.
Anywhere in Ireland €9, United Kingdom €11, Europe €11.50 and Rest of the world €15.50.