A little history….
The Good Morning Ireland Radio Show is one of Chicago’s most popular weekly radio shows featuring up-to-minute news and sports LIVE from Ireland, topical interviews, your requests and dedications, plenty of good music and a little bit of humour thrown in for good measure! The show is broadcast on Saturdays from 1:05pm to 3pm on 1450 AM WCEV. The show’s original time slot was 9am to 11am – hence the name “Good Morning Ireland”, however, when the show moved to its later time slot, it was already hugely popular and it was decided to retain its original name so that listeners wouldn’t be confused. Sean Ginnelly, a native of County Mayo took over at the helm in October 2005 and continues the tradition of bringing you great “Irish Radio” each week. We like to think of it as being your show – built around you the listener! Tune in on Saturdays at 1:05pm and tell your friends too.
WCEV 1450 AM
W C E V Radio is dedicated to serving the Cicero and surrounding suburbs. The station’s call letters, in fact, stand for “We’re Chicagoland’s Ethnic Voice.” W C E V covers the Chicago metropolitan area and is based in the west suburban town of Cicero, Illinois. The station’s purpose is provide quality broadcast service to Cicero and the huge and varied ethnic communities of Chicagoland.
Born and raised in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Educated in Galway with a BA Hons. Degree in Hotel Management. Graduated top of the class in 1995. Worked and Studied in Germany for over a year as part of the college degree program.
Completed post graduate management training in the U.K. with Choice Hotels International and spent periods of time working in Birmingham, London, Walsall, Welwyn Garden City and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Returned to Ireland and worked with the Gleneagle Hotel Group in a sales & marketing capacity in the Dublin office before moving to the States in 1999 to work with the newly opened Curragh Irish Pub in Schaumburg.
Completed the Radio Connections Broadcasting Course in ’01-’02 which included on the job training at the studios of 93.9 WLIT in Chicago under the direction of Ken Southern – then assistant program director and radio instructor at Columbia college and the Lombard school of broadcasting.
Became General Manager of the Curragh in 2002 and remained so until it closed on April 1st 2006 as part of it’s relocation to Edison Park, Chicago following it’s sale to make way for a retail development at it’s site next to Woodfield mall in Schaumburg.
Took over presenting the Good Morning Ireland Show in October ’05 after John Gurhy (its founder) announced his decision to return to live in his native Sligo. Has a keen interest in politics and current affairs and enjoys all facets of Irish music.