Volunteer – Presenters

Volunteer – Presenters

Kelly Darcy – Hot Hits

Kelly Darcy is a music and media enthusiast. Having grown up on stage, she decided to explore behind the scenes in college and graduated from DKIT’s BA (Hons) in Production of Music and Audio.

She has always had an interest in radio so towards the end of college, Kelly began going to Liffey Sound 96.4fm every Friday to see how things operate and to sit in on talk show, Lucan Live. Within a couple of weeks, Kelly was hosting one interview per week and getting involved in the full run of the show.

In June 2018 Kelly began her own show Hot Hits which is now dedicated to playing the best of Irish Hip Hop and Urban music. Some weeks you will hear a snip of an interview she has done with an artist and may even be treated to a little live performance!

I am so grateful to Liffey Sound 96.4fm for giving me the chance to explore my dream job and the platform to expand my creativity and bring my vision to life. I hope you enjoy the show!

Stay up to date with Hot Hits and all things Irish Hip Hop on social media @HotHitsKD


Maria Murphy – Lucan Live

My name is Maria Murphy and I present Lucan Live on Liffey Sound FM. Through the medium of conversational interview I discover what is happening in Lucan. Issues that need to be highlighted and stories that need to be told, all form a part of Lucan Live. Adoption, Fostering, Neurological & Psychological Services, Budding Artists, Film Makers, Politicians are among those who have told their story or expressed their opinion on Lucan Live. If you too have a story to tell email: lucanlive@liffeysoundfm.ie

My involvement began when we were seeking a Community Radio licence to broadcast. Once our licence was granted in July 2006, I became a Broadcaster working in the field of current affairs, bringing the stories that matter to Lucan. As Liffey Sound’s Trainer I deliver a QQI Level Three Course in Media Expression to interested groups.



Gary Gibson – Ultrasounds

From the time I wake up in the morning to the moment I go to sleep I am either listening to music, thinking about music or talking about music.

For years I have been compiling mix tapes and now mix CD’s for family, friends and work colleagues.

I love introducing people to different music and hearing back from them as to how they now listen to artists they would never have heard of or listened to before.

Now thanks to Liffey Sound I am living my dream of playing music on the radio to a bigger audience. I hope that everyone enjoys the show and hopefully they will discover some new music and get as much enjoyment out of listening as I do presenting.

I play classics from every decade and from time to time – just like the Tayto chocolate bar – I play something you thought you wouldn’t like, but now can’t get enough of.

It’s for people of all ages who appreciate good, who know what a B-side is and those who are beginning to appreciate their Mum or Dad’s record collection now!

After two hours of great music – I leave you feeling musically exhausted and soulfully satisfied


Tommy Travers – Tommy’s Top Tunes

I’m delighted that liffey sound gave me the chance to host a show as I’ve always wanted to be on the radio. I started out as a contributor on a sports program before I got a chance to present my own music show.

I still enjoy doing the sport on the weekend but love the chance to come in every Monday evening to play my choice of music and the odd request which I hope the listeners enjoy. So tune in at 6pm on Monday for an hour of great music, lots of variety and even the odd chat.


Terry Callaghan – Blast From The Past

I’m Terry Callaghan and I`ve Been a volunteer with Liffey Sound FM since it began in 2006. I have been a presenter and producer of Blast From The Past since 2007. It’s an oldies music programme featuring the music of the 50s,60s, and 70s.and is broadcast weekly on Saturday mornings at 10am for two hours.


Sarah C – Electro House Sessions

What joy it is to be given the opportunity to be able to play music that has always lifted my Soul!

To captivate and engage listeners to uplifting, melodic, funky house beats, that are not
mainstream, with some underground house classics thrown in, is a pleasure to share and
hopefully, my aim is to make listeners tap their toes or dance it out because music is what it’s all about!

Tune in to Sarah C every Saturday from 7pm to 10pm here on Liffey Sound 96.4FM.


Derek Burke – The Classic Hits Show

Derek Burke presents the Classic Hits Show Live on Liffey Sound 96.4FM every Friday from 7pm – 8pm. Born in a certain super music decade Derek is a big fan of music from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and has great memories of years growing up in those decades singing and dancing along to the music of all three decades.

Derek hails from Dublin but is now living in Co. Meath. He has appeared many times on RTÉ Television and Radio in Ireland as well as on local radio in Ireland and on radio in the UK where he presented a number of pop music radio shows over a number of years. Derek has also performed in theatre in Pantos, Musicals and comedy dramas in Meath and Dublin and still continues to tread the boards to this day.

Derek brings a great upbeat, relaxed and fun voice to the radio playing a great mix of classic hit music to match. On the Classic Hits show every Friday night Derek will play non stop hits from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and there will also be live music on the show.

Also on the show every week he will be joined in studio by a singer, musician or band who will play some live tunes and have a chat with Derek about all things music. Some weeks he may have a guest in studio who will talk about an upcoming event(s) and some weeks guests/musicians may join him live by phone on the show.

There will also be listener requests and dedications on the show. So, this show is one super non stop musical show not to be missed!

You can contact the show via the shows Facebook page; www.facebook.com/theclassichitsshow


Deven O’Kearney – Student Central

Deven O’Kearney began volunteering at Liffey Sound 96.4FM in September 2017.

He started as a producer and reporter for “Lucan Live”, before going on to host his own show, “Anything & Everything”, with Declan Gill which ran for four series until March 2020.

He then decided to produce the show “Student Central” which is about all things related to student life in Ireland

He has also provided coverage of the annual Lucan Festival and has appeared on Rian McGrath’s “Full Fat Tuneage”, providing serious opinions and in-depth analysis on the Eurovision Song Contest.


Ava Vox – The Underground Sessions

Ava Vox presents The
Underground Sessions Live on Liffey Sound 96.4FM every Tuesday night from 7 pm to 9pm. (repeated on Friday night 9pm to 11pm)

Ava plays only the very best of punk, post-punk, goth Rock, Alternative… & everything weird & wonderful in-between. She also loves inviting guests for a chat from the music industry every week on her show.

A Dublin native, Ava Vox now lives in County Meath. Ava is extremely passionate about music especially the 80’s era. Ava has a lot of experience and history in the music industry going back decades, starting from the ground, up.

At 17, Ava began singing as a back vocalist, quickly graduating to lead vocalist of a well-known Dublin Post-Punk/Goth rock band ‘The Seventh Veil’ in the late 80’s. The Seventh Veil disbanded in 1991 after significant airplay and excellent reviews and winning the Battle of the Bands competition, the prize for which was recording time with Dublin producer Paul Thomas (U2, Kate Bush, UB40, Status Quo, Davy Spillane and Clannad).

Ava Vox continued to be involved numerous music projects throughout the years. She is a singer/songwriter and performer; and co-produced and released her debut album in March 31 st 2022, as a solo artist Ava Vox.

Ava loves to play and promote new bands/artists/music from Ireland and worldwide. She also started this year, interviewing bands/artists and people in the music industry on her show.


Pat Quinn

My name is Pat Quinn founding member of Liffey Sound 96.4FM since 2001. I was the stations first chair and company secretary and volunteer presenter. I present two programmes every week on the station since we came on air in 2006. They are Classical Twist originally called Cool Classics where I play a mixture of classical music by some of the famous composers in Europe. On the same programme I would play music from the most popular musicals such as Les Mis, Phantom of the Opera from the West End and Broadway. I also play music from the Movies. This programme is broadcast every Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm.

My second programme is Religious and Social Affairs where I report on Church matters from all denominations and what is happening in the locality on social affairs.
I also feature God Talk with presenter Anthony Brabazon who supplies this segment every week to the station. This programme is broadcast every Sunday morning from 10am to 11am.


Teresa Quinn – Bookline

Dia Duit Teresa Quinn here who presents Bookline each Sunday morning at a 11am. Where I chat with many of our Irish authors about their works fiction and non-fiction. I cover all genres adult
and children, history geography, crime, fantasy, poetry and anything else that comes my way. I am passionate about reading and promoting all our Irish authors.