SCARIFF BAY Community Radio completed a broadcasting first for the East Clare community station when airing live from the home of the BBC.

Over the weekend, BBC’s Broadcasting House was the venue as Scariff Bay went live from London.

Flagship show, Saturday Chronicle went further afield than East Clare as presenters Jim Collins, Tom Hanley, Timmy Hogan, Darragh Leamy and Terry Hogan settled into the studios of the BBC.

Indeed their show began with a remix of London Calling meets the Banner Roar. They spoke to East Clare natives including well-known actor Frank Blake from Tuamgraney.

Sergeant Declan O’Keeffe a former Kerry goalkeeper was the first guest on the show, he dialled in from East Clare with Hanley pointing out to the two-time All-Ireland winner, “we’re playing senior hurling now”.

On the subject of sport, Sportsline presented by Leo Doyle and Pat McNamara focused on the experiences of East Clare hurlers in the UK where they spoke to Killanena duo Sean Glynn and Colin McNamara plus Bodyke’s Oisin Slattery.

As part of the Saturday Chronicle broadcast, they also conducted interviews from the London Irish Centre on Camden Square.

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