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Tributes for local broadcaster

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 5:43pm

Staff at Cork’s 93.1 LifeFM have paid tribute their colleague Mary O’Shea who has passed away after a battle with multiple illnesses.

The radio broadcaster died last Thursday, the night before she was to receive a national achievement award at the Community Radio Forum of Ireland (CRAOL).

The award was to be given for Mary’s disability forum show which played every Wednesday at 9am.

A representative of LifeFM was at the virtual awards night to accept the award. Mary, who was herself disabled, recorded, edited and submitted her disability forum show every week with the support and encouragement of her husband Sean, her daughter Anne-Marie and her son Donal. The radio clip that was submitted to CRAOL for the award turned out to be the last show Mary recorded.

A spokesperson for LifeFM said: “Mary was a faithful volunteer at LifeFM for over ten years and we together at LifeFM are celebrating her life and all the work she has done over those years to advocate for the needs of people with disabilities.”

LifeFM has been broadcasting on 93.1FM and online since 16 March 2009 and is a registered charity with more than 50 volunteers working to keep the station running.

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