WBAI-FM Program Highlight
Radio Free Eireann
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BELFAST PROJECT + A CONVERSATION ON "LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY"
Saturday, February 8, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Radio Free Eireann's guests this Saturday will be Ed Moloney, director of the Belfast Project (the oral history of the IRA and Ulster Volunteer Force), and Eamon Loingsigh, the author of Light of the Diddicoy, the new novel we are offering as a thank you gift as we raise funds to keep WBAI and Radio Free Eireann on the air.
Last week National Public Radio's "On the Media" ran a segment on the Belfast Project including the accusation that Anthony McIntyre, the Project's chief researcher, is a criminal because he served time in Long Kesh for IRA activities. Ed Moloney will respond to this and other accusations.
Eamon Loingsigh is the author of Light of the Diddicoy, a new novel about Irish immigrants on the Brooklyn docks in the early years of the 20th Century. T.J. English has called Light of the Didicoy "historical fiction at its best."
We will offer Light of the Diddicoy as a thank you gift when pledge $75 either by calling 212 209 2950 or by going to give2wbai, and clicking on Winter 2014 Thank You Gifts. When you call be sure to tell the operator that you want the "Irish Book."
This is a critical fund drive for WBAI and consequently for Radio Free Eireann. If the drive does not succeed the station is likely to be leased to an outside broadcaster, one of whom is committed to a format that would have no room for Radio Free Eireann.
Please give as generously as you possibly can.
As always Radio Free Eireann is heard on WBAI, 99.5 FM and wbai.org on the web, with live broadcasting from Rocky Sullivan's of Red Hook, 34 Van Dyke Street in Brooklyn.
Guest Eamon Loingsigh's highly praised novel, which will be offered as a thank you gift to those who donate $75 or more during this Saturday's show.