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Gleneely DJ makes his Mark 19.02.08

A GLENEELY man is carving out a bright future for himself at Ireland's newest radio station.
Mark Cunning is enjoying his new job at iRadio, a regional radio service targeting the 15-34 age group in the North West.
IRadio is based in Galway but covers the entire region including Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Donegal.
It is predominately music-driven but puts a lot of emphasis on interacting with its listeners. Twenty-four year old Mark is the son of Mary Cunning (nee McCauley) from Trenbane House in Carn. His grandmother Kathleen, ran McLaughlin's shop in Gleneely for many years.
"I was born in Derry but spent my first year in Trenbane and after that, all my summer holidays," he said. While he was reared in
Mark Cunning at IRadio.
his father Damian's hometown of Coleraine, Co. Derry, the young radio presenter very much considers himself a Donegal man. He cut his teeth in radio at a tender age, joining Q97.2 in Coleraine at just 17. It wasn't long before his talents were noticed and he was headhunted by Cool FM in Belfast.
"I joined Cool FM when I was about 21 and most of my programmes were music-driven. But things weren't going the way I planned at Cool so when my girlfriend Paula wanted to move home to Sligo, I applied for the job at iRadio."
The couple live in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo and Mark makes the long commute daily into Galway. His show is called ‘iWork with Mark’ and is a mix of music and informal chat from 12.45pm to 4pm. "Our target age group is 15 to 34 year olds so we do a lot of contemporary music with plenty of classics as well."
i102-104 only went live last month and broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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