Center Stage on Live365 this week is Celtic Salmon - "Music for Your Spirit!" We spoke with station manager Mark O'Brien about their history with radio, their station's programming, and we got some music recommendations. Check out the interview below!
What made you get started in radio?
I began in radio professionally in 1978. Then, in 2018, I joined Live365.
What brought you to Live365?
My desire to return to radio and share my extensive catalogue of eclectic music
What's your favorite part about running your own radio station?
Sharing the healing power of music
Tell us about your station's programming. What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
The Celtic Salmon features eclectic mixes from around the world to soothe your soul, awaken your spirit, and touch your heart. Each day of the week we feature something different:
- Spirit Sunday features spiritual, new age, classical, and pagan folk music
- Mundo Monday features folk and rock from around the world
- Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday feature music from Ireland and Celtic nations
- Wednesday rocks with everything from soft to progressive rock
- Americana Friday features folk, bluegrass, blues, rock 'n' roll and sweet soul
Name one artist that you play on your station that is underrated in your opinion.
Irish singer, songwriter, and musician Andy Irvine
What's your favorite music memory/moment?
Jethro Tull live in 1971 during their Aqualung Tour. Progressive music is alive!
Please list your top 5 or 10 songs, with a brief reason why each song made your list.
"The Morning Star" - The Bothy Band
Groundbreaking Irish music.
"Aqualung" - Jethro Tull
The flute comes to progressive rock.
"In the Garden" - Van Morrison
Spiritual, mystical, and healing.
"Love To Be With You" - Andy Irvine
Poignant, it brings tears to my eyes.
"Xanadu" - Rush
Poetry and musicianship at the highest degree.
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