Roddie Cleere first became hooked on radio back in 1979. An incurable Philip Lynott/Thin Lizzy fan, he is a senior trustee with the Roisin Dubh Trust which commemorates the artistic life of Philip Parris Lynott.
Roddie was voted into second place in the 2015 Hotpress Magazine Readers Poll, just behind Dave Fanning.
“His commitment to new native sounds which has earned him two awards for the promotion of Irish Music , is longstanding. For two decades he presented the Irish Music Show on WLRfm every Friday night, offering acres of airplay to local bands and quality rock music for the people of the South East.
That show is now airing on KCLR in KIlkenny every Sunday night 8pm – 10pm. Roddie has a unique understanding of and feel for the historical development of rock music in this country (Ireland). It is a quality which has informed his every broadcast adventure, not just in his choice of music but in the depth of knowledge he has brought to interviewing artists and songwriters.
His interest in and commitment to Irish music is longstanding” – Hot Press Magazine’s Top 100 People to Know In The Irish Music Industry.