Jim Corbett, a native of Bundoran, Co. Donegal in Ireland, has been involved in the music business both as a performer / entertainer for 40 years and Radio Presenter for 10 years. He began playing music in Ireland, together with his brother, and achieved quite some success, during the 1980’s, achieving regular air-play on national radio, and in fact achieved Record of the Week on RTE 2’s, Paul Clarke radio show, during that period.
Jim went on to perform on TV, and appeared on the Late Late Show in 1982, performing a song he wrote called “Mister Cat”. Throughout the 1980’s he worked extensively throughout the USA, with Irish American notables such as Paddy Noonan, and Tommy Doyle, and traveled the Caribbean on several musical cruises during that period.
During the 1990’s he moved to England where he settled in Coventry. He got involved with a local Radio Station, called Radio Harmony ,where he ended up presenting 4 radio programs per week. He built up a considerable audience, particularly amongst the Irish diaspora within the region. In and around 1994, Radio Harmony was sold to business-man Muff Murfin, who injected considerable funds into the station, and extended the broadcasting area, thus increasing the listnership. The Station was re-launced under the name of “Kix ’96” and Jim ended up presenting his Irish, Country and Folk shows 5 nights per week.
Arising from the popularity of the shows, Jim got the opportunity to go back on the road as an entertainer, and together with his then partner Declan Gaynor, they played the length and breath of the UK. In 2001 he returned to live in Ireland, and set up a recording studio at his home, and has been operating successfully for the past number of years.
Jim’s taste in music is wide-ranging and eclectic. He has a particular bias toward Irish based artists, and is open to all genre’s of music. Naturally, due to the popularity of Country and Folk music in Ireland, his musical tastes will reflect that in his forthcoming radio show, but as he says himself – he will not chase good music away from his door, just because it doesn’t conform to a certain genre.
Jim, a song-writer himself, will welcome the opportunity to introduce new song-writers to the listeners and will welcome any talent out there that would like some exposure.
Jim is looking forward to the opportunity of presenting his new show very shortly on MKB Independent Radio, and hopes that you will check out his programme every Saturday night between 10.00pm -to- 12.00pm. So watch out for Jim Corbett coming your way very soon Saturday evenings on MKB Independent Radio.