The oldest swinger in town: 91-year-old DJ from Kildare is the star of a hospital radio station in the UK – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

The oldest swinger in town: 91-year-old DJ from Kildare is the star of a hospital radio station in the UK




 

(Image source: RTE/Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

A man from Kildare is one of the oldest DJs in Britain and says he has “no intention of stopping”.

According to RTE, 91-year-old Patrick Murphy lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire has a show twice a week at a local hospital radio station where he’s been spinning the discs for 10 years, saying that he “got bored” with retirement.

Patrick, who got the job after doing an interview at St. Luke’s Sound Hospital Radio from 9am to midday on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  He said that he loves the “buzz around the hospital” and that it means a lot to him.  He enjoys bringing joy to people, especially at the moment when things have been tough.

He said that he has 20,000 to 30,000 CDs and a few thousand records, packed into a room in his ceiling.  There’s no depressing songs in the playlist, and he doesn’t go for anything that talks about death or dying.  Apart from that, anything goes, from Ministry of Sound to reggae, baseline and ballroom.

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