Left to Right, Shaun Doherty, Marion Potts, Caroline Orr and Ciara Mackey
For years, the award winning Shaun Doherty Show has been Highland Radio's flagship programme. Shaun has occupied the mid - morning slot since late 1990, and while there have been some minor changes over the years, the essence of the show remains the same ; to hold a mirror to Donegal and the North West.
A good magazine programme follows the agenda of the day, and the Shaun Doherty Show does that with consumate ease. However, a truly great show doesn't just follow the agenda, it sets it, and that's where the show comes into its own. With producers Caroline Orr and Ciara Mackey at the helm, Shaun goes behind the headlines and peels back the layers of life in the region. Stories unfold daily ; stories of triumph and tragedy, alienation and achievement, revealing the best and worst in the region.
Shaun's unparalleled ability to encourage people to tell their stories is the bedrock of the show. Never cajoling or browbeating, the empathy and understanding that Shaun brings to conversation is reflected in some truly compelling radio. However, while members of the public with personal and sometimes heartbreaking stories to tell can expect nothing but compassion, anyone who tries to use the show to spread their prejudices or promote their wares will find their bluff called very quickly. Everyone is treated with respect, but politicians and those with something to sell will be challenged every step of the way. There are no free PR rides on this show.
With producers Caroline and Ciara and assistant, and Marion Potts, the Shaun Doherty Show is at the heart of Highland Radio's success. Anyone wondering how the station has maintained its Number 1 slot for over 20 years need look no further!