Listen back to WIMS FM 2019

You can hear all our 2019 shows here.

We brought more than 70 hours of live shows your way from Monday, 7 October to Friday, 11 October 2019. Broadcasting live from our pop-up radio station in St Patrick's University Hospital in Dublin, we had plenty of surprises lined up for this year's programmes.

You can listen back to all the shows below now.

Monday, 7 October

Day one of Walk in My Shoes Radio saw Sinéad O'Carroll of The Journal kickstart proceedings, checking out the Monday morning headlines before finding out all about our plans for the week ahead. Next up, RTÉ's Shay Byrne kept us company, before Jan Ní Fhlanagáin took over the hotseat. Our lunchtime presenter, Tara Flynn, welcomed Alison Spittle and some great special guests to the studio, with Sinéad Kennedy from RTÉ taking over the reins in the afternoon. Drivetime brought the inimitable James Patrice taking to the mic, while sports fans were kept happy with our special themed programme from 7-8pm.

Tuesday, 8 October

We were back for another jam-packed, eclectic day of radio! Barbara Scully and Declan Buckley got things going at 7am, with Shay Byrne and Dr Colman Noctor following in their footsteps from 9am. Next up, we had husband and wife team, Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan, behind the mic for your coffee break from 11am, while Louise Hegarty took over for lunchtime from 1pm. Maia Dunphy and Paddy Courtney eased us into the afternoon from 3pm, while Kevin McGahern and Tony Cantwell aimed to add some laughs to the drivetime slot at 5pm. Our themed show at 7pm looked at the impact of the modern, constant news cycle on our mental health, with the Medical Director of St Patrick's Mental Health Services, Professor Jim Lucey, just one of those lending their voices to this important topic. Finally, our stalwarts Jan and Dan played a last hour of music to wind down before the 'On Air' sign switches off for the evening at 9pm. 

Please note that the sound quality of some of Tuesday's recordings were affected by some technical issues in the studio which were beyond our control: we hope this doesn't impact on your enjoyment of the shows!

Wednesday, 9 October

Day three of WIMS FM offered another great mix of features. Starting off bright and early at 7am, Pat O'Mahony was back in the hotseat, before handing over to Dr Colman Noctor, who took us through to 11am. Sarina Bellissimo and Sean Musanje brought us up to lunchtime, and Barbara Scully and Declan Buckley took over the mic from 1pm. Maia Dunphy and Maggie Doyle joined us from 3pm, followed by Emma Power and Laura Fox for the drivetime slot at 5pm. Our themed special focused on mental health in the LGBTQI+ communities, with the final hour bringing a relaxed mix of music to wind down for the evening.

Thursday, 10 October

The big day arrived - 10 October marks World Mental Health Day. We kicked off with Barbara Scully and Declan Buckley at 7am, with Shay Byrne hot-trotting behind the mic at 9am. Our Schools Special programme got going at 11am, tailored especially for primary school children and teachers. At lunchtime, Dil Wickremashinghe and Anne-Marie Toole stepped into the hotseat, before handing over to Pat O'Mahony at 3pm. Another flagship shows came when our new Ambassador, Kodaline's Steve Garrigan, presented our drivetime show with author and broadcaster - and his girlfriend! - Diana Bunici from 5pm! From there, we moved straight into our themed special, which explores mental health in rural communities at 7pm, with one last hour of music beginning from 8pm to wind down for the night.


Friday, 11 October

It was hard to believe we reached our last day of WIMS FM for 2019! We began with Pete Wedderburn - better known to TV audiences as Pete the Vet - at 7am, and then RTÉ 2FM's Keith Walsh took over at 9am. We had your morning coffee breaks sorted with our 11am show, before Nuala Carey joined us at 1pm for a very special programme looking at minding your mental health when you're living with cancer or supporting someone going through it. Our Ambassador, Bláthnaid Treacy, stood at the helms from 3pm, before handing over to her pal Stephen Byrne at 5pm. Our last, extended themed special - and, indeed, our last programme - of the year kicked off at 7pm, looking at the links between culture and mental health with Pat O'Mahony.