- 19 May 10
Stuart Clark was a regular on the Gerry Ryan show for over four years. He recalls what it was like to work with one of Ireland’s radio greats – and remembers the night out when his mother encountered Gerry...
I wasn’t one of Gerry’s inner circle, but I did spend four years contributing on an almost weekly basis to his radio show, and once went on an away trip with him to Rome, which was full of laughter, good food and – connoisseur of the grape that he was – even better wine!
There was a bit of solidarity in the fact that we’d both come from a pirate background – him at the legendary Big D, where he’d learned his DJ-ing chops alongside a hairy fellow called Dave Fanning, and me at Radio Caroline which, big anorak he was, Gerry was always quizzing me about.
“He was a lovely man, dear,” Mrs. C told me down the telephone last Friday, and she was right. Gerry, rest in peace.