Lockdown V3 has been a challenging time for many but in the Wilson household, 11 year old James decided to follow his passion and creating an outlet to bring fun and entertainment to the local community by launching “Radio Gorey” through Facebook, and normally at 5.30pm most days.
James, normally attends St Patrick’s Special School in Enniscorthy but with schools now closed he is using his time and energy to channel into of his main passions, radio broadcasting. His father, Jason, told Love Gorey that from an early age James has loved the radio and takes inspiration from local South East Radio DJ’s Dave Redmond and Tony Kehoe and has even been lucky enough to have a tour of the studios in South East Radio. He also enjoys Leo Derring’s show on Castledermot having been introduced to the show by family friend Trish Quinn. He has also been encouraged and assisted by his big sister Amy who helps with his music every evening and is also supported by his brother Sean.
The show began as a focus for James during lockdown with the closure of the schools but has grown momentum in Gorey and North Wexford with many people tuning in. James broadcasts from his parent’s kitchen with the help of Dad, James and Mum Catherine. During his shows many people interact with the show requesting songs and shout outs so it has been hugely uplifting for both the Wilson family and the community. With support for prizes from local businesses such as Paddy Blues, King Cod and support from the sporting community with Niall Kennedy and Jimmy Flemming donating jerseys the following is bound to grow!
Dad Jason says that it proves with the right support for any child with Special Needs it is so important to value, support and nurture their talent and allow them grow, this broadcast has been so important for James and we are delighted that so many people have been supporting James.
James offers a full range of music during his broadcasts and is opening to requests from his listeners. He has become dedicated to his followers and is committed to broadcasting each and every evening! His show be found on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jameswilson.junior