Top-rated Irish radio show broadcasts from Baker this week

Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore will broadcast their top-rated Irish radio show live from Mary Gadeken's Baker home this week.

Published: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 02:37 PM.

BAKER — "Laughternoons with Dermot and Dave," an Irish pop music and humor radio show, drops its brogue for a Southern accent when a regular contributor from Baker calls in.

This week, listeners of the top-rated Dublin's 98FM program will hear more Southern accents than usual when the show broadcasts May 13-15 from Baker.

"We're going to Florida to do our show live from Mary's house," Dermot Whelan announced during Thursday's broadcast. "We're so very, very excited. We're going to be live next week from Baker, Florida."

Mary Gadeken contacted the program more than a year ago and soon became a regular contributor, Crestview Mayor David Cadle, a family friend, said.

"They were delighted with her Southern accent and she now has a spot each week talking to the fellows about Southern U.S. traditions," Cadle said.

'Y'all this and y'all that'

Gadeken stumbled across the show while twiddling the dial on a new radio her children gave her that receives overseas broadcasts.

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