Top-rated Irish radio show broadcasts from Baker this week

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

"I was listening to a local station and it was full of commercials, just one after the other, and I couldn't stand it," Gadeken said. "Then I came to Dermot and Dave and they were just hilarious."

"We loved the way you typed like you talked," co-host David Moore stated in an email to Gadeken. "Y'all this and y'all that! It was hilarious! After reading out your emails a few times, I realized we should call you and let you talk. What a great idea!"

After exchanging emails — and parcels of goodies — Gadeken, who has never traveled abroad, told her new Irish friends, "'I'm going to come see y'all,' so June 30 I'm going over there."

But they decided to surprise her by visiting Baker first.

Must dos

The Irish celebrities, winners of the Best Music Programme in Ireland Award for three consecutive years, have a checklist of must-dos while they are in town, Whelan said.

"Our priorities are shoot guns, wrestle alligators and sit in a bar and drink beer with a guy in a ball hat," he said. "And the guy has to have an alligator on a (leash)."

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