A Trinity College radio show has broken national records for a student radio show, attracting an astonishing 11 listeners for its broadcast last Thursday night.
Trinity FM show ‘Lads and Cans’ were informed this morning that their show, which airs weekly between 8 and 9pm every Thursday evening, was now the most popular college radio production in the country after breaking the elusive 10 listener threshold.
The now iconic broadcast in question featured second year Law and Business students Jack Murphy, Eunan O’Donnell and Ross O’Callaghan chat about pressing issues such as a debate between Karpackie vs. Tuborg and the best way to spend €20 in Dicey’s Garden before closing the show with a ten minute discussion about their most recent one-night stands.
Speaking to Oxygen.ie, show creator Jack Murphy spoke about the secret behind the show’s success and popularity.
“The boys always listen to it when we’re pre-drinking,” Mr. Murphy explained. “It’s definitely been the talk of Trinity College; the three of us are pretty much legends now.”
“We just really talk about cans and birds, but sure what else do you wanna hear about on the radio? Cans are great, like.”
The show beat the previous record of 9 listeners set in 2012 by a show broadcast from University College Cork when one student managed to eat 17 ghost peppers live on air, although the validity of these claims are yet to be proven.
Having now earned the title of most popular student radio show in the country, Jack and his friends are looking to the future and how they might expand on their growing fame.
“Oh mate, you have to listen to next week’s show; an oral history of Dutch Gold. People think it has a bad reputation, but at the end of the day ‘if you’re not drinking Dutch, you’re paying too much!’
“We’re also going to probably start a podcast; ‘Lads and Cans – Xtra Cans’. Eunan is able to borrow a microphone from his father so we’ll be ready to go in a few weeks.”
“We won’t get carried away, but I really think it’s going to be a big hit. Maybe we’ll even get 20 listeners, sure we’ll see.”